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My 1997 nissan altima is shutting down at stop signs or lights. My brother looked at it and found a hose that is not connected to anything. We can't find where it belongs. The top of the hose is shaped like a candy cane and it is located by the transmission. Any help out there. Thank you.

I checked the oil plug and the filter for leaks - none. I change my own oil. During break in about 1/2 quart burned. Burning this amount of oil concerns me; and I know it is not normal.

this is my first time changing it. i just purchased this car 3 weeks ago

the engine have a lil shimmy or shake win eva i stop but it runs perfect and stop shakin if the car is in neutral

if its in park or neutral; it runs great but in drive or reverse if i stop the engine starts to shake what causes that problem

I recently got my first car as used one and do not have much knowledge on the internals/working but am interested in learning.

The problem is that, there is lag whenever the car shifts into a higher gear. The lag is felt substantially at the lower gear shifts; from 1st to 2nd.

I had teh car diaognised at midas as well as autolabs. Both of them said that there was nothing wrong with the transmission.

Autolabs was very helpful and discovered that the exhaust converter was leaking and replaced it ( cost me my paychecek though). THey also said that the lags will go away. I admit that when i got the car back from autolabs with a replaced catalytic converter, the lag was not substantial. However, after driving 80 miles, i see the problem again. Im afraid to go back to the stores without much knowledge this time.

Please help me with some pointers.


takes long time to start now want start at all

car is getting fuel but want crank up what should i do

It would take a long time to get the car started, now it won't turn over at all. The service engine light is on and it vibrates really bad.

knocking noise when turning wheel.

Freon level shows to be good. What could be the problem?

The car had a constant tapping sound so I replaced the rod and main barrings. The tapping stopped however, when started from a cold startyou hear three taps and then the sound goes away while the engine is running. What is making the 3 taps when cold start?

If the problem is a fuse i need a more detailed diagram. neither the panel under the hood nor on the drivers side show anything about interior lights dome lights or map lights also sais nothing about ctsy lights. The owners manual doesnt have a diagram and i cant find one online...


Car did not start, On the third day It started, I drove it twice that day then on the third time it was back to not starting. Fuel system issue? Maybe a crank shaft sensor issue?

05 Nissan Altima, 2.5L 4-cyl, auto trans, 140K miles. Just bought car ~2 mos ago. 3 starters & a flywheel since then, keeps chewing up teeth on starter bendix gear and flywheel ring gear due to bendix not fully engaging flywheel. No obvious misalignments found. Is this a common problem with these cars?

I replaced the front brake pads and the two front calipers on my '99 Nissan Altima (manual transmission). After bleeding the front lines, and everything seeming to go like it should, I turned the car on and the brake pedal went all the way to the floor. After pumping several times, I was able to get some resistance, but nothing that felt the way it should. We then bled the lines again, this time on all four, and nothing changed. Bled the front again, nothing happened, and I had a mechanic look at it and bleed all four lines again, still with no result. I was able to drive it around, and I can get it to brake and stop, but it certainly doesn't brake as well as it should. I have heard that it could be the master cylindar, or it could be the brake assist assembly behind the cylindar. I want to save money on this as much as I can, so I'm wondering what the best way to get this diagnosed and fixed would be. Can the electronic tests that the guys at Auto Zone detect this? Is there any visible symptom I should see when I check under the hood? And most importantly, is my car safe to drive?

I just replaced the sensor and the heat started working just fine now I have no heat again but it blows out cool/warm air

The noise started earlier this year (I brought the car new in 2009). I can hear the clunking/ knocking noise sometimes when I am driving, but I hear it mostly when I stop. The dealer said it’s my car cooling down (exhaust), but the knocking noise is louder than just a car cooling down. Plus, I am just hearing the noise this year. Within the first year of me buying my car there was a recall for the front upper strut insulators which I had replaced at the dealership. I now have 35,220 mileage.

It has gotten louder in the last couple of days.

I have changed the fuel pump, fuel filter, and plugs. What else do I need do so the car will start without me patting the gas pedal?

Week ago i have change the Inner and outer tie rod, driver front strut, passenger front and rear transmission mount but rattling noise still there even on small bumbs also just on service road, Mechanic told doing all this should make the noise go away, now i'm facing another noise when ever i start my car there's some kind loud noise i can hear from desk board sounds like transmission but when i open the hood i don't hear that noise, i ask the mechanic he told me sound like Timing Guide could be bad, it's goes away when i drive long period of time but when i restart the car it's come back. Any Suggestion.

i have a 2003 nissan altima v6 with 157,000 miles and just started making a knocking noise when cranked and i'm afraid to drive it maybe resulting in more serious prolbems..could you please help me?

A squealing noise from the engine belt when started.

fuses and relays box location and diagram

Will it fit?

my car is an feels like it is stuck in 3rd gear but the RPM is reading correct where it should be in 4th and it reads that it is switching in all gears but the car sounds and feels like it is driving in low any suggestions on what i shoud check?

I have a 2003 Altima and I had it diagnosed at Autozone. They said I have a vacuum leak.

level oil transmation is ok

They're rattling loudly, all the time. They are def.gone