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Nissan Sentra, Auto Repair, Engine, Transmission, Sedan
#30 of 55 Re: 02 Nissan sentra won't start [mmccloud17]
Nov 23, 2011 (8:42 am)
Hello, I have bought a Nissan Sentra, 2001 few months ago. I am facing a weired problem. sometimes the engine stop suddenly while running and then when I turn the key the engine starts and run well. It doesnt happen always but frequently like every 15 days or so.
I am a new driver and new owner. no ideas whats going on. It is a matter of safety because it stops while running.
any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
#31 of 55 Re: 2001 Sentra issue [tb116694]
Nov 23, 2011 (11:07 am)
Hello have you got any solution for this?
#32 of 55 Re: 94 Sentra starts, then bucks and dies after warm up [sputnam]
Nov 27, 2011 (9:11 pm)
Hi my 96 nissan sentra is now doing the same thing your car was. Did you ever find out what was happening? Thanks.
#33 of 55 Re: 94 Sentra starts, then bucks and dies after warm up [prettibrwneyez]
Nov 30, 2011 (6:26 pm)
Well, it was the computer and I had it replaced. After spending $1000 the very next day the car did the same thing and the check engine light came on. Back to the dealership and they checked it out and said the check engine light was on b/c the catylitic converter was going out ($800 to fix), and the sputtering on start was b/c the head gasket was leaking ($900 to fix). Needless to say we should have traded it in at that point but not wanting a note we fixed the head gasket, they said the cataylitic converter was not a necessary fix right now.
#34 of 55 Re: 94 Sentra starts, then bucks and dies after warm up [tb116694]
Dec 13, 2011 (8:02 pm)
Sound like what was happening to my 2004 sentra 1.8L. You check the orderwire throttle position sensor(TPS). It is possible that the throttle body is a mucked up and all you need to do is clean it with some throttle body cleaner and scrub with old tooth brush. You can buy a can of throttle body cleaner from walmart for $3 a can. This might solve the problem.
#35 of 55 Starting Problem: Need to Step on Gas while starting
Jan 06, 2012 (4:36 pm)
I have a Nissan Sentra 2001. I face this starting problem every 3-4 months. When the engine is cold like when I try to start the car in the morning, I have to step on the gas to start it properly. I have had this problem twice before, each time my mechanic replaced all the sparkplugs and my car became alright. The car runs smooth n fine, once its started. When I went for state inspection, they got some error codes and told me that my car's electronic PCU is faulty n I need to change it but I cant afford a new PCU which will put me back by a $1000. My mechanic told me, because of faulty PCU, the spark plugs burn out really fast and need to be replaced. Can someone suggest me some options here. Thanks
#36 of 55 Nissan Sentra 2005 SE 1.8
Feb 29, 2012 (9:01 am)
I have a 2005 Sentra SE 1.8. It has 193000 KM. I have done all the maintenance since I bought it new. While driving the car it suddenly stalls, engine is running and the car is on drive, but the car is moving very slowly, like when it is on neutral. I replaced the tranny - 198000 clicks and had Nissan check it out and they advised me that it maybe a alternator malfunction, no guarantees, but maybe the problem. I bought a alternator and will have it replaced hopefully today and I am clueless - what next??
When the car is on drive and moving, it drives well, however, when I stop at a traffic light, it goes back to "Neutral mode" and does not move. I have put $.1500 until now on the car, but the problem still exists and no, mechanic including Nissan dealership can identify the problem and fix it.
Can anyone who owns a similar car and who may have experienced the same problem, advise me? I can't afford to go to Nissan Canada or a mechanic once again - I just got laid off from my my job! To everyone out there: Please, Please think a 100 times before you get a Nissan.
#37 of 55 Re: Nissan Sentra 2005 SE 1.8 [luthfiya]
Mar 15, 2012 (9:56 pm)
My 2004 1.8L Sentra exhibits same problem. Today I was driving and it just ceased responding to accelerator pedal. It did not shut off but I felt like it was running on idle - hence would not speed up (making others think transmission went bad). It happened months ago, too. I stopped, wated a few minutes, then it restarted. My brother-in-law who is a mechanic thinks Throttle position sensor is bad, or gets stuck. Makes sense. I will use this coming rainy weekend to stay in garage and take a closer look. Will report back as soon as I see anything. If easy enough to replace, TPS seems easy to find online: link title
#38 of 55 Re: Nissan Sentra 2005 SE 1.8 [rad4runner]
Apr 20, 2012 (8:41 pm)
did you guys ever fix your problems? i have nissan sentra 2005 and i have the same problem too.. usually thats the throttle body issue.. you can try to clean it with a throttle cleaner but some how it wouldnt start still and will go to idle and some weird vibrations.. what you can do next is to relearn the idle process...
watch this video might help..
i will do this tomorrow first day in the morning. good luck!
#39 of 55 Re: Nissan Sentra 2005 SE 1.8 [rad4runner]
Apr 25, 2012 (5:03 pm)
when i remove the gas cap on my 04 Sentra, it has a surge of pressure come from the filler tube(enough to blow fuel out). 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....i would really appreciate any one's input or experince with this type of problem.