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#1984 of 2065 2001 Sentra XE MAJOR ISSUES --- HELP!!!
May 17, 2007 (10:55 am)
OK, I have owned my 01 Sentra since 2003 (bought it second hand in perfect condition). I have been fortunate enough not to have any major issues with the vehicle, except for the brakes sticking after I parked it for 4 months, and the damn plastic tip of the dipstick broke off, Murphy's Law - I was just heading out for vacation.
I have taken such good care of this car, always to the dealership, always on time (well, maybe a few exceptions). I took my car in this morning because it was jolting and then the engine light came on. I was told that it was a blown head gasket - a minimum $1000 to fix. Here's the catch, my car only has 76,000km and has never overheated (which they said was the cause). I consulted outside Nissan and every single mechanic I spoke with was astounded.
I have phoned Nissan Canada, and they said that my car is too far past warranty to cover it.
Has anyone had ANY luck with the corporate side in them paying for problems outside of warranty? And has anyone encountered such a problem?
#1985 of 2065 Re: 2004 Sentra CD Player problems!!!! [mikee25478]
May 18, 2007 (4:29 am)
Sorry to bother you. I have the same problem like you with the sentra 2004. I wonder if you could give me a brief instruction how to remove the radio, I would appreciate very much.
#1986 of 2065 Cold air intake problems
May 22, 2007 (8:00 am)
I installed a cold air intake on a 04 1.8 sentra. it ran great for a day then as i was getting on the highway and was hard on the gas the car felt like it stalled. I pulled over and it was idling ruff. and when i hit the gas the rpm go to a certain spot and then it starts to choke out and almost stalls. Were do i start and what do i do. Acts like there is a rev limiter on the motor now!
#1987 of 2065 Re: 2004 Sentra CD Player problems!!!! [mikee25478]
Jun 02, 2007 (9:07 am)
I wonder if not too much trouble, I would like to know the instruction how to remove the radio from the Nissan sentra 2004. I have the same problem.
Thank you in advance for you kindness.
#1988 of 2065 Re: Cold air intake problems [nitro2]
Jun 02, 2007 (3:48 pm)
It sounds like its running too rich or too lean.
#1989 of 2065 2008 Sentra info preview?
Jun 05, 2007 (6:17 am)
Anyone out there know of a website with the 4-1-1 on the 2008 versions of the Sentra?
I'm very much interested in learning what Nissan has in store for this machine in terms of features and improvements, if any.
#1990 of 2065 Re: Cold air intake problems [nitro2]
Jun 06, 2007 (6:53 pm)
What's involved with the cold air intake? Does it require a different air filter?
#1991 of 2065 Re: Nissan Sentra 2001 GXE [shutts]
Jun 18, 2007 (9:37 am)
Shutts, I have the both the problems described here
Fan speeds: only very high speed works :: How did you resolve this ?
My mechanic says part alone would cost $400, He tried changing the knob and that didnt help.
Windows wont go up :: not consulted mechanic yet, First it happened to front passenger window and now driver side is gone too
#1992 of 2065 Re: Nissan Sentra 2001 GXE [gxe2001]
Jun 19, 2007 (4:38 am)
Only high speed fan working usually means that the speed limiting resistor is blown. It is located at the very corner of the front passenger compartment. You'd need to go under the glove box and find a large bolt head. Unscrew it and extract large PCB. One of traces will be burned. I just put a solder across it and it works already for 2 years. So, it did not cost me $400. May be $.10 for solder itself
As for windows I'd recommend to lubricate mechanism in the doors and put special silicon around the rubber to prevent sticking and friction
#1993 of 2065 Re: 2001 Sentra XE MAJOR ISSUES --- HELP!!! [shawnakr]
Jun 25, 2007 (12:53 am)
I am in a similar boat and went on line and saw they have these kits that are $80 that are supposed to fix the problem. Have you heard of them? I have a 91 Nissan Sentra and it did overheat and now there is water in the oil. The guy said it was probably a blown head gasket. Have you had any luck yet?