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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2014 Nissan Altima - Brakes - 8/12/2014
    When slowing down to 20-30 mph car will jerk forward a bit
    about 5k miles. happens only when driving. happens often. check engine light is not on.
     
    • CVO
      8/12/2014 CVO
      This vehicle is still under the 3 years or 36,000 miles warranty. Call Nissan Dealer to schedule a warranty repair.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2009 Nissan Altima - Brakes - 8/3/2014
    Brake light on and off knocks when driving. Brakes need work
    I knew that my brakes and rotors needed work and my brake light goes on and off. Just today it now makes a very loud knocking sound when I'm driving it sounds like it is on the front passenger wheel. And my brakes pump when I'm stopping. Also my wheel shakes when I ...
     
    • Jimm
      8/3/2014 Jimm
      Difficult to say exactly what specific parts need replacing without a thorough inspection. How do you know the brake rotors and pads need replacing?

      Raise the front end and support on jack stands, then remove the front wheels to perform a complete inspection of the brakes and fron hub bearing assembly.

      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities.
      In fact, they (RockAuto) list the front hub bearing from around $65.00 each for your vehicle. Be sure to replace both sides (left and right) at the same time due to mileage / age / wear considerations. Keep in mind, these are only the parts prices - the labor to install will be additional cost. Check the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the Auto MD website for the specific steps to install.
  • Pathfinder
    Pathfinder - 1995 Nissan Pathfinder - Brakes - 7/24/2014
    ? Vacuum leak in break booster
    when applying brakes, the RPM's drop low and car will almost stall out (lights will come on and sometimes the car will stall out). Have been told it could be a brake booster causing vacuum problems?
     
    • jdl
      7/24/2014 jdl
      Any kind of vacuum leak can cause idle issues.
  • Pathfinder
    Pathfinder - 1995 Nissan Pathfinder - Brakes - 7/24/2014
    RPM's dropping and stalling
    When stopped or in neutral, rpm's drop very low and car will almost stall (has sometimes stalled). If I pump the brake, the rpm's will go up. Not sure what problem is. Thanks
     
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  • Pathfinder
    Pathfinder - 1995 Nissan Pathfinder - Brakes - 7/24/2014
    ? Vacuum leak in break booster
    when applying brakes, the RPM's drop low and car will almost stall out (lights will come on and sometimes the car will stall out). Have been told it could be a brake booster causing vacuum problems?
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1999 Nissan Maxima - Brakes - 7/9/2014
    My brake lights will not go off could this be a sensor
    I had to replace the battery
     
    • jdl
      7/9/2014 jdl
      Pull up on the brake pedal arm, see if brake lites go out. You may need to adjust the brake lite switch or new brake lite switch?
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1999 Nissan Maxima - Brakes - 7/8/2014
    The brake lights will not go off
    I replaced the battery
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Nissan Pathfinder - Brakes - 5/26/2014
    Soft brake pedal after bleeding brakes
    Stopped suddenly and loss brake pedal&fluid?Loss of brake fluid in rear wheels. On rear axle I replaced wheel cylinders, shoes , drums . I bled brakes from rt rear2left rear,rt front2left front.Then rebled with negative unhooked from battery; left rear2 rt rear left ...
     
    • Chevy doctor
      5/26/2014 Chevy doctor
      Makes sure yours shoes are mechanically adjusted out as far as they can go so shoes are rubbing on drums tightly. Then bleed the same order as you did. It is important that you bleed each cylinder/caliper properly or you will suck in air each time. Have a assistant hold pedal to floor, crack open bleeder and close immediately while assistant still has it to floor. Once its closed assistant can lift pedal and pushed down again and repeat. If the assistant lifts pedal from depresses position while you have bleeder open. You will draw in air and have to start all over. If you cant get the results you may have to replace master cylinder and perform bleeding process again.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Nissan Murano - Brakes - 5/8/2014
    Sound coming from left tyre when applying breaks.
    A "geeeeeeeekkkk" sound comes when i apply breakes. This is coming from the left front tyre when i apply breakes. After I remove my foot from the break, it stops.In the beginning after i start my vehice and start driving, and apply break for first or second time, ...
     
