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  • bob1063
    bob1063 - 1994 Nissan Sentra - Engine - -0 minutes ago
    What would cause the radio and speedometer to quit working when the a/c is turned on
    I recently changed the alternator and changed spark plugs today... drove it about 25 miles or so with no problems... on return trip wife turns on the a/c and several minutes later the radio quit and then the speedometer... turned of the a/c and the speedometer ...
     
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  • tjef
    tjef - 2001 Nissan Altima - Engine - 8/26/2014
    What is causing an intermittent hissing noise while driving and how do I fix it?
    I have an 01 Altima. When driving on the freeway, I'm hearing an intermittent noise that sounds like compressed air releasing or a quick hiss sound. It appears to be coming from under the hood and more towards the passenger side. The sound only lasts for a split ...
     
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  • michael mines sr
    michael mines sr - 1989 Nissan 240SX - Engine - 8/20/2014
    What is causing my engine to smoke from the driver side, and out the exhaust pipe?
    This first happened on the Interstate. The car began to over heat so it was pulled over and cooled down. the oil and coolant were low so they were properly added. When started after adding the fluids, the engine began to smoke white smoke along with excessive white ...
     
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  • Atatchison
    Atatchison - 2012 Nissan Versa - Engine - 8/18/2014
    Getting the p0181 and p0183 check engine codes. What's the fix for this? Is it still under warranty?
    Bought this car in April of 2012, am the original owner. So far, there's no actual visible problems or drop in performance. Happened once, about a month ago, was told to clear the code and see if it pops up again. Only seems to pop up on especially hot humid days.
     
    • jdl
      8/18/2014 jdl
      That looks like a fuel temp sensor. The base warranty says 3 years or 36000 miles, whichever comes first. Talk to your local dealship about the warranty.
  • Roger
    Roger - 1997 Nissan Maxima - Engine - 8/16/2014
    My car dies on me while I'm driving. And when I start it back up again it will be fine for a while Then it happens again
    I changed the fuel filter & put gas treatment in it. It run good about four days & it started again. I will appreciate any advice
     
    • CVO
      8/16/2014 CVO
      Have an assistant to turn on the ignition switch, while you listen to the fuel pump running for 2 seconds from the uncap fuel tank filler. No noise, take the next step.
      Try giving the bottom of the fuel tank a few whacks with a flat piece of wood or a rubber mallet while another tries to start the engine. You have a 50/50 shot at getting the pump going again and the vehicle starting. if it starts as a result of the whack then it confirms the bad fuel pump.

      Note: Spray some aerosol starting fluid into the throttle (CAUTION: Starting Fluid is Extremely Flammable!). Then crank the engine. If the engine starts, you do NOT have an ignition problem
      CVO
      8/16/2014 CVO
      FUEL SYSTEM PRESSURE
      1997 Nissan/Datsun Maxima 3.0L SFI DOHC 6cyl
      The Fuel System Pressure


      43 PSI (Pounds per Square Inch)Position the ignition switch and the A/C system in the off position. Install a fuel pressure gauge in the fuel line at the fuel filter connection. Locate and block off the fuel pressure regulator vacuum line.Confirm that no leaks are present, then start the engine. While the engine is at idle, visually verify the PSI reading on the gauge.
  • Mary M
    Mary M - 1997 Nissan Sentra - Engine - 8/13/2014
    Car won't start and has power to the battery but not to the dashboard lights or radio
    I just purchased this 97 nissan sentra manual transmission. I had turned the car on and off about 6 times before this happened. Turned the car on and then after a couple seconds it just shut off now I get no power to the dashboard lights or the radio. I tested the ...
     
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  • Mary M
    Mary M - 1997 Nissan Sentra - Engine - 8/13/2014
    Car won't start and has power to the battery but not to the dashboard lights or radio
    I just purchased this 97 nissan sentra manual transmission. I had turned the car on and off about 6 times before this happened. Turned the car on and then after a couple seconds it just shut off now I get no power to the dashboard lights or the radio. I tested the ...
     
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  • Mo
    Mo - 2000 Nissan Xterra - Engine - 8/12/2014
    Driving on highway all of sudden each one of my panel lights came on like when you start car. Then…
    Got home and turned off car tried to turn back on and it just clicked . would not turn over ? Help !what…
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Nissan Xterra - Engine - 8/9/2014
    Why does my car keep overheating?
    My car was overheating so I took it to the shop and they did a block test and it passed. They noticed the top hose was swelling, So they replaced the water pump and thermostat as well as the timing belt (because was it getting old). After driving for an hour, it ...
     
    • Jimm
      8/9/2014 Jimm
      The most common cause of overheating is because of an external leak from a water pump or a radiator or heater hose. The way to find the leak is to wait till it is overnight cold and maybe just pour water in and see if the leak is large enough to see it simply leak out from where it has a leak. if you pour in a half gallon or more and you still see no leak its time to pressure check the system.

