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i have lost all gauges and will not start now. from reading it sounds like it is a ground problem. I need to know where this ground is.. I think it is behind the dash but not sure where.

iam getting to much crank case pressure and litte vacuum in hoses

NEED COST ESTIMATE TO REPLACE BOTH BACK STRUTS AT THIS TIME. MAY NEED FRONT LATER. ONLY AFFORD ONE SET NOW

The smell of gasoline is in the car especially strong after first starting up and throughout the course of driving, what is the problem

I had the PO171 code which my friend cleared after I replaced the air filter and connected the tube that goes to the filter (it was not connected when cel came on). I drove the car for 3 days until the check engine light appeared again. The mechanic recommended replacing the maf sensor or cleaning it. I noticed that the 2 screws on the electrical connector needed some special tool. Please help me on how to remove the screws (what tool/s needed) and how to replace the maf sensor and how to properly clean it (what solution shall I use for cleaning). Thanks in advance. Happy holidays!

how much does it cost to replace wheel bearing for the front of my car? parts and labor.

I need help guys. I have a 1998 Maxima with a major starting problem. My car has been hard to start for a while, but sometime I get black smoke when this hard starting occurs. I replaced my starter thinking that was the problem, but it made the situation worse. It did not want to start at all yesterday and then when it finally did start a huge puff of black smoke came out of the exhaust. It continued to start on the second try, but earlier this afternoon it wouldn’t crank at all. It turns over like it wants to start, but it doesn’t catch. I think too much fuel is getting in the cylinders and it is flooding the car. What could be the problem? Could it be bad fuel pump, injectors, coils? Could it be a bad head gasket? Oil light use to flicker at startup, but not sure if that would be related to this problem. It seems as though the car has no power now. The battery is dying.

no problems now and I am very good with oil changes etc. Thanks

it only came on when the car first started now it stays on longer and i same to have squeeking in the altanator, but i am now experience problems with the transmition so i am trying to figure out what the AT is all about.

Back in the summer the A/C was making a horrible noise and then all of a sudden stopped. So, now when you turn on the heat or A/C nothing blows out. After a while it gets warm, but the blower will not blow anything out no matter what speed it is on! I am assuming that I need a new blower motor??

Need to find power steering fill cap location under hood.

Someone please help me, First my gauges got really dim in the car, my heater stopped working, my wipers were going crazy in the off position, lights where going from dim to bright, would go fine in reverse put would hardly go at all in drive, and not it will not start at all.

Can u get to the oil pump from the bottom or do you have to take the engine out?

I have 65k miles on my car. Whenever i drive on the highway
and the engine is still cold, it takes about 4-5 miles or
20 min of driving for the car to shift into overdrive.
When the car was new the car shift into overdrive right away,
but it the last 2 yrs, it takes longer to shift into OD.
I read online that it could be some type of solenoid.
Is this a transmission problem or just replace the solenoid?
thanks

I went to a mechanic and the code reader says PO 171 on the check engine light. It says something like "bank 1 too lean"(too much oxygen on the exhaust). Is there anything I can do right now to fix the problem? Please help. Thanks.

I have around 124K miles on the car and I am planning a long trip.

I recently bought a 2000 nissan maxima. It's now have 120050 miles on it. I saw the service engine soon light came on while I'm driving to work. I'm worried and don't know what to do? Pls advice. Thanks

How much should it cost to replace the rear bumper, paint and restore rear warning beepers on 2007 Nissan Maxima so it will look like new again?

All dashboard instrumentation stopped working at onece. All fuses found are O.K. No fuses were labled Dashboard. Car works ok. Data trouble code is PO500 Speed Sensor A. What has that to do with my Fuel meter, Temp Guage RPM guage?

What does a complete tune-up includes. On much older cars I remember replacing the PCV valve and the plug wires, and at time even the distributor cap. This Nissan is the first foreign car I own and I bought it used.

Thank you!

I'm having problems,I have replaced my o2 sensor (bank 1 sensor 2) and no check engine light appears. i check the wiring up to the plug. then check the engine harness and found a wire gray with white strip and alumim wire about 6 inches from plug. the three wires to plug still entact

Hi All,

First off, thank you very much for your time.
Car has been experiencing a rattling type of sound coming from engine, and the best way I can describe it, is like taking a paper clip and lightly sticking it in a house fan. Only happens when engine is cold.

Second problem, when I'm running the car between 55-70mph and using cruise control, the trans will sometimes make a sound that sounds like when you're riding a ten speed bike and your gearing is too high, so your bike makes a "loose chain" type of sound and only goes a away when you either downshift or stop pedaling. (again this analogy is only to describe the sound I'm hearing).

Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks!

Shifter was stiff for couple of days.Now it is stuck about halfway down.HELP PLEASE!!!!Transmission rebuilt less than a year ago.

How does the wheel speed sensor cause a check engine light. If it does should I replace the sensor?

The car was normal then tried backing out of the yard and it would't go in reverse or drive. I never had this problem before!!!! swinbrea@yahoo.com

The heater does not get hot when sitting still, but works fine when moving.

What kind of power steering fluid do I need to use?

some times will run fine. than it will die when comimg to a stop . and will buck and stall unless you ease the gas on, when you start out again

I got in my car (2002 nissan maxima gle)to go to a tire shop to repair a tire. Got in my car it started just fine and I was on my way did not have any problems or signs of my car having a problems. After getting tire fixed I got in my car and started it. It started then died. I restarted it again and this time gave it a little bit of gas and it died. The mechanic there plugged his computer up and it didn't read anything wrong. I had a friend help me out and we replace the fuel pump module with strainer. That didn't work. It still would start then after a few minutes would die. Prior to this day I had no problem with my car nor did I have any problems with my car letting me know something was wrong. I really need to find out what's wrong.

How much does it coest to replace a crank sensor