Good shop in Las Vegas?

Stephen Technician Spokane, Washington Posted   Latest  
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L (QR25DE) 4-spd
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A friend in Las Vegas called about his Altima. A quote from the shop he took it to suggests that replacing both a CKP and an input speed sensor will fix his car. Even though the $950 quote seemed quite fair, I can’t help but suspect that a fairly large parts cannon is being loaded in Sin City. I am about a thousand miles away so I am asking for some help. If you work at or know of a shop where they test, not guess - please let me know. Thanks!

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Eric Owner/Technician
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Any more specific information? Very possible it needs them. Nothing in your post alludes to problem. Maybe this is based on solid testing, who knows?

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Stephen Technician
Spokane, Washington
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Thanks Eric, the estimate includes two codes. P0725 engine speed sensor circuit and P0335 CKP A circuit. No other testing was done, just a swap based on codes. My friend wants to fix his car but doesn’t want to proceed without test data. I‘ll admit I encouraged him to get a second opinion, but I am not able to recommend a shop.

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Michael Mobile Technician
Clinton, Utah
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Franks European is the best Euro shop in Vegas but I doubt they would take on a Nissan. I used to call on Sunset Auto on Boulder Highway a few years ago. It was a well run operation. Maybe check them out.

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Stephen Technician
Spokane, Washington
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Thanks Michael. I met Frank during a shop tour last year with Carm Capriotto. You’re right, Frank and his crew are top notch. I’ll check into Sunset Auto.

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Greg Curriculum Developer
Tacoma, Washington
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Hmmm

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Bryan Technician
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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Might be me but a p0725 is a engine speed signal from the ecm to the tcm, kinda hard to have that with a bad crank sensor

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Jonathan Technician
Tempe, Arizona
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Actually I'd expect to see it there. If the CKP fails the engine speed signal from the PCM to the TCM gets interrupted. We see this quite often and virtually every time correcting the P0335 (CKP sensor or wiring) eliminates the P0725 as well.

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Bryan Technician
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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Sorry To much lurking and not enough practicing typing responses. I meant without the crank signal there would be no engine speed signal to the tcm ;-)

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Jonathan Technician
Tempe, Arizona
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Precisely 2 seconds after I posted my response to you it dawned on me exactly what you meant. What I had read and what you wrote were two different things. Gotta stop flat rating posts at lunch;-) Regards,

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Paul Technical Support Specialist
Lafayette, Colorado
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Top Car Service, 980 Nellis Blvd, unit D, … has great reviews. They bought an i Scan 3 and laptop from me back in April. Don't really know much more than that.

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Stephen Technician
Spokane, Washington
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Good info, Paul. I appreciate your reply.

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