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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1990 Nissan Sentra

1990 Nissan Sentra

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1990 Nissan Sentra Problems

Engine -- Verified

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 ...

Drive Train -- Verified

A growling noise may be noted from the manual transmission. This is commonly caused by a failing front bearing. Disassembly of the transmission will be required to replace the failed bearing.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

It is not uncommon for rust to develop in the area of the fuel filler door. 

1990 Nissan Sentra Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., March 15, 1991

Summary: IMPROPER BELT GUIDE PERFORMANCE CAN CAUSE FRAYING OF THE SHOULDER SAFETY BELTS NEAR THE RETRACTOR.

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Body, Interior & Misc., September 29, 1995

Summary: THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTONS CAN BREAK. THESE RED PLASTIC RELEASE BUTTONS ARE MARKED "PRESS." IF A BUTTON BREAKS, PIECES CAN FALL INTO THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE BUCKLE TO OPERATE IMPROPERLY.

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1990 Nissan Sentra Questions and Answers

blandste, 1990 Nissan Sentra, Chisago City, MN

EXCESSIVE WEAR INSIDE, FRONT TIRES. TIE RODS, BALL JOINTS , BEARINGS SEEM GOOD NO NOISE OR PLAY, STRUTS FEEL OKAY.

tashkins, 1990 Nissan Sentra, Monroe, NC

My brake lights will not go out even when the car is turned off

o2btam, 1990 Nissan Sentra, Vancouver, WA

Jiffy lube changed my oil and tech told me that the transmission was leaking (manual)...What does this mean/what do I do?

Visitor, 1990 Nissan Sentra, Shrewsbury, MA

idles rough and jumps or bucks during excelleration

Torobyte, 1990 Nissan Sentra, San Pablo, CA

Actually, my car is a 1989 Nissan Sentra. The water pump is about 3 inches from the wheel well wall, hence not much room. So, what's the best way to remove and replace it? Am I going to be fo...

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