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#1915 of 2065 1994 Sentra emissions test failure.
May 07, 2006 (12:22 pm)
I have a 1994 Sentra that is not getting vacuum to the EGR valve. I did a bench test on the EGR valve, the BPT valve and the EGR/EVAC control solenoid and all functioned ok.
After reinstalling them, I started the engine and left the electrical connection off of the EGR/EVAC unit and found the EGR valve was then getting vacuum. I reconnected the elec. connection to find no vacuum to the EGR valve, but the connector was showing apx. 13 volts. Under the EGR/EVAC unit, was a second electric connector, which was showing apx.3.5 volts. I'm not sure what the second connector operates, but I suspect it operates the EGR temature sender.
Due to the low voltage reading, I checked the fuse pannel inside the car and found one fuse identified as "ST", from the fuse location chart. I have no idea what the "ST" stands for, but I suspect it might have something to do with the 3.5 volts on the EGR tempature sender.
I also checked the oxygen sensor and the PVC valve and they are OK.
The Sentra smog check was done this past week, with everything passing, execpt the "CO" reading. This portion of test was added to the California test two years ago, which it passed in total then.
I would appreciate any input I can get, as I had planed on selling the Nissan this weekend, but obviously those plans fell through.
Thank you in advance... ...Bob in Calif...
#1916 of 2065 MPG 2006 Sentra 39.9MPG
May 08, 2006 (8:53 am)
The 2006 Sentra 1.8S I purchased to use as a commuter car is working quite well.
39.9 MPG indicated on trip computer over 364.4 miles and calculated mpg was 39.8 mpg. Wow!
I never expected more than 34 or 35 mpg.
Driving conditions were 70 F outside temp., 4 lane divided highway with many sections trhu towns and city's with stoplights. 60 mph speed limit and 60 mph is the speed I set the cruise control.
#1917 of 2065 Re: I Hate My Nissan TOO ![imdoot]
May 08, 2006 (10:41 am)
Add me to the list of folks with the O2 Mass Airflow Sensor issue. I called my dealer and he was a about it - didn't give me any kind of info one way or another. So do I send several hundred dollars up in smoke and maybe get the problem fixed? What a crock.
I previously owned a '95 Sentra which I never got diagnosed but once it hit 70k miles, the same symptoms appeared. That's when I traded it for the 2001 piece of crap I'm dealing w/ now.
I've also had to have the horn re-wired as others here have mentioned.
Any feedback is welcome!
#1918 of 2065 Help with 1997 Nissan Sentra
May 08, 2006 (2:58 pm)
My car wont start-the radio,windows, and lights work but when I try to start it I get 1 click and a hiss noise-the mechanic says it could be the alarm system-any advice on what I can do to fix it or why this could be happening. Any problems with faulty alarm systems? It happened a couple days ago where it would not start-I let it sit overnight-the next morning it started-any advice is appreciated
#1920 of 2065 Re: car does not start [beth12]
May 09, 2006 (2:54 am)
Post #1913--did you figure out why your car was not starting-Im having the same problem with a 97 sentra
#1921 of 2065 Re: Horn Stopped Working! [vonnegut]
May 09, 2006 (7:15 pm)
Same problem with my horn. Finally went to the dealer today where I was told that if it's not a fuse (it's not) then it's a wiring insulation problem (common and known to Nissan). When the mechanic checked it out today, he discovered that someone else had tried to rewire it but hadn't done it properly. So the previous owner also had a problem and tried to fix this. Hunh!
There are lots of complaints about this on carsurvey.org. So why do I have to pay for this? Guess it's the same rationale as the broken dipstick.
#1922 of 2065 Re: 2002 Sentra Computer (ECU) replacement [gense]
May 17, 2006 (9:41 am)
Hi, I had exactly the same problem with my 2002 gxe sentra. The car stalled few times suddenly while I was driving but after many attempts I managed to turn it on again -- Note, I was aware of the recalls as I was informed by mail and got the car serviced--- However, after the stalling I took the car to the dealership to be checked and they did not found "anything wrong" and they could not get the car to stall. They suggested a tune-up and complete fuel injection service and charge $700 for it. A week later my car did not start at all and for no reason. So too it back to the dealer, and they found after 2 days of checking that the ECU had to be replaced...which at least it is covered under the 5 year warranty. But, It piss me off I had to pay for the first time I took the car and follow their stupid and "wise" diagnosis.
Greetings from NY.
May 17, 2006 (3:34 pm)
It's at Nissan now for the 5th time with the Service Engine light on. 3 year warranty runs out on May 29th, so I hope they finally fix it this time. Will probaly trade the car in the fall eventhough it's only got 28,650 on the odo, need a more comfortable car for my injured spine. The car's still very tight...almost like new. Time to unload it from the herd.
#1924 of 2065 water pump removal ; SR20DE 2.0 LITRE
May 22, 2006 (10:18 pm)
my water pump is shot . i have a nissan sentra se-r 2.0 Litre ; engine ( SR20DE ). Does anyone have an order of operations as to give myself the most space to work with . Oh so little space to access the pump . Looks like if i remove the crankshaft pulley that will give me a little space . Will I eventually have to remove a motor mount and lower the engine a bit ? Looks like I'm going to lower it onto front wheel axles if I drop it too much .
Looks like not too much . Any advice if lowering is best option + what else might i watch out for as far as damaging when lowering ?? any advice would greatly be appreciated . sorry for sounding so helpless.