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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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Whining noise coming from car
Hi, Nissan has released a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) regarding the issue, NTB09-128. You can search it if you would like detailed information on what the repair is. The sound is coming from the timing chain rubbing against the guides...
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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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Power steering gear box leaking
Although I have seen the gearboxes leak in the field, the more common place they tend to leak is the power steering lines themselves, and occasionally from the pumps. I would start by cleaning off all the surfaced of the...
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Hesitation when accelerating.
You may have spark plug wires that are damaged or the plug you put in got damaged while putting it in the hole. If you accidentally closed the plug gap then the plug will cause a misfire. I recommend removing...
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Gas pedal sticks
Try and see if the throttle sticks when the engine is not running. If the throttle does not stick, check the throttle plates for carbon buildup. This can cause the plates to stick when it is running. Cleaning off the...
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Driver's side window not working.
A power window has several components, all of which will cause it to stop working. The switch, motor and the regulator. The switch is the button you press to make it go up and down. Since it is on the...
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Coolant leak.
There are a coupe up hoses that run behind the intake manifolds that are very common leak points. These hoses allow the coolant to flow inside the vehicle so the passengers can have heat. Consider hiring an experienced technician like...
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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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Car leaking antifreeze
Hi. I suggest you have an expert, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect the coolant leak and repair it. Coolant leaks can lead to overheating, which can cause catastrophic engine damage. I'd recommend getting this fixed ASAP.
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Brake lights staying on.
Brake lights staying on after the pedal is released is usually caused by the brake switch near the pedal being misadjusted or missing altogether. It could also be a short to power on the input side of the circuit. Have...
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Accelerating
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...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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