1997 Nissan Sentra Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Nissan Sentra

1997 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 on Higher Mileage Vehicles

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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1997 Nissan Sentra Questions

What 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.

could a massive air flow sensor stall (1 answer)

put a dirty MAF sensor make the car die.

97 nissan sentra runs fine for about 2 miles then loses power and just dies won't start back up for about an hour.could it be a massive air flow problemor or the sensor (1 answer)

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

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1997 Nissan Sentra Recalls

Recall 98V093000
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.
Recall 98V008000
THESE VEHICLES DO NOT MEET THE ILLUMINATION REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."
Recall 97V110000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. ONE OF THREE STYROFOAM PADS LOCATED IN EACH REAR DOOR AS PART OF THE DESIGN FOR ENSURING COMPLIANCE WITH FMVSS NO. 214, "SIDE DOOR STRENGTH," WAS NOT INSTALLED.

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1997 Nissan Sentra Reviews

bought this car in 2001 and it still runs like a top..iy has a great A c .
I bought this car at 130000 in 2007 and now it has almost 150000. Except for the tires, this car runs smoothly. The only reason that I want to change it is it looks pretty old now.

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