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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
Your best bet for off-roading is a 4x4 SUV. Depending on the model that pleases you most, though, you might have to shop around a bit to find a good used one. That’s simply because off-roaders typically become...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're an Archeologist
If you are an archaeologist, you need a vehicle that will take you off the beaten path. After all, that’s where you spend a good deal of your time. And that means that...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Live in a Hilly Area
Do you live in terrain that is hilly? Do your city streets feature plenty of inclines and declines that can be nothing short of treacherous in miserable weather? If so, when it’s time to purchase a car you’re...

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My car have a RAF problem
Hello, thanks for contacting YourMechanic. When a vehicle is started up and about a liter of water emerges from the tail pipe, there is a problem. One problem is that you could have too much condensation in your pipes. The...
Car Clunking Noise
This is a common noise when the driveline U-joints are bad. Underneath your car there is a driveline that is connect from the transmission to the rear differential. At these connection points there are U-joints that can make this type...
What service should I perform on the car besides the oil and filter change?
Your vehicle should be serviced on a regular basis and different services are done at different mileages. If you are not sure of what service to do or what is needed, then I suggest you have the vehicle oil and...
the engine cuts off while driving down the road, its very hard to start back after it dies. what could be wrong?
Hi there. An engine that shuts off while driving is commonly caused by a failure of the fuel pump, fuel filters, fuel-to-air mixture sensors, vacuum leaks, and other sensor issues just to name a few. Before you start to...
Brake noise. Lost all brakes while backing up
Check to see if the fluid is low and look at the back of both wheels to see which brake cylinder blew out and lost the fluid pressure.
Vehicle won't start, once it's jump started it only stays running until you turn it off, then it work start again without jumping.
Hi there. There could be two problems here. It is possible that your battery is bad and will not take a charge from your alternator while driving. In that case every time you shut your car off you will not...
Car won't turn over
Your vehicle electronics are very sensitive to voltage. Engine, transmission, and powertrain control modules generally control functions by completing the electrical ground. Positive and negative terminals being connected by that wrench may have damaged any or all of them. First...
If your Check Engine Light is on, you could have a misfire caused by a faulty ignition component. It could also be caused by improper timing, if the timing belt jumped a tooth. It could also be caused by a...
Nissan squeaks a lot on bumpy roads
Usually when you hear squeaks over bumps this is related to a tie rod or a ball joint that has been dried out. If your tie rods and ball joints are serviceable, they will have grease fittings on them in...
Very hard to start vehicle
Hello. This code is also related to the catalytic converter not working properly. This can also happen when the ground wires connected to the O2 sensors are not properly hooked up causing them to send erroneous info to the computer....
Check Engine Light is on - 2012 Nissan Xterra
Anytime a code is stored, it will stay stored and the Check Engine Light will stay on until the ECM memory is cleared. If the problem is fixed, then the light and code should not come back. Many times a...
I can't start my car after running out of gas I took it to dealership and they said it wouldn't hook up to the diagnostic machine
Hello there, you have several issues going on with your 2007 Nissan Xterra. When a vehicle runs out of gas like this, it can cause the debris built up over time in the gas tank to clog the fuel pump...
Bank 2 Sensor 1 PA03(?) code. Range performance issue?
Hello. The code you have provided is not a valid automotive error code that I recognize. Based on your context I think it may be possible that there is an issue with the signal range of one of your oxygen...
AC Squeaking/not blowing as hard.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to help. What you are hearing is the blower motor in the dash bearing going bad, likely from not having lube in the bearing. You may need to replace the blower...
Every couple of months nothing happens when I turn the key on my 2004 Xterra but latter it works also seeing intermittent tempertu
This may be difficult to diagnose without additional detail, however what you are describing sounds like potentially a faulty starter relay. If you hear a clicking sound and all power shows up on the dash, this is common when the...
Oil dipstick is stuck
The oil dipstick has small rivets in it toward the bottom which can sometimes make it difficult to get out depending on the angle or curvature of the oil dipstick tube that leads down to the oil pan. Sometimes wiggling...
My car won't start - 2007 Nissan Xterra
Hello. If the vehicle will not do anything at all, then I usually start by having the battery load-tested. If the battery has failed or shorted internally, then it will not even accept a jump start. This needs to be...
07 xterra cranks but wont always start. sometimes starts and shuts off immediately. sometimes just cranks and cranks
The best way to diagnose a problem like this is to play with certain components and attempt to replicate the issue. Components that could be causing these symptoms are the fuel pump, fuel filter, a number of solenoids and sensors,...
A/C Compressor Turning On/Off
Hello, thanks for writing in about your Nissan Xterra. Your vehicle has a temperature thermistor and a thermo control amplifier on and in the evaporator case. This can cause the problem you are having as long as you are not...
Most of the time, steering wheel vibration is caused by one of three different component issues. The first and most common is wheel / tire balance. This usually occurs when you've been driving at speeds in excess of 40 mph...

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