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#2 of 34 How much for a tranny for a 93 Sentra?
Jan 08, 2002 (10:17 am)
Hey, 1st post in this new Topic Section
About 100000 miles ago, i accidently shifted into 2nd gear and i didn't notice. i was driving 75 mph for about 5min when i got suspicious that something was wrong. i felt ALOT power when i went uphill and i usually don't. I immediately shifted back to (D)rive.
Anyway, the result was that when i go from 1st to 2nd or 2nd to 3rd, i feel the car shifting.
my odometer is now at 185k miles and i finally changed the transmission fluid and filter for the 1st time. (Went to a garage.)
There were bits of metal in the filter. (Btw-did i really need to change the filter since it was metal screen? Could i have just washed the little bits away and reuse?)
Now i REALLY feel the car shifting at 2nd gear.
1) If it dies, how much for a tranny?
2) Buy another or rebuild mine?
3) and where to get it, and who do i use to service it? (aamco?)
Feb 05, 2002 (10:50 pm)
My wife has a 92 sentra. the trunk is leaking. The dealer said its usually the tail lights. They told me that I need to take them out and then use their product to re-seal them so that they don't leak (something like silicon, but not silicon, kinda tacky substance - $15 a tube, one tube per light). Can I use something else? Has anyone else had this problem and solved it.
Feb 06, 2002 (9:28 am)
that's pretty messy. Can you just replace the tail light gaskets on that car? Much easier. But if the gaskets are not sold separately, then the sealant may work. I prefer a latex based sealant called Phenoseal, which you can wash off easily with water. Much easier to use than those gooey sealers and does a good job. You can buy it at any paint store that sells caulking, etc.
It's not an automotive product.
Phenoseal comes in a tube for use with a gun, but you can just squeeze it out on your finger and go around the old gasket. The dealer's right, though, you need to take the lens assembly out to do this.
#5 of 34 Mr. Shiftright
Feb 06, 2002 (6:21 pm)
Thanks for the suggestion. I didn't look to see if there are any gaskets. From what I can tell there are none. Anyway, that is something I will look into. I was just going to use some clear bathroom calking!! I'm cheap, what can I say!
#6 of 34 92 Sentra Transmission Problem
Feb 27, 2002 (7:23 am)
After 159,000 miles my 92 SER is just about coming to her end. While driving home from Boston to New York the transmission started slipping while in 5th gear. I made it home and brought it to my mechanic who told me that the transmission is on its last legs. The 5th gear is the first to go followed by 4th, 3rd etc. He told me that the car is still driveable and may last for some time. I am now using it as a station car. The cost to repair using a rebuilt transmission will be over $1,000. I do not believe that the car at this point in time is worth the cost to fix
#7 of 34 98 Sentra oil leak
Feb 27, 2002 (8:28 am)
Seem to have an oil leak coming from the timing chain cover. I have the 1.6 engine. What kind of job will I be looking at to fix ? Has this happened to any body else with this engine? I now have 105k miles on it.
#8 of 34 '02 Sentra side air bag problem
Mar 02, 2002 (12:42 pm)
I bought my new Sentra GXE fully loaded with ABS and side air bags. Four days after I bought it the air bag light starts flashing and the dealer says the left side air bag has failed. They said it would take 3 or 4 days to get the part. That was two weeks ago and I am still waiting. I contacted Nissan consumer affairs and they refuse to respond to me. The dealer says the part is on order and can't do anything about it. I am getting tired of driving a rental car and just want my new car back. What else can I do?
#9 of 34 Nissan Sentra blown fuse
Mar 06, 2002 (10:38 pm)
I have a 87 Nissan Sentra. I have recently have had problems with a misc fuse which blows intermittently and causes the turn signals, gas gauge and back lights to discontinue working. Once the car stops, I can not start it again unless I change the misc fuse in the fuse box. Have put in new ignition switch. Does anyone have an answer to this problem?
#10 of 34 Head gasket leak
May 06, 2002 (12:46 am)
49k on a 96 Sentra and have an intermittent antifreeze leak from the head gasket. Took it to the dealer, said he never saw one leak before and wanted $800 to fix. A lot for an in-line 4 engine with lots of working room under the hood. Of course warranty expired last September (5 year) even though the 50K limit has not been reached.
Anyone else experienced this problem? Seems strange for such a well made engine.