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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1991 Nissan Sentra

1991 Nissan Sentra

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1991 Nissan Sentra Problems

Engine -- Verified

The mass air flow (MAF) sensor can fail, causing various drivability problems. Our technicians remind us that proper diagnoses should be performed to confirm the cause of any driveability concerns.

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. 

Engine -- Verified

Nissan issued a recall on the fuel pump for premature failure. There was an owner notification program and labels were placed on the fuel pump access panel and next to the AC charge label in the engine compartment.

1991 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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1991 Nissan Sentra Questions and Answers

Visitor, 1991 Nissan Sentra, Foxboro, MA

I don't think i'm to be concerned. When my nissan pintara is idle, temparature gauge rises close to "H" hot and fan's kick in late. Otherwise temperature when driving remai...

Visitor, 1991 Nissan Sentra, Mays Landing, NJ

How much would it cost to buy a starter for the 1991 nissan sentra?

Visitor, 1991 Nissan Sentra, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Winder, GA

My gas tank leaks. How hard is it to replace?

Visitor, 1991 Nissan Sentra, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Ponce De Leon, FL

when driving the car it will start fine drives good but around 60 miles the car just shuts off let it coust to side of road put in park and it will start back up then run for about 5 to 6 miles and...

Visitor, 1991 Nissan Sentra, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Waunakee, WI

my 91 nissan has all its gear on the manual transmission but fifth gear. when i try to put it in to gear it just makes a grinding noise. some people saied it is the clutch fork. and some say its th...

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1991 Nissan Sentra Reviews

I have a 1991 nissan sentra ser 2.0 and it has been a great car! Purchased it new. It is red the paint is faded. I seen that someone said they had fuel injectors replaced on their nissan. Well let me tell you something. I had a fuel injector acting up and took it to a repair center in virgina and the guy said it needed replaced so i got it done. About 3 months later i had the same problem again i was going to take it back in and then it went away all by it's self!!! Here what was happening was dirt was getting in the injectors. This second time the speck of dirt worked it's way through the injector on it's own. I never had to do anything to it and that has been 4 years ogo! They really didn't need replaced just cleaned. So the point here is some people blame the car when it may be the mechanic they are taking it to? Look on youtube and you will see many videos on this! 20/20 48 hours dateline nbc all have shows on this. From your washing machine or fridge to your car it happens all the time!!! I am just saying beware it may not be your car that is to blame all the time. Yes your car may have some problems all cars do but it may be a $30.00 problem but you may end up paying $300.00 I hope this helps someone. Just Beware!

Brought my 91 Nissan Sentra new and traveled with it throughout the United States and during my years in the military it was shipped to a couple of overseas bases. With a little over 130K, this is truly a great car ( and considered a family member). Most costly expenses were the fuel injectors and the muffler (at least three times) besides that the regular scheduled fluid changes were all this baby needs to run. I will surely miss this car and dread the thought of it sitting in a junk yard.

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