Question about 2002 Nissan Sentra
The nissan sentra has a timing chain which should last the entire life of the car and should not require changing
Posted on Feb 23, 2011
If it has DOHC ist has two chains. The tensioners do wear out. Will need to have it looked at around 150K. Pull the valve cover off and you can see the top chain and sprockets. Inspect for sprocket wear (or broken teeth) and chain tension. If you drive like granny, you might get to 200K or further. If the chains do need replaced, do the water pump at the same time. Cost at Nissan is $1500. to $2000.
Posted on Jan 22, 2013
I own this car, and I can say confidently that it has a timing chain instead of a belt. I believe you do not need to change the chain at any point...... it is more a matter of maintenance and repair to worn guides and tensioners.
Posted on May 11, 2009
The timing chain doesn't really have a maintenance period. They don't have a habit of breaking or stretching. Timing belts on some vehicles do have a recomended replacement period. Locate your local NTB, Firestone, or Sears for the maintenance schedule.
Posted on May 31, 2010
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