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The parts that need to be replaced is the whole power steering component that actually turn the wheels.Don't let him temp repair it...that's a waste of money. Make sure there is a wheel alignment done after the parts are replaced

1996 Nissan... | Answered on Feb 14, 2018

you have to have the fault codes read first or you will be wasting money

1996 Nissan... | Answered on Dec 08, 2017

When they stop loosen nuts that hold them in place and relocate the to proper stopped position, Tighten nuts.

1996 Nissan... | Answered on Nov 01, 2017

get an odb2 make sure their is no other faults.
they are cheep

1996 Nissan... | Answered on Sep 15, 2017

take the throttle body off and clean it.
looks like your throtle body needs attention.

1996 Nissan... | Answered on Jul 19, 2017

is the thermostat in the right way is the first question
iot will not open if the body of the thermostat is not in the head water or block water

1996 Nissan... | Answered on May 27, 2017

Be aware that this vehicle has a low oil sensor. Below 1 quart low will disable ignition(NO SPARK) Check oil often. Perform an OBDII scan with a print out. The print out will be your guide to parts replacement. If you get it to run, the cheapest approach is to Replace Air filter. Also the Fuel filter and install a can of B&G44K fuel additive to the fuel. It will condition the fuel pump and injectors. The B&G is only available at dealerships(11.00 a can at Toyota).Do not substitute, it is the best on the market. Do these 3 things every 30,000 mile for continued performance. Due to the age (1999) I would recommend changing the timing belt and water pump as it runs off of the belt and you are already in there. I don't think it has timing chains. Do not throw the distributor away, its probably OK.

1996 Nissan... | Answered on May 20, 2017

First, never use starting fluid on a gasoline engine. Check for dirty air filter, then check for Mass air flow sensor (Fault code) . This sensor controls fuel mapping, bad signal here will cause over fueling (black smoke) also called loading up (rich). Stopped up Air filter will affect Mass air flow. Perform OBD II test to prevent buying unneeded parts. Also delete stored codes.

1996 Nissan... | Answered on Mar 01, 2017

under center console

1996 Nissan... | Answered on Jan 19, 2017

Nissan came out with a Technical service bulletin on problem evaporators which caused the freon to flow from the expansion valve to the low side hose without going through the heat exchanger portion of the evaporator core it self. It can be spotted by the low side pipe from the compressor which may develop a "frost" on it. What occurs, is that the low side freezes up and has to thaw out before it will cool again.
NTB97-007a was the service bulletin.
Issued on January 15, 1998
Heading: A/C poor performance, suction side shows low or vacuum.
I feel pretty sure this is your problem. It can be verified with a set of manifold guages. The low side after it has been charged, should never drop into a vacuum and rarely drop below 20 psi. no matter how long you run the system.
The only way the problem can be solved is replace the evaporator.
Good luck.

1996 Nissan... | Answered on May 12, 2016

It sounds like some thing you have done if the fault started after the tune , did you check the gap on the new plugs, check the firing order as it may be messed up . 4 cylinder 1342 6 cylinder 153624 in direction of rotation.

1996 Nissan... | Answered on Dec 03, 2015

You need to test whether you have power to your switch. If you do, you can test if the switch is working by checking to see if you have voltage coming out of switch to motor. If you have voltage coming out of the switch, your motor is most likely bad. If there is no voltage coming out of switch, the switch itself may be bad.

1996 Nissan... | Answered on Mar 18, 2015

did you test the in line fuse that runs in the longer of the two wires that return from the positive battery cable

1996 Nissan... | Answered on Nov 23, 2014

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