1996 Nissan 200SX Repair and Maintenance

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

1996 Nissan 200SX Problems

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

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 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.

My car battery died, I charged it up, but then i noticed why, it was because my car's tail lights had stayed on for hours, so why would they stay on even when the switch is turned off?

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1996 Nissan 200SX Recalls

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

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 ...

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???

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