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#1933 of 2065 Sentra recall notice
Jul 11, 2006 (4:52 am)
NISSAN RECALLS NEARLY 100,000 VEHICLES .... According to Edmund's Inside Line, Nissan has recalled 96,800 2006 Altimas and Sentra SE-Rs because of a risk of engine fire.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that the 2.5-liter engines in the cars "may experience excessive oil consumption as a result of improper performance of the piston rings," a condition that could lead to an engine fire.NHTSA said if engine oil is not maintained at least at minimum levels, engine damage is likely and a fire is possible.
Owners can contact Nissan at (800) 647-7261 or NHTSA at (800) 424-9153.
#1934 of 2065 2002 Sentra GXE Blower fan
Jul 19, 2006 (4:32 am)
I need instructions on how to replace my Blower fan. It was making a terrible sound for a while, probably the bearings and it has finally gone. It's 100 degrees in Virginia right now and I need to replace it badly. Can some one walk me through it?
#1935 of 2065 Re: 2002 se-r starting problem [dlbest23]
Jul 22, 2006 (2:55 pm)
I have an 02 Spec V that I also have had starting and restarting problems for several years now. This weekend it left us a $200 tow bill to get it back to the dealership of purchase and of course, they cannot duplicate the problem because it starts up just fine now. No codes are coming up. However, another forum message suggested you MUST follow the 3-second on-position rule due to fuel injector design! Guess I will try that. Another suggestion has been the crankcam sensor and/or fuel pump. However, why didnt the sensor trigger a code? I always felt it was a heat related issue. Hmmmmm
#1936 of 2065 Re: 2002 Sentra GXE Blower fan [rwmoore001]
Jul 24, 2006 (7:50 pm)
In case anyone else has this same problem, I fixed it this past weekend. It was REALLY easy. All you have to do is remove the glove compartment. Once you get it out you will see two Phillips head screws facing you on the bottom of the glove compartment frame, remove these two screws and you can take out the blower fan cover. Then you remove the three screw holding the fan in and it will drop down, unplug it and install the new one in reverse order.
#1937 of 2065 transmission fluid
Jul 25, 2006 (5:05 pm)
i took my daughter's 2001 sentra for a yearly inspection and the mechanic told me the power steering fluid needed to be changed. the car has about 44,000 miles on it. does this sound legitimate?
#1938 of 2065 Re: transmission fluid [frameless]
Jul 25, 2006 (7:39 pm)
More important to change the brake fluid than the power steering fluid. Brake fluid is hygroscopic. Typical recommended change interval is every 2 years or 24,000 miles. My personal recommendation is to change it every 3 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. Synthetic fluid is best.
quote recommended interval for power steering fluid change-
Power steering fluid of the "long-life" variety should be changed every five years or 100,000 miles. For conventional fluid, the interval is every three years or 50,000 miles. Most likely, the fluid will appear normal at this point—either amber (on most vehicles) or pink/red in color. This is good, as no serious problems are indicated. -end
I agree with the above quoted interval.
Legitamate? Yes, if you want the vehicle to last for a very long time and IF the cost for the service is reasonable.
Jul 26, 2006 (10:04 am)
I'm a new college grad getting my first car. I wanted to know if anyone bought the 1.8S SE and what they paid for it. Also is the 1% APR offer legit??
#1940 of 2065 Re: 2002 se-r starting problem [specv02]
Jul 31, 2006 (4:21 am)
It's your fuel pump...they are notoriously terrible on the 2.5's. Anybody I have ever known with one has the same issue (i did as well, but I got rid of my POS Spec-V and bought a Pathfinder) There is no need to have to follow a 3 second rule (though I also did) There are also a few TSB's on this issue that should be able t be viewed at http://www.nissanhelp.com. There you should be able to fond any and all TSB's and recalls up to date. Cheers
#1941 of 2065 2002 Sentra GXE - Recalls
Aug 01, 2006 (9:26 pm)
Hiya! I drive a 2002 Sentra GXE with 53.7K miles. I've had it since new, i.e. almost four years. A couple of weeks ago, the darn thing wouldn't start, so I had it towed to the dealer. It turns out there were three recalls that had to be dealt with: ECM replacement, ECM foam insulation replacement, and crankshaft sensor replacement.
All is good now, and fortunately I didn't have to pay anything, aside from the towing cost. I hope the car remains trouble-free at this point, since I was planning on buying the car at the end of its lease later this month and holding onto it for another few years. I haven't had any other issues with the car, so I'm hoping that I'm making the right decision!
#1942 of 2065 2002 Sentra GXE - Tires
Aug 01, 2006 (9:29 pm)
My car came with Bridgestone B381 tires, which weren't bad. I replaced them at around 45K miles with a set of BF Goodrich Traction T/As last November, although I made the mistake of going with the H-rated version, since the T-rated version was out of stock. The ride on Wisconsin roads is almost unbearable, so I'm probably going to replace the H-rated Traction T/As with a different tire. Any recommendations? Would it be acceptable to "downgrade" to an S-rated tire to gain a smoother ride?