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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Nissan Xterra
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Car unexpectedly powered down while driving.
I would suggest having the alternator checked to determine if it is receiving the proper amount of voltage from something called the voltage regulator. The voltage regulator regulates the charging voltage that the alternator produces, keeping it between 13.5 and...
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Code threw up for neutral position safety switch, replaced the switch, but 2001 xterra still won't start.
It sounds like there's an issue with the wire that goes from the battery to the starter. If you're having slow cranking issues and then no crank at all it is very possible that this wire could be the issue...
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HAD TO JUMP START MY EXTRA AND NOW THE VOC SAYS IT IS OFF
You will need to have the check engine light scanned to get the codes and then have the codes diagnosed to find the reason for the fault.
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My chevy 2500 HD will not turn over but cranks
The codes you cite relate to quite a few unrelated systems. Some of those codes might be "artifacts", that is will clear once the underlying fault, in the unrelated (to the code) system is found. One of the codes you...
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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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2007 Nissan Xterra won't drive
Hi Joanna. Thanks for contacting us today. With modern transmissions, a common problem that can cause these type of issues include a damaged shift solenoid, electrical harness connected to the solenoid or perhaps even a glitch in the TCM. It's...
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Bought this 01 xterra in oct and have had no problems until today. It started huccuping and jerking while driving, now wont start
The problem does sound like the fuel pump went bad and not pumping fuel. It will take a fuel pressure test to find out if that is the problem or another issue like a crankshaft sensor or something like that....
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My 2003 Nissan had to be started with a jump and then it overheated after idling for about 20 minutes
It sounds like you may have a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator that may be the cause of having to jump the car. As you may know, the alternator charges the battery while the engine runs...
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Automatic Transmission noise
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Backfiring
The popping sound combined with smoke is likely the result of an engine misfire. Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination...
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I have a nissan 2000 an I just installed a fuel pump it cranks an it starts to skip an then cuts off and its hard to crank again a
Hi Keanne. Thanks for contacting us tonight. It's a bit difficult to pick out what issues exactly you are experiencing based on your question, but there are a few things you might want to check out. First, if the original...
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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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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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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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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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