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#11 of 29 Engine Problem
Feb 18, 2009 (8:06 am)
I have a 2008 Nissan Sentra 2.0S. From the day I bought it, it had an engine noise that sounded like a valve knocking. Took it to the dealer told me it was nothing to worry about. Complained again, and said that they would check it but it was nothing and that my engine does not have valves. Well, how does it run...it is not a rotary...any how it ended up I threw a piston. They had to replace the engine. The car had 13,000 miles on it at the time. With the old engine I was getting around 30+ mpg on the highway...Since, the new engine went in I am lucky to be getting around 24 on the highway. When it is below 40* outside it runs like crap. The rpms are way higher than what they should be. It is like it is not shifting. This is the first automatic I have ever owned, so it is very fusterating when you are going 30mph and the tack is reading 3k+, by the time you get to 70mph you are pushing 4k+ on the tack and it will run 70mph and hold 4k+ on the tack for atleast 5-10 minutes. Then as it warms up I guess, the tack does start to fall but it usually hits 2500 and holds it there for awhile before it hits 2k and stays there running 70. I have a 5 mile drive to the interstate from my house and I run the interstate for 30 miles and have 2 more of in town to get to work. So, it is not like I am in stop and go traffic. I took it to the dealer and they say that it is in normal operating range. I don't seem to have any loose wires that may have been missed when putting the new engine in. It is not throwing any codes, I have no check engine lights...nothing...just a car that is getting crap for gas due to the high rpms. Does anyone have a clue on what might be the problem?
The other thing I noticed is when I am going down the road at what ever speeds and I come to a stop I hear and feel a clunk. The harder you brake the worse it gets...Any ideas on this one?
I hate to say it but for a foreign car, I would NOT let any one, or tell anyone to buy a Nissan. Even Nissan themselves, when you call them for help, it is ridiculous, it takes them 2 days to call you back then when they have to check and have a rep call you and you ask them a question it take them a week to call you back...It's a joke. I am just totally unhappy with the whole thing.
#12 of 29 Clunking Noise from Rear of Car
Feb 19, 2009 (12:53 pm)
I have had my 2008 Sentra in to the dealership several times, but they can never figure out what is causing a clunking noise from the rear of the car. I hear it when I am driving through a somewhat bumpy parking lot or other times when the road has some bumps and I am traveling at or below 20 mph (never hear it on highway).
The dealership thought it was a loose fuel line, but it did not make the sound go away. Anyone have any ideas or similar problems?
#13 of 29 Transaxle Fluid
Oct 25, 2009 (4:54 am)
Does anyone know the proper interval to flush/change filter in the CVT transaxle?
What transmission fluid does it call for and can anyone recommend a great synthetic?
#14 of 29 Re: Transaxle Fluid [mkarns1]
Feb 21, 2010 (12:28 am)
I have the dealer recommended maintenance schedule. The first flush to the transmission should come at about 30000 / 2 years. I already need mine. Also, Im hearing that same knocking it just recently started noticing it. Sometimes I hear it in the back sometimesI hear it in the front I sometimes it doesn't make the sound I. I can't predict exactly when it will or won't make the sound.
#15 of 29 Re: service engine soon light [hmshah]
Feb 21, 2010 (12:30 am)
Disconnect the battery and then reconnect it. If it comes back on, you still have a problem. It shouldn't come back on, the car is practically new!
#16 of 29 Re: Engine Problem [sheba512]
Feb 21, 2010 (12:37 am)
You shouldn't of replaced the engine you should of took it back and left it there. Or did you buy it used ? I bought my Sentra new, with 11 miles on it. No problem until now, but I've only done oil changes. I've been to Mexico and Remote Parts of Utah....So, to me, I made this car go through hell. The noise doesn't surprise me. Its only about a year and some months old with 29000 miles on it you do the math ! Well, anyways, I hope I don't have to replace the engine.
#17 of 29 Re: Clunking Noise from Rear of Car [mike5663]
Apr 17, 2010 (7:17 pm)
we just bought a 2010 sentra sl and we began to notice a clunking sound coming from the rear of the car and when ever we closed the rear doors and passanger side door. we thought it may be that the muffler is loose. took the car into the dearlership, and the tech was trying to wheel us and deal us that there is nothing wrong with the car. he showed us how the muffler moves on another new sentra, but didn't show us the sound it makes when you close the door. out of curioisty, my wife and i stopped at another nissan dealership, and when we closed the rear doors on a new sentra, the car didn't make the clunking sound. please advice.
#18 of 29 Re: Paint Problems [julies310]
May 15, 2010 (11:02 am)
My 2008 white Sentra is also showing some issues on the paint job. I do only hand wash my car with ZipWax car wash, and have never take it to a car wash,. Bought it brand new around August 2008. The clear coat on the front fascia, hood, rear bumper, and trunk lid have faded to the point I took my car to the dealer for an inspection. They blame the clear coat fading on acid rain and said I need to take my car to a body shop and get the paint buffed at my cost to get the original shine back on the clear coat. I live in Florida where most of the vehicles get really exposed to the elements and I find the dealer's excuse is very poor. I am contacting Nissan to request technicala assistance to get the paint job inspected by themselves. I have noticed at least two other people have posted the same issue on this forum on same year cars that were bought around the same date so I can not discard the possibility of a factory paint job issue on this situation. Thanks for yor posting.
#19 of 29 fuel filler door
Jul 18, 2010 (10:51 pm)
i have 2008 nissan sentra and the fuel filler door is not opening. my wife was putting gas and she told me the door won't close and gave me a piece of white plastic with spring. i took a look at the car and the white plastic seems to be a latch that holds the door closed. i tried putting it back in but it won't stay on. i somehow closed the door but now it won't open. maybe the cable was out. does anyone know if this is covered under warrenty? the car is little over 2yrs old and has 22000 miles on it.
#20 of 29 Re: Clunking Noise from Rear of Car [mike5663]
Jun 14, 2011 (9:59 pm)
My 2008 nissan sentra makes a clunking noise also in the rear.I fixed the problem by tightening the tail light.