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1996 Nissan Sentra Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Nissan Sentra

1996 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.

 

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1996 Nissan Sentra Questions

there is noise at the gearbox where the left inner CV gets in. Mechanic say there is a pilot bush/bearing which is worn out.

car not used for weeks. yesterday, for a 4/5 mile drive, airbag on steering wheel was warm. today, driving for a mile, it got very hot, so came back to house. will airbag go off if i drive to repair place.

I have been having an issue with my car for the past two weeks about and what first happened was the first time i had the issue i had used it that day from my house to the gym, the gym to my house and then to my house to my job. That night when i got off work it would not crank or turnover to eve...

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1996 Nissan Sentra Recalls

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE FRONT COIL SPRINGS MAY NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT CORROSION RESISTANCE IN AREAS OF THE COUNTRY WHERE SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF DE-ICING SALTS ARE APPLIED TO ROADS IN THE WINTER.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. WATER CAN ENTER AND DISPLACE THE GREASE IN THE WIPER ARM LINKAGE BALL JOINT WHERE THE WIPER LINKAGE ATTACHES TO THE WIPER MOTOR LINKAGE.THESE VEHICLES DO NOT MEET THE ILLUMINATION REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."

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1996 Nissan Sentra Reviews

My car is 1996 1.6 nissan sentra with a GA16 engine. there is a noise at the entrance of the left CV joint to the gear box. (inner CV). They say I must replace the bearing/pilot bush on the mouth of the gear box where the CV sits/turns. What can I do to replace this bearing?

I have a 96 Sentra very reliable vehicle driving around town. Gets decent gas mileage, replaced cv boots/ball joints - air compressor, 2 struts and water pump. The car received good maintenance never spent nothing expensive did get muffler worked on noticed saw small holes and minor leak but I took care of that at the muffler shop. Love the car has few minor body dents was like that when got 3 ...

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