1997 Nissan Sentra Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Nissan Sentra
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1997 Nissan Sentra ProblemsEngine May Stall Due to Failed Crankshaft and/or Camshaft Sensor
The engine may stall at times due to a failed crankshaft position sensor and/or camshaft position sensor, These sensors can fail intermittently as they warm with the engine. Sensors on certain models have been recalled by Nissan and will be replaced as necessary. Please visit our recall section for this model to see if your vehicle is covered by this recall.
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.
1997 Nissan Sentra QuestionsWhat does an evaporative emission control systems malfunction? (1 answer)
I had an emission test done and that is one of things that I need to get fixed and I was unsure on what that actually was.
put a dirty MAF sensor make the car die.
runs fine for 2 or 3 miles starts bugging losing power then just stalls wont start back up for about an hourthen two or three miles it stalls again