Close

1993 Nissan Altima Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1993 Nissan Altima based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

No car image 94a1663db56199c5353592009e34aaa51078a2469bed068bb8d6f0ba43accf97
Get a Repair Estimate
Guaranteed by certified locations nationwide. Learn more
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 1,700 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more
7
Known Problems

The engine may stall when the engine is warmed up. This can be caused by a failed crankshaft position sensor and/or camshaft position sensor. These sensors can fail intermittently so the problem may come and go. Sensors on certain models have been recalled by Nissan and will be replaced as necessary. Please visit our recall section to see if your Nissan is covered by this recall.

Nissan issued a recall on the fuel pump for premature failure. There was an owner notification program and labels were placed on the fuel pump access panel and next to the AC charge label in the engine compartment.

An engine vacuum leak from the intake manifold gasket can cause the engine to misfire or have a rough idle. This will turn on the Check Engine Light and diagnostic trouble codes will be stored. It is advisable to drive your car as little as possible when the engine is misfiring to avoid damaging the catalytic converter, which can cost many hundreds - thousands of dollars. See how much it cost you here

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

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.

Crankshaft  and  camshaft  position sensors can leak oil into the connector causing  Check Engine Light  illumination. The engine may also stall as a result. Leaking sensors should be replaced. Certain 2002 models were recalled for a separate camshaft and crankshaft sensor issue. For more information on the recall please click  here»

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.