1995 Nissan Altima Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1995 Nissan Altima as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

The camshaft driven distributor can leak oil and cause a malfunction of the crankshaft position sensor. The engine may crank but not start or run very poorly.

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.

The external seal on the engine oil cooler can fail and create an oil leak.

Failure of the ignition power transistor can cause a "crank-no start" condition.

The thermostat may become stuck closed, causing an overheating condition. Replacement of the thermostat will be required to correct this concern.

Regular maintenance is recommended to avoid timing chain failure. Rattles may develop in higher mileage vehicles. Regular oil changes will help reduce the incidence of this problem.