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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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Check engine light
Hi there. The check engine light will illuminate when OBD-II trouble codes are created and stored in the ECU. A knock sensor is used to optimize engine performance. It also helps protect the engine against potentially dangerous and power robbing...
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hello. I gave 2006 exterra. I put canned coolant in bu only last a couple of days. .do you think compressor is shot or p
I believe what you are referring to is refridgerant. Refridgerant is likely what you added to your air conditioning system. If this has been added and the cold air begins to blow again, it is likely not the compressor. If...
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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 installed a radio and now my nack lights dont work i already relpaced the lights and checked for burnt fusses
Hi there. Today's modern electrical systems (especially accessory connections) are incredibly complex. When one problem occurs, it tends to impact multiple ancillary system; like you've described in your inquiry. However, without completing an onsite electrical problems inspection, it's nearly impossible...
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My engine is shaky when I am at a stop and do not press on the gas pedal.
Hi There, It sounds like your car may have a bit of a misfire of some kind causing the shaking when you come to a stop. Shaking or vibration may be caused by many different things such as faulty spark...
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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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My engine is shaking sometimes when I don't press on the gas pedal. I just changed all the spark plugs so it is not that.
Hi There, Shaking or vibration may be caused by many different things such as faulty spark plugs, poor fuel pressure or misfires. Other things such as a faulty idle air control valve may cause the engine idle to drop below...
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2005 nissan xterra just installed new battery and i get power to the dashboard and lights etc. lose all power when try to start
Be sure the battery is fully charged and that the engine immobilizer system is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. If the starter motor is not even cranking the engine, among the first possibilities is a weak 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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Automatic Transmission noise
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Feels like the car doesn't get out of 3rd gear. Check engine light is on. And when it gets over 60mph the car shudders.
Hi Joe. Thanks for contacting us today. Generally speaking, anytime a warning light is illuminated, it's due to the fact that a sensor has relayed an error while monitoring a mechanical or electrical component or system. This stores and error...
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My xterra has electrical problems. The a/c doesn't work and neither does my pump for window washing fluid.
You may want to have a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to provide a second opinion on this. Many times the AC not working is simply related to a faulty blower motor or blower motor relay, both of...
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Does not start
Depending on whether or not the vehicle will turn over will determine what the next step should be. If the engine does not turn over, I would recommend checking all connections related to the battery and check to be sure...
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Can you replace a radiator and transmission for a 2066 Xterra?
The radiator replacement is straightforward. Please use YourMechanic's radiator replacement service page to obtain an instant quote and schedule as you like. Transmissions can be repaired, re-built or replaced with off-the-shelf re-manufactured units. Generally, used transmissions are less preferred, unless...
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Jeffrey My 07 xterra brakes are soft. The pedal goes down pretty far, what could be causing this? Fluid level is ok.
It sounds like you may have a problem witht he brakes developing the proper hydraulic pressure. One of the most common causes of the brake pedal going to the floor is a loss of brake fluid. Generally, this is easy...

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