    • GT500Knights
      5/8/2014 GT500Knights
      Sounds like just the metal sensors on the pads is contacting the rotor. This is designed into the pads to alert you that the pads will need to be replaced soon. The sound is normal and just an indicator. Take your car to a service center to inspect the brake pads. If you do go too long without servicing the pads, the lining will eventually wear away and the metal pad backing will begin to contact the metal rotor, making a loud grinding sound, along with a great decrease in braking performance.
  • Edwin
    Edwin - 1996 Nissan Maxima - Brakes - 3/18/2014
    On my 2005 Cadillac cts when I press the brake pedal it does not hold it will go down
    Break pedal will not hold up
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      3/18/2014 HouseCallAuto
      More detail please and repost with the correct year make and model.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Nissan Altima - Brakes - 3/14/2014
    Why does my abs kick in when the weather is warm and there are no road conditions?
    I have had all the ABS sensors replaced, the ABS pump and a line under the hood, a check valve (recommended by Nissan). The ABS light is no longer on but the ABS is kicking on all the time specially now with the warm weather and with absolutely no weather conditions ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      3/14/2014 HouseCallAuto
      This can only be diagnosed with the use of a professional scanner that can display live wheel speed sensor data while driving the vehicle. You have a problem with a sensor or a wire and you have to be abke to identify which one. If you want to invest a few hundred in a scanner that can do this you may be able to get through this yourself with assistance.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Nissan 350Z - Brakes - 3/14/2014
    Third brake light inoperable, can't get to it. Due to the problem with my convertible top not lowering .
    The mid trunk where the top folds into doesn't open and the top don't open; however, you can hear some noise. Also the third brake light needs replacing; however, can't access it due to the other two problems. I'm looking for a better solution than cutting in the ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1996 Nissan Sentra - Brakes - 3/11/2014
    1996 Nissan Sentra - Shuts down without warning while driving?
    1996 Nissan Sentra, Has been maintained and driven less than 4K-5K miles per year. Have been driving it more recently. The transmission does not seem to slip when driving but, when putting it in gear, it takes a second to catch. The main problem is that the car ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      3/11/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Most likely cause is a bad distributor.or a bad crank sensor. This is based on the assumption that when it does not start that you have confirmed that there is no ignition spark present.
      HouseCallAuto
      3/11/2014 AutoMD Member
      Thanks for the answer! - It has sporatic starting issues also. When turning the key on ignition it may take a long turn before the engine will start. Other times key will turn on electronics, but nothing when you try to start. When this happens though, it will start up once the car is put in neutral. Is that helpful at all?
    • HouseCallAuto
      3/11/2014 HouseCallAuto
      In the situation you describe it seems that the neutral safety switch is out of adjustment or faulty if placing in neutral immediately resolves the no crank situation. And the "excessive cranking" could be indicating what I said previouisly. If you want a definitive direction to follow, the crank sennsor is easy and cheap to replace so go ahead and do that and if the stalling continues then replace the distributor with a reman unit or preferably a new unit made by Dorman. Dorman sells new units at a reman price.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1995 Nissan 240SX - Brakes - 2/26/2014
    Has their been a fix to the brake leak in the lines?
    I have noticed that my brakes have air in them; howver, after I bled the brakes I had my son pump the brakes again and noticed that air was coming in from the brake line near the caliper to the engine bay. A rubber hose goes into another rubber hose and the air is ...
     
    • Jimm
      2/26/2014 Jimm
      Replace both of the the flexible brake lines (hoses) to each of the front brake calipers. Once the old hoses are replaced with new parts - then bleed the brakes to remove the residual air from the system.

      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities.
      In fact, they (RockAuto) list the front brake flexible hose assembly from around $5.25 (each) for your vehicle.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1995 Nissan 240SX - Brakes - 2/26/2014
    Has their been a fix to the brake leak in the lines?
    I have noticed that my brakes have air in them; howver, after I bled the brakes I had my son pump the brakes again and noticed that air was coming in from the brake line near the caliper to the engine bay. A rubber hose goes into another rubber hose and the air is ...
     
    • Jimm
      2/26/2014 Jimm
      Replace both of the the flexible brake lines (hoses) to each of the front brake calipers. Once the old hoses are replaced with new parts - then bleed the brakes to remove the residual air from the system.

      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities.
      In fact, they (RockAuto) list the front brake flexible hose assembly from around $5.25 (each) for your vehicle.