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 ProblemsTiming 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.
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 Questionscould a massive air flow sensor stall (1 answer)
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
I just had a front ball bearing replaced and a CV axel. It took 4 trips to the mechanic to get it right. It's a 1997 with 162,000 miles on it.
The vehicle has more wheel issues like the back brake cylinder. It's hard to know whether it is time to give it up and spend savings on someth...