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Nissan Sentra 2006 and earlier

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  • jrk301jrk301 Posts: 4
    Mr. Skinny3 -

    I didn't even read your post before posting mine. It seems as though we are having similar problems -- I'll be curious to see if anyone has a solution. Does your cousin's car start up again like normal after you turn the ignition again?

    Joe
  • hi people can someone pls give me instructions on how to remover power steering rack from my 1988 NISSAN SENTRA ZXE N13
    iv undone all the bolts on the rack but cant get it out of the engine bay
    any help will be grateful
  • skinny3skinny3 Posts: 4
    The car would always start right back up as if nothing happened.

    Could you define for me what you meant by 'locked up'? Did you mean that the engine locked up, the brakes locked up, or the engine shutting off?
  • jrk301jrk301 Posts: 4
    The engine stalled, and when that happened, it seems like the brakes also locked, and the car lost power. It seemed as though the engine was still running, but the car was not functioning and the check engine lights and other warning lights came on.

    When I took the car to get fixed, the techs claimed they coudln't find anything wrong with the car, and that a diagnostic code was not set in the computer. They claimed that having a "scan card" on my keys for the grocery store would screw up the "security chip" on my keys and mess with the ignition switch. I don't know what to think -- I don't believe them.

    Joe
  • jd10013jd10013 Posts: 779
    When I took the car to get fixed, the techs claimed they coudln't find anything wrong with the car,

    first thing I'd do is find another mechanic.
  • Of course it requires a different air filter that dome on the front is the air filter. It replaces the stock airbox completely.
  • I FOUND THE INFO ON THE WEB. IT TAKES FIVE MINUTES TO REMOVE YOUR RADIO.I HAVE A 2003 SENTRA ALSO. HERE ARE THE INSTRUCTIONS 1-DISCONNECT BATTERY TERMINAL. 2- SIT IN DRIVERS' SEAT. 3- OPEN STORAGE AREA ASSEMBLY AT TOP OF CONSOLE 4- GRAB THE EDGE OF THE STORAGE/ MAP SECTION AND PULL GENTLY OUT TOWARDS YOU.- NO SCREWS INVOLVED- 5- PLACE THE POCKETS/ MAP ASSEMBLY ON YOUR DASH. 6- THERE ARE (2)PHILIPS SCREWS SECURING THE POCKET ASSEMBLY BEHIND THE RADIO AND TWO PHIILIPS SCREWS UNDER THE RADIO. REMOVE THEM 7- THEN PULL OUT THE RADIO/CLIMATE ASSEMBLY GENTLY- EVERYTHING ALMOST FALLS OUT WITHOUT ANY HARD PULLING OR YANKING ON IT.. 8- REMOVE (4) T-25 TORX SCREWS FROM BRACKETS SECURING SIDES OF THE RADIO. THE TORX SCREW UNIT CAN BE BOUGHT AT ANY AUTO STORE FOR A COUPLE OF BUCKS. THE REST OF THE DISASSEMBLY IS EASY JUST TAKE YOUR TIME AND DONT USE ANY SCREWSDRIVERS TO PRY ANY OF THE PARTS OUT OF CONSOLE. I FOUND THE REMOVAL DIAGRAM ON THE WEB IN TEN MINUTES. UNFORTUNATELY I CANNOT RECALL THE SITE RIGHT NOW BUT WHEN I GET BACK TO MY OFFICE I WILL RESEND THIS MESSAGE WITH THE WEB SITE INFO IF YOU NEED IT. MY ORIGINAL RADIO IN MY SENTRA STOPPED PLAYING LEFT SIDE FRONT/BACK MUSIC SO I WENT TO THE JUNKYARD AND BOUGHT A 2005 SENTRA RADIO FOR $75.00 AND REPLACE IT. THE JUNKYARD RADIO SOUNDS REAL NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD LUCK. JUST REMEMBER WHERE EACH SET OF SCREWS ARE USED- SO USE A SMALL DIXIE CUP TO HOLD YOUR REMOVED SCREWS BECAUSE ARE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SCREWS USED.
  • howie71howie71 Posts: 1
    Hi lgoldin.

    Can you tell me how you soldered the PCB. I extracted the PCB and there was very little (if any) visible damage. Where did you solder it? If it is not the resistor, any other idea what it might be and how to go about fixing it?

