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1996 Nissan Altima Overview

The 1996 Nissan Altima, which was quickly becoming one of Nissan's best-selling vehicles, was unchanged for the model year.

The 1996 Altima came in four trim levels: the base XE, the midrange GXE, the sporty SE, and the luxurious GLE... (more about the 1993 Nissan Altima)
All Altimas in the lineup shared a 2.4 liter, 150 horsepower four cylinder engine. Fuel economy is 21/29 mpg.

Drivers like the 1996 Altima because it is a good, reliable car at a reasonable price. Some drivers find the car to be too small, and others complain about the large turning radius.


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Car Wont Crank Or Start

I have a 96 altima and its an manual. Came home from work that day and the next morning i woke up. I went to start the car but it wouldnt crank or do anything. But the battery is still good since t...

Washer Pump

Should one wire to the washer pump be hot any time the key is on ? I have a 1996 Nissan Altima. I know the pump is bad but I don't know why it burned out, possibly due to being overrun. The light gr...

Car Turns Off Randomly On The Road

The car sometimes turns on after pushing gas down significantly and then will randomly turn off in middle of street. This problem just begin to occur within last couple weeks, how to fix this proble...

Are My Valves Warped

I have a 1996 nissan altima i had a blown head gasket so we took the head off and had itrun and got it put back together with new gaskets and new timing chain once we finally got ot cranked after ...

Shut Off While Driving,will Turn Over But Won't Start

The car shut off while driving and will not start. Not a fuel issue! It will turn over but no spark I dummy checked the coil and got shocked but no spark at the plug