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  1. 3rd Generation Altima (2002-2006)
    So around March my 02 Altima started doing this weird thing. It starts up perfectly fine, but after driving about a mile it will lock up the steering wheel, and shut-off. It starts back up immediately once it is thrown into park, but this now happens everytime I try to drive it. I haven't needed...
  2. Maintenance & Repair
    bought an 06 nissan altima SE 3.5 v6. it has about 149k on the engine. changed the camshaft sensor the day of purchase. now im driving and i notice that when im accelerating at about 1000-2000 rpm at around 20 mph, there is a grinding noise coming from the front. after i increase speed it goes...
  3. 1st Generation Altima (1993-1997)
    So on Friday afternoon on my break from work, I was in my car and turned it on with the key to keep warm. After a few minutes of the engine running I took the key out and put it in the ignition again to charge my phone. After I tried to start it up the second time, I couldn't get it to start...
  4. 2nd Generation Altima (1998-2001)
    Hi All, New member here. Just purchased a 1998 Nissan Altima GXE about a week ago, very used (160,000 miles). Anyway, i had a couple of questions. The car itself looks to be in decent shape, some rust and a dent that I'm going to take care of, along with a new valve cover gasket that needs to...
  5. Maintenance & Repair
    i have a 2001 altima with about ~120k miles, oil changes at every 3-4k interval. recently had the intake manifold gasket replaced for $400 to fix a rough idle. the car no longer has a rough idle, but i got it back with a dead speedometer and odometer. they were working fine before. and my...
  6. Maintenance & Repair
    Unfortunately for me, I got into a collision on past Friday (08/09/13). I came to a stop sign on 25mph zone, came to a full stop, check both ways and went on. A car came from the side (on 35mph zone) and hit my hear right end. Since the road that the other party was on did not have a stop sign...
  7. 2nd Generation Altima (1998-2001)
    Have a 2000 Altima with 125,000 miles. The lower control arm bushings are shot. A. Any reason to replace the entire lower control arm rather than just the bushing. B. How difficult is it to R&R the bushing. C. How long, in hrs & tenths should it take a competent mech to remove each...
  8. 3rd Generation Altima (2002-2006)
    My 2003 Altima with 61,000 miles had an intermittent rough idle and an occasional sulphur ("eggy") smell. It was diagnosed with code P0301 (Misfire, Cylinder 1). The shop kept the car 2 days. During this time they removed the upper plenum where they found it was clogged with carbon and the...
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