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1996 Nissan 200SX

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1996 Nissan 200SX Problems

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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 ...

1996 Nissan 200SX Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., August 14, 1998


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1996 Nissan 200SX Questions and Answers

dk moore, 1996 Nissan 200SX, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Templeton, CA

Had a diagnostic test done one on my car. readings were as follows P0100 and P1320. Replaced mass air flow sensor. My check engine light is still on. What other possible issues could be causing the...

alaskantimberwolf, 1996 Nissan 200SX, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Kenai, AK

First time it broke. Have a belt that is close to 44 inches. Don't see what you'd loosen in order to put belt on and tighten.

aaron_rubbo_20, 1996 Nissan 200SX, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Colorado Springs, CO

Got the car, proceeded to kill it lol. New clutch, threw away the MAF on accident. Kept dying as a result, then clips for throw-out bearing fell off. Had to use starter to get it home. Murdered tht...

Visitor, 1996 Nissan 200SX, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Branford, CT

The other day I got in my 96 nissan 200sx & went to start er up & the clutch went all the way to the floor & stuck there. I had the car towed to my local garage & was informed that ...

manolo1347, 1996 Nissan 200SX, Tulia, TX

I have a 96 Nissan 200SX 2.0L an it will start an run for a min an wont start any more!! I checked an have good fuel pressure but dont have any spark!!! Put 2 used distributors in it and they would...

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1996 Nissan 200SX Reviews

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!

Deceptively quick. SR20 motor really rocks. Steering isn't heavy but is quick and firm. Great redal feel, quick, responsive, great feedback. Wish it had independent rear suspension (not stupid torsion bar) and a 6th gear would be awesome. Overall by far and away the most fun, happy, and exciting car I've owned. By far the favorite of the 3 vehicles I've owned

Owned my 96 since it was new. Best car I have ever owned. Should have replaced the chains which broke at 350K due to the center gear wearing down. Dropped a new engine in it ($$$$). Mostly just routine maintenance, a very reliable car. Two strange problems were the speedometer causing a VTC code (replaced the whole console for $50 from a junkyard Sentra) and when the fan speeds on the A/C started disappearing (small circuit board thats screwed into the duct work near the passengers feet). If you look at a wiring diagram the VTC pulses go through the speedometer before going to the computer module. Couple others were the Idle air control valve (car would start to stall at stop signs and red lights) especially when I had been running the A/C and an emissions readiness failing to set due to a small rubber hose connected to a small spaceship looking thing near the firewall that had a plugged hole in it. Took a wire and unplugged the whole and replaced the hose (about a 50c fix). I too laugh at the mileage ratings I see advertised on new cars, even those hybrids. I still get around 35mpg driving in some of the worst traffic in the nation.

I've owned this vehicle since 1998 and she's been real good to me. Just had the timing chains replace (231,000 miles) and the mechanic says she's running real strong. Maybe the Synthectic oil I've used since 39,000 miles. Isn't the most comfortable car but it'll get you where you need to go for a lot less ($) then most cars will. I plan on keeping her around for a while, she's a great dependable vehicle.

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