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Hello this issue could be caused by a number of things I know on the 3.5 engine there is a timing chain tensioner that sometimes slips down and the rod that makes tenison on the chain gets fully extended and the chain will be sloppy.Also on the 2.5 the catalytic converter
can come apart and cause problems for the engine.This rattle can be as simple as a loose exhaust heat shield hard to say with out hearing the noise.One other problem I have read about with those 2.5s is sometimes the butterfly valve screws come loose and could get sucked into the motor.You can go to Youtube and see all these things that I have mentioned good luck.

2002 Nissan... | Answered on Nov 02, 2014

It sounds like you have a problem with the AWU. Accelerator Working Unit, a fancy term for the gas petal. If it is not getting the proper voltage to the ECM it will default to a RPM like you are geting, 2000-2500 rpm. Find one from a junkyard and try it out. I would not shake anything that will just cause other issues.

2002 Nissan... | Answered on Oct 28, 2014

Keep using it until it acts up
-- then rebuilt it

Try changing the fluid & add one
bottle of Red Lubgard

I would only use the fluid you get
at a Nissan Dealer

2002 Nissan... | Answered on Oct 28, 2014

A P1610 Code has to do with the NATS system which is the security system in your car. If you look at your key there is a small blue square in it which contains a chip. This chip sends a signal to your immobilizer in your steering column and then to the Electric Control Module. If the ECM does not recognize the ID of the key then it will prevent it from starting.
Try resetting the ECM to get it to start and take it to the dealer. With luck all they have to do is re-program the keys to your ECM again. Worst case scenario, your ECM is toasted and you will need to get a new one. Good Luck!

2002 Nissan... | Answered on Oct 16, 2014

the fuel pump is located on top of the fuel tank.

2002 Nissan... | Answered on Oct 05, 2014


for factory manual--not cheap

Any thing other than OEM will not be your car exactly

2002 Nissan... | Answered on Oct 02, 2014

its inside gas tank

2002 Nissan... | Answered on Oct 02, 2014

You may have to have the transmission inspected. The problem could be with the linkages that connect the gear shifter to the transmission. Have that one checked out first. If that is ok you may have problems with the syncro. Your car should start at park or neutral. If it does not start at neutral you may have the switches for these checked. Start at the stick where you shift.

2002 Nissan... | Answered on Sep 30, 2014

you need a new thermostat

2002 Nissan... | Answered on Sep 29, 2014

if the signal lights work then the wiring and socket and obviously the bulbs are good which leaves the brake light switch or wiring at the brake switch is bad.

2002 Nissan... | Answered on Sep 24, 2014

In spite of what Firestone did it still sounds like you have a defective speed sensor. Other people have also had this problem and it was solved by replacing the speed sensor.

I hope it resolves your problem.

2002 Nissan... | Answered on Sep 23, 2014

Many possible causes. Leak can be when you drive, but not show on your driveway. The heater could be leaking into the passenger area, though you'd likely smell the "maple syrup" smell of anti-freeze.

It's also possible that you have a head gasket leak into the coolant, causing the overheating, and blowing some of your coolant out. Get a compression test on the cooling system, and a compression check on the cylinders.

2002 Nissan... | Answered on Sep 21, 2014

posible cloged heater core

2002 Nissan... | Answered on Sep 16, 2014

evap control system

2002 Nissan... | Answered on Sep 09, 2014

check the wire is connected to fuse panle

2002 Nissan... | Answered on Aug 31, 2014

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