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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...
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nissan xterra anti theft issue
Hi there. In some case, when a professional mechanic is not able to connect an OBD-II diagnostic scanner to the ECU, it's an indication of a blown fuse or electrical relay. In other instances, it's due to the ECU being...
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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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I have an 08 Nissan Xterra. There have now been a couple of times when while driving the vehicle at low speeds it shuts off
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several reasons the vehicle may not start right away after stalling. Typically this is a sign that your engine is missing a critical component such as air, fuel, spark, or electrical power....
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Nissan exterra security light flashing car won't start
This suggests you have a malfunction in your security system that is disabling the ability of the vehicle to start. When the security system is functioning properly, the goal is for it to disable the car's ability to start when...
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I have a 2002 Nissan Xterra that won't start.
If there is power to the rest of the vehicle, this is likely related to a faulty wiring issue or potentially something like a bad starter relay or connection to the starter. The starter relay directs power from the battery...
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My car is not accelerating past 40 mph.
Hi there. Typically when the car will not accelerate past 40 MPH, it's due to either the vehicle being in a limp mode, or other mechanical (fuel or ignition system component) failures. The best way to determine the root source...
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I have a 2000 Nissan Xterra. The Rpms would jump up and down and then my power steering went out and all lights came on and I had
Hi there. Honestly, the symptoms you are describing can be caused by multiple possible sources, ranging from a damaged fuel pump, dirty fuel filter, vacuum line problem or even a serpentine belt failure. Since money is tight, it's probably better...
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New battery and starter but my 2001 Nissan Xterra still will not start what could be the problem
Hi there. Typically when you hear a click sound when you turn the key, and the battery and starter are new, it's due to a faulty ignition or starter relay. I would check both relays and also fuses first, as...
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Nissan Xterra shaking stuttering and check engine light
The flashing check engine light is likely due to misfiring. If the engine is misfiring that can damage the catalytic converter. Try not to drive the car until it is repaired. Inasmuch as ignition components were removed, my guess would...
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Brakes making a grinding noise after car is in reverse. And put it in drive brakes grind for about 2 car lenghts then a thud
It sounds like the caliper brackets may have been misaligned when replaced. Some brake calipers are designed to "float" meaning they will slide along a small path to allow for movement in the wheels when changing gears or shifting movement...
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My car overheat 10 minutes into driving it also it steams from the exhaust
These sound like classic symptoms of a head gasket problem. If there is a break that is allowing coolant to get into a cylinder it will cause a misfire, rapid overheating, and steam in the exhaust. The steam will have...
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crank no start, replaced fuel pump, idles hard and dies on crank then will eventually level out and work, replaced throttle body,
Hi Sean. Thanks for sending in your question today. Typically a rough idle issue is caused by difficulty in mixing the air and fuel correctly. This is handled by the throttle body, the mass air flow sensor, and delivered through...
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Q: 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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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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Replaced the IAC on my 04 Xterra now idle surges
Sounds like you have taken a lot of the right steps, but lets go back to the beginning. A P0505 code doesn't necessarily mean the IAC is bad. Specifically it says that there is a malfunction in the idle 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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I haven’t had an oil change in the 2 years I’ve had my car, recently it has been over heating really easily, dying randomly, and w
The overheating should be resolved first as continued operation of the engine while overheating can damage the engine. The most common causes of overheating include low coolant level (including that due to leaks), a faulty thermostat, a plugged radiator, a...

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