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Nissan Sentra 2006 and earlier



  • lngtonge18lngtonge18 Posts: 2,228
    The temb knob controls a cable which in turn controls a heater valve. More then likely, the cable stretched or broke, thus not allowing you to shut the heater valve. It happens.
  • tomcat630tomcat630 Posts: 854
    I got a 2005 1.8s with SPecial Edition package for $15500, before adding the rebates. I got the $1500 with 2% APR. They are dealing on these and the Spec Ed package is bargain. The disount from the sticker made it virtually free.
  • cc7400cc7400 Posts: 1

    At the beginning of May we bought a Sentra 1.8S, auto, w/o ABS.
    Last week, after about 1400 miles, my wife and I were driving on the highway
    at about 75mph; she tried to break gently reduce her speed because there was
    a slower car in front of us, when the brakes locked and the car stopped very abruptly.
    We were lucky that nobody rear-ended us. We went to the dealer, and he said there
    is nothing wrong with the brakes. Last week, my wife was driving the car on a street
    at about 30mph, when she had to break and the same thing happened. In both cases, we didn't slam the brakes, yet they locked Did anybody
    hear about such problems w/ the Sentra ?
  • You were luckier than me, my cd got stuck and never played again. I pulled the radio out, disassembled the radio, and discovered that a spring had come loose from the top of the CD holder. That is the weird clicking noise you are hearing, the CD is trying to eject, but that spring is gone, and the holder will not pop up to release your CD. I went aftermarket and got a Pioneer supertuner, and after a few mods, got it to fit. Best bet is if its under warranty, get them to replace it, or go to ebay and get one.
  • When you finance a vehicle, the finance company buys your contract from the dealer for a disounted amount.For example, if you buy a car and finance $10,000, the finance company will buy that contract from the dealer for $9,500 While these fees vary widely from state to state, dealer to dealer, and credit score to credit score, what it sounds like in your situation is that the dealer is passing that fee over and above the negotiated price. Most just bury it into the sticker price. Thats also why you can always get a better price paying cash.
  • I had a 93 nissan truck that did the same thing, I am not sure if it is the same design, but if it is, the temp control lever has disconnected from the cable. If you remove the control panel from your dashboard enough to get behind it, you should be able to reconnect the cable. If you had the same problem i did, it was stuck, you pulled really, really hard, and then it moved easier than it ever had. If thats the case, its just a matter of popping that cable back on. I think it took about 10 minutes, and all i needed once i got behind the control panel was a pair of pliers to reconnect the cable. I just never took the heat all the way over after that, and it never was an issue again.

    By the way, on my truck it was a Horizontal control panel, not a clockwise panel.
    Hope that helped
  • j2thomasj2thomas Posts: 25
    TomCat, We just bought the 1.8 S, with the Special package, auto, sun roof, ABS, side airbags, mats, filter and mudflaps for an out the door price of $15,500, ($250 over invoice - $2500 rebate + 7% tax, 32.50 title and registraction). One of the easiest purchases we've ever made. The sticker was $18090.
  • smokedhensmokedhen Posts: 13
    AHHHHHMy key is stuck in the ignition. What can I do to take the key out? please help out this newbie!
  • famfamfamfam Posts: 1
    We have a 2001 Sentra, basic model, with about 53K miles. My husband has had at least 4 flat tires, 3 of which were in the same location (driver side, rear tire). He's not a particularly hard driver, has tires rotated, etc., so it seems rather "coincidental" (?) that he has had 3 in the same location - at least 2 of which started with steering vibration, especially when braking, but the tires appeared fine. Has anyone else had similar problems?
  • belle4331belle4331 Posts: 3
    Thanks Ingtonge18! I took the car back to the mechanic and he said I had a bad build up of carbon deposits. He suggested an induction and intake flush. The car runs better since I had the flush. :)
  • belle4331belle4331 Posts: 3
    I fix one problem and another one appears. Now my air conditioning and my car will not run at the same time. When I turn on the air conditioning on the lowest setting and drive for five minutes or so and stop at a light my car starts shaking like it is about to cut out. I've always turned off the air and the car would stop shaking. Today I wanted to see if it would cut off and it did. Help? :cry:
  • sandman46sandman46 Posts: 1,798
    We've had no a/c for the past 1 1/2 weeks basically. It works weakly in the morning and when the sun goes down, but only hot air during the daytime. Nissan said the part we need is on back order. A very nice car that has nickled and dimed us this past year. Hopefully tomorrow, our new Mazda3 s will get to the dealership and we'll say a goodbye to our '01 Altima GXE Ltd. Edition. We really did like our Alty, but with 80k miles fast approaching, it's just not running properly. The Mazda is nice, but our Alty really is the perfect car for us...when it's working.
    It's been a nice 4 1/2 year run, but it's time to move on. Hope everyone has better luck than we did. Good luck guys...we're zoom zooming outta here!

    The Sandman :sick:
  • Hello, I'm new here and this is my first post. I came across looking for help. My 2001 Sentra SE (2000cc, 5speed) has a problem. Service engine soon light come on about a week ago, I then put a chevron injection cleaner in the tank, Vpower from shell and went to milwaukee from chicago and after I got back in the car, the light went off. It came back the next day. Today I drove on highway again for short period of time, it went off again. I'm sure by the time I get home tonight, it will be back on. What can cause this to happen? There is no changes in driving performance. Thank you.
  • teecee1teecee1 Posts: 4
    I have a similar problem with my Sentra....About every 10th time I go to start it, it just won't start...No sounds, no clicks, nothing...It is not the starter, or the battery, or fuses...If I push it forward (doesn't work backwards) about 10-15 feet and put it back in "park" and try again, it usually starts....It has been in the shop a number of times and the mechanic cannot figure it out....any suggestions?
  • teecee1teecee1 Posts: 4
    If anyone is having an oil stick/dipstick problem with their Sentra, go to and search for the Sentra. There are pages and pages of feedback and great suggestions for remedying the problem. I used the crazy glue on the pencil solution, it worked perfectly and saved about $200.
  • teecee1teecee1 Posts: 4
    I hate my Nissan Sentra too!!! The car is a repair nightmare....but on a more positive note, if you are still having problems with your gas pedal sticking, have the throttle plate cleaned every few oil changes and that should resolve it. It has for me. Good luck.....
  • dhakimdhakim Posts: 1
    Randomly my AC/Heat knob only functions on the highest level (4). This means I can only have the AC or heat blasting and cannot have it on any other setting, as they all are the same as being "off". Any suggestions? I'm either freezing or sweating!
  • mcdawggmcdawgg Posts: 1,666
    Check the neutral safety switch.
  • teecee1teecee1 Posts: 4
  • i'm a teenager, looking for a car. i want to be able to "fix it up" i'm into the street racing style and i thought of getting a used sentra. i'm thinkin about the 96-98 years. should i keep on with this or am i just wasting my time thinking about it???
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