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Nissan Sentra 2006 and earlier



  • tkingstkings Posts: 1
    Hey, do you know how to get to the resistor? Is it behind the controller? How much is the resistor? Thank you very much!
  • Can anybody point me to a good link on how to change the brake pads on my 1998 nissan sentra?

    I've had the car since brand new - it now has 88K miles on it. not a bad car, not a "great" car. one thing I've always had problems with is irregular wear on the brake pads as well as the front wheels. any thoughts, ideas, and just input in general? thanks!
  • c2rosac2rosa Posts: 76
    NISSAN RECALLS NEARLY 100,000 VEHICLES .... According to Edmund's Inside Line, Nissan has recalled 96,800 2006 Altimas and Sentra SE-Rs because of a risk of engine fire.

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that the 2.5-liter engines in the cars "may experience excessive oil consumption as a result of improper performance of the piston rings," a condition that could lead to an engine fire.NHTSA said if engine oil is not maintained at least at minimum levels, engine damage is likely and a fire is possible.

    Owners can contact Nissan at (800) 647-7261 or NHTSA at (800) 424-9153.
  • I need instructions on how to replace my Blower fan. It was making a terrible sound for a while, probably the bearings and it has finally gone. It's 100 degrees in Virginia right now and I need to replace it badly. Can some one walk me through it?

  • specv02specv02 Posts: 1
    I have an 02 Spec V that I also have had starting and restarting problems for several years now. This weekend it left us a $200 tow bill to get it back to the dealership of purchase and of course, they cannot duplicate the problem because it starts up just fine now. No codes are coming up. However, another forum message suggested you MUST follow the 3-second on-position rule due to fuel injector design! Guess I will try that. Another suggestion has been the crankcam sensor and/or fuel pump. However, why didnt the sensor trigger a code? I always felt it was a heat related issue. Hmmmmm
  • In case anyone else has this same problem, I fixed it this past weekend. It was REALLY easy. All you have to do is remove the glove compartment. Once you get it out you will see two Phillips head screws facing you on the bottom of the glove compartment frame, remove these two screws and you can take out the blower fan cover. Then you remove the three screw holding the fan in and it will drop down, unplug it and install the new one in reverse order.
  • framelessframeless Posts: 5
    i took my daughter's 2001 sentra for a yearly inspection and the mechanic told me the power steering fluid needed to be changed. the car has about 44,000 miles on it. does this sound legitimate?
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,868
    More important to change the brake fluid than the power steering fluid. Brake fluid is hygroscopic. Typical recommended change interval is every 2 years or 24,000 miles. My personal recommendation is to change it every 3 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. Synthetic fluid is best.

    quote recommended interval for power steering fluid change-
    Power steering fluid of the "long-life" variety should be changed every five years or 100,000 miles. For conventional fluid, the interval is every three years or 50,000 miles. Most likely, the fluid will appear normal at this point—either amber (on most vehicles) or pink/red in color. This is good, as no serious problems are indicated. -end

    I agree with the above quoted interval.

    Legitamate? Yes, if you want the vehicle to last for a very long time and IF the cost for the service is reasonable.
  • darboodarboo Posts: 2

    I'm a new college grad getting my first car. I wanted to know if anyone bought the 1.8S SE and what they paid for it. Also is the 1% APR offer legit??
  • navygz19navygz19 Posts: 6
    It's your fuel pump...they are notoriously terrible on the 2.5's. Anybody I have ever known with one has the same issue (i did as well, but I got rid of my POS Spec-V and bought a Pathfinder) There is no need to have to follow a 3 second rule (though I also did) There are also a few TSB's on this issue that should be able t be viewed at There you should be able to fond any and all TSB's and recalls up to date. Cheers :shades:
  • ahqahq Posts: 37
    Hiya! I drive a 2002 Sentra GXE with 53.7K miles. I've had it since new, i.e. almost four years. A couple of weeks ago, the darn thing wouldn't start, so I had it towed to the dealer. It turns out there were three recalls that had to be dealt with: ECM replacement, ECM foam insulation replacement, and crankshaft sensor replacement.

    All is good now, and fortunately I didn't have to pay anything, aside from the towing cost. I hope the car remains trouble-free at this point, since I was planning on buying the car at the end of its lease later this month and holding onto it for another few years. I haven't had any other issues with the car, so I'm hoping that I'm making the right decision!
  • ahqahq Posts: 37
    My car came with Bridgestone B381 tires, which weren't bad. I replaced them at around 45K miles with a set of BF Goodrich Traction T/As last November, although I made the mistake of going with the H-rated version, since the T-rated version was out of stock. The ride on Wisconsin roads is almost unbearable, so I'm probably going to replace the H-rated Traction T/As with a different tire. Any recommendations? Would it be acceptable to "downgrade" to an S-rated tire to gain a smoother ride?
  • ahqahq Posts: 37
    FYI I bought a set of Michelin Harmony tires this morning. Very quiet and much better at cushioning impacts than the Traction T/As. They're supposed to be pretty good in the snow, too. We'll see in a few months!
  • I have been using Michelin tires for over 30 year's. They are getting a little pricey, but you get for what you pay for. They have been the best tires I have ever used!!! You won't be disapointed.

