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saleh

Matawan, NJ

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#123
Nov 1, 2011
 
I have Nissan Sentra 2002,I have light in check engine soon and when I went to mechanic told me you have change sensor I think, my car running very well but when I start engine took long time. no smoke in back . please help me
rubbersoul

Modesto, CA

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#124
Nov 11, 2011
 
I had a check engine light that was a code bank 1 and some times bank 2 misfire. The car was idling a little rough, but was driving ok. What it was? A dirty mass air flow sensor. I bought a can of spray MAF sensor cleaner, sprayed it, and let it dry for 2 hours. This worked! But I bought a K&N air filter, and the oil K&N filters use was not compatible with my MAF sensor. I went to kragen, and got a sensor for $260 with a lifetime warranty! I use STP air filers now.
Jesse

United States

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#125
Nov 18, 2011
 
My dip stick broke in side also, so what I did was take a long thin piece of metal from a windshield wiper bent it at tje end a little stuck some super glue on it and slid it down amd let it dry on the top plastic dio stick part amd pulled it out.
pat

Erin, TN

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#126
Dec 3, 2011
 
Dlauricello wrote:
Hey Everyone!
I sure hope someone can help me. I love my Nissan Sentra, In fact I have two one for me and one for my wife.
My service engine light has been on for some time. recently I went to get my oil changed and the guy at the place told me it was my catalytic converter. He told me it would cost $600 for the part and $100 for the labor. i went home and researched and found that the part was only $150 so I refuse to go there anymore. Anyways I think it is a sensor that needs changing. Has anyone hade a similar problem. How much was it to fix?
Also, my dip stick broke off and I can't get it out. I tried several things, but I guess I am going to have to have someone get this out. Does anyone know how much that cost?
Also if anyone lives in Tampa and knwos a good shop I would appreciate a recommendation.
they charge me 185 . plus tax just to drop the engene and get it out
B15er

Louisburg, NC

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#127
Jan 12, 2012
 
Johnson wrote:
Nissan Sentra 2002 broken dipstick, dealer are asking $250 to take it out, tried super glue and pencil, tried vaccum, not been sucessful yet spent my enire weekend on trying everything. It appeares its a common problem with Nissan sentra due to poor desin using plastic handel so close to the engine. Is a there any place where we can complain and ask for recall.
Is the manifold and the dipstick tube hot when you attempt the retrieve? The metal expands and the dipstick should come out more easily
gordon

United States

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#128
Jan 24, 2012
 
Dlauricello wrote:
Hey Everyone!
I sure hope someone can help me. I love my Nissan Sentra, In fact I have two one for me and one for my wife.
My service engine light has been on for some time. recently I went to get my oil changed and the guy at the place told me it was my catalytic converter. He told me it would cost $600 for the part and $100 for the labor. i went home and researched and found that the part was only $150 so I refuse to go there anymore. Anyways I think it is a sensor that needs changing. Has anyone hade a similar problem. How much was it to fix?
Also, my dip stick broke off and I can't get it out. I tried several things, but I guess I am going to have to have someone get this out. Does anyone know how much that cost?
Also if anyone lives in Tampa and knwos a good shop I would appreciate a recommendation.
if u put a plastic bag around the oil post an use a shop vac to suck it up. It should come out with no problems.
78racerx

Tappahannock, VA

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#129
Mar 3, 2012
 
help me i have a 2001 nissan sentra i was trying to remove the cam sensor and broke the wire harness i looked on ebay at nissan thay would have to sell me a whole harness $300 it is the same harness thay use on the cam sensor does anyone have 1 new or used will pay cash and pay shipping 78racerx@gmail.com
felipe

United States

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#130
May 5, 2012
 
Nissan piece of shit!!! Buy a honda and have a good life!!!
Check Engine- Hanover PA

