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The thermostat may become stuck closed, causing an overheating condition. Replacement of the thermostat will be required to correct this concern.
The distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.
The engine mount on the right side can wear prematurely and cause excessive engine movement.
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.
A whining or buzzing type noise may develop from the timing chain area caused by excess slack in the secondary timing chains. Nissan has issued a service bulletin (NTB09-128) regarding this issue. Replacement of both secondary timing chains and their tensioner shoes will be necessary to repair this concern. As part of this repair, the engine oil and filter should also be replaced.
The crankshaft position sensor can fail causing the engine to run poorly or it may crank but fail to start.
The front struts can wear prematurely and create a knocking noise when driving over bumps.