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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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Loud noise
Hi There, Unfortunately, there are numerous things that may cause any number of noises. Without further diagnosis by a professional, this may be tough to interpret. I would suggest having a qualified mechanic from YourMechanic come to your location to...
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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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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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Vehicle is running rough.
If the vehicle starts to act up at operating temp, you may have an issue with the idle air control valve. These will typically get gummed up and some vehicles may have a hard time starting when cold or act...
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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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Not sure if I should replace the spark plugs on my 05 xterra
Hi There, Generally, spark plugs on most cars today will last for about 100,000 miles or more, however it is never a bad idea to perform preventative maintenance and certainly in any case where the engine is running poorly or...
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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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Nissan xtera will not start, it turns over and it is firing, but will not start. no warning, just won't crank.
Hello there. When a car has this issue of not starting up, it is caused either by an ignition timing or fuel delivery malfunction. On a modern Xterra for example, there are more than a dozen individual components that 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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My car is cranking longer than usual and the gauges shake after.
Hello, There are a number of reasons that may cause the vehicle to take longer than normal to start, however this is usually due to a fuel delivery problem resulting in insufficient fuel being supplied to the motor at startup....

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