Nov 172015

2009 Nissan Altima

I recently had to put my car in the shop due to a accident. I had the shop replace the following:

1. Radiator support
2. air conditioner / heater
3. A/M condenser assembly
4. Refrigerant recovery
5. evacuate &Recharge
6. front suspension
7. engine cradle
8. wheel alignment
9. exhaust system
10. front pipe
11. front pipe gasket
12. air spoiler
13. air filter
14. oil pan

Well after a month and half in the shop I got it back but within less then 12 hours of me having my car my service engine come on .The codes that I got from autozone connecting they computer is saying it

1. IVT control solenoid open or shorted
2. Cam/Crank sensor out of phase
3. Dirt buildup at control valve.

My question is can after all replacing all of the things above if was not done right and not check can these codes be from what they fix. Sorry so long but tia for information given I greatly appreciate it.

Oct 272015

Went to have oil changed but garage did not put oil back in.

Garage did not put oil or filter in my 1997 Nissan Altima at oil change. I drove it about 4 miles before I noticed it. What damage could this do to the engine and is the life shortened 138,000 miles

1997 Nissan Altima

Oct 072015

2011 Nissan SentraMy car just started making a vibrating noise recently, coming from the undercarriage. At times it sounds louder than at others. I tried listening from the underside of the vehicle, and the noise seems like its coming from underneath between where the front and rear seats sit. but I can’t tell if its louder on the driver or passenger side. The makes a continuous rattling or vibrating noise, but seems like it went away some when I was on the Interstate. It might get louder when I am stopped at a light.

Oct 062015

My car starting having problems accelerating and would not go over 20 mph. At some points it could barely accelerate at all, and the car barely made it to the shop before breaking down. Took it to a mechanic who told me I need to have all the spark plugs replaced and the catalytic converter. Totaling in about $1,400 dollars in repairs.

I’m planning on buying a new car, and just want to trade in my X-terra. I’ve been told by friends that you don’t necessarily need a catalytic converter to have the car run. What are the minimal repairs that could be done in order to just get my car running ? I plan on just driving directly over to the dealership. Is it possible to just have the spark plugs replaced and leave the catalytic converter as is? Would this be sufficient?

Please HELP!
-Karyna Romo xttera

Sep 302015

I had the transmission replaced on my Altima a couple months ago. Now the car raddles when i go over a bump. I got under the car to figure out the problem, found that there is a fingure width gap between a mount on the front frame and the bracket for it. Is there suppose to be some rubber spacers to keep that from striking metal on metal?

Sep 162015

Intermittent transmission slipping. No evidence of water/fluid cross contamination. Changed Trans filter. Worked good for one day then intermittent again. Problem appeared suddenly.