Aug 272016

2002 Nissan SentraWill 2001 Nissan Altima parts fit on my Nissan Sentra like the catalytic converter, motor mount and struts and brakes?


For the majority the answer is NO. Some small insignificant parts like lug nuts and light bulbs, etc. will transfer but not the majority.

Brake Pads

  • 2002 Nissan Sentra Front Brake Pads Part# DX653
  • 2001 Nissan Altima Front Brake Pads Part# DX653
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra Rear Brake Pads Part# DX700
  • 2001 Nissan Altima Rear Brake Pads Part# DX540

Brake Rotors

  • 2002 Nissan Sentra Front Brake Rotors Part# 980075
  • 2001 Nissan Altima Front Brake Rotors Part# 96408
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra Rear Brake Pads Part# DX700
  • 2001 Nissan Altima Rear Brake Pads Part# DX540


  • 2002 Nissan Sentra Front Strut: Left Part#72106; Right Part#72105
  • 2001 Nissan Altima Rear Strut Part# 71312
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra Front Strut: Left Part#71675; Right Part#71674
  • 2001 Nissan Altima Rear Strut: Left Part#71677; Right Part#71675

Engine(motor) Mount

  • 2002 Nissan Sentra Front Mount: Part# 9200
  • 2001 Nissan Altima Front Mount: Part# 8682
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra Rear Mount Part# 9166
  • 2001 Nissan Altima Rear Mount Part# 9135

Catalytic Converter

  • 2002 Nissan Sentra Front Catalytic Converter Part# 16332
  • 2001 Nissan Altima Front Catalytic Converter Part# 16133
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra Rear Catalytic Converter Part# 16033
  • 2001 Nissan Altima Rear Catalytic Converter Part# 642793
Aug 042016

1997 Nissan PathfinderMy Pathfinder will not restart after it has been running and shut off. I have replaced distributor, rotor, map, pcv. When it runs it idles good but after it gets warm and I try to restart it will not turn over.


If it is the engine not turning over to start, the problem would be the starter assembly. Replace the starter and it should be fine once more. The internal brushes become worn and no longer make good contact. The only other thing could be a bad battery.

Jul 252016

2005 Nissan Altima Code P0420I have a 2005 Nissan Altima 2.5l 4 cylinder and Service Engine Soon light is on and ran code. It is Code P0420 with catalyst below threshold bank 1. Now my car revs at high rpms but I am not loosing gas or mileage or performance. My question is do I replace the catylitic converter or could I just do a tune up for now because the catalytic converter is not cheap.?


The most common fix for this code is to replace the catalytic converter. There is a chance that the O2 Sensor is sticking and sending a false signal, but not as common. There is no reason to replace the catalytic converter at all when it comes to drivability. The converter is installed as part of a government mandated regulation. The catalytic converter reduces emissions. You could effectively never replace the converter and not worry about the performance of your car.  Now with that said, if the vehicle has less than 75,000 miles the converter is covered under warranty and up 100,000 miles on newer vehicles. The warranty coverage is also a government mandated law.

NISSAN Code P0420 – Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold Bank 1

As the code description implies the P0420 code means that the vehicle’s control module has detected that the three-way catalytic converter is not working properly (is not as efficient as the factory is expecting). Replacing the oxygen (O2) sensors may sometimes fix the code, but in most cases the catalytic convert needs to be replaced to fix the problem. If the P0420 code is combined with other codes, try fixing the other codes first.

There is a Technical Service Bulletin for this also. it calls for reprogramming the ECM.

Nissan Code P0420 Possible causes

– Three way catalyst converter Bank 1
– Exhaust tube
– Intake air leaks
– Fuel injectors may be faulty
– Fuel injector leaks
– Spark plugs may be faulty
– Improper ignition timing
– Engine Control Module (ECM)

Mar 252016

Nissan Infinity
I have a Nissan Infinity Qx4 and it takes time to start in the morning. What could be wrong?


Thinking about the Nissan Infinity my first thought would be the fuel pressure is bleeding off at night. Try a simple test the next time it sets all night. Cycle the ignition key on and off 10 times. Each time holding the key for 5 seconds on then 5 seconds off. Then try to start it. Should start easier. The act of cycling the ignition key will prime the fuel system. If it helps you may need to have the fuel pressure regulator replaced.

Mar 092016

2002 Nissan Quest
Just stopped running while driving, not sure if not getting spark or fuel


First thing I would check would be the fuel tank to make sure you have fuel. Then, like you said, you will need to determine what you are no longer getting….spark or fuel? This Nissan quest is equipped with a 3.3L V6 engine. The 3.3L engine has a timing belt that may have broken. The engine would sound a bit different when cranking it over.

1999 Nissan timing belt diagram

Feb 032016

1993 Nissan Altima - Car hesitates

My car hesitates during take off. What can make it hesitate during takeoff?


Car hesitates when accelerating

There are many things that may have a hand in causing your car to hesitate. When the car hesitates it may be caused from a failing sensor. When a sensor fails the On Board Diagnostic (OBD) computer will store a code and illuminate a check engine light on the dash.
– Nissan OBD Trouble Codes for car hesitates related to transmission shifting
CODE 14 Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS)
– Nissan OBD Trouble Codes for car hesitates related to ignition/fuel. Possible contaminated fuel or old fuel.
CODE 34 Knock (Detonation) Sensor
– Nissan Trouble Codes for car hesitates related to acceleration. Throttle electronics including wiring harness and sensors.
CODE 43 Throttle Position Sensor (TPS)
Car hesitates from Throttle body

Car hesitates when stepping on gas

Sometimes it has nothing to do with electronics and sensors. Instead look at the mechanical side. This can be a dirty throttle body. You may be able to clean the throat of the throttle body. Start with a lightly alcohol soaked rag. Make sure to get the outside of the butterfly as well. This will allow more airflow at idle. This would increase the amount of air/fuel into the engine on take off. A loose connection around the air intake and air filter locations may have occurred. A vacuum leak can cause havoc on the engines ability to control itself. Usually a higher idle accompanies this. And sometimes leaving the air conditioning on is all it takes to slow this mule down.

Car hesitates when accelerating from a stop

Your car brake system could be at fault here. If your brakes are worn they could be grabbing the rotors. A caliper may be sticking an not allowing the brakes to retract. This would cause the brakes to drag on take off. The engine would have to work harder to move. A warn hub bearing could also create drag but you would hear a grinding in most cases.

Feb 022016

2001 Nissan Maxima Anniversary EditionSo for a few weeks the check engine light would come on then flash until I got to a certain speed then stop flashing. Also auto lights would have to be turned off and the radio or it would stay on I have had to jump the car with my truck but last time went to jump and it went to turn over then stopped now their is nothing only power from battery need help please


First thing I would think would cause this would be a relay sticking. Most likely a head light relay. There is a right and left headlight relay. This may be the cause for the battery draining. The battery will most likely need to be replaced since you have tried jumping it so many times. And possible blown main power fuses (fuseable links A and C) to regain power to everything else.

2001 Nissan Maxima Starting System Wiring Diagram