i dont drive this car i need a smog test-- but my car smell-- the exahaust smell like some thing burning -- im not sure if it alittle white smoke cos its been sitting for months are something eles-- how long should it take for white smoke to stop coming out the exhaust??? they say if it white smoke u have a blown head gasket i know that but my smoke dont smell sweet in i dont have yellow oil around my oil cap in oil is not mix in with my cool...
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The crankshaft angle sensor may stop functioning. Failure of the sensor may cause an inability to regulate the engine's timing, causing the car to drive poorly or fail to start.
The crankshaft position sensor can fail causing the engine to run poorly or it may crank but fail to start.
My 2011 Nissan Mixama is making a knocking noise while idling. I have taken it to 2 different dealer and they say it is normal. My wife has a 2011 Maxima and it dosen't make the noise hers have close to 6000 miles on it
The Check Engine Light may illuminate indicating a primary ignition signal fault. Many times the cause is an ignition coil(s) that has failed. The problem in the coil causes the spark energy to feedback through the wiring harness into the other coils. If this is not repaired, it can damage the other coils (blistering on the coils may be seen).
Failure of the vehicle's speed sensor can cause speedometer and the cruise control to become inoperative. A failed speed sensor will require replacement.
The fuel injectors can develop leaks on some models, causing the engine to run poorly or to become less fuel efficient.
The idle speed control motor may fail and possibly damage the engine's engine control unit.
The thermostat may become stuck closed, causing an overheating condition. Replacement of the thermostat will be required to correct this concern.
Problems with the ignition coil will cause the vehicle to misfire or not start.
A coolant leak can develop from the front of the cylinder head that can appear to be a head gasket leak. There is a threaded plug just below the camshaft that may leak if there is corrosion present on the threads. Cleaning any residue, re-installing the plug with pipe thread (Teflon) tape, and torquing the plug to the specification typically repairs the leak.