Last post on Sep 21, 2002 at 11:20 AM
You are in the Maintenance & Repair - Archived Discussions
This discussion is ARCHIVED. To reactivate the discussion, post a request in the Lost? Ask the M&R Host for directions! discussion.
What is this discussion about?
#14 of 34 Driver side window will not roll up
Jun 25, 2002 (9:14 pm)
I just got this 1995 Nissan Sentra (my 1998 Mazda 626 TRANSMISSION failed) and after 2 days driving
driver side window will not roll up. How do I take the "roll up handle" off so that I can take the door siding off to repair whatever is causing the deraling of the window glass? There seems to be no screw or covered screw on this roll handle and I already damaged it a bit by trying to take it off. How do you do that? How do you take the door panel off? Please email to NISSANDRIVELreserve-bank.com
#15 of 34 Crash Damage
Jul 01, 2002 (10:43 pm)
I have a '99 Sentra Limited Edition and I absolutely love it. But I have an irritating problem. I was hit on the right side in the front by a Ford Aerostar. It struck square on the axle, and shoved the car so hard into the curb that it bounced over it, so that the left side of the front half of the car was sitting on the median. Since then, the car has made a noise halfway between ticking and thumping under braking of any kind. I suspect it's unrepaired crash damage (that happened twice to me in a single accident 2 years ago). We took it back to the dealer (where it had been repaired) and they told us "it's normal for cars to make noise when they get older". Anyone have ideas about what could cause such a noise, and what a fix might be? I might be able to provide better details if I'm asked a question...
#18 of 34 Sentras and Automatics...
Jul 09, 2002 (11:26 pm)
I have 93 Sentra XE with transmission problems. Got the car 18 months ago from the NORTH HOLLYWOOD DEALERSHIP (didn't even have the driver license yet). After about 3 weeks of JUST WARMING the car (car was not driven) Check engine light appeared. Couldn't take it to the dealer, because of the license. When did the computer check on Nissan dealership they told me my injectors were leaking, which was not true. In about couple of months found out that my shocks were totally dead! Had that terrible smell inside of the car because of injection problems. Some time ago I accidentally did the same thing anon70 did: was going 55mph on 2nd gear. I also drove the car kind of hard, so about 6-7 months ago, when shifting from 1st to 2nd gear, the transmission started kicking really bad. So if somebody knows where to get a good transmission for cheap, please, help!!! Since I got the car I've changed the oxygen sensor twice and now need to change the air flow meter. If anyone knows how you can adjust it (if you can) please, tell! The car also uses up too much gas (about 20 miles per gallon, 1.6 I4) which is probably caused by the air flow meter. Somebody also wrote about not accelerating when making a turn. Had that problem too. Then it disappeared. I think it's the air flow meter again. And by the way, I paid for the car $4500 in Jan. 2001. So, if you guys want to buy a used car with high mileage, check it and not once! And by the way, don't trust those dealers, especially in North Hollywood, CA. )
#19 of 34 Sentra Rotor Warp
Jul 10, 2002 (9:26 am)
I have 20K on 2000 Sentra. The brakes pulsate on application. Experience with this problem on other cars leads me to believe it's rotor warp. Will the warranty cover this?
#20 of 34 93 nisan sentra 1.6 liter
Jul 13, 2002 (7:36 pm)
I have a 93 nissan sentra that over heats all the time i replaced the water pump 3 times and the last time I put a nissan water pump...then I changed the thermostat 4 times and that wasn't the problem...then i changed the radiator and that wasn't the problem...we thought it was air bound and that wasn't the problem...we thought the head was clogged and the head wasn't clogged...we thought the engine had aluminum chips in it and clogged the radiator but the engine isn't alminum... if anyone can help please email me at willbill2121212hotmail.com
#21 of 34 93 nisan sentra 1.6 liter
Jul 14, 2002 (12:09 pm)
I have a 93 nissan sentra that over heats all the time i replaced the water pump 3 times and the last time I put a nissan water pump...then I changed the thermostat 4 times and that wasn't the problem...then i changed the radiator and that wasn't the problem...we thought it was air bound and that wasn't the problem...we thought the head was clogged and the head wasn't clogged...we thought the engine had aluminum chips in it and clogged the radiator but the engine isn't alminum... it over heats in 15 min at idle not even at hwy speed...if anyone has a temp senser diagram please send it to me....if anyone can help please email me at willbill2121212hotmail.com
#22 of 34 Re: Crash Damage
Jul 14, 2002 (10:38 pm)
I know CV joins that are worn out 'click' when you're turning...after an accident like that, it doesn't seem unreasonable to think the CV joins were damaged enough to produce this 'click' under the stress of braking.
Any mechanic at all, for any make or model of car, who claims that a strange noise or behavior (especially after an accident such as yours) is the car getting "older" is incompetent, lazy or unethical.
Take your car to another dealer or mechanic and have them try to determine the source of the click, WITHOUT explaining the history with the other dealer (be honest that it was in an accident in the past, and that you think it might be related. An honest mechanic needs accurate information to correctly assess your problem.)
The fact that you didn't have this problem before the accident, and started having it right after the accident, makes it clear (at least to me) that the two are probably related. Don't settle for a bs answer -- get a second opinion.
#23 of 34 93 nissan over heating
Jul 18, 2002 (6:05 am)
by any chance have you check the fan motor?
is your fan electic?
you might want to check if your fan is working
if you have an electric one it should come on once the car warm up check the relay or the motor.
greetings from sunny Miami.