Nissan 200SX Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Nissan 200SX

Nissan 200SX Problems

Timing Chain Noise May Lead to Timing Chain Failure on Higher Mileage Vehicles

Excessive timing chain noise, a rattling or ticking, on higher mileage cars may lead to timing chain failure, which can cause engine damage. There are upgraded chain tension guides with a steel backing to improve durability and a modified repair procedure no longer requires the removal of the cylinder head to replace the timing chain. Maintaining proper engine oil level and frequent oil changes are important to ensure the long-term durability of this engine.

 

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Nissan 200SX Questions

Can an air compressor off of an 1996 sentra fit on a 1996 200so (1 answer)

I was told by an auto part sales men that an 1996 Nissan sentra air compressor is interchangeable with a 1996 Nissan 200sx.how is this possible

Why wont clutch pedal come back up after replacing clutch cable? (2 answers)

I replaced clutch cable on my 97 200sx ser and now the pedal stays on the floor after I press it in. Adjusted the cable to correct ratio as well. What woulld the main issue be?

Idle airflow sensor? (1 answer)

It stalled on me last night. I got it started but I had to keep the rpms up so it wouldn't stall. Something gunned up

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Nissan 200SX Recalls

Recall 98V093000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. WATER CAN ENTER AND DISPLACE THE GREASE IN THE WIPER ARM LINKAGE BALL JOINT WHERE THE WIPER LINKAGE ATTACHES TO THE WIPER MOTOR LINKAGE.
Recall 95V028000
THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) HYDRAULIC ACTUATOR WAS NOT PROPERLY PURGED OF ALL AIR DURING THE FILL AND EVACUATION PROCESS CAUSING AIR BUBBLES TO GET INTO THE BRAKE SYSTEM.

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Nissan 200SX Reviews

It started off with a no start condition on my 1995 Nissan 200SX 1.6L I replaced the fuel filter and the fuel pump. Ran very well on test drive of speeds under 60miles and hr. Test it on the interstate and was not able to exceeded 55 miles an hr with car bogging down and lossing power. I have checked for fire at the plugs and cleand the points in the distribitor. Now Im officially lost???
Owned my 96 since it was new. Best car I have ever owned. Should have replaced the chains which broke at 350K due to the center gear wearing down. Dropped a new engine in it ($$$$). Mostly just routine maintenance, a very reliable car. Two strange problems were the speedometer causing a VTC code (replaced the whole console for $50 from a junkyard Sentra) and when the fan speeds on the A/C ...
I have owned mine since new in May, 1997 and still driving her today at 576K. Did replace the engine block at 437K - probably didn't "have to be done," but at $2K including installation I couldn't resist. If you're looking for a Cadillac ride, this is not the car for you - the suspension is not designed for that. But if you want a car that will go the distance (and my girl has seen every s...

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