Questions tagged [nissan]

A multinational automaker headquartered in Japan. Formally marketed as Datsun until approx 1982-1984.

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350z cranks won't start

2003 350z cranks but won't start VQ35DE / FIXED * partially [ Stock / DC intake / Straight pipes ] (11/11/2016) My Cousin is a certified mechanic and took over the repair! -Car idle rough and ...
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Do I need to replace my rotors?

I just bought my used 2015 nissan altima 3 months ago with 33k miles. My lack of knowledge with cars may be catching up to me as I'm now realizing just exactly how rusted my rotors are, basically ...
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Do I Need to Compress the Springs to Install Strut Tower Braces?

I have a '99 Maxima. I am considering installing strut tower braces. In order to do so, would I need to get spring compression tools to hold the springs on the struts, or will the weight of the car ...
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Found a 10 mm nut in the transmission fluid

I was draining the fluid out of the automatic transmission of a '94 Sentra with a RL4F03A tranmission. While I was removing the magnets, one of them was holding onto a 10 mm hex nut. It was clean, not ...
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Brake Lights Won't go On, Tail Lights Won't go Off

I noticed that my tail lights stay on even with no keys in the ignition, but that my brake lights have stopped working. Also, my left turn signal blinks double speed. When I remove the fuse for the ...
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Why is one of my interior components electrified?

I have a 2007 Nissan 350Z and there is a trim bar inside of my car that feels electrified. I even touched my tongue to it (please, I know) and I can feel electricity. It's similar to if you have ...
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Caliper piston will not collapse on Almera 98

I was changing brake pads on a Nissan Almera 98 and I accidentally pumped the brake piston a bit out. I tried putting it back with a C clamp and the old pad but it won't budge. It's completely stuck! ...
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I used 0W-30 instead of 0W-20. Is it serious?

I have a Nissan Sentra 2014. I wanted to start using full synthetic oil, and the manual said I should use 0W-20. I changed both the oil and the filter (I used this one), and after finishing I realized ...
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A lot of smoke coming from exhaust after oil change (mixed old with new oil)

I put new oil in my nissan earlier today (5w-30) and as I was driving I started to smell what I thought was burning oil, and I noticed behind me excessive amount of smoke while driving. I went from ...
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R32 Skyline GT-R low power

EDIT: Added info from comments to bottom of question. My friend recently imported a right-hand drive 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32) with the RB26TT motor into the states. It's beautiful, and I'm ...
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Car turns off when travelling at high speed

I usually keep a speed of 150-160 km/h (93-99mph) on the highway without any problems whatsoever. However, yesterday I decided to go up to 170 km/h (106mph) and the engine doing around 4600 rpm, when ...
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Is it possible to rebuild the batteries of the Nissan Leaf?

I've seen many used Nissan Leafs being offered for a very low cost (as little as $6000 as of 2016), but I'm concerned about the lifetime left in the batteries of those cars. Nissan says that they will ...
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Does 2WD mode save me gas over AWD(auto) mode?

My 2015 Nissan Pathfinder has a switch for 2WD, AWD (auto), and 4WD Lock. Do I save gas by keeping it in 2WD? Or it doesn't matter because it's still the same drivetrain and it simply doesn't apply ...
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Keyless Entry System Nissan Versa Sedan 2014

I'm looking into buying a keyless entry system for my car which doesn't have one. I have seen videos on how to install them and stuff but not sure if they are compatible although they are labeled "...
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Alternator draining battery

My alternator has been draining my battery in my Datsun 240z since I swapped the engine (VQ35). It takes around 4 days to drain the battery to the point I can't start it. It charges it fine when the ...
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Where to buy interior parts, that OEM doesn't sell?

I am trying to find an armrest cushion in Altima 2008 (this part). But Nissan and all OEM re-sellers will not sell the cushion only, they are only selling it as a whole door panel, which is very ...
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Is it possible to replace the diodes in a rectifier?

