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#1821 of 2065 1995 Nissan 200SX SE AC problem
Aug 02, 2005 (11:23 am)
Hi all, I know this is a Sentra forum, but I did not get any reply from the 200SX forum, besides, my car is essentially a Sentra .
Anyway, the problem is with a bad resistor, I could replace it myself, but I have no idea where it is located. I was advised that it should be somewhere underneath the glove compartment, but when I looked underneath I saw several bolts that I don't know which is which. Would the resistor be behind something or would it be directly in view? Thanks!
#1822 of 2065 Re: 1995 Nissan 200SX SE AC problem [baylenthesky]
Aug 02, 2005 (11:53 am)
You might also post in our Got a Quick, Technical Question? discussion - I'll bet someone there will have a suggestion.
#1823 of 2065 Re: Nissan Sentra oil stick or dipstick problem [mrdipstick]
Aug 04, 2005 (5:15 pm)
This problem just happened to me 20 minutes ago at an oil change place. they could not get the dipstick out of the tube however, and they had to take the entire tube out in order to get the dipstick. Now I have to replace the tube and the dipstick. My concern is, did taking the tube out cause any permanent damage? Can the tube be replaced? How safe is driving the car without a dipstick in the tube? Thanks...I'm stressing!!!
#1824 of 2065 Something good to say about sentra
Aug 12, 2005 (1:42 pm)
Okay, having read this Sentra forum i feel i need to relay a good experience so far with the 05 Sentra. My car was totaled one night so i needed a new one. The insurance company was nice enough to loan me an 05 Sentra Auto. When i was looking for a car, test everything. Focus, Mazda3, Corolla, Civic, Scion Xb, Cobalt...never gave the Sentra a thought. Why? I was driving it now and frankly it just did it's business, no fuss no problems. But that was it...Focus in the trim i liked was a little out of the price range i wanted to spend, didn't like the lower models. Civic's stearing made me think of the old 79 LTD i had in college...Scion Xb was neat but i thouhgt i looked dumb in one. Corolla did nothing for me. Mazda3 was way out of my range...but i had the Sentra now, it wasn't offensive, the automatic was blah...but no complaints nothing...So i enter the Nissan dealership and i test drove the 5 speed manual and it was the Special Edition package...the stereo system was outstanding. There was actual peppiness coming out of the 5 speed...what the hey, the dealer gave me a fantastic price and i'm paying a little less than 200 a month...Sold. This car now has 5000 miles, no rattles, squeaks, hums...bumpers still intact as well as the dipstick...i do my own maintainence on my cars. I tend to keep cars well passed their due date this way.
I've been averaging 36 mpg hwy and about 32 city with the airconditioner on. The stereo keeps me wholly entertained. I have read that the styling is outdated the dash is boring, not powerful enough...maybe true, but the darn thing is not boring. It is peppy, and not boy racerish...who'd a thunk it? I actually like this little red car...so far so good...i'll keep you updated around 10K miles...
#1825 of 2065 2001 Sentra GXE - Buying a 2005
Aug 16, 2005 (10:43 am)
I purchased a 2001 Sentra GXE 5-speed in April 2001. It currently has 86,000 miles on it and my son is about to take it off to college. At purchase, I got an extended warranty to 100,000 miles for it, but have yet to use it. I have done nothing but routine maintenance on the car. The Sentra is not glamorous, but it is well-equipped for the money and gets me around just fine. The dealer has also been great to work with.
My only criticism of the car is that I think the highway fuel economy could be higher if the 5th gear were geared more for economy than for power. (My mother has a similar automatic which runs at lower RPM's at higher speeds than my 5-speed.) However, if performance is your concern, it is hard to argue with a car which you almost never have to shift down to climb hills.
I have just finished shopping for a replacement vehicle. I seriously considered a Corolla and Civic. I have opted for another Sentra, even though it is a bit outdated and a bit smaller on the inside than the Honda and Toyota. For $13,000, I got the 2005 Sentra 1.8S 5-speed with the Special Edition package (Rockford Fosgate 300 Watt AM/FM/6 CD changer 9 speaker with subwoofer, 16" alloy wheels, fog lights, rear spoiler, etc.) and some miscellaneous options. I couldn't justify paying 25% more for a Honda or Toyota especially since I couldn't find either in a 5 speed at the end of the model year. For the price and features, I don't think the Sentra can be beat.
#1826 of 2065 1.8L engine dipstick problem
Aug 16, 2005 (11:41 am)
I think it's a design flaw. The dipstick comes out of the exhaust manifold and gets too HOT thus melting the dipstick plastic part. Some people broke their dipsticks more than three times and Nissan still doesn't do anything about it. They should make the dipstick more heat resistant or something. Check out www.b15sentra.net. BTW, I've never seen 2.5L owners having the dipstick problem because the dipstick tube is far away from the engine and the exhaust manifold on 2.5L engine models.
