My Maxima is stalling quite often, people are saying that the MAF needs to be replace, if the MAF is bad instead of replacing the unit can this unit be unplug?

I have had this car less than one week and this is twice that it has happened to me. Apparently I am unlocking the doors and or trunk too quickly or removing the key too quickly.I am triggering a part of the security system that causes my brake lights and headlights to flash as well as the clock. When this happens, the car will not start.

The first time that this happened I was told by a mechanic, who had been an Altima owner,that there is a certain sequence of locking and unlocking the passengers side door to reset the security system. Unfortunately, I can not remember what the sequence is that is needed. Help Please!! Desperately Stranded....

seveal electrical components are not working at the same time.

need to know will a after market catalytic coverter work and what is the the average cost to have one replaced

My windshield washer fluid doesnt come out when you pull on the arm to make the washer fluid come out. It is filled up but nothing happens.

Occasionally, when I'm stopped at a traffic light and then release the brake and apply the gas the car seems to jerk/slam into gear. I presume this may be an indication of transmission issues to come. I recently replaced the spark plugs and would like to keep the car for at least another 2 - 5 years. Are there any suggestions on ways to prolong the life of the vehicle (besides don't drive it :) Thanks

80k miles, had a routine oil change and the mechanic says struts need to be replaced soon because they are leaking. Possibly caused by potholes or rough roads in the city? How can I check whether this is for real and how serious? I have an appointment for a second opinion scheduled. Thanks

while i was driving my batery light kept on coming on while my lights become more dim. Then it completely shut off losing all power.

I just baught a used car and the steering wheel is not striaght, when the wheels are straight the steering wheel isnt.

remote switch to open trunck inop. Manual override in car does not open trunck. How best to fix ??

My coolant gauge looks normal but the air temp does not get even warm. Is this a heating element or thermastat issue?

135,000 miles, rebuilt tranny, replaced clutch with tranny bebuild in 2008, replaced MAF sensor in 2008 as well. Manual Transmission. When accelerating hard i only get partial acceleration. Happening in 2nd through 5th gear. Any help/advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

The transmission has begin to slip. After I've driven about 15miles and come to a stop sign or light and stop when I start again I may or may not have drive or second gear. I can manually shift it to first but still have no second or drive. However if I pull over, turn car off, and sit there for 10-15mins and begin again most of the time I have drive back. I have had transmission fluid and filter changed. Mechanic said it was origingal filter and there were no metal shavings in pan, but it was full of sludge. What else could be wrong or do I need to have looked at?

What is a reasonable price for part and labor. The power steeting hose is referred to as the high pressure hose with a "specialized clip/meter" on hose.

What is the cost to replace muffler and pipe to exhaust
monifold. Please give estimeate of each item.
Thank you.

When I press down on my clutch, it feels as if there is no resistance. It's almost like it doesn't engage until I'm nearly on the floor. Is this a common problem? It just started. I've added clutch fluid and my shift is smoother, but there's still very little resistance.

i have check the battery and the starter and they both pass the test what else can i do to get it to start

Can alternator cause smoking under the hood when you plug up the battery?

I am looking for a diagram to put the lower cable back on to the lower part of the window This is for the right rear window Please e-mail me djnox1823@ymail.com

Sometime when I step on the gas to accelerate I hear a rattling noise. I think it might be the catalytic converter but not sure. I just had my emission done and passed 3 wks ago? It def sounds like its coming from underneath my car. Thank you for you responses they are greatly appreciated ! :)

I cange the fuel pump there is power to the fuel pump but the car wont start.I cant figure it out.

now,all the time all of the time

I'm trying to replace the fuel pump. I have removed the access panel on the fuel tank and can see the pump. How do I get the pump out? Do I have to remove it from the plastic enclosure it's in and how do I do that?

05 nissan maxima cranks but wont start no spark or injector pulse getting cranking rpm security light not flashing had a broken neg battery cable

Car has 170,000 miles on it. Shuts off within 5-10 minutes of starting. Will start back up and shut off again in another 5-10 mins. Once the temp gauge reaches "normal" zone (half-way mark) car runs perfectly. I sit and wait for the car to "warm" up, but if i don't keep the rpm between 1 and 2 the car will cut off when temp gauge is about 1/3 of the way to the "normal" operating temp.

Sunroof has two switches. Switch to open/close does not work. Switch to tilt works to tilt and open/close, but when you close roof stops every inch or so and you have to press the switch again for another inch of travel. When finally does close, sunroof does not line line up evenly with rest of roof. Body shop told me sunroofs are complicated and probably need to replace the whole sunroof. If anyone can say this is merely a bad switch with reasonable certainty, I'd appreciate it and will replace the switches.

Camshaft Actuator

i have a bad strut do to a pothole i believe. can i replace it myself. i am mechanically inclined. just need to the steps to be safe. can i remove it w/o taking out the spring.?

I was driving home today and started to hear a light buzzing sound by my dashboard (like a light bulb was about to go out)--I ignored it though. But when I got back in my car tonight, I turned on my car and headlights on and then saw that my dashboard 'blacklight' was no longer working--the mileage, gear, maintenance, needle, etc lights were working fine, but the actual background (i.e. where the speedometer is located) was not lit up (it usually lights up aqua blue).

I am pretty sure a fuse went out ...but I am wondering about the possibility of the dashboard lights burning out.

If it is the fuse, which ones could be the problem?
If it is the dashboard bulbs, how do I replace them?

UPDATE: When I got the car, it had custom gauge faceplates installed--I looked online today and saw that they are "Alfa Otto Gauge Faces: White Reverse Glow Gauge." This kit apparently does not need bulbs. So the issue could now deal with the wires for the kit (faceplates/switch/dimmer)...has anyone had this issue with this kit?

Thanks so much for your time and possible solution,

I have a 1995 Nissan Maxima. It's my first car and I Love it. It started skipping on day. It'll crank but when I put it in drive, it'll cut off. I got someone to take a look at it. First they said it was the coil packs on it and I had to get all 6. Worksers Advanced Auto said I had to take it to the Nissan Dealership. Now someone told me its the Air Sensor. How could I tell if its the Coil Packs or the Air Sensor?