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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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