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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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Coolant disappearing. 3 different shops.
Hi there. The problem with diagnosing a mechanical issue by a shop or dealership is that in many cases, it's based on opinion or business decisions as opposed to facts. Shops and local automotive centers have quota's, profit and time...
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Delayed engagement on the drive selection.
Hi there. The forward clutch and the reverse input clutch are slipping before engaging. This can be caused by the fluid being dirty, a dirty oil filter, broken input shaft seals, or sticking valves in the valve body (transmission brain)....
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I have a 2012 Xterra, we took it in just to get oil service ice.afterwards the heater core went bad, you could smell rubber burnin
Hello, thank you for writing in. When it comes to bypassing and modifying the vehicle in ways it was not designed, its hard to say what went wrong without doing an inspection. The overflow tank, if collecting and recycling the...
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My 2002 Nissan Xterra will not start.
Hello, thank you for writing in. If the starter is clicking, then it is receiving power and does not have the ability to use it or does not have enough power. Check or replace the starter relay if you have...
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Catalytic Converter 2004 Nissan Xterra
Hello - there are 4 catalytic converters for your vehicle with the V6 engine. There is one that is part of each exhaust manifold (that's 2), and one for each exhaust pipe just below the exhaust manifold (2 more). Space...
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oil leak
There are quite a few oil seals on your engine and the cost would depend on exactly where the leaks are located and how many seals need to be replaced. Certain seals are inaccessible unless the engine is removed, notably...
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Proper PNP switch removal.
I would recommend looking into some online forums for information from others who have done this same repair. It is possible that a special tool is required in order to remove this switch that you are not using. It is...
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The clutch pedal doesn't spring back as quickly when it is cold outside.
Hi there. It is possible that the brake fluid may be freezing. When brake fluid gets old, it collects too much moisture causing water droplets to form in the fluid. This will gel up the fluid and cause it to...
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Rough Idle and Stalling at Operating Temp
Hi there. There are dozens of problems that can lead to a drop in gas mileage, some of them are serious and some can be easily corrected. Issues like dirty O2 sensors, EGR valve, or a malfunctioning mass air flow...
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Would a rear brake caliper that was siezed cause the ABS light to come on?
ABS is capable of monitoring differentials in wheel speeds, and rates of deceleration, and there is no way the ABS system could "know" whether the brakes are in good repair or not. However, if the caliper was seized such that...
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New battery and alternator but there is still no power in my 204 Xterra onve I turn it off.
Hi there. It sounds like you either have a defective alternator or there is another issue within the circuit for the charging system. I usually start by checking the output of the alternator. If it is not putting out the...
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What can cause heater to start blowing cold air and temperature to get really hot?
Generally when the engine temperature climbs and the heater airflow turns cold, coolant has stopped circulating throughout the system. This can be due to a few things. The thermostat may have failed and is restricting coolant flow. The water pump...
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Engine turns over but does not start
Hi there. When the security icon shows up on the dashboard, a few common faults will cause the security light to remain on and the car not to start. The most common is a worn key, faulty key transponder, security...
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Will a 2002 transmission fit into a 2007
Hello there, a transmission from a 2000 Nissan Xterra will not fit into your 2007 Nissan Xterra. The automatic transmission from the 2000 model is a 4 speed unit, where as the 2007 is a 5 speed transmission that is...
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My guy quoted a 2.5 hour job? Is this right Spark plugs replaced 08 Xterra 4.0
The time required to replace the spark plugs on your vehicle is approximately 2 hours. YourMechanic can perform this replacement on a mobile basis, saving you money. If you would like to get a competitive estimate, and performance of this...
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What are the signs my Timing Chain needs to be replaced?
Hi there. The noise that you are hearing could be either the timing chain or the variable valve timing solenoids. If the sound is constant and rattles easy and does not bog down the engine, then the timing chain is...
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Car wouldn't go and all of the warning lights came.
Hi there. Either the timing belt came off or the crankshaft position sensor could have failed. Remove the valve cover and crank the engine over. If the engine crank turns and the valve train moves, then the timing belt is...
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2000 Xterra
Code P1320 is an ignition fault. Its is likely caused by a failed ignition coil or power transistor. The transistor receives a 12 volt signal when the key is on, then signals the ignition coil to fire each cylinder. If...
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I just want to know if my car has a crankshaft position sensor - 2003 Nissan Xterra
Hi there - yes, your V6 Xterra has a crankshaft position sensor (CPS). It is located behind the driver-side cylinder head, on the top of the bellhousing (the aluminum casting that connects the engine and transmission). For assistance with replacing...
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My car wont start the indicator show its on reverse but its on parking 2008 Nissan Xterra
Hi there - your symptoms suggest that the shifter cable has worn sufficiently to prevent proper gear selection, or has come loose from either the shifter or the transmission proper. I recommend a shifter inspection performed by a mobile, professional...

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