I've got an alternator whose diodes are going bad as evidenced by excessive AC output from the alternator. The problem is that the diode assembly is a discontinued part, which I can't even order at ...
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Engine braking with an automatic transmission

For reference, I've reviewed these three questions: Manually shifting an automatic transmission? Does Downshifting (Engine Braking) Cause Extra Wear and Tear? Is engine braking harmful? I drive a (...
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Where is the part of the car that senses the i-key?

My car is maxima 2014. Where is the part that receives the signals from the intelligent key?
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Startup problems: low idle RPM and stall on pressing the accelerator

My sister has a nice first generation Nissan Micra 4-speed automatic (I think it's the naturally aspirated, non-electronic carburetor version) . However, when starting it from a cold start (not ...
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2007 Nissan Armada power window fuse location

According to the fuse block diagram, there is not a dedicated fuse for the power windows. Anyone know if the power windows are on another fuse? Front drivers side window will not go down and switch ...
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Which parts in the diagram are syncronizers?

I have a 99 Nissan Almera ( similar to the Sentra ) with a GA16DE engine and RS5F31A manual transmission. I quite likely have a bad fifth gear synchronizer, and am trying to find what part to order. ...
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Alignment is out of spec a tad - should I worry?

So I bought new tires recently for my 2002 Nissan Sentra and wanted to make sure that my alignment would not eat them up. Even though effectively my entire suspension/axle system was overhauled ...
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What repairs can a garage do without asking for permission if the car is in for MOT and service?

I recently sent my car to the garage for its MOT and service. It's a 1999 Nissan Almera so I wasn't expecting it to pass without some work being done to it. However, when I got the invoice back it ...
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Why would my engine temperature raise from normal to high and drop back down again?

I have a Nissan Micra (UK, 51-plate, 2001 model) that I have been using to drive to work on a daily basis - 10 miles each way a day on a variety of roads - streets, main roads, main roads in traffic, ...
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Why would my odometer reset to the same mileage whenever I turn off the ignition?

I have a 2000 Nissan Altima and the odometer (not trip meter) reads 86186 miles when I first start the car. As it's driven, the odometer seems to work correctly, incrementing miles. But if I turn off ...
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05 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5 P1283

Figured I'd throw this one up here and see if any other mechanics have run into this code before. History Customer came in with a check engine light complaint. Confirmed codes P1283 and P1800. MAF ...
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Is it possible to bleed brakes without using floor jack?

I have a 91 nissan sentra without ABS, and underneath the car it is so rusted that mechanics did not want to use their lift on my car. If it comes down to where I can't use a floor jack myself (I ...
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Why might lower settings of a dashboard fan not work if the highest does?

My wife bought a Nissan Note second hand and the internal ventilation fan works on the highest setting (3 or 4) but not on the lower settings. We've checked the fuses and all seems fine there. Could ...
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Car Clicks While Turning Over

I was at the park driving around, and I decided to stop at a shelter to use the bathroom, I was gone for 1-2 minutes. I came back and my car starts clicking (the clicking was fast, not slow). So, I ...
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Is it important that the gasket on the dipstick make a seal against the dipstick tube?

I just did an oil change on my 1995 Nissan Altima, and noticed that the gasket on my dipstick does not make a seal inside the dipstick tube. The inside diameter of the tube is maybe 3/32 of an inch ...
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Is it possible to lock wheels when ABS is working?

I have a Nissan Primera P12, which is equipped with anti-lock brakes (ABS). When I normally brake, wheels don't lock and car comes to a stop as expected with any ABS system. Although if I'm ...
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KA24DE motor terminology?

