1990 Nissan Sentra Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Nissan Sentra
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1990 Nissan Sentra Problems
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 of this engine.
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.
It is not uncommon for rust to develop in the area of the fuel filler door.
1990 Nissan Sentra Questions
Hi! My car is a 1989 Nissan Sentra 4 dr sdn. It has power, starts, etc., but when I go to shift it into gear, it shifts but it isn't going into gear. Is this the linkage, and if yes, is it easy to fix? Please let me know ASAP as I need to get her up and running. What a trooper. Over 300,00...
could this be a bad EGR valve? I just completed a 300 mile trip, and it started running rough the last 20 miles, after climbing a long grade, 5,000 ft. from Phoenix to Flagstaff,AZ. It's a 1989 Nissan Sentra 1.6L.
it feels like if i was driving with frontwheel flat tire, but its not and i have 40psi for both wheels. i can feel it in my steering wheel either driving fast or slow. stabilizer is ok, what could be the problem? PLEASE HELP.