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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 designed with the DIY home mechanic in mind. Components are accessible and tasks can typically be accomplished using only 2 different wrench sizes, and maybe a ...


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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 when up in the air, right? Your mechanic just imagines that your bleeder valves are rusted shut (and they might be), so he's using the lift as an excuse. Find ...


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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 not be able to find one. As a side-note: if your car's frame is really that rusty, you might want to work on it before the floor falls through.


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An insufficiently-charged battery would explain what you're seeing: the unresponsive throttle is because the throttle is electronically-actuated (at least that's what eBay reckons) Not sure about the Sentra, but airbag and engine oil lights can turn on due to insufficient voltage the engine will stall because the fuel injectors need electricity to correctly ...


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Possibilities include: Oil spilled on exhaust during the Oil Change (as mentioned in the comments by DucatiKiller). This can be new oil from filling, or old oil from the drain and/or filter replacement. Overfilling with replacement oil can result in burn-off. Check the oil level, check multiple reliable sources for the correct fill amount, and check the PCV ...


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To add to Zaids answer. A cheap meter from RadioShack will tell you if something is wrong with your power system. A normal car battery will be at 14.4 volts (+-.75v) when on. 7.10V is not normal and indicates a problem. As for your gas petal, not accelerating is a necessary safety feature implemented by all manufactures that use digital throttles. ...


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It really looks like it's down to the switch, if the high beams work normally (Not just using flash to pass) and both low beams quit at the same time, and you are positive the bulbs are good. The one thing that can fail that would take out both low beams is the switch. Everything in yellow below is good based on your description of what works. The pink ...


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Pinging is caused by one of several different reasons. It is usually a hot spot in the combustion chamber which is causing the issue. A hot spot is usually made of carbon buildup, the edges of which get hot very easily, will glow red as such, and will ignite the air/fuel mixture. If a hot spot is present, it will pre-ignite the air/fuel mixture during ...


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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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Hmm. Either temp sender calibration is off a little bit or it's colder inside the car than it is outside the car. Remember when you are in Defrost or Defog modes on your Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) the Air Conditioning is turned on automatically to help remove water vapor from the air, and keep the Windows clear. This will cool the car's ...


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Certainly check for leaks under the car, and look at the pavement where you park, but low fluid is a big cause of slipping. To check your fluid level, find the section in your owners manual and follow the steps. I say that because each manufacturer might have slight differences, but in general, the steps are: Drive the car around neighborhood streets ...


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Automatic shifter cable replacements come in 4 varieties: OEM exact replacement, found at your dealership or through online websites that have access to the dealership ordering system aftermarket exact replacement, found at parts stores generic replacements, also found at parts stores, but may need modification of the cable, the brackets or your vehicle for ...


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I couldn't find the complete part either, and I have me m4d skiLz for this sort of thing usually. I do, however, know that you can get Hurst and B&M generic cables from outfits like Summit and Jeggs. You could either modify those or attach your old ends. (I have no ownership or stock in either of the mentioned companies. But considering the amount I'...


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You've depleted your battery beyond the point at which the car can recharge it on its own. You most likely have done damage to the battery, but it may be recoverable. Before running out to buy a new battery, the first thing you need to do is see if the battery will take a charge. Take it out of the car and put it on a car charger. You'll want to put it on ...


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I rechecked the tire pressures, they were fine, so I raised the rear of the vehicle and did a visual inspection. I didn't see anything odd or out of place. I started tugging at things. First the anti-sway bar in different spots, it's really on there, and it seems to still be one solid piece. Then I tugged at the exhaust pipe, it's moving around like it's ...


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Looking at the engine moving while in reverse we noticed there was a crack in the air intake hose you wouldn't see when not in reverse, patched it up before ordering the part to determine if it was the issue and it solved my issues! Just sharing in case someone else is having this issue.


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Just replacing a working cat seems to be a waste of money as cats are quite expensive. I'd try to replace the muffler+resonator and attach them to the cat by some straight connection sleeve.


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


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When you stop your engine fuel should stay in the system all the way up to the carburetor. It may evaporate from the carb but the line should not be dry, which is what is happening to you. This can have a few causes: A bad check valve: a check, or non-return, valve prevents fuel from flowing back into your fuel tank. If this stops working fuel will run back ...


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That is a relay, could be for horn or headlights, heated rear window, fog lights, in fact anything that uses a high current. Secure it properly.


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Your float in gas tank has either got something stuck in it keeping it from going on to full tank, or it's got a dead spot and your sensor's not reading. More than likely your vehicle hit a pothole and that bent the dial just enough to keep it from going to top. To fix it, you'll have to pull the float out of the tank. Make sure when you raise float around ...


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Unless its a particularly hot day, when driving on the motorway the coolant temp should be around whatever the normal area is for your vehicle, as air is being forced through the radiator at a great rate at motorway speeds. If this was just after starting the vehicle from cold AND it was a warmer than usual day, then perhaps the coolant just got a bit ...


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Usually these processing units in your case the dictator mangement system functions are programmed into a chip. So it just boots when the battery is on. So they cannot be erased until you reset them using a hardware programmable device which mostly the service centers have. They will mostly reset the dictator system but not be able to change how it works. ...


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There is a Technical Service Bulletin issued by Nissan that applies to many of their vehicles not being able to be filled. Take it to the dealer and they'll hopefully replace your breather valve and hose.


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A lot of vehicles today have a check valve that prevents them from leaking fuel out the fill port in case the vehicle rolls-over. Depending on the exact design of the check valve, some of them cause difficulty filling-up. Also, different fuel station pumps flow at different rates, not only because of design, but also because of the fuel level in the ...


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It sounds like you've picked up a pretty massive dent in your tank. Can you see underneath it well enough to determine if this is the case?


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A bit of oil in the cylinders and then turn the engine over by hand 3 or four times would be a great idea. Then change the oil. The coolant, as long as it's full can be changed at the garage. The gas after 6 years is toast no and ifs or butts about it. Drain what you can then fill the tank with fresh stuff. Don't forget to change the fuel filter after going ...


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You may have already fixed your problem You may need to clear the codes for the Check Engine Light to go away. It may be that the sensor is clean but the check engine light is being shown because it's retained in the computer's memory. Once the codes are cleared, see if the CEL stays off or if it returns. If the issue returns P0171 is saying that the ...


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