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  • rockinupthebigstuff
    rockinupthebigstuff - 2008 Nissan Versa - Engine - 9/15/2014
    Why does my car blow smoke
    My Girlfriend has an issue with her car (which i have not seen yet), basically occasionally it will blow smoke on start up. She believes its a grey smoke and it smells oily. We think its only happens after she has done longer drives 1hr + on her next start up its ...
     
    • alex
      9/15/2014 alex
      i agree with you i would go with valve stem seals.
  • lance5454
    lance5454 - 1999 Nissan Maxima - Engine - 9/9/2014
    So whenever i start my car after it is sitting for a little it squeals loud but goes away after driving for a while?
    also when i let it idle the car makes this really weird noise from the hood of the car but goes away after i start to drive. the car is at 140,000 miles, and got a oil done in july.
     
    • CVO
      9/9/2014 CVO
      Using a mechanic stethoscope or a long stem screw driver to pin point the noise location.

      Nissan recommended the timing belt replacement at 105,000 miles or 7 years, it's running on a bearing belt tensioner.
  • lance5454
    lance5454 - 1999 Nissan Maxima - Engine - 9/9/2014
    So whenever i start my car after it is sitting for a little it squeals loud but goes away after driving for a while?
    also when i let it idle the car makes this really weird noise from the hood of the car but goes away after i start to drive. the car is at 140,000 miles, and got a oil done in july.
     
    • jdl
      9/9/2014 jdl
      Do you think it is the belt making the noise? Have you ever replaced the belt on this vehicle? Another possibility is an accessory bearing trying to go out. At the moment, I can't think of anything else that would make that noise?
  • Edwin Vargas
    Edwin Vargas - 1996 Nissan 200SX - Engine - 9/9/2014
    My car starts but will not go in gear period. Makes a grinding noise.
    Car was just service for CV Axle.
     
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  • Conan7
    Conan7 - 2002 Nissan Altima - Engine - 9/9/2014
    What is wrong with my Altima!!!?
    y 02 Altima 2.5s is encountering a big problem. Whenever I start it and after it turns over there is clicking coming from the engine. Whenever I increase RPMs the noise gets louder. The other day it stalled in my driveway after increasing RPMs. It doesn't sound ...
     
    • alex
      9/9/2014 alex
      first i would check to see if the starter is fully disengaging. after that i would try rolling over the engine with a wrench see if you can hear of feel whats hitting. it could be anything from an exhaust leak to a crack in the flex plate to a valve seat falling out.
  • suresh
    suresh - 2000 Nissan Maxima - Engine - 9/7/2014
    Nissan maxima - Car wont start
    Nissan maxima 2000 - 145K miles. While driving the dashboard light lit on (airbag, abs light ) and the headlights went dim and the car stopped. I tried to do jump start , the car is starting but within 2 min the same thing is happening and the engine is stopping. ...
     
    • CVO
      9/7/2014 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.

      Or spray some aerosol starting fluid into the body throttle (CAUTION: Starting Fluid is Extremely Flammable!). Then crank the engine. If the engine starts until the starting fluid is out, then the fuel pump is culprit.
  • suresh
    suresh - 2000 Nissan Maxima - Engine - 9/7/2014
    Nissan maxima - Car wont start
    Nissan maxima 2000 - 145K miles. While driving the dashboard light lit on (airbag, abs light ) and the headlights went dim and the car stopped. I tried to do jump start , the car is starting but within 2 min the same thing is happening and the engine is stopping. ...
     
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  • dle1103
    dle1103 - 2003 Nissan Maxima - Engine - 9/5/2014
    Why is there three battery terminals on this Nissan maxima
    One was underneath the battery when.I lifted it
     
    • CVO
      9/5/2014 CVO
      The vehicle must have two terminals, one is connected to the starter and the second is connected to the engine for grounding. The other terminal if it was loose and it doesn't connect to anything, then someone must repair or replace the terminal and he didn't want to remove completely and buried it under the battery or it helps to elevate the high of the battery in order to reach the secure fastener bracket.
  • Rosario
    Rosario - 2002 Nissan Frontier - Engine - 9/5/2014
    Oil pan replace
    Leak oil pan
     
    • CVO
      9/5/2014 CVO
      This site doesn't have the instructions for 2002 Nissan Frontier 3.3l, except 2.4 and 2.5 take a look and see if they're similar prior to do the repair.

      http://www.autozone.com/.../...rGuideContent.jsp

      Note: i do not have any investments for this party, rather to use their free instructions to help DIY'ers
  • jose
    jose - 1992 Nissan 240SX - Engine - 9/4/2014
    Where the ignition relay is located my car don't start and I have change the starter still don't do nothing
    I been straying to found it but no luck check wonder the hood and next to fuse block
     
    • jdl
      9/4/2014 jdl
      Are you saying the starter motor won't crank? If so, if this is an automatic tranny there is no starter relay. You do have a neutral switch, I think Nissan calls it an inhibitor switch.

      Did you check for voltage at the starter? One wire is battery voltage, hot all the time. The other wire goes hot with the key in the crank position. Any testing at the starter make sure tranny is in park or neutral and the parking brake is set.

      Click on the link for neutral switch, if that is the issue?

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  • mario
    mario - 2013 Nissan Altima - Engine - 9/1/2014
    Air conditioner has no leaks but will blow cold the not so cold air when driving or parked
    only has 50 thousand miles out of warrantee it a new car its happens when the car is cold or hot no code show up no service engine light eather
     
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  • bob1063
    bob1063 - 1994 Nissan Sentra - Engine - 8/30/2014
    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 ...
     
    • alex
      8/30/2014 alex
      i would check the grounds clean it and cinch it down i bet it will take care of it. the cab ground and the ecu ground and when in doubt make another one .
  • 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.