I'm trying to post / sell a "KA24DE", but I'm confused about the phrasing. Does "KA24DE" need to be all caps like I have it? Is this a Nissan motor or a motor with a transmission? Is there a ...
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Effects of shutting off Nissan altima (or any car) while in drive

Every now and then when I get home after a long day, I pull into my driveway and while the car is stopped (foot on the brake), I turn the vehicle off without putting the vehicle in "Park". Car is ...
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Options for catch can setup

I have an '04 Infiniti G35 6MT coupe, 97k miles, completely stock. I'd like to install a catch can to help diagnose and possibly reduce some oil consumption (Previous question with more details on ...
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Car battery appears good but car won't start

My 2005 Nissan won't start today. Battery is relatively new(about one year old) and I can turn the lights on, front headlights, and it appears fine. However, when I tried to start the car by turning ...
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Using 4wd on snow/dry pavement bad for 2012 Pathfinder?

Just bought a 2012 Nissan Pathfinder LE. I live in Colorado where the weather can be pretty random and very location specific. This creates areas of the town where snow may be covered in some areas ...
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What is the potential damage of a temporarily partially submerged front end?

I have a 2005 Nissan Sentra (base model, FWD, 1.8L 4-cyl engine) and I took some bad advice from the Maps app on my iPhone and I ended up driving on a very, very bad road. At one point, I drove into a ...
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Trailer AFC converter turn signals blink together

I have a Nissan Murano 2009 (made in Japan for US market). I installed a trailer towing hitch and now I want to install a towing harness. Since I live in Europe I bought Brink Wiring Kit (732614) ...
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Loss of engine power when using headlights

i have a nissan march 2003 (K12). when i turn on the headlights, it loose its engine power. alternator and battery are ok. anybody knows what would be the cause? thank you in advance. additional ...
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Engine stalls in hot weather

I have this strange problem with my Nissan Sentra 2002(80K miles). When it is about 90 deg F outside and driven more than about 10 miles the engine seems to miss badly(like for e.g. when you run out ...
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Banging sounds coming in front of my car

I'm having a banging sounds coming from the front of my car. Usually they appear after 5-10 meters when I'm driving. It's like one small knock and then around 5-6 more knocks and then they stop until ...
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What would cause a short to ground while driving - how to locate the problem?

So I was pulled up at the traffic lights yesterday in my 1980 Nissan Urvan (E23) diesel after just coming off a 30 minute commute on the freeway when all of a sudden the engine cut out and a few ...
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A/C Temporarily Cures Low, Hiccupping Idle

I have a 99 Nissan Almera 1.6L MTX ( nearly identical to the Sentra sold in the US ) which has developed a problem with low idle, occasional stalling at stop lights, what seems to be misfires and ...
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C-clamp stuck in brake caliper

I'm a first timer replacing (front) brake pads in my Nissan Pulsar 1.8 (hatch). I had problems removing the caliper bolts on both sides - after successfully removing them, I removed the old pads and ...
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I dropped some food into the hole under my hand brake

2014 Nissan Versa I dropped a nut (like a peanut, walnut) into the small hole under my hand brake. The nut is about 2/3 the size of the hole. There seems to be no way for me to get it out. Does ...
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Nissan Murano 2016 tow capacity

the Nissan Pathfinder can tow 5000 lbs and the Murano 2016 only 1500 lbs, how is it possible if they both are almost the same size, engine?. am I missing something?.
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Starter motor doesn't “let go”

My wife owns a 2008 Nissan Micra/March, commonly known as the K12 (originally from Japan if that makes a difference). We've noticed over the last few weeks that, when starting the car, the starter ...
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RPM wildly fluctuates while idling

Recently replaced the EGR valve, a bunch of vacuum hoses, and removed & cleaned the throttle body on my 2000 Nissan Frontier (manual transmission). The entire vacuum system was clogged with carbon ...
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Possible short in reverse lights on 2003 Nissan Frontier Pickup Truck

When I engage reverse on the manual transmission of my 2003 Nissan Frontier pickup truck, the reverse lights tend to sporadically turn on and off. I'm trying to figure out what path to take to ...