The camshaft driven distributor can leak oil and cause a malfunction of the crankshaft position sensor. The engine may crank but not start or run very poorly.
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1993 Nissan Altima
1993 Nissan Altima Problems
Failure of the ignition power transistor can cause a "crank-no start" condition.
Regular maintenance is recommended to avoid timing chain failure. Rattles may develop in higher mileage vehicles. Regular oil changes will help reduce the incidence of this problem.
Nissan issued a recall on the fuel pump for premature failure. There was an owner notification program and labels were placed on the fuel pump access panel and next to the AC charge label in the engine compartment.
1993 Nissan Altima Recalls (Recent)
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Nissan is recalling 1993-1994 Altimas because engine movement can be transmitted to the airflow meter/filter housing and support bracket, which can cause the throttle cable housing to pull out of the cable guide. This may prevent the throttle from returning to the idle position when the gas pedal is released, resulting in loss of throttle control that can cause an accident. Nissan will examine and repair/replace the throttle cable housing, insert a rubber stopper to maintain position for the cable, and replace the throttle assembly, if necessary.
1993 Nissan Altima Questions and Answers
What would cause oil to leak around the spark plug in to the spark plug well, other then loose spark plugs
Cleaned battery terminals, charged battery, changed spark plugs, checked all connection's and fluid levels and engine just wont kick over. It try's to, but just wont fire up. I'm won...
I have a replaced my fuel pump and filter and after that when i started up my car, my rmps would race high, i would have to press on the gas and it would go back to normal. now my car will not turn...
when i got the car, setting 3 & 4 was working.
a month later now only setting 4 works. i can hear the
a/c compressor kick on when it's on setting 1,2,3. but no air is being blown out..w...