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1997 Nissan Altima Repair and Maintenance

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

1997 Nissan Altima Problems

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.

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.

Failure of the ignition power transistor can cause a "crank-no start" condition.

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1997 Nissan Altima Questions

Got the car used had it for about 8yrs it had always had a shaking problem but lately it has trouble starting sometimes and when im driving it stops sometimes and other days it goes back to normal

When I turn on my AC it smells like fungus or mold and when I turn on the heat it smells fine is there a way to fix that problem and if so please tell me how.

ok well ive already put on a new alternator, distributor cap and rotor, new spark plugs, wires, fuel pump, fuel pump relay, and had oil changed with filter. now when i try to start the car it just cranks but wont turn over. now i know i get spark, tested that, i dont hear the fuel pump when i tur...

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1997 Nissan Altima Recalls

Nissan is recalling seat belts on 1997 Altimas because certain buckle assemblies were produced with a "buckle base" that was improperly heat treated, which may cause the "buckle base" to be brittle. The seat belts may not restrain an occupant during a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will inspect and replace the buckle assemblies.

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1997 Nissan Altima Reviews

Drove it off the lot with 85 miles on it. Now looking forward to turning a very confident 300,000 miles by the end of the year. Minor brake issues that I have worked with over the years (burned through two sets of pads for the rear in a year, while only three sets for the front in 13 years of ownership). The best was replacing the clutch at approx. 175,000 miles, not heard of in many cars. ...

the odometer not working, RPM going up and down on stop either light or sign,gas consumption is too much, the body is rotten,gas line leaking, power stirring reservoir leaking as well.

How much do a brake line repair cost ?

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