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1997 Nissan Altima Problems

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Most Common 1997 Nissan Altima 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 ma...
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.
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 ...
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1 Known 1997 Nissan Altima Electrical & Lights Problem

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

5 Known 1997 Nissan Altima Engine 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 ma...
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.
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 ...

0 Known 1997 Nissan Altima Exhaust & Emissions Problems

0 Known 1997 Nissan Altima Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known 1997 Nissan Altima Maintenance Problems

1 Known 1997 Nissan Altima Miscellaneous Problem

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....

0 Known 1997 Nissan Altima Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 1997 Nissan Altima Problems & Complaints

Failure of the ignition power transistor can cause a "crank-no start" condition.
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 ma...
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....
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 ...
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.
The Camshaft position sensor can leak oil into its electrical connector causing the Check Engine light to illuminate. The engine may also stall intermittently as a result.
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