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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Nissan Altima - Engine - 7 minutes ago
    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 minutes ago AutoMD Member
      ok firstly check the gas pump and then check the fuel lines if you see no problem the check your intake system
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1989 Nissan Pathfinder - Engine - 10 minutes ago
    Car starts and drives until I park it. Ten mins later motor turns but won't hit. I checked the could and got no spark
    Its my second coil. Starts and runs then nothing. Could something b burning up my coil
     
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2011 Nissan Altima - Engine - 7/29/2014
    The brake light is on
    what coul it be.
     
    • Jimm
      7/29/2014 Jimm
      Need more information - is only the brake lights on? Do the tail lights and turn signal function OK? If yes, then suspect the brake light switch at the brake pedal arm - up underneath the instrument panel.

      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 brake light switch from around $14.80 for your vehicle. Very easy replacement - reference the 'How-To-Guides' on the AutoMD website.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Nissan Maxima - Engine - 7/29/2014
    Where and what is a swirl control valve control solenoid valve?
    Missing on #4 cylinder. Ran Auto Zone diagnostic. Indicated large vacuum leak.
     
    • Jimm
      7/29/2014 Jimm
      First step - have the stored fault codes or check engine light scanned - for free - at any local auto parts store; Advance Auto, Auto Zone, NAPA. Then, post a reply as 'add answer' with the specific code for more assistance. There may be a fault code stored in the OBD memory which may not be displayed as a check engine light.
  • Nathaniel Hooks
    Nathaniel Hooks - 1997 Nissan Altima - Engine - 7/25/2014
    How to tighten fan belt on 99 ford taurusLX
    Tension on belt needs to be tighter.
     
    • jdl
      7/25/2014 jdl
      How old is the belt? You should have an automatic tensioner on the belt, maybe the tensioner is faulty? No way to manually tighten the belt, that I know?
  • omeniho
    omeniho - 2003 Nissan Pathfinder - Engine - 7/17/2014
    What could be causing my nissan pathfinder 2003 not to rev after starting? All relays and fuses are all intact.
    I got these codes; P0452 P2122…
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1991 Nissan D21 - Engine - 7/15/2014
    91 Nissan Pickup having trouble accelerating.
    200k miles. Replaced Fuel Pump, Fuel Filter, Spark Plugs, Distributor cap/wires. Fuel Pressure Regulator, o2 sensor, and had injectors cleaned professionally. There is no check engine light. Basically what's happening is when I attempt to accelerate the engine ...
     
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    AutoMD Member - 1991 Nissan D21 - Engine - 7/15/2014
    91 Nissan Pickup having trouble accelerating.
    200k miles. Replaced Fuel Pump, Fuel Filter, Spark Plugs, Distributor cap/wires. Fuel Pressure Regulator, o2 sensor, and had injectors cleaned professionally. There is no check engine light. Basically what's happening is when I attempt to accelerate the engine ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1998 Nissan Maxima - Engine - 7/13/2014
    Maxima shows overheating but isn't. What's wrong?
    98 Nissan Maxima GLE, 260,000 miles. Temperature Gage shows pegged "Overheating". No leaks. The A/C blows ice cold air when temperature gage is pegged. New Radiator, Dual fans work great. Replaced thermostat two times. Replaced water pump two years ago with a ...
     
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  • syncopate
    syncopate - 1999 Nissan Altima - Engine - 7/13/2014
    Where do I put in antifreeze for overheating
    Decelerated on the freeway I had just put gas in so enough gas
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1993 Nissan Maxima - Engine - 7/12/2014
    Vehicle won't start, not a battery or spark plug issue.
    Has a good battery with new spark plugs that were intstalled correctly, runs great before it stopped starting, no problems with the sound or transmission/shifting gears. After about a week of owning the car it just stopped starting, close to turning but not enough ...
     
    • jdl
      7/11/2014 jdl
      If your saying the starter motor won't crank, then I'd have to check the starter motor wiring circuit. If it cranks good but won't start, have a helper crank it while you visually check for spark at the spark plugs. If spark everywhere, check fuel pressure. Also, check for applicable trouble codes.

