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Nissan Sentra, Sedan
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?
#1863 of 2065 04 Sentra nightmare
Oct 24, 2005 (5:50 pm)
I have an 04 Sentra 2.5S and it's been nothing but problems since I bought it. I've had it towed twice because it wouldn't start, had the rotors resurfaced a couple times and eventually replaced, and now the AC won't turn off when I just want the vent on. It also makes a lot of noise when it's cooling down. The only good thing is that all of this was covered by the warranty. I'll be getting rid of it soon though since the warranty is almost up. No more Nissan for me, I'll try a Toyota or Honda next.
#1864 of 2065 Re: 04 Sentra nightmare [coffmlu]
Oct 25, 2005 (6:03 am)
Hi, I also have an 04 Sentra 2.5s (all of 16k miles). Although I don't seem to have quite as many problems as you, I'm not pleased with my car either. My car has been serviced by the dealer 6 times already for a variety of reasons. One of my biggest problems is that my key fobs do not always work (sometimes the doors will unlock, sometimes not - even when I'm no more than 5 feet from the car!). My dealer tells me it's due to radio interference in certain areas in and around the NYC area. They've replaced the fobs, but I still have the same problems.
The sounds you're hearing when the car cools down, is it a "crackling" sound (almost like a fried egg cooking in a hot pan)? If so, I have the same "problem" and I've encountered two other persons who experience the same thing. My dealer told me it's the "normal" sounds the heat shields make when the shields are cooling down.
However, my car also makes the same crackling sound when the car is in operation. My dealer (White Plains Nissan in White Plains, NY) told me that the heat shields needed adjusting (which they adjusted at no charge) and warned me that when parking in lots with those concrete bars on the floor, to be extra careful and avoid having the front end of the car rub up against them. The front heat shield, so they tell me, is easily knocked out of place by these bars. Well, not sure if I've helped you any. I think the Sentras are poorly built and this is my last Nissan, too! Good luck to you and let me know how this all turns out for you.
#1865 of 2065 Re: 04 Sentra nightmare [nycsentra04]
Oct 25, 2005 (8:34 am)
Thanks, I'll have them check the heat shields. It makes the sound while I'm driving too. My dealership also told me it was normal and then they said it was because of the gas I was using (said I should be using higher grade gas)! So, apparently, they have no idea what's going on. I usually wait now and compile a list of items I need fixed before I go to the dealer or else I'd be there every month. I've got three things that need fixed right now, so I guess it's time for another visit.
#1866 of 2065 Car wont kick over/start..Please help!!!
Nov 07, 2005 (1:57 am)
89 nissan sentra.
Can anyone please help me find the problem:
Car was running fine...my brother put the cap on wrong and it cracked the cap and now it wont start. I replaced cap and rotor and it almost starts but wont completely fire up and run.
I dont have the manual and know a bit about cars. I used a haynes manuel...too broad...but I traced it to either a transistor connected to the coil or Im guessing it damaged the ignition modual inside the distributor. I dont have the manuel to test and check either one.
Maybe someone can please help me or tell me how to test it.
Ive got spark from the coil....and very weak spark to the plugs. Im sure the coil is working fine as tested and grounded...has hot spark.
I dont know if the circuit that acts like the points could have went bad or if the ignition module inside the distributor is bad. I tested the plug to it...it has 5 volt reference signal and 12volt power...plug seems fine.
This all happend after he went for a drive and it worked and ran great. He took off the cap and checked the rotor as it was loose and moved before (didnt have the hold down screw) but I found that the rotor had slipped and was off when firing..hence the poping and loss of power. So I repostioned the rotor where it should be but didnt have the screw yet to keep it in place.
It ran great!.....so after driving it.....he pulled the cap off to check if the rotor had moved....he must have put the cap on the distributor back on wrong...he started it up and it cracked the cap and the rotor chewed up the inside terminals.
After that, I replaced with new cap and rotor and rotor hold down screw.....NOW the car wants to start up but wont!
Please any suggestions!
Thanks in advance and sorry for the long discription of the problem.
I wish I had the manuel to test.