Question about 1999 Nissan Sentra
The starter on 4th generation (1995-1999) Nissan Sentras is very easy
to locate and replace. It is a mostly-black cylinder, about 9 or 10"
long and 3" thick, that sits on the front center of the engine. It is
held on by 2 bolts, and has 2 wires connected. The 2 bolts come off
easily, one of the wires simply comes unplugged easily, and the other
has a small bolt holding it on.
Replacement may involve removing a bracket that holds the throttle (gas pedal) in a certain position, because there may not be enough room to work with that bracket in place. Removing and replacing that bracket (which is held onto the engine block by 2 bolts), does not affect the operation of the car.
If this is the first time the starter is having issues, replacement can be put off for a couple weeks by taking a small hammer (or something similar) and hitting the starter. Don't hit it too hard, but don't be too gentle. It might take several hits to get it to work. This is only a temporary solution. The starter WILL have to be replaced eventually.
Good luck (remember rated this post).
Posted on Feb 23, 2010
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