      Is this a manual tranny or auto?

      Any testing at the starter, make sure tranny is in park or neutral and the parking brake is set.
      jdl
      7/11/2014 AutoMD Member
      It's a manual transmission, I'll have someone check it out with me, thanks, I'll keep you posted.
    • jdl
      7/12/2014 jdl
      Let us know what you find.
      jdl
      7/12/2014 AutoMD Member
      My dad and I ran some tests and came to the conclusion that it's either a fuel injection problem with fuel not being transmitted, or the fuel pump itself which is more than we are capable of doing. So we're going to take it to a shop just because releasing the pressure of the fuel can be very dangerous.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Nissan Murano - Engine - 7/12/2014
    My car seems to take longer to accelerate and take off. It just drives different than usual.
    The auto repair shop said that the timing chain is stretched and the cable guides are broken. They are telling me it will take 15 hours to fix and that the motor and transmission will have to be removed in order to do the repair that is why it is so costly @ $12 - ...
     
    • Jimm
      7/12/2014 Jimm
      P0725 NISSAN - Engine Speed Signal (engine speed sensor fault)

      The P0725 Code is triggered when TCM does not receive the engine speed signal from ECM.

      The Engine Control Module (ECM) monitors the engine speed through the Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor with the engine running, and send signal to the Transmission Control Module (TCM).

      Symptoms:
      - Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

      Possible causes:
      - Open or shorted CKP sensor circuit condition
      - Poor CKP sensor electrical connection
      - Check communication error between the ECM and TCM
      - Failed CKP Sensor

      Possible solution:
      Very common problem with Nissan vehicles, usually replacing the Crankshaft Position sensor takes care of the problem.

      P0011 - "A" Camshaft Position - Timing Over-Advanced or System Performance (Bank 1)

      A code P0011 refers to the VVT (variable valve timing) or VCT (variable camshaft timing) components and the car's PCM (powertrain control module, also called an ECM).

      That consists of a few different components but the P0011 DTC specifically refers to the camshaft (cam) timing. In this case, if the cam timing is above a set limit (over-advanced), the engine light will be illuminated and the code will be set. The "A" camshaft is either the intake, left, or front camshaft.

      A P0011 DTC trouble code may be caused by one or more of the following:
      •Incorrect camshaft timing
      •Wiring problems (harness/wiring) in intake timing control valve control solenoid system
      •Continuous oil flow to VCT (variable cam timing) piston chamber
      •Failed timing valve control solenoid (stuck open)

      This DTC code is a result of a mechanical fault of the VCT unit or related components, so there is no need for electrical diagnosis. Refer to vehicle specific repair manual to perform component tests for the VCT unit.

      Obtain a second opinion before spending the $12-1500.00 on possible uneeded repairs. Check these items listed above as the first steps to properly diagnose the exact cause for the issues you have.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1995 Nissan Maxima - Engine - 7/12/2014
    Trouble starting car, engine shakes.
    173,000 miles on a 1995 Nissan Maxima. Has a hard time starting, engine shakes a lot while trying to start the car. Car also feels like it's going to shut down while driving, mostly when idle.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1993 Nissan Maxima - Engine - 7/11/2014
    1993 Nissan Maxima SE 6 Cyl 3.0L won't start. Not a battery or spark plug issue.
    Has a good battery with new spark plugs that were intstalled correctly, runs great before it stopped starting, no problems with the sound or transmission/shifting gears. After about a week of owning the car it just stopped starting, close to turning but not enough ...
     
    • CVO
      7/11/2014 CVO
      Is there fuel ?
      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
      In the event, the engine starts and dies out due to the starting fluid ran out, the problem is the fuel pump or no 12 volts to energize the pump.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1993 Nissan Maxima - Engine - 7/11/2014
    1993 Nissan Maxima SE 6 Cyl 3.0L won't start. Not a battery or spark plug issue.
    Has a good battery with new spark plugs that were intstalled correctly, runs great before it stopped starting, no problems with the sound or transmission/shifting gears. After about a week of owning the car it just stopped starting, close to turning but not enough ...
     
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