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.

Sep 142015

I purchased this vehicle in February of 2015, since then I have replaced the power steering pressure hose, the alternator (due to the leaking power steering hose flooding & shorting it out), put new strut assemblies on the front, replaced the spark plugs, cleaned the MAF, replaced the fuel pump, and 2 ignition coils. It is still idling ROUGH, stalls when it starts, and has an error code of P0306 (saying my cylinder 6 is misfiring). However it has a NEW ignition coil & spark plug. Took it to the mechanic and they say that cylinder 6 is getting NO fire. We have checked the CAM sensor, the fuel injectors & combustion to the injectors. Checked wire to the ignition coil–all are firing as they should. Everything checks out, just ZERO fire to cylinder 6. Can someone help me figure out what it is?? The only other thing we can come up with is Engine Control Module–which I attempted to reset but now it will not stay running. PLEASE help!! Thank you.

Sep 012015

I was driving along at about 75mph and my 2005 Nissan 350Z convertible (52,000) sputtered and 3 warning lights came on. Service engine soon, TCS off, and SLIP. I am getting mixed signals is it a ABS problem of maybe a O2 sensor. Please help as I refuse to get raped by another mechanic. Thank you.