Flashing Check Engine Light during normal operation
Bought 1998 Nissan 200sx 5spd manual transmission over the weekend with 157,000 miles on it. It ran great for the first 100 miles I drove it (but check engine light was on). Filled up with fuel at a reputable gas station. Since that fuel up, the car is making popping sounds during acceleration and normal driving, the check engine light will flash on and off for a time then go back to solid. I did add some fuel treatment thinking it might have been water in the fuel. I could really use some help on this as I can't afford a major repair.
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hi try changing the spark plugs and air filter, these help immensely with the burning of fuel, also ( i don't know what you have in the US ) but use some redX to clean your injectors, this will also help....hope this helps
HI. the check engine light will illuminate when a sensor fault is detected. all sensors on your vehicle work in conjunction with the CPU on board. they relay information for the CPU to process. this information allows the CPU to initiate certain actions like fuel pump operation and proper charging of the battery and proper coolant flow as well. if one of the vital sensors start to malfunction and cant send and receive any information to the cpu, it will launch a self diagnostic alert , which is this check engine light. This will become illuminated to inform you of some sort of malfunction within the engine itself. the best thing now is to take this vehicle to the dealership for a quick scan. Once the problem is found, they can fix it and shut off the check or service engine light.
As for the life span of a Nissan transmission, these builds will last quite a while if you take good care and preform proper maintenance. The the normal life span of a typical mini van transmission is 100,000 miles. This nissan's transmission should get about 120,000 or more. The key to a long life span of a transmission is good care and proper maintenance like, changing the filters regularly and flushing the contents as well as changing the fluid every 60,000 miles.
SIGNS OF TRANS failure Slippage of any gear cycle. Hard shifting and abnormal grinding during gear changes on a hill. Miss shifts.(not being able to shift on time or sticking in a certain gear over the rpm rate) Black transmission fluid or metal fragments inside the transmission pan. Gear shift slipping out of drive or reverse is a failurepoint as well.
It takes unleaded regular gasoline. I'm assuming by water you mean coolant. check the overflow container if it has one, should have lines on it for hot engine and cold engine. Standard oil changes on most cars, if using regular oil, is 3 months/3,000 miles. depending on driving conditions.