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My vehicle has been having rough or brief "no start" conditions the last few weeks. There are times when it will start up right away normally, other times when it will hesitate then start then there are times when it would have a rough start. For example it would shake as if you were sitting in a truck, including when I accelerate but it would go away shortly after taking off to drive. I typically have the problem if I have already driven the vehicle for the day, then when I try to start it up later that same day it doesn't start. Now if it sits for the remainder of the day, the next day it will start.

What is the size of the exhaust pipe for the 1994 Nissan Altima?

I am selling car, just want to do cheap clutch job - - what do you recommend?

how to replace blower moter

I'm trying to change the rear 3 plugs but cant seem to get the upper intake off. I removed the front bolts and most, or all, of the accessories atached to it. s there a secret hidden bolt or something i'm missing. The upper intake just wont come off.

does the engine come out of the bottom of the car when replacing motor?

car starts, let foot off excelerater it kills. also has black smoke

Hi there. Dealer has indicated that the car needs a "Clutch Assembly" How do I get an estimate for installing the assembly rather than an estimate for replacement of the clutch itself?
Scott

I have a leased Nissan Altima and the there is a crack on driver side tail light. What will be best and most economical way to buy the tail light cover. Any suggestions. Actual replacement does not look difficult, just want to minimum to replace the light assembly when I have the car for few more months only

my car will start then die u can start back its fine then it will die and takes forever to start back just turns ove i replaced battery and cables what else cld it be

My heater only get hot if I'm driving over 40mph,,took it to dealer,,they said the hose needed bleeding or bubble in the hose something lik that,,,got it fixed heater worked maybe 2 months,,,took it back now they say its the water pump making the heater not work, how do you check water level for the pump? Cos I never see water leaking from my car,,I think they are taking advantage of me,,,,thanks for your help

water is coming inside passenger side everytime it rains what should I do?

Hello All ! I recently had my car repaired at a local dealer for Mass Air Flow Sensor and Engine/Coolant Temp Sensor. As part of this process, does anybody know if my ECM was suppose to be reprogrammed ?

how long to replace water pump

The miles range info area flashes blank line and gives no reading. Why?

we changed the mass air flow sensor, and engine coolant temp sensor. also changed fuel pump. Now my car has a millon codes. does this have something to do with the ECM not being reprogrammed

when i stop at a stop sign, the rpms come down slowly and not far enough in my opion. i have also a 1997 nissan altama and this one works ok. i have lubed the linkage and checked the linkage and all seems to be ok.

We ordered a new gas cap, but the service guy said it wasn't the gas cap. He said it was the evaporator control valve. What is that and how much is it?

MY HEAD LIGHTS KEEP COMING ON AND OFF, WHEN YOU HIT THE BRIGHT LIGHT IT WILL POP BACK ON AND THEN IT WILL GO BACK OUT.

after driving a few miles all the brakes lockup, the dose not have abs already changed the brake booster, front calipers, master cylinder and booster hose, still the car locksup also changed brake switch

WHEN THE ENGINE IS COLD THE ENGINE MAKE A RERRING LOUD NOISE THEN GOES AWAY WHEN THE ENGINE IS HOT.

i need to know what is wrong with this car wont go into any gear

Do you to have alignment after replacing CV axles.

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We replaced the knock sensor and fuel pump but problem persist. I can be driving, slowing down and it stalls or sitting still and it stalls. Will restart withing a few minutes. Help?

Hi,

I hope someone can advise me on this. Here's the background info:

1. My wife bought her 2000 altima GXE with 38k miles already on it in 2002. Now it has over 150k miles on it.

2. Once or twice a year since she bought it, the car won't start (engine will not even crank) unless she shifts the automatic transmission into neutral and back into park a couple of times. Sent it in to the Nissan dealer because she had extended warranty on it but since they could not replicate it and could not find any issue, nothing was done to fix it. And since it happens rarely, we basically forgot about it.

