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2005 Nissan Maxima ignition coils burn out

Dear Doctor: I own a 2005 Nissan Maxima. My problem is the ignition coils keep burning out. I’ve taken the car to a couple of shops and they checked all wiring, plus the alternator, but now the car is just … Continue reading

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2004 Nissan Maxima

Dear Doctor: I am the original owner of a 2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE that has 147,000 miles. This car has always been serviced by the book by my local mechanic. Recently, the car (only occasionally) downshifts with a “lurch” … Continue reading

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1997 Nissan Sentra

Dear Doctor: I have a 1997 Nissan Sentra with the 1.6-liter motor. The car has 170,000 miles and runs great. The problem is the “service engine soon” light had been going off-and-on for the past year, but now it’s on … Continue reading

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2000 Nissan Altima

Dear Doctor: I have a 2000 Nissan Altima that developed a dash cluster problem two years ago. When temperatures dropped to 50 degrees while driving in stop-and-go conditions with the heat on at the maximum settings and blower on high … Continue reading

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2004 Nissan Maxima second gear downshift trouble

Dear Doctor: My 2004 Nissan Maxima with the automatic transmission is giving me a bit of trouble with the second gear. When it downshifts at a slow speed, it “clunks” into second gear and sometimes clunks when upshifting from first … Continue reading

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2002 Nissan Frontier — knock sensor code is on

Dear Doctor: I own a 2002 Nissan Frontier pickup truck with 2WD with approximately 141,000 miles, which I bought new. I have had to replace the knock sensor twice. The service light still comes on with a knock sensor code. … Continue reading

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Should I buy pre-owned vehicle from Hertz?

Dear Doctor: I read good things about buying a pre-owned vehicle from rental companies. Do you think buying a rental car from Hertz, for example, is a good way to score a value-oriented deal? Secondly, I have a 1999 Nissan … Continue reading

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