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

Growling noise from manual transmission

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.

Timing Chain Noise May Lead to Timing Chain Failure

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.

 

Body rust near the fuel filler door

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

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1990 Nissan Sentra Questions

I have a 1989 Sentra 4 dr sdn. It has pwr,starts,etc, but it won't go into gear. (2 answers)

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...

engine idling rough, will stall at at stop. also hesitates when accelerating. (1 answer)

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.

frontwheels seems flat? (1 answer)

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.

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1990 Nissan Sentra Recalls

Recall 95V103002
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.
Recall 91V022000
IMPROPER BELT GUIDE PERFORMANCE CAN CAUSE FRAYING OF THE SHOULDER SAFETY BELTS NEAR THE RETRACTOR.

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