Questions tagged [sentra]

The Nissan Sentra is a car produced by Nissan since 1982. Originally subcompact in classification, for model year 2000 it was reclassified as a compact car, becoming mid-size for 2007.

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Fuel pump can't pump after few days stopped

I have a 1995 Nissan Sentra with a carburetor and a mechanical fuel pump. After being parked for a couple of days, the car doesn't start because no fuel reaches the carburetor. At most it, will start ...
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How to replace '05 Sentra headlight w/o opening the hood

My kiddo's car has a busted passenger highlight due to him rearing ending someone. This accident has caused us not be be able to open the hood. At this point I don't want to replace the hood, just ...
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Nissan sentra 1600 1999 model

Hi i am new to cars and this box is loose. Where does it come and what does it do? It has a few loose cables atached looks like its a positive and negative Nissan sentra 1600 1999
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Why won't my gas gauge fill past 3/4?

I have a 2006 Nissan Sentra and no matter what gas station I go to, the gauge never moves past 3/4. What could be stopping it from filling all the way up?
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2004 Nissan sentra 1.8L

I was driving the car and I was suspecting low oil but the oil light never came on. I just got off the highway and made my way through town when the car made a knocking /ticking sound almost sounded ...
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120 A fusible link keeps on blowing on 2008 Sentra

My wife was driving our 2008 Nissan Sentra when suddenly the car shut down while driving. I noticed the 120 A battery fuse link popped, so I ordered a new one and put it in and popped again. The car ...
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How to Troubleshoot “Jumpy” Rear End

The Vehicle 1994 Nissan Sentra, GA16DE engine, automatic transmission, 326k Recent Maintenance motor oil change (last 2 weeks) replaced cracked rear wheel spacers (~5 months ago) Symptoms How ...
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2002 Nissan Sentra XE (1.8) bogs down under heavy acceleration

This is my first time asking for help here so please bear with me. As the title says, my 2002 Sentra XE bogs down when my try to accelerate hard. It's more noticeable from a stop, but seems to do ...
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How do I remove debris from spark plug well (without damaging the head)? [duplicate]

The problem is that either someone didn't use anti-seize or someone forced in the plugs wrong (or both) because I've had the jolliest time trying to remove them from this 2002 Nissan sentra 1.8. I ...
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whether changing a 2010 Nissan Santra car Battery can cause the BCM to stop car from running

I have a 2010 Nissan Sentra that I am financing from Nissan. I got it from them after december 7, 2015. The car right now is not starting and it is back with Nissan servicing. They said that the ...
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2010 Nissan Sentra - Idling rough in reverse, occasionally stalls when stopping

Been having an issue with my 2010 Sentra where the idle in reverse is very rough and has very little power. As well when making abrupt stops in drive the car will occasionally stall, but start back ...
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Electrical lights stay on and headlights won't turn on

I have an 1996 nissan sentra and my headlights won't come on and the park lights,tail lights, stay on even when the car is off and key removed as well the fuses are good and there is no headlight ...
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2001 Nissan Sentra will not pass 2000 RPM in drive

I have a 2001 nissan sentra. When I am in park, the engine RPM struggles, but eventually rises up past 2k to 5k or wherever I let it off. However, when it is in gear(drive, reverse, 1st, 2nd) it will ...
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Steering wheel controls with non-iPod audio player in Nissan Sentra 2012

I have a 2012 Nissan Sentra SR (USA), with the default head unit that has an iPod cable. Ever since maybe iOS 5 or 6, it hasn't reliably connected with my iPod touch (a 4th gen and a 5th gen), and ...
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Temperature gauge is at 3/4 mark

I have a 2001 Nissan Sentra and recently had an oil change last month and a coolant flush just last year. A few days ago, I noticed the needle of the temperature gauge went up to the 3/4 mark while I ...
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Battery died and now car will not run

I have a 2001 Nissan Sentra. Monday morning, I drove the car and when I got home I forgot to turn the lights off. It sat all day like that then Monday evening I realized that I had run the battery ...
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Nissan Sentra vvl

