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Is it normal for pipes under the hood to have cracks in them?

The top photo looks like it is the engine air intake duct before the filter. While the holes shouldn’t be there, it won’t cause a problem, since the hole is before the air filter. If it is after the ...
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Do I need to replace my rotors?

While I cannot see the back rotors very well, I can tell you without a doubt, the front rotors are brand new. You can still see the crosshatching on the surface which means it was prepped. It doesn't ...
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Alternator dying so junk car?

A rounded bolt is not a reason to junk a car. The numbers you're quoting sound fine for an alternator; if it was below 12V, I'd be worried. If you're still concerned, take the car to a spares store ...
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How to read torque specs off this Nissan service diagram?

Couple of notes on how to read this manual. A White wrench in a black square has the units N-m (kg-m, ft-lb) A Black wrench in a white square has the units N-m (kg-m, in-lb) So - the bolt very top ...
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Can a bad timing chain result in only a single cylinder misfiring?

"Can a bad timing chain result in only a single cylinder misfiring?" No it cannot. It could be a Bad ignition coil on that cylinder, if there is a coil for each cylinder swap it from another ...
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Found a 10 mm nut in the transmission fluid

Okay. Lot's of research, long story, found the answer, don't like it. Overall design of the Nissan B13: one of the things that always impressed me about this vehicle is that it seems to have been ...
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What would cause a short to ground while driving - how to locate the problem?

The most likely cause is that the cable that runs down to the starter motor has been rubbing against the body or the engine and has worn through the insulation.
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Is it possible to bleed brakes without using floor jack?

If your car ramps are high enough, you should be able to. The other option, depending where you live, is to find a mechanic who has a pit. I understand they are illegal in some places, so you may ...
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Is it possible to bleed brakes without using floor jack?

There is absolutely no way your car is still driving while being too rusted to lift properly. The car is holding it's own weight when it's on the ground, right? It only needs to hold it's own weight ...
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Effects of shutting off Nissan altima (or any car) while in drive

The transmission and its control systems will not be damaged by this practice. Safety could be compromised if the shifter is left in this position. The park lock will not be engaged so the vehicle ...
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Which parts in the diagram are syncronizers?

The parts labelled RING-BAULK (32604 in your image) are the synchronizers. Do a search for Baulk Ring and you will find some descriptions. For example - https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=...
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How is a variable displacement A/C compressor controlled

Since this variable displacement compressor features only a clutch coil cable and no solenoid valve cables, it's "internally controlled", that is, it doesn't require any control at all from an ...
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Hood Only Opens When Pulled Up On

Assuming you are looking to overcome the hood failing to release, I see some corrosion where the hood loop is held. That can cause it to bind and hold it from releasing. Add some grease here. In ...
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Do I need to replace my rotors?

There's nothing wrong with your rotors as far as can be seen from your pictures, it's totally normal to have the edges rusty, it doesn't impair them. What's important is that the disk surfaces are in ...
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What would cause a short to ground while driving - how to locate the problem?

Sounds like a dead short, one large enough like that should be easily visible, either through burn marks on a metal edge or bracket or a hole in the insulation. Check and follow all the main or thick ...
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Alternator dying so junk car?

I have seen somebody spot-weld a short bolt to the rounded nut they are having trouble removing. It's cheap and quick if the equipment is on hand.
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Startup problems: low idle RPM and stall on pressing the accelerator

Not familiar with your vehicle/engine specifically, but familiar with carbed engines in general. I would think the #1 thing to look at would be the choke. Pumping before starting a carb vehicle is ...
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Nissan Murano 2016 tow capacity

Good question. While they both employ the same engine, there is a list of several other variables that come into play here. Different vehicles are constructed with different ideas in mind when in ...
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Car Clicks While Turning Over

I would thoroughly look at the battery cables again. While the clicking noise usually indicates a battery that is too weak to start the vehicle, the battery would not be able to build up enough power ...
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1996 Nissan Sentra won’t start after refueling

I think you are looking at the wrong area of the car. If the electronics didn't come on, this is an electrical power issue, not a fueling issue. I'd check to ensure all connections are good from the ...
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Horrific Squealing on Start - 2002 Pathfinder

Check the tension on the serpentine belts at the front of the engine - sounds like they're a tad loose. It may be something else, but start there.
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How to replace Alternator out (2001 Nissan Sentra) [pictures inside]

Try to get hold of a workshop manual; failing that, a Chiltons or Haynes manual for that car. I've just checked the Haynes, and it does show the Alternator replacement in some detail. A couple of ...
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Where is the part of the car that senses the i-key?

For the remote entry receiver see number 11 in the diagram below. The interior key antenna is located under the center console number 13 and inputs to the body control module seen in number 1 of the ...
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Where is the part of the car that senses the i-key?

Your BCM receives the signal Nissan uses what is called a BCM or body control module. The BCM on your car controls the following Security (key fob synchronization, door locks) Turn signals Wipers ...
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Starter motor doesn't "let go"

I could be that simple. A binding solenoid/mechanism can cause what you are experiencing. Looking at the top image, the solenoid (#7) is on top of the starter. When power is added, the solenoid moves ...
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Is it possible to replace the diodes in a rectifier?

Possible, sure. But you need some beefy diodes that can handle an amperage of at least 50A, and at the right spec.(think about type, voltage drop, switching time, reverse blocking specs, temperature......
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Can I remove head off 2002 Altima 2.5 and just hone cylinders to help improve compression

What you're suggesting will not improve your compression and will cause other issues. You'll be causing yourself more issues than what you have currently. When an engines are put together with new ...
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Drain Plug Crush Washer- Installed wrong size

My "opinion" is, you should change it now. If it's too big, even if sealed now, will want to allow the bolt to loosen up at some point. Whether it gets loose enough for the bolt to fall out ...
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Is it possible to rebuild the batteries of the Nissan Leaf?

Yes, they can be. You'll probably need to find a company that refurbishes batteries, there's one that I know of in Australia so I'd say (i.e. assume) that there would be services in your area. If you'...
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How to replace Alternator out (2001 Nissan Sentra) [pictures inside]

Based off this diagram, the adjusting bolt is not present in the pictures you provided: It looks like your Sentra has air-conditioning, which means that your belt tensioning mechanism sits above the ...
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