#1827 of 2065 Just bought, do I keep the extended warranty?
Aug 18, 2005 (5:42 pm)
I just bought a 1.8s 2005 sentra with manual transmission and the finance guy did a good job in selling me the extended warranty. For $700 I got up to 6 years 75,000 miles but all of my Nissan have been very reliable so I feel that I should get my money back. Should I keep it, get my money back? Is the price in line for this extended warranty? Thanks for any feedback!
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#1828 of 2065 2001 Sentra GXE- Replacing Multiple O-2 sensors
Aug 22, 2005 (12:38 pm)
My 2001 nissan sentra GXE started having big time performance issues- like not being able accelerate very quickly and making funny popcorn popping like noises in the muffler region of my car. The check engine soon light was on as well so I brought it to my local mechanics who have done a great job for all of my cars.
They inspected the engine light and multiple codes came on. They cleared the codes, took it on a road test and only the 02 sensor & engine lean codes came back. My car had a engine misfire from Cylinder #1 and they replaced the 02 sensor, 4 spark plugs, and cylinder #1 coil and they cleared the codes. They took it on a test drive and the codes did not return. When I went to pick up my car after work as soon as I turned the car on the check engine light came on. I left it for the mechanics to keep working on. They told me that the error was still indicating a bad 02 sensor even thought they had just replaced it. They put another one in- cleared it- drove it and the light came back on- they put in a 3rd new one- drove it for 5 miles and it did not come back on. So I pick it up again and drive home and 6 miles down the road the light comes back on. I brought it back to them this morning.
Anyone else have or have heard of this problem where 02 sensors that are new keep causing the check engine light to come back on?
All of the performance issues are gone since they worked on it the first time- its just that stupid check engine light that keeps coming on, and I need it to stay off because you can't pass emmisions inspection in AZ with it on.
#1829 of 2065 Re: 2001 Sentra GXE- Replacing Multiple O-2 sensors [dlarruso]
Aug 23, 2005 (11:44 pm)
I have a 2001 XE, and I've had a similar problem. My check engine light came on a little over a year ago, and I took my car to the dealer to see what was wrong. They told me it was "a fuel sensor" which I assume may have been something like your O-2 sensor. Since there are no emissions laws in Michigan, I didn't see an imminent need to replace the darn thing since all intelligence said it was expensive so I just lived with my check engine light being lit. Ho hum.
Last week my car decided to take a sick day, and I had to have it towed to a mechanic. They looked it over and found a wire that had been corroded through. They cut out and replaced the rotten bit and hey presto my car works again. The interesting bit is that the check engine light is now off as well, coincidence? I think not.
This is not the first wiring harness problem I've had with this car. I bought the car brand new in Jan 01. Since then I've had numerous wiring faults. First the horn started sounding funny and then stopped entirely. Just over 2 years ago (July 03) I had a similar wiring fault that stopped my car because of a corroded/broken wire to the ECM, and since last fall the backlight on my radio hasn't been working unless its very humid. I haven't seen fit to fix all these problems, but it seems a bit unreasonable to me to have this many electrical problems in a car under 5 years old.
1) I wonder if Daniel in AZ is experiencing something similar in his wiring harness.
2) I wonder if there are other 01 Sentra owners out there that are having similar difficulties with their wiring harness. I think this has to be a manufacturing fault, and its getting long past time I had a stern conversation with Nissan Motor Company.
#1830 of 2065 2001 Nissan Sentra - Air Flow Meter/Sensor problems
Aug 25, 2005 (9:20 pm)
I own a 2001 Nissan Sentra since Feb 2005. I bought this car for about $6000
from the first owner and its currently 38000 Miles driven. It gives me a mileage
of about 26-27 city and 30-32 trips. Everything was fine till the time I noticed
that whenever I drive the sedan at speeds above 70mph for a prolonged duration
of time like 30 mins or more or I keep the AC/Heater on for the same duration or
more; the check engine light starts glowing....
I had taken my sedan to the dealer a couple of times but they were not able to
figure out the problem initially...Recently when I faced the same problem again,
dealer told me that its the AIR FLOW METER/SENSOR thats causing the check engine light to glow up when I drive it at the above mentioned speed or above for a
prolonged duration of time. Dealer says that the replacement cost of this part is
Can anyone of you help me out with the fact that what exactly does the AIR FLOW
METER/SENSOR do in a car and what is its importance. Is it advisable to get the
part changed as mentioned by the dealer. What if I don't change the part....is
it going to affect the performance of my engine and mileage would start falling
Please please help!!!
I appreciate your cooperation.