Nissan Sentra Vibration Diagnosis Cost

Know what price you should pay to get your vehicle fixed.

The average cost for a Nissan Sentra vibration diagnosis is between $88 and $111. Labor costs are estimated between $88 and $111. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Note about price: The cost of this service or repair can vary by location, your vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Related repairs may also be needed. Talk with a RepairPal Certified shop to learn which repairs might be right for you.

What causes vibration?

Whether the driveshaft, engine, transmission, or wheel, vibrations can come from almost anywhere on the vehicle. As components of the vehicle wear with age and mileage, they slowly wear away at each other. Over time, this wear leads to play, or looseness, between components, and when those components are placed under force, vibrations occur. Also, padding materials, meant to reduce vibrations and noise, wear out over time, and when they stop dampening vibrations, the entire vehicle is subject to them.

What are the symptoms related to a vibration?

Some component failures will illuminate the check engine light, and some will not. Constant vibrations originating from poor running conditions in the engine or transmission will generally be accompanied by the check engine light. However, vibrations from the driveshaft, axles, wheel bearings, improper wheel balance, improper wheel alignment, and worn suspension components are not commonly associated with the check engine light, and tend to cause issues only while the vehicle is moving at speed. The vibration can also be joined later by a grinding, howling, or squeaking noise, that changes in pitch with the change in vibrations.

Can I drive without diagnosing a vibration?

Driving with a slight vibration is generally acceptable, however, if the vibration turns to grinding or rattling, the vehicle should be taken out of service until repaired. Vibrations of interior panels do not generally prevent the vehicle from operating in any way.

How often to unwanted vibrations happen?

Even brand new vehicles come back to the dealership with squeaks, rattles, vibrations, noises, electrical issues, and leaks. These items can happen any time on a vehicle, but they tend to occur in the first 25,000 miles, and after 125,000 miles most frequently. The age of a vehicle does influence the amount of vibration issues it may encounter, since most components on the vehicle slowly degrade with time.