Car steering to the left on its own!
Dear Sir or Madam: This is most certainly a trouble that is brought on by heap bad juju, not by any mean or physical cause. Clearly, the machine elves that connect the steering-cables between your car's turning handle and the tyres are out of alignment - most likely the automobile physician has transplanted one of the back tyres of your vehicle into one of the front wheel-slots inadvertantly, thus shattering the flow of aural chi between its chakras. You can remedy this by driving approximately 15 km/h into a kerb with the steering maxed to the right, or by holding a fireside ritual dance and applying sacred herbs and koala dung to the left side of your body. Another tactic which I have been informed of, but which I have doubts over, is to go back to the alignment centre and inform them that they need to fire their apprentice and fix your steering before you sue them.
Contrary to the other answers, steering a car with failed power steering is quite possible. It is difficult at low speed, and extremely difficult when stopped, but it can be done. You'll build your arm and chest muscles doing it for any extended period of time.My '87 Mercury leaked power steering fluid like a seive, and I was still able to drive it - even pulling a trailer - without the hydraulic boost.But the other answers are correct that doing so can and eventually will cause the power steering pump to fail. That in and of itself is bad, but it's not the worst thing, especially if you are far from home when it happens.Most modern cars use what's called a serpentine belt to run the engine accessories: the air conditioning compressor, alternator, power steering pump, and radiator fan are all run by the same belt. If one of these fails, the belt can snap, leaving you with an engine that will quickly fail due to either overheating or lack of electrical power.In short, keep at least enough fluid in the pump to keep the shaft lubricated, even if it's not enough to make the system work.
I have had experiance of all three combinations:(1) Steering wheel on the right, indicator closest to shifter.(UK)LHT(2) Steering wheel on the right, indicator closest to window.(Australia)LHT(3) Steering wheel on the left, indicator closest to window.(USA/EUROPE)RHTMost of us are right handed, right footed and right eyed most things in the world are designed for right handed people e.g Camera and TV with the main buttons on the right. Everything in the whole world goes left to right, up down and clockwise.Combination (1) is best because you steer with your right hand and indicate with your left hand then move the shifter.Combination (2) is also good but you lose steering control because the stalk interferes and weakens steering. Your hands are always up and down the wheel. Combination (3) is more suited to left handed people, and is really bad and has disadvantages for example:1 Handbrake turns are hard. 2 Your passenger can easily carjack you and take the key out while you drive. 3 If your passenger wants to commit suicide with you all they have to do is press on the gas.If you look at statistics and compare like with like LHT to RHT countries, countries that drive on the left have between 30-50% less accident rate.You must Know someone from a country that drives on the left that has emigrated to a country that drives on the right, and someone from a country that drives on the right that has emigrated to a country that drives on the left.In UK we have a lot of eastern Europeans come in recently and some Americans and they all say driving left is better than driving on the right. I have never met anyone from a country that drives on the left that emigrated to a country that drives on the right and said they liked it.RIGHT is Wrong!
Like the other answers suggested, it is most likely a failing Constant Velocity joint (CV joint).There are other possibilities, but this is the most likely.A CV joint is a special type of universal joint that transmits the rotary power from a shaft through an angle.A standard universal joint, as found on the drive shaft between the transmission (or transfer case) and rear differential of a front engine/rear wheel drive vehicle, does not transmit power smoothly. Rather, when the shaft leading to the universal joint is rotating at a constant speed, the shaft leading out of the universal joint spins in a “pulsing” manner. The tighter the angle, the greater the pulsing effect. For this reason, every drive shaft has to have at least two universal joints to cancel out the effect.A CV joint is a more complex design of universal joint that maintains the rotational speed. So when the input shaft rotates at a constant speed, the output shaft also rotates at a constant speed, rather than pulsing.On a front-wheel-drive vehicle, the left/right turning of the wheel results in varying angles through which the power must be transmitted. There’s no way to cancel out the variable pulsing of a universal joint, so a CV joint is necessary.A failing CV joint can fail catastrophically. This can cause parts to fly around and damage other parts, potentially resulting in a loss of control as steering components get jammed by driveline parts and power fails to be transmitted from the engine to the wheels.Get it fixed right away, please.
In modern cars with engine management systems, it is the system itself that reduces power if it detects a problem with the engine. A warning light will come and and the engine will go into 'limp home' mode, where speed it usually limited to 80km/h or lower. Any number of things can cause this, but usually it relates to loss of something important, like a coolant leak, or low oil pressure. Sometimes it can also be a false positive due to a fault in the management system itself.All internal combustion engines require three things to work; compression, fuel and ignition. Degradation of any one of theses will result in lower engine performance.Loss of compression can result from engine wear, common in engines with several hundred thousand kilometers on the clock. Engine efficiency is lost because gasses can escape past the piston rings. Mechanical failure such as a blown head gasket can cause a similar loss.Blockages or degradation of the fuel supply, such as a worn fuel pump will cause loss of power for obvious reasons.Ignition faults stem from things such as a cracked distributor head, worn spark plugs, worn ignition coil or faulty spark plug leads. They generally result in some cylinders not igniting the fuel/air mix, thus reducing the power.Loss of lubricant or coolant will cause the engine to overheat and then seize. In this case, loss of power is 100%.Worn bearings in the engine will usually not reduce power much, they will keep working, making more and more noise, and then fail catastrophically, causing the engine to seize.It is also possible for timing chains to slip, adjustment screws to loosen in the carburetor, exhaust manifolds to develop leaks , and other minor mechanical faults to occur that will reduce engine power. This can happen suddenly or gradually over time.
The right rear on a car is considered the driver side?
It depends on where you are. In North America and Europe the drivers is on the left side, so the right rear would be the passenger side. In UK, Ireland, Japan, and other countries that are the opposite, then the right would be the drivers side.
Where is fuse for power locks on nissan maxima 2000 GLE.?
You should have a fuse block in your cabin when you open the drivers door it could be under the dashboard, or there may be a fuse panel behind a cover on the left side of the dashboard where the door and dash meet. in order to check your fuses you should use a light tester, and clip one end to a good ground, and check both ends of every fuse with the pointed end, while the key is in the run position, with the car off. if one end lights the tester but the other doesn't then you found a bad fuse and should replace it.