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1997 Nissan 200SX Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Nissan 200SX

1997 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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1997 Nissan 200SX Questions

Don't work on 1,2,3 only on ,4 the highest

My timeing chaine broke while I was driven and I drove it a couple miles with it being broke can it be fixed

There's a clicking noise coming from behind the dash on the drivers side. It's a standard but it won't even roll start. Drove it to destination but when I went to leave was when it wouldn't start and the clicking started.

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1997 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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1997 Nissan 200SX Reviews

I have owned mine since new in May, 1997 and still driving her today at 576K. Did replace the engine block at 437K - probably didn't "have to be done," but at $2K including installation I couldn't resist. If you're looking for a Cadillac ride, this is not the car for you - the suspension is not designed for that. But if you want a car that will go the distance (and my girl has seen every s...

I have had this car for two years and it has ran awesome, best mpg 30+ everywhere. Just getting a engine fix at 165k. But well worth the $$..

Been very reliable, fun to drive. Could be more comfortable, but still very good for a compact car. Very good gas mileage. Smarter than your average 'smart' car.

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