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1998 Nissan Sentra Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Nissan Sentra

1998 Nissan Sentra Problems

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.

 

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1998 Nissan Sentra Questions

1998 Nissan sentra 1.6L manual won't start. Replaced the head gasket because of low compression. Everything is plugged back up where it belongs. Not sure what else to try. Any advice?

When I rear up the engine the sound is not present but when it go to a normal idle the sound comes back.

muffler replacement is not an option when looking for estimates.

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1998 Nissan Sentra Recalls

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.

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1998 Nissan Sentra Reviews

171.000.00 miles

I purchased this car new back in 1999. it comes with a stock twin cam 1.6Liter engine which was fuel injected. just follow maintenance schedule and some minor repairs due to age. over-all experience is reliable and great car. now my engine is 185,962 kms. I replaced it with a SR20DE engine from a nissan 200sx because the engine needs some fixing. I wanted more power just to have fun with it. b...

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