1998 Nissan Altima Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Nissan Altima

The front struts can wear prematurely and create a knocking noise when driving over bumps.

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.

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Very Hard to pump gas in tank, it will kick back on your shoes, arms, ground etc. You have to pump gas Real Slow..I hate it. Even had a Mechanic try once and he couldn't do it. He doesn't know what it could be. I found someone in the neighborhood with the same car and the same problem.

My '98 Nissan has 160,000 miles. I get 28 - 33 MPG. The A/C blows hard and cold. This car just does not stop. I've only had one major repair in 7 years of owning it. I replaced the clutch. everything else has been minor. I love this car.

love my Altima. got this car used in '03 now has 367,000 miles it is in great running condition. Gets good gas mileage no expensive repairs I did get 3 struts replaced and changed spark plugs twice. It is a good New England car does excellent in city driving very smooth handling believe last me another 60,000 miles as doing all low maintenance Nissan made an dependable ever in 1998 would highly...

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