      Here is a short list of possible causes for overheating;

      Low coolant level
      Leaking coolant
      Improper coolant concentration (not at recommended 50 / 50 mix of anti-freeze and water)
      Clogged radiator hoses
      Clogged heater hoses
      Clogged radiator passages
      Clogged heater core
      Faulty thermostat
      Faulty water pump
      Faulty radiator cooling fans
      Faulty radiator cooling fan switch (coolant temperature sensor)
      Faulty / worn serpentine drive belt
      Faulty / worn drive belt tensioner
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1997 Nissan Pickup - Engine - 8/7/2014
    Air conditioning compressor kicks in and out
    79.000 miles on truck-- had a/c serviced and changed a/c relay. but it will blow cold as ice and then maybe 5 minutes or 5 hours later it will begin to blow cabin temperature air. if i turn off the controls and then turn them back on it will blow cold and then ...
     
    • AutoMD Member
      8/7/2014 AutoMD Member
      See if the compressor is turning. You can tell if the center of pulley is turning or not when it goes warm. I'm no expert, but in researching and testing my problem this seems like the first step.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1994 Nissan Altima - Engine - 8/4/2014
    Runs good then will die going down hiwaylet it set for 5 mins it will start and run good for about 3 days and start over
    changed fue[ filter,pump relay,check fuel pump -good pressure,changed inigition module
     
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  • jimmyv51
    jimmyv51 - 2001 Nissan Maxima - Engine - 8/3/2014
    Engine light is on!
    Code PO154
     
    • CVO
      8/3/2014 CVO
      P0154 O2 sensor no activity circuit.

      Potential causes:

      Faulty bank 2,1 Oxygen sensor
      Holes in exhaust near oxygen sensor
      Short to voltage or ground on signal circuit
      Open or high resistance in signal circuit
      Wiring harness chafing/rubbing on exhaust components
      Water/oil intrusion at O2 sensor connector
      Broken lock or loose terminals on O2 sensor connector
      Oil/coolant fouled oxygen sensor
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2011 Nissan Altima - Engine - 8/2/2014
    Why is there a greasy substance on the windshield above the defrost vents?
    Was thinking maybe heater core bad?
     
    • CVO
      8/2/2014 CVO
      Check the radiator coolant level, a lack of coolant could be the cause of a bad heater core.
      CVO
      8/2/2014 AutoMD Member
      Thanks, are you saying that filling it will cure the residue problem, or that the heater core is already bad and causing this problem?
      CVO
      8/2/2014 CVO
      Perform a cooling system / radiator pressure test when the engine is cold - as a first step to locate if the heater core is bad
      Obtain a loaner tool / free radiator pressure tester from the local auto parts stores such as Autozone, O'Reilly. Follow their instructions and pump it to an adequate air pressure 12 -15 psi or the pressure rating listed on the radiator or reservoir cap. Observe the leaks and perform the repair.
      Note: do not over pressurize beyond the pressure allowed on the radia cap.
      CVO
      8/3/2014 AutoMD Member
      Thanks, I have seen no puddle on the ground at any time. Wouldn't it be leaking under normal driving if the heater core was bad?
      CVO
      8/3/2014 CVO
      Check the radiator coolant level. A lack of coolant is considered a leak has occured. A tiny hole in the heater core wouldn't deliberate much of a coolant, but enough to create a greasy substance on the windshield. A heater core with a large hole will flood the floor carpet
      CVO
      8/4/2014 AutoMD Member
      Checked the radiator first thing morning,it was completely full.
      CVO
      8/4/2014 CVO
      PRESSURE TEST the cooling system, it will reveal internal leaks in the heater core.A good system should hold 12 to 15 psi for 15 minutes or more with no loss in pressure. If it leaks pressure, there is an internal coolant leak.
      CVO
      8/5/2014 AutoMD Member
      Care to guess what a heater core repair might cost me?
      CVO
      8/5/2014 CVO
      Rockauto.com listed the heater core for 47.00 dollars + shipping, then the repair is 4 hours or a little more.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2011 Nissan Altima - Engine - 8/1/2014
    Why is there a greasy substance on the windshield above the defrost vents?
    Was thinking maybe heater core bad?
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Nissan Altima - Engine - 7/31/2014
    My car will not start, before this it would barely accelerate & would not go over 2000 rpm, do u know what it can be?
    ight now my car will not start, it just sounds like its out of gas, it trys to turn over but doesn't. When it does manage to start; I smell fumes in the car, it takes a long time to pick up speed, it will not go over 2,000 RPM, when I press on the gas it barely ...
     
    • AutoMD Member
      7/31/2014 AutoMD Member
      ok firstly check the gas pump and then check the fuel lines if you see no problem the check your intake system