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2004 Nissan Altima Base 4dr Sedan 2.5 Manual

2004 Nissan Altima
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
23 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
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Hi, I own a 02 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE with 145K miles on it. The idling is very smooth, I can barely hear it but once I start accelerating above 30-40mph, its sound very rough and no...
Asked by Vishal K September 23, 2014, 1:58 pm 1 reply
The car is a bit sluggish in accelerating
It seems to be a bit sluggish in accelerating and when changing gears (from 1 to 2), it seems to be sluggish as well. fuel consumption seems to be higher than normal. its an autom...
Asked by Odoma M September 15, 2014, 4:40 am 1 reply
Interior dash lights go off when the headlights are turned on?
Problems began with the car not wanting to start up. Now, when the headlights are on, the interior dash lights, radio lights, clock, etc. shut off.
Asked by Krista S September 18, 2014, 6:27 pm 1 reply
is Zmax safe as an oil additive?
car has 50,000. No big issues at this time, just wondering if zmax for oil is safe and if it actually works
Asked by Alex V September 22, 2014, 9:02 pm 1 reply
why won't my car run?
nothing wrong with the fuel system, new distributor (cap and all), new crankshaft sensor, new ignition sensor, new mass air flow, had it running, was driving down the road and it j...
Asked by Robert P September 23, 2014, 3:31 pm 1 reply
does a 06 nissan altima 2.0 twin cam engine fit on a 2.5 nissan altima ?
My 2.5 engine overheated
Asked by Gil R September 24, 2014, 5:28 pm 0 reply
Does replacing the radiator involves removing the condenser and draining the freon from the system
A local mechanic wants to over $200 in labor because he believes that he has to drain the freon from the ac system in order to replace the radiator which I never heard of
Asked by Ro G September 23, 2014, 11:53 pm 0 reply
My brakes have a tendency to squeak when I first start up my car and begin to drive it. Why is this?
After being on the road for a while, the squeaking stops. I have 68,000 miles on my car. Is it time for me to get new brakes?
Asked by Ed D September 16, 2014, 4:50 am 1 reply
Sugar in the gas tank, please help.
Someone put sugar in my cars gas tank. I ran the car not knowing and it shut off on it's own about 300ft, I'm wondering how does one determine weather the sugar reached the engine ...
Asked by Rayza V September 17, 2014, 11:22 am 0 reply
Vdc off, abs light, traction control are on, why?
All three lights are on. Mechanic eliminated wheel speed sensors which is what I found to be a common problem online. Is the abs controller bad or could it be something else? Rear ...
Asked by Mark L September 11, 2014, 4:25 pm 1 reply

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