2003 Nissan Sentra Engine 2.5 Limited Edition Issues

Asked by Sep 16, 2013 at 08:16 PM about the 2003 Nissan Sentra 2.5 LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

On Friday I was driving on the freeway at 75 mph and my car felt like it hit something
(nothing was in the road however), then it went for about a quarter mile and then the
tachometer dropped to 0 and the engine shut off and I was able to pull into a rest area. I
let the car sit for a little then tried to start it again, and it was rough, barely started then
died. So I called a tow company to take the car to the shop. Once I got to the shop I
started the car easily and it ran, making a few squeeking noises here and there. It moved
at idle while in drive and in reverse too. Reved the engine and the tachometer didnt move.
Rpm stayed at 0. Now the shop is saying it is a main bearing issue and itll cost 5000
dollars to fix, does this sound at all correct? There were also metal shavings in my oil but
not giant chunks, just little bits which I've heard is relatively normal.

2 Answers

27,265

For 5k you should get a whole new engine. If the engine isnt knocking and making noise then i dont think there is anything wrong with the bearings. I know the 4cyls have problems with cam sensors that would make it not not start and shut off if it were malfunctioning.

1,465

5k is expansive to repair a 10 yo car. You should also consider getting another car if this is possible.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Nissan Sentra Questions

Nissan Sentra Experts

#1 L_R
L_R
Reputation 1,300
#2 Doran Harney
Doran Harney
Reputation 1,260
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 980
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Altima
1,027 Great Deals out of 81,564 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Corolla
786 Great Deals out of 73,830 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Civic
654 Great Deals out of 88,603 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Accord
812 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Toyota Camry
998 Great Deals out of 90,917 listings starting at $650
Used Nissan Maxima
306 Great Deals out of 25,213 listings starting at $999
Used Hyundai Elantra
569 Great Deals out of 52,575 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Focus
538 Great Deals out of 57,171 listings starting at $1,095
Used Mazda MAZDA3
231 Great Deals out of 31,863 listings starting at $1,495
Used Volkswagen Jetta
446 Great Deals out of 40,941 listings starting at $950
Used Hyundai Sonata
776 Great Deals out of 51,051 listings starting at $1,400

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Nissan Sentra For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 35,395 listings starting at $10,999
2016 Nissan Sentra For Sale
65 Great Deals out of 3,527 listings starting at $9,500
2015 Nissan Sentra For Sale
156 Great Deals out of 4,744 listings starting at $7,495
2014 Nissan Sentra For Sale
126 Great Deals out of 4,012 listings starting at $6,750
2013 Nissan Sentra For Sale
60 Great Deals out of 2,148 listings starting at $5,795

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.