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  • slysteve007
    slysteve007 - 1994 Nissan Altima - Preventive Maintenance - 7/16/2014
    Starting problem in hot temperature
    Having problem starting especially in hot temperature. some mechanic told me starter needs to be replaced. Another told me possibly both starter and fly wheel. Any idea of the cost of the repair? Starter only, fly wheel only, or both? Thanks in advance.
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Nissan Sentra - Preventive Maintenance - 6/25/2014
    OBD only links intermittently
    Sometimes the OBD will link to my Actron scanner, but usually it won't and I can't figure out why. I can't smog the car as a result.
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Nissan Sentra - Preventive Maintenance - 6/25/2014
    OBD sometimes links but usually won't.
    Can't smog car due to OBD not linking. It has worked in the past with my Actron scanner, correctly giving me the crankshaft sensor code which I replaced successfully. Car has been running great ever since. But now the OBD only links occasionally, and usually won't. ...
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Nissan Pathfinder - Preventive Maintenance - 6/9/2014
    Request recommendations on maintenance of my truck with 128k odometer
    our mechanic says I also have a leaky valve cover gasket want to find out what are most important maintenance jobs I need for a car with 128,000 miles. Just had AC and Alternator belts replaced. There are no obvious problems with the car but want to keep it ...
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1987 Nissan 300ZX - Preventive Maintenance - 5/21/2014
    Headlamps on passenger side only works on low beam and driver side works vice versa
    new bulbs have been installed but no fix problem
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1999 Nissan Maxima - Preventive Maintenance - 5/16/2014
    When A/C blower motor is on, there is an intermitent groaning noise that lasts a few seconds.Best fix?
    Noise only last a few seconds then goes away but comes back every minute or so. Can it be repaired or better simply to replace the blower motor? Is it difficult to access?
    • Chevy doctor
      5/15/2014 Chevy doctor
      Blower motor bearing is going out. Replace blower motor Assembly. Usually 3-4 screws. Simple to do.
      Chevy doctor
      5/16/2014 AutoMD Member
      Thanks for your help!
    • Jimm
      5/16/2014 Jimm
      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources,,,,, - to list only a few possibilities.
      In fact, they (RockAuto) list the blower motor assembly from around $59.00 for your vehicle.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2012 Nissan Altima - Preventive Maintenance - 3/15/2014
    How to reset wheel warning light after snow & ice-cake has left the wheel well?
    There seems to be no problem with wheels, tire pressure is good, no shimmy-shake to steering, so I just think the warning light came on with snow & ice build-up surrounding tires at one time during this bad winter. How do I reset the "wheel maintenance" warning light?
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Nissan Altima - Preventive Maintenance - 3/10/2014
    My car will not start and I only have headlight power .
    My car shut off while driving... my ley was stuck in the ignition and my shifter was stuck so I used the emergency release button on the shifter to put the car in park and get the key out....however when I put the key in the car back in the ignition the car dose ...
    • Jimm
      3/10/2014 Jimm
      Several possibilities; weak / faulty battery, poor / faulty battery cable connections, faulty alternator / wiring / connections, faulty serpentine drive belt or belt tensioner. Have the battery and charging system tested - for free - at any local auto parts store. Post and reply and the results for further assistance.
      3/10/2014 AutoMD Member
      my car is dead in a lot...I tried charging it with a jump but still nothing. weird that I have full power in my headlights
  • Edwin
    Edwin - 1996 Nissan Maxima - Preventive Maintenance - 3/3/2014
    Car has no heat
    There not heat coming out
    • Jimm
      3/3/2014 Jimm
      First step - make sure the cooling system is full to the correct level with the recommended mixture of 50/50 anti-freeze and water.

      Next step, make sure the cooling system is not blocked or obstructed. Then, make sure the heater controls and blower fan work. Check the fuses and relays for correct operation.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2012 Nissan Pathfinder - Preventive Maintenance - 3/1/2014
    Operator Manuals Needed
    recently purchased a repo from a credit union missing all vehicle manuals. its the silver version are there any online location I can down load?
    • Jimm
      3/1/2014 Jimm
      Go to the company website for the vehicle manuals;
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2008 Nissan Altima - Preventive Maintenance - 2/8/2014
    My Altima got a high gas mileage -12.5 L/100 km on highway driving. using premium gas 91-94 octane
    Replace new tire, sparks plugs in 2012 New brakes and ceramic brakes pad, synthetic engine oil (Royal Purple ),and K& N air filter in Nov.2013. Still no improvement in gas mileage -Nissan specification 7.8 l/.100 km on highway
    • HouseCallAuto
      2/8/2014 HouseCallAuto
      I do not understand what you are asking. Your sentence structure is confusing. Please clarify.
    • Jimm
      2/8/2014 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.
      The excess fuel consumption can be related to many potential issues; leaking fuel system, engine out-of-tune, faulty spark plugs / plug wires, clogged fuel or air filter, large vacuum leak at the engine, and so on.

      Need to have the check engine light and OBD system scanned for any stored fault codes - this will help to pinpoint a particular problem and system to diagnose.

      Check the fuel mileage ratings for your vehicle at;
  • Pissed Driver
    Pissed Driver - 2008 Nissan Altima - Preventive Maintenance - 2/4/2014
    A light smoke coming from radiator but no leaks ?
    Driving to work hr drive then a light smoke appeared a light smell of radiator fluid but no leaks
    • HouseCallAuto
      2/4/2014 HouseCallAuto
      if you are smelling coolant and seeing light smoke then there is no such thing as "no leak", small leak is there. Best way to find is to check with pressure tester when engine is overnight cold and has not been started even for a minute.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2008 Nissan Maxima - Preventive Maintenance - 1/19/2014
    100,000 km periodic services
    what are the items should be checked on 100,000 km, is there any "check list" for that.
  • john
    john - 1999 Nissan Quest - Preventive Maintenance - 1/14/2014
    Slow warm up
    Slow warming up
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Nissan Sentra - Preventive Maintenance - 1/14/2014
    My 2001 Nissan Sentra's ebrake and battery lights are flickering
    I really need an advise on the problem I've been having. My 2001 Nissan Sentra's ebrake and battery lights are flickering very badly lately. Usually (not always) when I go up the hill... and it also makes my headlights shine brighter (they are pretty dim usually, ...
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