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#2053 of 2065 Re: where can I get 2004 maint guide. just purchased 04. [alpine951]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Feb 22, 2011 (7:00 am)
Maintenance and recalls are completely different.
There's no easy way to tell if all of the maintenance has been done on schedule, unless you're lucky enough to have purchased a vehicle that had all service done at at dealership. Here's a link to the owner manual for your vehicle: http://www.courtesyparts.com/pdf/2004-Nissan-Sentra.pdf
There should be a maintenance schedule there.
As for recall work, take it to a dealership. Since all recall work is done at dealerships, they can look up your VIN to see if those have been done.
Edit: Sorry, I just re-read and see you've already found the owner manual.
Feb 22, 2011 (7:34 am)
I have a 2006 sentra SE 1.8; When it is cold the transmission changes with a bump. After it warms up it changes smoothly. Any ideas.
#2055 of 2065 Re: Transmission [eo2hayes]
Feb 27, 2011 (4:05 pm)
My 2001 Sentra GXE has a manual trans, but I'll answer anyway. In general in the past, I've found automatics often shift a little slow when they're cold. You could help it by not being in a hurry when it's cold, and let off the gas to encourage it to upshift smoothly. Does that help? Also, is the fluid a 'healthy' pink color; is it time to have it flushed & changed? Good luck.
#2056 of 2065 Re: Transmission [rwmke]
Feb 27, 2011 (4:44 pm)
Thanks rwmke. I have tried your suggestion on upshifting smoothly. I will change transmission fluid.
#2057 of 2065 squicking noise on the clutch
Aug 21, 2011 (12:26 pm)
i bought a nissan sentra 2006 manual sr=spec-v last year...all the sudden my clutch stay a little down when i use it..dont go up all the way...sometimes it does sometimes it doesnt..people had told me could be depends of the weather..any help on what might caused this to happen? also what is this exact mpg on the city and highway..Thank you ">
#2058 of 2065 Will installing a neon bar into fuse box drain battery when car is off?
Aug 28, 2011 (6:22 pm)
#2059 of 2065 Will installing a neon bar into fuse box drain battery when car is off?
Aug 28, 2011 (6:22 pm)
Hello everyone, I am hoping that someone can answer my question. I installed a neon light into my fuse box like this one for example http://www.ebuyer.com/138699-sunbeam-red-liquid-neon-light-strip-molex-connectio- - - - n-lnsp-r by stripping the red wire it had, and wrapping the metal around one of the prongs for my Cigarette Lighter fuse and plugging the fuse back into the fuse box. I stripped the black wire and grounded it to my chassis. The light only comes on when the car is on, so my question is, could this drain my battery? It was installed like that for about a year and a half, I went to England for 3 months, came back...no problem. Car would start. It is connected like that for another 6 months, then I go back to England for 2.5 months, come back and car would not start. The battery was about 5 or 6 years old (factory battery) so it could have just been a bad battery. I got a jump from a friend and drove straight over and got a brand new battery. So, assuming that the neon light only comes on when the car is on, could it still be draining the battery? I'm trying to see if the whole "It's plugged into my fuse box" thing would have any impact on my previous batter dying. Also a relevant question I would like to ask would be, do any of the cigarette lighters have the "always on" feature in my car? It is a Nissan Sentra 2006 1.8S. Thank you for any help anybody can give me. (By the way I know I took 2 trips to England and the picture link I provided is in Pounds, but I am a born US Citizen, so all tips/information you provide will be helpful)
#2060 of 2065 1999 Nissan Sentra XE eating front axles
Mar 20, 2012 (5:33 pm)
#2061 of 2065 1999 Nissan Sentra XE eating front axles
Mar 20, 2012 (5:33 pm)
We bought my wife a used 1999 NIsssan Sentra XE last year. We gave it a long test drive and it seemed ok. Well it was ok for a few months then started making noises from the front. So far we have replaced both front struts, the motor mounts, both front tires (even though they looked new when we got the car), the water pump and all hoses and both front axles and boots (twice each). We know the car was in a frontal accident since one headlamp was new and there is some creasing under the hood to that side. The car runs straight when you take your hands off the wheel and there is no pull to the side when braking. Total repairs have been around $2000 so far. My question is why is the car eating front boots and axles? We replaced both (at different shops) and both new replacenents only lasted a few weeks before the boots failed and the axles needed replacing again. I thought axles and boots were supposed to last for tens of thousands of miles. Any ideas? At this point we are wondering if we should cut our losses or keep fixing it.
#2062 of 2065 Re: where can I get 2004 maint guide. just purchased 04. [alpine951]
Apr 21, 2012 (3:11 pm)
when i remove the gas cap on my 04 Sentra, it has a surge of pressure come from the filler tube. could this be the vent plugged? and where is the vent? the check engine light comes on when car is started and remains on while it is running,i am not sure if these 2 items are related though. i bought this car for my daughter 3 years ago and she 'gave' it back to me after she got an altima a few weeks back. the car has 171K on it and i just plan on driving back and forth to work in it mostly so i can let my silverado set(and save on fuel costs). has anybody had this happen or know what i need to start checking to solve this 'pressure' problem....thanks in advance!