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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?

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!!!!

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

Just purchased veh. Reported to have not been driven for awhile. Got on highway, drove approx. 65mph.the, it bogged down completely. When tried to restart it did not. NO lights came on dash. Slight burning smell under the hood. Slight black smoke out from muffler pipe. Battery has been charged but, car will not turn over. Is this an engine problem?

car is shaking. very noisy. car drives very rough. low speed

I had a multi point inspection on my car in May 2010. I had standard service done due to time/miles and they had power flushed cooling system and replaced AC filter. I took my car in on Nov 1. 2010 for another multi point inspection at which time I was told to replace the AC Low Side Hose. When I took my car in for an oil change on Nov. 3rd, I was told that the air filter needed changing. I also got a 2nd estimate for the hose repair. On Nov. 17, my AC completely stopped cooling. Could the flushing of a cooling system cause the hose to leak?

how to change the fuel filter

the water pump is leaking and i was wondering should i attempt to fix it myself.

how to change the fuel filter


is it located on the side of the trans case ?

i can not locate the transmission filter as indicated in the haynes manual - picture in book is different from bottom actual view

I realize the defroster's terrible on the car, high/low cool/heat doesn't matter. The best thing I do is not even hit defrost, just put it in feet mode and the windshield gets clear that way. Any other options?

In February I brought my car to my mechanic because there was no pick up and he told me it needed a new engine. If I hadn't just put in a new transmission, I probably would have gotten rid of the car, but since I had already done that, I figured I might as well since I would then have an almost new car. Everything was good until I had my car inspected. The next day there was a horrendous grinding noise and my mechanic told me I needed new brakes and I said there was also a very slight ticking noise and to check it out. He told me it needed a new catalytic converter and would cost approx $500. He had also replaced one when he did the engine. Now I realize I really should have gotten a new car, but there is too much invested at this point. When I picked up the car, the bill was $1100 to replace the right rear catalytic converter. My questions are - wouldn't that have shown up when they did the emisson check during the inspection, there were no check engine lights on and why the difference in price. Am I being taken for a "ride"?