    ...Bob in Calif...
  • benduprebendupre Posts: 121
    anyone ad a look at the new Sentra yet? It's on the nissan site now under "Future Vehicles"

  • My 2001 Nissan Sentra Electric Window on drivers side sometimes sticks and has to have a little manual help to raise all the way with a few crunching noises inside the door panel. Another window won't come up at all. Wanted to know if anyone knows how to avoid a $240/window (dealer quote for new regulator assembly) repair as several windows may need the same repair. I'm told that it may be as simple as a 10 cent plastic gear stripped out. Please tell me where I can access parts (non Nissan) and/or repair shortcuts. Also where can I learn how these window systems work or a pictorial of the window assembly, so I can do my own repairs? I know how to get into the window assembly, but my view is obscured by the inside steel door frame and I'm not familiar with this system which apprears to use an electric motor/wench and separate cables for up and down movement. Look forward to helping others with questions on the Sentras as I have two identical cars and 5 years background with the 2001 Sentra. With the potential of 6 more doors needing repair in the future, this could cost a fortune to pay a dealer or body shop to do these repairs, so I must learn how to handle this myself. I don't want to go to the Auto Salvage Yard, as the part I buy to replace may be as worn as the one I'm junking! Thanks for your help!
  • lgoldinlgoldin Posts: 90
    I had similar problem with my 2001 Sentra last year. The Window would not come up without manual help. I took door panel off and lubricates all pulleys and cables for the window. It helped and I did not have this problem again so far.
    You may have a different problem but it is easy to start with the simple things.

    Good luck
  • Thanks lgoldin! I'll try that on the noisy one that still works. Can you give me any input on the one that's quit and needs a new regulator (a fancy name for a cable system)?
  • thecazthecaz Posts: 1
    First the passenger's front door window wouldn't go up. Then within a week the driver's side wouldn't go up. The only way to get the window up was to make it go up and down while pushing at the same time. I actually wondered if there was some kind of timer on these electrical switches. I just think that it is odd that both of my front door windows broke almost at the same time. For now we just don't open the windows. But, not opening the windows can cause problems--when I have to pay a toll or when I pull up to a drive thru window to pick up food. Best of all, when you are trying to tell the officer that you can't open your window unless he helps you close it.

    Anyhow, I am going to try to fix this myself with all the suggestions that I can get.

    Thanks for your help!
  • Yes, when an electric window starts making those wiry moaning, sluggish sounds during up and down operation, the days are numbered. The assembly cost $79.75 inlcuding tax down here in Hattiesburg, MS at Petro Nissan. I bought it and installed it in about 1.5 hours as I made all the wrong moves when removing and re-installing, but I saved my self over $150.00 labor. I believe I can install the next one in 20 minutes flat as its real simple once you've done it(14 screws and/or bolts have to be removed to take the inside door assembly and all the parts off including the 3 holding the electric motor which has to be transfered to the new assembly). I'm assuming that your motor is still good, becuause the parts man said it cost over $300. I guess it could save a lot of money if they all have to be replaced every 5 years. My car has 150,000 miles on it now. You will need 2 different size phillip screw drivers, an 8" cresent wrench, and a regular screwdriver. I greased the actual window tracks with vaseline, but the new assembly comes coated with a sticky grease. Down here in MS it unlawful to operate a vehicle unless the drivers window will come down, and the inspectors will not issue a safety inspection sticker for the car if they check and the window won't let up and down. Holler if I can help you with any details as I've got the diagram here in front of me showing how it all works. Success and savings!!! Timberjack1
  • Has any one had any problem with the first three fan speeds. I have only one speed working and it is the very high speed. The first 3 speeds just stopped working about 2 weeks ago. Why?? Someone said it was just a resistor, but I don't know where it is and how to replace it. Since I bought this car all my problems have been electrical. ist it was the horn, next it was the power windows and now it is the fan speed. Any help or suggestions?
  • My airflow meter sensor needs replaced also. The dealer is trying to take you for a ride at $900....the part can be purchased on ebay for 121 shipping and all, over various websites for 150-200 and should cost around $300, $350 at most labor included. I have noticed a decrease in performance and decline in gas mileage. From what I understand, it only takes about 5 or 10 minutes to replace the part. I would get a second quote. Hope this helps. Good luck!
  • rennie4rennie4 Posts: 55
    If anybody cares the nissan sentra goes on sale today. Pricing and options is up on
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,907
    I don't know if many people care. There's a dedicated discussion for the 2007 Sentra in Town Hall, and there hadn't been a post for over five weeks before I put one in there tonight. Seems odd for one of the newest compact (actually low-end midsized) sedans, with a nice blend of room and features. :surprise:
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  • sopmansopman Posts: 46
    I'm thinking about buying a new 2007 2.0 S 4dr Sedan. Does anyone know of any problems that they are having with this car?
    What is a good prices?
    Edmunds says: $18,855
    Invoice says: $17,433

  • So I was looking in my owners manual and I see that my Sentra only has 2.8 quarts of oil?

    I'm also thinking about extending the oil change intervals to somewhere between 7-10k miles, I'm not sure which would be a better oil Mobile 1 (10W-30?) Synthetic or Mobile extended 7500 (something like that).

    I'm thinking that 10k might be a bit much for the oil filter but I would imagine that a good quality oil should last substantially longer than the cheap stuff that they use at the "quick lube" places.

    Your thoughts and comments are welcome...

  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,868
    Anyone have the OEM Sirius installed in their '05 or '06 Sentra's?

    Are you satisfied with it's performance?
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,868
    7500 mile interval on full synthetic is the service interval I use for my Sentra.

    With the small oil capacity on the QG18DE it seemed unwise to go with 10,000 mile intervals.

    With only 3 qts. the oil is inexpensive even when using synthetic. :)
  • Yeah I was leaning towards the upper limits of the manufactures recommendations also.
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