Hanover, PA

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#131
Aug 18, 2012
 
I too have had broken dip stick in the past, on my 2001 Nissan Sentra GXE, had it replaced. On and off problems with "Check Engine" light. More than one mechanic unable to identify code. FINALLY was diagnosed as "fuel leak", only to discover there was a pin size rusted hole near top of gas tank, replaced that too, just a year ago, cost over $700 for tank alone.
Greivin

Toronto, Canada

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#132
Sep 15, 2012
 
I just removed my broken dipstick, it was deep down the pipe..
I use a piece of Cat 5 network cable, I made a loop big enough to go down in the pipe and hook the stick with no problem in the first try..
Hope this hepls....
Nissantroubles

Lancaster, PA

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#133
Oct 16, 2012
 
My catalytic converter also went out like 2 years ago, was quoted over $1000 for part plus labor. No garage will do after market, stating that it will not last longer than a year. Dipstick has also broken twice, replacing it now a third time. From what I'm reading, these are trending issues with Sentra's. I don't mind the dipstick, although a nusense it can be replaced relatively cheap. I don't appreciate spending 1000 for a converter
Phylliss

Coplay, PA

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#134
Dec 14, 2012
 
Dlauricello wrote:
Hey Everyone!
I sure hope someone can help me. I love my Nissan Sentra, In fact I have two one for me and one for my wife.
My service engine light has been on for some time. recently I went to get my oil changed and the guy at the place told me it was my catalytic converter. He told me it would cost $600 for the part and $100 for the labor. i went home and researched and found that the part was only $150 so I refuse to go there anymore. Anyways I think it is a sensor that needs changing. Has anyone had a similar problem. How much was it to fix?
Also, my dip stick broke off and I can't get it out. I tried several things, but I guess I am going to have to have someone get this out. Does anyone know how much that cost?
Also if anyone lives in Tampa and knows a good shop I would appreciate a recommendation.
I had the same problem with my dipstick and had to pay to get it removed about $45 plus the dipstick cost of $15 well worth it. Now I just got an oil change and my check engine light went flashing, I am going to see in the morning if it still is on and if so back to the garage as it could be a faulty sensor (I hope so) as I need to have belts and hoses changed now. Hope that helped you a bit, I go to Firestone as they are more reliable than most service stations. Good Luck
Troy

Portsmouth, OH

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#135
Feb 24, 2013
 
I think the check engine light don't know what it's talking about mine keep going off and on. But anyways blow air in the oil intake and your oil dip stick will pop right out no money to fix required FYI
Tom

Lake Mary, FL

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#136
Mar 18, 2013
 
I have a 2001 niss sentra with 1.8 motor. Eng light is on and flashes while driving. The motor seems to miss fire at idle and driving but not all the time.
Parts store said it has a code 300. What could it be?
DipStick

Paterson, NJ

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#137
May 3, 2013
 
Jim wrote:
I got my dipstick out with no problem by putting compressed air into the oil fill hole on the valve cover. use a funnel or something to seal the area and get out of the way because the dipstick will fly out. You may have to use a probe to blounce the dipstick down a few times while you're applying the air before it pops out.
Do I drain the oil first, I assume?
DipStick

Paterson, NJ

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#138
May 3, 2013
 
Troy wrote:
I think the check engine light don't know what it's talking about mine keep going off and on. But anyways blow air in the oil intake and your oil dip stick will pop right out no money to fix required FYI
Do I drain the oil first?
RLD

Ormond Beach, FL

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#139
Aug 17, 2013
 
I had a problem like that once it was on a maxima the back cam pulley sheared a key so the car looked like its timing was right and had spark but the back cam was way off so it popped wouldn't start
paul heyman

Kitchener, Canada

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#140
Oct 10, 2013
 
I own 2001 sentra gxe also busted dip stick and (ses) light on rear cat code.these cars are garbage
mark henry

Kitchener, Canada

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#141
Feb 9, 2014
 
had same problem ses light on my 2001 sentra, changed cat converter,changed gas cap.light was still on so got rid of this pile of crap car, tip to every one don't buy a nissan, they are garbage

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