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Service Engine soon light

The first time I've ever had to deal with the service engine soon light. The car has in fact stalled a couple of times, which is a new event. First time I've had to take the car in for anything and I'm a little bit apprehensive. Strange Garage, strange dealership. Do most repair shops have the ability to look at this or do I need to take it to a Nissan dealer?

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  • lpingston Oct 17, 2008

    thanks. I had the codes ran and it said crankshaft position sensor. A thrity dollar part. Now its off to the Wichita Public Library to review technical journals to see if its a job I can tackle. Not going to start a full fledged component replacement campaign but might try this one, MAYBE.

    Thanks for the help.

  • hfh2004 Nov 23, 2008

    i have the same conditions and code stated crankshaft sensor. Did you locate it and can you tell me where it is? I will replace it myself it is not a major project.
    Thanks
    HH2004


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Service light is only there to warn you, the car need service. (interval service). any of the repair shop should be able to do the job. you can drive the car just as is. no harm done.
make sure the car pass emmission test. O2 senser.

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