I'm driving sti 2 liter with vvl engine. I recently tuned my car. It has a dictator management. Will disconnecting my battery affect the settings done with tuning?
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I have a friction sound coming from the front bottom leftish side of my car - what should I look at? (Video inside)

[Nissan Sentra 2001 here] I have a friction sound of metal rubbing together that is coming from the front of my car. It is not the brakes because it happens any time I cold start the car, not ...
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Found a 10 mm nut in the transmission fluid

I was draining the fluid out of the automatic transmission of a '94 Sentra with a RL4F03A tranmission. While I was removing the magnets, one of them was holding onto a 10 mm hex nut. It was clean, not ...
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Broken Automatic Shifter Cable Replacement

My 1994 Nissan Sentra started being difficult to start a couple of weeks ago. I'd have to shift into Neutral in order for it to start. I figured the automatic shifter cable was loose again, so I went ...
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Is it possible to bleed brakes without using floor jack?

I have a 91 nissan sentra without ABS, and underneath the car it is so rusted that mechanics did not want to use their lift on my car. If it comes down to where I can't use a floor jack myself (I ...
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Starting a Nissan Sentra

I have a 2006 Nissan Sentra. My lights and radio are coming on when I turn the key but the car will not start, it doesn't make a sound. I had a full service in February 2016 & I am 5,000 mi ...
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2015 Sentra tank does not fill up completely

My 2015 Sentra SV stops taking gas before it's full. I know for sure it's not a problem with the gauge as I ran the car almost empty and could only fill up a little over 7 gallons, whereas the tank ...
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Inside temperature reading 13 degrees lower than actual outside temperature - what could be the problem?

I have a 2006 Nissan Sentra. Its inside temp is reading 58 degrees when it is actually 71 degrees outside. What could be the problem? Also, I just changed the thermostat today.
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1998 Nissan Sentra transmission

Why does a 1998 Nissan Sentra Automatic transmission change to neutral from reverse while going downhill? This just started a couple of weeks ago. The engine shut off the first couple of times it ...
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A lot of smoke coming from exhaust after oil change (mixed old with new oil)

I put new oil in my nissan earlier today (5w-30) and as I was driving I started to smell what I thought was burning oil, and I noticed behind me excessive amount of smoke while driving. I went from ...
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Non-functional gas pedal, engine stalling, dead battery: broken alternator?

I have a 2005 Nissan Sentra. The following happened twice within a few days: I stopped at a red light. When the light turned green, pressing the gas pedal had no effect at all. However, the car would ...
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While in Drive, transmission failed to engage after stopping at light

I have a 2011 Nissan sentra. MESA remote start installed 2 weeks ago. It all works fine. However, last night stopped at light, went to go, and it's like neutral and the engine derates. However I don't ...
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Oil leaking, bad valve cover? [closed]

I noticed that my oil was empty 4 days after it was full. There is oil residue on the top of the engine and on the inside of the hood. I am wondering if this could be from a bad valve cover. It is a ...
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How to re-start Sentra after 6-yrs storage? [duplicate]

1991 Nissan Sentra XE, 1.6L engine, 5-speed manual trans, 78k miles. I unexpectedly had to stop driving this Sentra and it's been sitting unstarted in my garage for the past 6-years. It ran great, no ...
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Daughter's 2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 SE - No Low Beams - High Beams Fine

Daughter was driving home last night from work and noticed "it was very dark" on the way. Turns out low beams won't come on at all. High beams, parking, tail, turn signal and flashers all fine... just ...
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Codes like P0171, P0101

My 2001 Nissan Sentra shows a P0171 and P0101 code. I tried to clean the sensor and the part after that (I don't know the name) and it's still showing the engine light. The sensor seems like new to ...
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Diagnosing pinging issue in 2003 Nissan Sentra

While under load, the engine sounds like there is a bunch of marbles bouncing around in the engine. Revving the engine in neutral does not create the noise. Filling the gas tank with 93 octane instead ...
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2005 Nissan Sentra - Pressing gas pedal has no effect - vent control valve

My car (2005 Nissan Sentra) had a problem for a while: gas spills out when pumping. I was lazy and did nothing about it. After a month or so, the car started to fail. At first it was only hiccups, but ...