Hello-I recently purchased a 2004 Nissan Sentra (39,140 miles). I've been driving it about 3 months (not even 2,000 miles) and I went to start it and it hesitated. It started the second time, but was very rough and idling. The service engone soon light came on. I brought it to a local Nissan dealer who diagnosed it with a code 3 Cylinder Misfire. They suggested a 30 k service ($420) and 2 repairs: 1. Throttle Body Fuel Injection service and 2. Idle AIrlodging. Needles to say, I had the two done and $350 later, I picked up the car. I started the car a couple hours later and it had a rough start again. Within minutes the Engine light was back. I brought it back to the Nissan dealer who diagnosed the same code (cylinder misfire). The technician " recommended" a air sensor replacement which would run about $300, but could not guarentee that would solve the problem. Well it was replaced, along w/spark plugs and coil. I went to pick it up and it wouldn't start? If the dealership cannot find the problem. Where else can I turn? Any suggestions?
Hey, I had the same problem when I bought that car. There was a recall on the fuel injector that I had replaced. Look up sentra 2004 recalls online, I believe they will fix it for free. Mine nissan dealer did, but I'm not sure if it was because of a warranty or not. It will run around 500 if it isn't free. Right now my damn sentra is stuck in park because the gear shift is locked. I need to get it checked.
July, 23, 2007 AT 1:36 PM
Thanks so much for the info.I'll check out the recall.
Did it cause your car to hesitate starting. And once it starts it was very shaky and idling?
July, 23, 2007 AT 4:24 PM
Try the coolant temperature sensor its part of the cold enrichment component.
Misfire at no.3 is it fix?
July, 26, 2007 AT 6:17 PM
I apologize. I just returned to my Nissan dealer because I was having trouble with my gear shift. I get stuck in park and so I had to press the gear shift lock button to get it out. ANYWAY. The problem was the fuel pump not the fuel injector. I had it replaced. It would have cost around 500 but I had the warranty. Hope you see this and good luck. Also, it would take up to 10 seconds to for it to start sometimes. It wouldn't turn over. As for the rattle, I bought my nissan with 30,000 miles and it was due for the 30,000 mile service. It is due again at 45,000 and then 60,000. They tighten the suspension and fix misalignments and such. Check it out. I've had bad experiences with dealerships in terms of overcharging and failure to repair. I took my nissan to Metro Honda dealership 5 times for 1 minor problem- my wheel was making a grinding noise everytime I stopped. They overmachined the rotors and they couldn't figure out the problem. I took my car to some guy on the corner and he fixed it for 60 bucks.
Do you have any rattling noises from windows when you drive?
July, 26, 2007 AT 7:39 PM
Thanks fot the clarification. I did check out the recalls and there was one regarding a sensor in the engine. My car has been at the deallership since Monday. They've had technicians working on it all day Monday and Tuesday. And no one could figure out what's wrong. They were having a T-1 technician coming to look at it Wednesday.I have yet to hear back from anyone yet? They did give me aloaner (no charge), so I'd rather them keep it longer and find the problem!
I've only had the Nissan 3 months and honestly.I don't think I'd buy another! I've heard great things about Nissan's, but I've had nothing but bad luck. Yes.I do hear window rattling. At first I thought one of the windows weren't rolled up all the way. But it wasn't that?
I had bad luck with Mazdas as well. The only car I have good luck with is my 1993 Toyota Corolla! 140,000 miles and still running!
July, 27, 2007 AT 10:31 PM
Definitely call the dealership and let them know about the problem with the fuel pump. When I brought it there they said they received a recall or something along that line that if there was a problem with a NIssan sentra '04 to change the fuel pump. I found a site online that said that a problem is that the pump was too small or something like that. Just don't let them pull you around. I'm almost 100% sure you are experiencing the same problem I did as well as my friend who owns a driving school with 3 sentras, each delays at start up. I have a receipt from my most recent visit and I have an operation number 50NIZ05 I believe those are zeros, and the operation description is check stasrting system. Also, call my Nissan dealership 201-324-2300 and tell them about your problem. Tell them about the fuel pump issue and if they know what you are talking about then have them contact your repair shop. They tried some BS things on my car too before they got it right. Good luck.