    Thanks.
  • Hi howie
    I used ohmmeter to find the damage. BTW, I had the same problem second time. And second time it happened in a similar place as a first one. there is piece of metal wire soldered in a middle of surface resistive material. This piece looks like a horseshoe somewhat. The wire is soldered to pads and then go through narrow trace to the resistor. In both cases this narrow trace was burned out. First time on one side of the wire. Second time on another side. I just cleared the lacquer on both sides of damage and put big blob of solder over it.
  • anyone know where i can find a turbocharger for my car without payin 6000 damn dollars for it when you can get one for an 05 for only 2900. I have been looking everywhere. also would it be better to supercharge it? just curious what you guys thought
  • hey you want performance parts buy a 350z or you screwed.
  • I bought my Sentra wagon new in '88 and after about 340,000 miles I can say it is by far the best car I have ever owned. Except for routine stuff the sum of my problems are:
    one clutch (replaced myself)for 80 bucks.
    one compressor (also replaced myself)250 bucks.
    One radiator (replaced plastic one with brass one from an earlier model) 25 bucks. I think '88 on up had plastic. NOTE. Watch out if you have an old car. The plastic radiator can burst without warning.
    And the cv joints almost last forever if you pay attention to them. Of course a car can't endure 20 southern summers sans garage without showing its age, but it is sound under the hood. And if you have a new car and can afford to have the paint sealed, do it. I believe the key to getting the most out of a car is LET IT REACH OPERATING TEMP BEFORE YOU MOVE IT. All the time. Not just winter. Another perk is, they made a bazillion of that type, so there is a never ending used parts supply.
    To those of you who believe in keeping cars forever, rock on. You know where I'm coming from. We are a dying breed. I can tell you this, if I must someday buy another car, it will be a Nissan.
  • Not leaking antifreeze and no smell of it...windows get extremely excessive amounts of moisture when it gets colder out. All heating and a/c controls seem to work properly. Anyone experience this problem.
  • here's a problem i had with my sentra that may relate.
    when the car gets warm inside, which it will do even on cold sunny days, all the vinyl inside releases an odorless vapor which evenly coats all the glasswork with a film that is invisible on warm days, but in cool weather attracts moisture very easily.
    when you get in the car, all the moisture you release, and whats already in the car really fogs up all the glasswork. when the heater gets hot enough the fog goes away, but the vinyl vapor film remains, ready to fog again the next time the car cools off. its not really easy to get off without using windex. more expensive cars use some kind of treatment that prevents the problem. unfortunately, the problem will persist until the car is old and grey.
  • I have had my car for several years and in the past 9 months my distributor has gone out on me 4 times. Could something else be causing this??? Help please! :lemon:
  • I've got my eye on a 2006 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V, with less than 3,000 miles, selling for under $12,000. Car is practically new...so I'm immediately suspicious. I read the description:

    LOW MILES ORIGINAL...6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION...MOON-ROOF...STILL HAS THE BRAND NEW CAR SMELL...NO FLOOD DAMAGE...NO FRAME DAMAGE...NO COLLISION DAMAGE...[here we go]...THIS VEHICLE WAS A PREVIOUS THEFT-RECOVERY...INSURANCE COMPANY WROTE THIS CAR OFF AS TOTAL LOSS...

    I'm trying to assess the risk of a car that was the subject of a theft. Should one go on auto-pilot and run away as fast as possible, or is there an opportunity here? I have the VIN and can find the details of the crime. It's being sold by a local broker.

    I'm grateful for any input...

    Rick A.
    Pleasanton CA
  • maybe i will try a couple good scrubbings with windex then if this doesn't help then i wonder if an anti-fog spray just might do the trick, like u can get for safety glasses and snowmobile helmet shields.
  • olivarolivar Posts: 2
    i had the same problem for my 2002,i bought a complete system from e-bay for a 2003 sentra,it also came with an amplifier. i installed the radio with the four speakers(also came with 2 tweeters) rockford fosgate edition, but don't know how to connect the amp. any info or diagrams would help. i've searched up and down and can't seem to find any illustrations. and don't know where to look. :(
  • I just thought I'd post regarding my own experience with a 2001 Sentra GXE, in case anyone's interested. I bought mine new in April, 2001, and I've had it ever since then. It now has about 102,000 miles. The only major unscheduled repair I've had was a leaky head gasket at about 86,000 miles. It cost about $1,000.00 to fix it, and there have been no problems since the repair. The CD player stopped working about 8,000 miles ago -- it just ejects discs you try to put in it.

    One minor complaint is that the rim around the entrance to the gas tank gets rusty, and causes the "service engine soon" light to come on periodically (or so I'm told). That's frustrating, becuase when it's on frequently for meaningless reasons you won't always know when it's on for a real reason. (Now we wipe it clean periodically and the problem has diminished.)

    It's been a very solid little car, and I'm hoping to keep it for a few more years. From reading the posts on this site it seems that a lot of people only give feedback on the reliability of their cars after only 5 or 10 or 15 thousand miles. That doesn't really give a great indication of reliability, IMO. Aren't all cars supposed to be pretty trouble-free for at least that long? Anyway, I thought it might be useful to give some long-term indication of how the car is. Oh, and by the way, our other car is a 1998 Honda Accord with 133,000 miles on it. That one has been just as reliable, if not even more so.
  • tomk17tomk17 Posts: 135
    New to this forum - just got an 02 Sentra GXE for my daughter. Nice car, but it has the CY310 AM/FM CD stereo and the left speakers are both out. A quick sniff of the internet indicates this is a common problem. What's the fix however? Replace radio? I would rather not do that but if I bring to dealer is that what they will recommend?

    Is there anything I can do?
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