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Question Asked: suspension rattle (fr. right)
January 13, 2011, 09:49 PM
i replaced the control arm,struts,strut mount&bearings,inspected the wheel bearing.. it was good! i get a rattle from the front right wheel assembly, even with very little effort. it sounds so much like the ball joint or bad strut. i was convinced i got a bad strut, brought it part back and got a new one (KYB GR-2)still the rattle lives! the inner tie rods could be replaced, but the rattle happens so easily like how can i not find the worn part. its killing me.i want to replace the axle but its not the classic clicking when turning. if i tap the gas enough to get wheel spin it makes the rattle.i did buy the control arm from a used parts dealer, before i installed it i checked to ensure the ball joint was still tight. again, it makes the rattle at low speeds, at like 40mph or higher it all seems tight. what comes to mind is the cv joint. at higher volocity it goes away. i slow down... rattle ratttle HELP.. im ready to get rid of the car at this point. oh, ive been a gear head since i was 14. im pretty mechanically inclined , so ive check the obvious.
Question Answered: Whats a fair price for replacing front "struts"?
January 13, 2011, 11:00 PM
the KYB struts are 80 each and about 200 labor for both, strut mounts and bearings are 80 for 2
January 13, 2011, 10:39 PM
the rotors are either slotted or drilled, if so about 600-800 front and same for back give or take
Question Answered: Windshield wipers and washer fluid pump won't work.
January 13, 2011, 10:36 PM
could also be a bad position switch. the controls you use to operate those functions
Question Answered: timing change
January 13, 2011, 10:32 PM
about 1,500.00, i have an 03 altima vq35de (3.5) and the timing chain(s) 3 of em. are about 1,100.00-1,500.00$
Question Answered: transmission or torque converter
January 13, 2011, 10:30 PM
i had a similar problem, just a sugestion.. i had to have a idle re learn done by the dealer, not sure if a 94 has that option
Question Answered: Wheel bearings
January 13, 2011, 10:26 PM
most of them are not like the old days when you could repack it and be good, if your hear a humming at highway speeds coming from the bearing in question, replace it. they are pressed in and cost about 70-150 $ rest is labor
Question Answered: starter
January 13, 2011, 10:23 PM
slide it away from bell housing, assuming your exhaust is not preventing you from dropping it
Question Answered: thermostat change if warranted
January 13, 2011, 10:20 PM
i would recomend it, spend the 15 bucks
Question Answered: Idles High
January 13, 2011, 10:17 PM
have the TPS checked = throttle position sensor
Question Answered: New battery but still won't start
January 13, 2011, 10:16 PM
starter or cylonoid (sp?) tap on the cylonoid with a pipe with good force, if it starts, replace the starter cylonoid
Problem Reported: Failed External Seal on Engine Oil Cooler May Leak
May 27, 2010, 11:09 AM
<p>Nissan Altima's with the 3.5L V6 engine can experience oil leaks from the engine due to a leaking oil cooler o-ring. This leak often occurs after an oil&nbsp;change because the oil filter is attached to the cooler and removing and installing the oil filter can alter the oil cooler o-ring sealing capabilities.&nbsp;</p> <p>Repairing the leak requires removing the oil filter and the oil cooler and replacing the 0-ring. In some cases, it's recommended you replace the oil cooler but if this is suggested, be sure to get validation from the mechanic as to why they aren't replacing just the o-ring.</p> <p>In severe cases where the oil has been leaking for a considerable amount of time and the oil level drops very low, owners have reported noise from the engine due to low oil pressure and/or a check engine light on with an&nbsp;<a href="/OBD-II-Code-P0011-a-camshaft-position---timing-over-advanced-or-system">OBD-II Code P0011 DTC</a>&nbsp;set.&nbsp;</p>
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