3. Last month, it started to happen almost weekly, but this time, shifting the transmission back into park does not help and but now ALL electronics (Power locks, alarms, lights, blinkers) are completely dead (this never happened before). A couple minutes later, it would start okay again. Thought it was a battery issue, but the AAA guy who came to help jumpstart tested the battery and it was fine. Went back to Walmart where the battery was still under warranty and it tested fine too. I cleaned the battery connectors and made sure everything was tight. Pretty sure it's not a battery or connection issue because the clock on the factory standard radio does NOT reset to 12:00 after every time this happens.

4. On Friday, not only did it fail to start after almost every time my wife turns off the ignition, (It would start okay again after a few minutes). The engine also shuts off (no sputtering, though) a couple of times when she was at a red light and when she was in stop and go traffic on the freeway. Called AAA for a tow. 30 minutes later, when the car was being put on the tow, the driver had her shift into neutral, and she decided to just try starting the engine and it actually started. But to be on the safe side, we had the car towed to our regular mechanic to have it looked at anyways.

5. Our regular mechanic hooked it up to his fancy shop-grade OBD II machine and did not find any error codes. Left it Idle for a while, drove it around his neighborhood a couple of times and cannot replicate the problem. When he was more confident that it would not break down while he was road testing it, he actually drove further away on the freeway and put some 40 miles total and still no problems. Due to that, he refuses to recommend any repair work to me simply because he does not want any of his customers coming back to complain that his recommendation did not fix the issue. He's confident it's not the alternator so I don't think he tested it. From what I know about alternators, I"m thinking it's not that either

6. I'm no car expert in any way but from my internet research i think it's a bad neutral safety switch. When I asked him about it, he said it's possible and he'll replace it if I want him to but he just would not recommend any possible fix for me himself. He quoted me $150+tax for a used/salvaged switch and $280+tax for a new one.

If i were to go ahead with this, I'd pay more for a new switch for peace of mind, but since I'm not employed right now I really want to be sure that this is what I should be fixing. What else can I do to test this...Or is there something else I should be testing?

Please advise, thanks!

Additional info that could be helpful:
1. Could this be a car alarm short/killswitch issue? About 5 years ago, the factory standard keyless entry remote broke, and rather than pay $90 to the dealer to get a replacement remote, I had a thrid party install a new Viper alarm with keyless entry remotes for $120. Last year, that viper alarm keylesss entry started failing and a replacement alarm box/brain was installed.

2. About 6 months ago,the check engine light started to turn on. determined that it was because of the front catalytic converter needs to be replaced. But since I was already laid off from work at the time and the same mechanic assured me that not replacing it immediately won't cause any more damage to the car. I opted to just buy a $50 OBDII code reader and reset the code to clear the check engine light every time it pops up again. So far the same error code has come up about 3 times and I've reset it everytime. Could this be related?

I have not ruled out a starter motor issue, but would a bad started motor cause the engine to shut off during idling at a red light and during stop and go traffic? What is really confusing is that it happens randomly and that all electronics go dead but the clock on the radio does not reset. Bad fuse?

Also, I'm in southern California where the temperature range and weather is relatively moderate so it's harder for me pinpoint if it happens only in specific environmental conditions.

Thanks again.

car want start replace dist. and feul pump getting fire to spark plugs.does my car have regulator please help

Hi, this is Ed and i just drove my wife's 2000 Nissan Altima about 30 miles and i noticed the temp gage fluctuating up and down while driving at 55 to 60 mph. I was wandering what would cause this and how to fix it. No engine light on at this time. Thanks, Ed.

occasionally, the air conditioning will start blowing hot air instead of cold air. why is this? Had a/c charged but situation did not change. Blows air fine, just not cold all the time.

i replaced the spark plugs boots and coil packs. the pcv valve crank and camshaft sensors. it turns over and tries to crank but wont.

car runs but when you hit the gas to speed up it stalls out and shuts off