1996 Nissan 200SX Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Nissan 200SX

1996 Nissan 200SX Problems

Timing Chain Noise May Lead to Timing Chain Failure on Higher Mileage Vehicles

Excessive timing chain noise, a rattling or ticking, on higher mileage cars may lead to timing chain failure, which can cause engine damage. There are upgraded chain tension guides with a steel backing to improve durability and a modified repair procedure no longer requires the removal of the cylinder head to replace the timing chain. Maintaining proper engine oil level and frequent oil changes are important to ensure the long-term durability of this engine.

 

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1996 Nissan 200SX Questions

Can an air compressor off of an 1996 sentra fit on a 1996 200so (1 answer)

I was told by an auto part sales men that an 1996 Nissan sentra air compressor is interchangeable with a 1996 Nissan 200sx.how is this possible

Engine just shut off at idle, then starter acting like it was not engaged? (1 answer)

Son said it ran great all day, 101 degrees out, then as he went to put it in park, it shut off, then wouldn't turn over, starter noises like a small grinding shriek, then 10 minutes later started right up and he drove it home, just don't want him getting stranded, does this sound serious...

She is trying to turn over.... (1 answer)

She died the other night, I've changed the distributor cap & rotor. Its not the battery, and does not seem to be a starter or alternator. Anyone know much about the timing on this car? i know the chain is old but as far as I know it has not gone yet. Car has 237,XXX miles on it.

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1996 Nissan 200SX Recalls

Recall 98V093000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. WATER CAN ENTER AND DISPLACE THE GREASE IN THE WIPER ARM LINKAGE BALL JOINT WHERE THE WIPER LINKAGE ATTACHES TO THE WIPER MOTOR LINKAGE.

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1996 Nissan 200SX Reviews

I have had this fun little car for a long time now. I am the second owner and bought it with 38000 miles on it. It is now at 247,000 and still a great little car. I have had to replace the alternator once, and the fuel pump once, and the starter motor once. Also had to replace the interior fan speed resistor circuit board once. The most major repair was by far the alternator, it was a big ...
Hello to every one i have a Nissan Silvia 200sx RS13 Automatic transmission 1989 model i am having a problem of poor fuel economic and it's having black smoke and without an OBD2 LCD i can't do any diagnostic to locate the problem please can somebody help me???
Great car!

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