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#1853 of 2065 2000 Sentra Jerks after starting cold
Oct 06, 2005 (12:11 pm)
I have a 2000 Nissan Sentra XE 75k miles. I have been noticing a problem the past couple of weeks. Whenever I start the car after it's been sitting for a couple hours (after work or in the morning heading to work) it seems to lose almost all power when I attempt to accelerate and then after a few seconds it "catches up" and the RPM's go way up and then it is fine. When it does catch up the car jerks violently and the engine seems to rev up and back down and back up etc for about 5 seconds before it starts funning normally. After that I don't notice any problems while driving. I drive up a huge hill on the way to work about 5 minutes after my house and don't notice any sort of performance problems while climbing that. It's only when the car first starts and is cold. Also, if I let the car warm up for a couple minutes I never have this problem. However, it seems like something that shouldn't be ignored and I would like to find out what the problem is. Any helpful hints or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
#1854 of 2065 1987 Nissan sentra SE trouble
Oct 07, 2005 (4:10 pm)
I have an 87 sentra and it has a few annoying little problems. The car runs rich for one, i think its the fuel pressure regulator, because the fuel pump functions and the injector was recently replaced. the temp sensors are brand new and work flawlessly. Another problem that im having is when the car is at idle, and you turn the lights on or if the radiator fan kicks on, it will start to sputter and then eventually die, but if you turn them off, it will come back up to normal. the last problem i have is it gets hot and doesnt cool off until you move and it doesnt cool off very much. the radiator is brand new and so is the water pump. the system was flushed and is clean. the thermostat is new and operates and the drive belt for the pump is tight. what could i possibly be overlooking or doing wrong?
#1855 of 2065 Blower Fan
Oct 09, 2005 (10:14 am)
Hi folks, my girlfriend owns a 1999 Sentra, the heater blower motor only works on the high speed, #4. with winter fast approaching she will need all speeds. I checked the fuses and all are ok, far as I can tell this equipment is not included in the relays of the vehicle (I maybe wrong).
From reading about this problem I figure it must be either the switch or the resistor at the blower fan unit. Anyone had this issue. If I can solve this for her life will be good. Thanks for you help.
#1856 of 2065 Re: Blower Fan [fitzy5]
Oct 09, 2005 (6:48 pm)
I had this problem and it was burnt resistor. I have 2001 SE and the resistor located on the right corner where passengers legs are. It is bolted by 2 bolts and I took it off, put a blab of solder where the resistor has burnt and that was it. I am not sure were the resistor is located in the 99 Sentra, but you can make a search on Internet. You should be able to find it.
Oct 12, 2005 (7:33 pm)
I bough a 1991 nissan sentra xe in 1996 and sold it in 2005 and also had a 1994 sentra and the 1991 sentra gave me so much, the car ran grean during my ownership with it.
sentras are great cars, now i have a 2003 sentra ser spec v and it flies like a rocket.
I hope nissan never discontinues this model, it is awesome, also my girlfriend drives a 2004 sentra 1.8 s...
#1858 of 2065 Re: Horn Stopped Working! [vonnegut]
Oct 13, 2005 (3:50 pm)
Did you get your horn working?
I too have a 2001 Sentra GXE. The horn has stopped working and the relay/fuse/and horn(when powered directly) are all working. It has to been in the wiring or contact in the steering wheel.
I was just hoping you'd found the weak link in these cars and save me some major disassembly!
#1859 of 2065 Re: 1987 Nissan sentra SE trouble [ktharpe86]
Oct 17, 2005 (9:06 am)
It sounds to me like you might have a problem with the electric fan or fan thermostat. I bet its not running at the correct speed or you don't the correct voltage level at the terminals. have you checked the alternator for voltage and current output? You might have lost one side of the rectifier. Also look for a bad or missing ground wire.
#1860 of 2065 New 2005 or 2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8S
Oct 22, 2005 (5:07 am)
I'm interested in hearing from people who own a new 05 or 06 Sentra 1.8S
with automatic tranny.
How do you like the car?
Does the car have adaquete accelleration - especially on freeway on ramps?
Is the stereo system high quality?
Is the car quiet at freeway cruising speed?
#1861 of 2065 Re: Horn Stopped Working! [thebrigand]
Oct 22, 2005 (10:51 pm)
I used to own 2000 Sentra GXE. My horn died when the car had 37,000 miles. I did some troubleshooting and found that is was due to bad cable from fuse box to horn. Couldn't fix it myself (winter, cold, snow, no access to a garage), so I took it to the dealer - I think I paid around $100-$150 to get it fixed. At 38,000 miles the RPM gauge died and the odometer as well, which flipped the CEL on. Dealer said, the console computer and the odometer need to be replaced. I paid $100 for the diagnostic and drove off with my wife to VW dealrship and traded it for Passat. I loved the Nissan, but when you loose your brake fluid for no reason (dealer said cannot find any leaks, and yet I was able to add little over 1 bottle of brake fluid to get the "check the brakes" light to turn off) and have to go to 4 or 5 recalls for 3 years of ownership, and then the electronics start dying for no reason I cannot rely on this car and let my wife drive it with a newborn. Just my $0.02
#1862 of 2065 02 Sentra GXE MPG
Oct 23, 2005 (11:24 pm)
I have 02 Sentra GXE 1.8L. (34000 miles on it)
This must have good gas mileage, but it runs only 20 miles per gallon.
Previous owner has driven this car in Wisconsin for at least two years, and now I am driving in California.
Transmission fluid, oil chage, new brake pads, air filter (K&N), cabin air filter and wheel alignment has been done since I got it. No way to replace fule filter for this car.
I am going to replace spark plugs.
It has 17 inch wheel, but I don't think it affects that much.
Anybody knows what the problem is?
How can I improve the MPG?