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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 filter, the hose needs replacing, since you will be letting unfiltered air in. Add another photo showing the whole engine bay. The second photo is just ...


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Your engine doesn't appear to have sufficient oil level to even reach the lower mark Your dipstick has oil marks on it only next to places in the stick where it is bent. It seems likely that as you've pushed the dipstick down (after wiping) the places where it is bent have rubbed down the oil coated sides of the dipstick tube picking up sufficient amount of ...


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I've had rotors smoke on the first real usage after install many times with ceramic brake pads. This is NOT abnormal ... unnerving, but not abnormal. I don't know if the pads were ceramic, but there you go. If the smoking continues every time you drive the car, there's an issue. If you don't see it anymore, then it shouldn't be a problem. The reason for the ...


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Assuming the other side to the damaged one has never been replaced (i.e. it has done the full 50k) I'd say you'd be best off replacing both sides together. While the wear on the remaining side won't be ridiculous I think it will be enough that the imbalance between the two will start putting additional strain on other suspension components and will likely ...


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Most cars are heated using heat from the engine, usually with a smaller radiator used to transfer heat from the cooling system to the internal heating system. The colder it is outside the longer it takes the engine to get up to temperature. That said, 15-20 minutes is far too long and I'd check the coolant level in your car as it may be low, meaning the ...


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I am guessing on this, but I'll bet the orange stripe indicates the intake cam, while the yellow stripe on the other indicates the exhaust cam. The stripes are in the same relative place on the cams. Any which way, this paint is not on the camshaft lobes, nor on the journals, so it is absolutely nothing to worry about.


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More than likely if there is still some oil in the engine, there is no damage done. With only a few hundred miles on the vehicle, the oil should be new and therefore should be good for some time, even if it is low. What you need to be doing is getting it back to the dealership and figuring out why it was low on oil. Coming from the factory, it's HIGHLY ...


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Usually that indicates there is an issue with either a head gasket problem or a cracked block. In either case, it's not good and is going to be major surgery or engine replacement. From your description, there's no way of knowing how this might have come about. Whatever did cause it or how ever it occured, doesn't really matter at this point. You're going to ...


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Yes, you should absolutely disconnect the negative battery terminal. This is not just to prevent the air bag from deploying, you should always disconnect the battery before starting any work that involves the car's electrical system. This is because of safety, to prevent you from getting shocked (from the starter motor system) or burnt if you touch a live ...


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No, not to do with the fuel pump - at least not for the cooling system. Vapor lock can be for any pipe wehere the flow is stopped due to a pocket of air. Poor bleeding or burping of the cooling system can cause overheating so it is something that has to be done correctly. Vapor lock can also happen in fuel systems and has often been an issue with ...


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According to this input, you should do the following: Take extra caution while performing drive cycles on public roadways. Drive cycles can be difficult to follow under normal driving conditions. Begin by: Start the engine. Idle the engine in drive for two and a half minutes with the A/C and rear defroster on. Turn the A/C and rear defrost off, and ...


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This sounds like a now snapped cable. The snapping noise was probably the last few steands of the Bowden cable breaking. Given the cost of a new one and the possibility of a second hand one not lasting long, I would go for new. You will most likely have to replace the inber and outer together due to the ends in the Bowden cable. Smaller cables are easier to ...


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The check valve is there to maintain the vacuum after the engine is turned off or during periods of wide open throttle where there will be little vacuum generated by the engine. So if the vacuum is still there with the engine off, then the check valve is doing its job. Since your brakes are staying on, there must be air getting into the drivers side of the ...


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Most likely a fuel system problem, check your fuel filter. Doesn't look like compression problem.


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Yes, it is a nuisance with this engine. I have a 2011 / 3.5 L, and it seems to hold oil along the dipstick passage. I just checked my oil which required starting it and moving to a level spot ( it MUST be level to check engine or trans oil). Then I put the dipstick in ,pull it out and wipe it off about three times before you can get a good level for the oil. ...


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While not a totally reliable indicator, there are common colors that are used by many antifreeze manufacturers: Green: Usually Ethylene-Glycol-based and is the most common type in non-GM vehicles. Red or Orange: Dex-Cool used primarily in GM vehicles. Blue: Propylene-glycol-based. These types should NOT be mixed since that can caused problems with engine ...


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You can ask the at the parts counter of a Nissan dealer. You might also have success searching for the part on eBay. By specifying the model and year of the vehicle, eBay will return a listing of available parts, and many of those listings will contain Nissan's part number. EDIT: The answer to this question contains another very good tactic for finding the ...


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From your description, you have a coolant leak. One of the quickest way to ruin an engine is to have insufficient coolant. If your radiator had no coolant (water), running it could do damage. The leak could be coming from any number of places, as it can travel a good distance from the source by the time it hits the ground. Someone needs to have eyes on it to ...


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All Japanese cars using a clockwise thread bolt. Meaning: You need to counterclockwise to loosen it. Use WD40 or lubricant fluid like WD40. Spray it around the bolt. Let it sink or wait 15minutes. And use an impact driver to loosen it up. Or hammering your wrench :D Using blocking technic and cranking it, it just does more harm than good, you could bend ...


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From this link: The misfire detection monitor runs during normal engine operating and driving conditions and is used by the PCM to determine whether the engine is malfunctioning to the point where it is releasing excess pollutants into the atmosphere. The OBD II system detects misfires on most vehicles by monitoring variations in the speed of the crankshaft ...


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You need to find the DRL module and pull its connector right out. Alternatively, you may play with the fuse marked 10 or 21, but this may disable other stuff as well. Here's the wiring diagram, which I assumed to be from the right vehicle:


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Jack here is safe, be sure to use jack stand also.


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There is not enough side wall on the 19 inch I rarely use chain as I have 4 wheel drive and live in So Calif. But chains wrap around and would damage an extreamly low profile tire perhaps you might want to rent a car or take your friends car up to the mountains if that's the reason you need chains. I think the cables will wrap and damage your rims as well.


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Solar Mike's answer is correct in it's description, however I would also add the following from experience. When I have done this in the past (20-odd years ago I think!) the harness adaptor came wired with the correct colours and pin layout according to the ISO specification and the majority of cars but if I remember correctly the permanent and switched (ACC)...


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