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  • 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 - 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 - 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.
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    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 - 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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    AutoMD Member - 2009 Nissan Altima - Engine - 7/10/2014
    While I'm driving, there's a sound like a fan revving higher than my engine.
    I don't hear it while idling, but once it gets to about 40 mph I can hear it. Also, if I'm driving for more than 30 to 45 mins, the engine makes a higher pitched sound like it's struggling. My car has almost 90000 miles on it btw. Sound familiar?
     
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    AutoMD Member - 2004 Nissan Xterra - Engine - 7/10/2014
    Why does my car stall, burn through gas, and not want to go?
    I have had my 2004 xterra for about 5 months now. It has 122,000 miles on it. I just got a timing belt and ONE knock sensor put on it. Somebody told me there are two knock sensors. It hasn't run right since I got it out of the shop. It has been burning through gas ...
     
  • jimmyv51
    jimmyv51 - 2001 Nissan Maxima - Engine - 7/8/2014
    Battery terminal are dirty and stay dirty!
    How to keep it from getting corrosion on the terminals?
     
    • CVO
      7/8/2014 CVO
      Electrolyte battery fumes come up through the battery posts will corrode the terminals. Clean them well with battery cleaning post brush and use the Permatex 82194 Ultra Grey Rigid High-Torque RTV Silicone Gasket Maker, 3.5 oz., pour it around the bat. posts to seal and stop the fumes.

      Use the battery terminal extractor to remove the terminals, use other tools such as pliers could impact to the post.

      Note: use the glass jar with metal lid to store the left over the silicon gasket marker from the dryness, so it can be re-used for years to come.
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    AutoMD Member - 1989 Nissan Sentra - Engine - 7/7/2014
    Why will it start and only run when i work the gas peddle
    car will start but will not idle can only keep it running by ossilating the gas peddal
     
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  • jimmyv51
    jimmyv51 - 2001 Nissan Maxima - Engine - 7/4/2014
    Battery terminals dirty can it kill the battery?
    Battery is dead!
     
    • bear.1216
      7/4/2014 bear.1216
      A bad connection can prevent the battery from charging. But it is usually just surface corrosion. If the terminals are still tight it should charge. If you unhook the battery cables. Make sure to clean them.

      Batteries can die from excess heat or cold, an extended period without charging, and from overchaging. If your battery is dead. You should have your vehicle jump started or have the battery charged. Then have the alternator tested. Most often when a battery goes dead it is because the alternator was not charging it.
    • Jimm
      7/4/2014 Jimm
      Use mixture of baking soda and water paste with an old toothbrush to clean the terminals.
 
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