I have a Nissan Maxima 2001. As my username suggests, I have had huge number of repairs in the past 10 years Ive had it.
My specific issue now is, a local mechanic told me that my right wheel was loose and the ball joint had to be replaced. Also my car was shaking while idling at a traffic light when the engine was on. (the shaking increased when I am on drive mode compared to neutral).
He said he will replace the spark plugs and ball joint to fix both issues.
After ~ 350 bucks, the car was still shaking and guess what…the speedometer and odometer both stopped working just as I drove out of the repair shop !
Is there a chance they accidentally pulled some wire while replacing the ball joint or the spark plugs? Is there a connection between either of these parts and the wires for the speedeometer/odometer?
Now all this was about a month ago.
(btw my check engine light has been on forever and the ABS light has been on for a few months.)
The latest situation is: The shaking has somehow completely stopped (it used to be sporadic anyway but now it seems to have completely stopped.)
The speedometer and odometer are still not working.
Also last week the fuel gauge stopped working!!
Please if you can help that would be appreciated. Otherwise I am at the mercy of the evil mechanics.