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1990 Nissan Sentra Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Nissan Sentra

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. 

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1990 Nissan Sentra Questions

the only way to shut the vehicle off is to turn off the ign then unhook the battery same goes in starting ign works to start it just not to shut down

This doesn't happen when I turn. Only when I am driving straight. and it starts at about 30 miles per, then gets louder the faster I go.

My fiance would be driving up a hill to work, or go from a stop and when he gets to a steady pace, the car will sound like hes pressing and releasing the gas over and over, then it'll stop. He will start the car to go somewhere, and the car just stalls and keeps turning off, he has been tryin...

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1990 Nissan Sentra Recalls

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

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