1996 Nissan Altima Repair and Maintenance

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

1996 Nissan Altima Problems

Nissian Crankshaft and Camshaft Sensor Recall

The engine may stall at times due to a failed crankshaft position sensor and/or camshaft position sensor, These sensors can fail intermittently as they warm with the engine. Sensors on certain models have been recalled by Nissan and will be replaced as necessary. Please visit our recall section for this model to see if your vehicle is covered by this recall.

Misfire Due to Faulty Intake Manifold

An engine vacuum leak from the  intake manifold gasket may cause the engine to misfire or have a rough idle which may also illuminating the Check Engine Light.

Engine Cranks and Doesn't Start or Runs Rough

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.

See More Problems (6)

1996 Nissan Altima Questions

Drive cycles. How do i clear monitors for a smog check? (1 answer)

Po325 code shows. But no check engine light after replacing sensor. Smog tech guy says to look up drive cycles for my vehicle to clear monitors then bring back to get it smogged. How do i do this?

where us my starter and starter silinoid located in my 96 Nissan altima (1 answer)

Engine stalls when throttle position sensor disconnected for timing check/smog (1 answer)

96' Altima GXE failed smog because it stalled during the timing portion of my smog test. Per the manufacturer, timing is checked with TPS disconnected. When the smog tech went to restart the engine after disconnecting TPS, engine stalled and was unable to continue with the test. The car, o...

See More Questions (52)

1996 Nissan Altima Reviews

This car is horrible
GOOD TRANSPORTACION

See More Reviews (2)