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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Nissan Xterra
The 2012 Nissan Xterra is designed for those who want a true sport utility that can still handle off-road driving with ease. Built on the same F-Alpha platform seen in the Titan and...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Like to Go Off-Roading
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I've replaced everything from tie rods, upper and lower ball joints, the whole cv axle including cv joints and boots, and I'm stil
Hello, thank you for writing in. The noise you are hearing may be a result of a wheel bearing or a shock issue. There are several tests that can be done while the vehicle is parked, and some while it...
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Loud noise
Hi There, Unfortunately, there are numerous things that may cause any number of noises. Without further diagnosis by a professional, this may be tough to interpret. I would suggest having a qualified mechanic from YourMechanic come to your location to...
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Car wouldn't go and all of the warning lights came.
Hi there. Either the timing belt came off or the crankshaft position sensor could have failed. Remove the valve cover and crank the engine over. If the engine crank turns and the valve train moves, then the timing belt is...
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2000 Xterra
Code P1320 is an ignition fault. Its is likely caused by a failed ignition coil or power transistor. The transistor receives a 12 volt signal when the key is on, then signals the ignition coil to fire each cylinder. If...
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I just want to know if my car has a crankshaft position sensor - 2003 Nissan Xterra
Hi there - yes, your V6 Xterra has a crankshaft position sensor (CPS). It is located behind the driver-side cylinder head, on the top of the bellhousing (the aluminum casting that connects the engine and transmission). For assistance with replacing...
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My car wont start the indicator show its on reverse but its on parking 2008 Nissan Xterra
Hi there - your symptoms suggest that the shifter cable has worn sufficiently to prevent proper gear selection, or has come loose from either the shifter or the transmission proper. I recommend a shifter inspection performed by a mobile, professional...
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Looking to buy a 2000 Nissan Xterra with 105000 miles
Used parts for this vehicle are plentiful. Simply search the database at Car-Part.com and you will find exactly what you need. If you are buying a used car, a good way to protect yourself is to request a pre-purchase vehicle...
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Clicking sound
What you are describing sounds like a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...
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Bumper and quarter panel replacement 2006 Nissan Xterra
Hi - unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic offers at this time. This task is best handled by a collision repair estimator at a reputable paint and body shop. S/he is trained to evaluate visible and not-so-visible damage, and...
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Vehicle won't start.
Hi there. The two big fuses would be the main and ignition relay. It is possible that the ignition relay is damaged, power is not being sent to the starter or the starter relay. If the engine doesn't crank over...
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Especailly in the early mornings Gear knocks off as i drive until i put back to (P)park and (D) drive
This may indicate a failing speed sensor. The transmission speed sensor is a magnetic sensor that provides information related to the speed of the input and output shafts in the transmission, allowing the transmission to shift smoothly. The sensor counts...
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What can cause the front to fall i replaced the shocks it didnt work so i ordered more the bilstein for 300 will it lift it
The primary responsibility of shock absorbers is to control vehicle motion, or the ride. Shocks control the motion of the springs and up and down movement of the suspension. Some vehicles use air shocks to add to the weight capacity...
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Vehicle is running rough.
If the vehicle starts to act up at operating temp, you may have an issue with the idle air control valve. These will typically get gummed up and some vehicles may have a hard time starting when cold or act...
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Starting issues
Hello and thanks for writing in. Depending on what the vehicle does when trying to start it may help to narrow this down. If it produces a click sound, this may be related to a faulty starter solenoid. If it...
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Not sure if I should replace the spark plugs on my 05 xterra
Hi There, Generally, spark plugs on most cars today will last for about 100,000 miles or more, however it is never a bad idea to perform preventative maintenance and certainly in any case where the engine is running poorly or...
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When should you replace the spark plugs on a 05 xterra with 68000 miles
Hi there. You might want to look up your cars scheduled maintenance through our online search tool; as it will provide you all the recommended maintenance on Nissan including the spark plugs.
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Nissan xtera will not start, it turns over and it is firing, but will not start. no warning, just won't crank.
Hello there. When a car has this issue of not starting up, it is caused either by an ignition timing or fuel delivery malfunction. On a modern Xterra for example, there are more than a dozen individual components that control...
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2006 Xterra 4x4, 4.0L V6. Engine is overheating. No coolant leaks. Replaced thermostat. Flushed radiator. Fans work. What to do?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Overheating issues are very frustrating. When in this situation, you will want to go ahead and test the radiator cap and make sure it is regulating pressure correctly. Secondly, the water pump needs to...
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Engine Overheating after 20-30 minutes. Why?
Hi there. One of the easiest ways to test a water pump is to carefully place your hand on the lower radiator hose while the motor is running. Two things should happen; first, as you suggested, the hose should feel...
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My car is cranking longer than usual and the gauges shake after.
Hello, There are a number of reasons that may cause the vehicle to take longer than normal to start, however this is usually due to a fuel delivery problem resulting in insufficient fuel being supplied to the motor at startup....

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