Question about 2002 Nissan Sentra
I have 02 sentra with a 1.8. It has been dying randomly from about idol it seems like. Very random sometimes it will do it and then not do it for a couple days. It starts right back up after it dies and there is no codes that have came up.
Its possible, that you crank angle sensor is failing. Also, that vehicle had a issue with the ECM/computer. Nissan put a set of foams inside of the ECM box to prevent the ECM from movement, however the glue that they used to attach the foams was causing the ECM to fail. The vapors from the glue would eat up vital circuits inside the computer causing failuer. I would go to your local dealer and provide them with your VIN nujber. With the VIN number, thay can check to ysee if the foam campaign has been doen and also the crank and cam angle sensor camaign. Nissan volunteraly replaced cam and crank angle sensors if the VIN number matches the campaign. Your ECM/computer is covered for 8years or 80000 miles. We are also starting to see timing chains getting stretched causing running issues, but you will have a "check engine light on" for cam angle sensor circuit. Anyhow, go to your local friendly NIssan dealer and have them run your VIN number to see if you have any open campaigns (crank and cam sensors, ECM foam etc.) Good luck and let me know what you find.
Posted on Nov 04, 2008
My sentra (2002) did the same thing. Nissan shop claims it is a blown head gasket.
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
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