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do a compression test. it sounds like the rings are worn out

1988 Nissan... | Answered on Feb 01, 2018


I think you should buy repair manual first for your vehicle after that it will be easy for you to solve the problem. Check the link may be you will get something useful here 1988 Nissan 200SX

1988 Nissan... | Answered on Dec 14, 2017


it could be a shorted fuel pump relay.

1988 Nissan... | Answered on Aug 12, 2015


Could be the cable that actavates the throttle plate on the intake..
The cable comes from the gas pedel and pulls on the throttle plane in the intake manifold.. opening the plate to let air flow through to the engine. On the other side from the cable is a plastic sensor with wires attached to it this is the Throttle position sensor.. if this is disconnected or broken the computer cannot receive the single that you are pushing on the gas pedel.. very rare for the throttle position sensor to break completly.. best posibility broken cable.. open hood find cable connected to throttle body, have someone in car push pedel see if it moves. Good luck.

1988 Nissan... | Answered on May 12, 2014


Take it to a alignment shop they well in California usually charge $45 to $75 and trust me its not something you want to attempt on your own.

1988 Nissan... | Answered on Dec 02, 2013


The way to check your coils is to start the car and unplug them one by one and see if the note changes, if you unplug one and the note dosnt change then thats the one thats fried.By swapping them around itl still be down a cylinder and will be hard to tell.But yes i bet it will be a coil as i have a nissan also and they do fail and makes it sound like a subaru and smell off petrol.I hope this helps.
P.S i love those S13 200sx, great shape.

1988 Nissan... | Answered on Nov 22, 2012


On some cars the brake lights and turns signals use the same bulbs.
If your car is like this, the problem may be in the turn signal switch.
Could also be a ground problem.

1988 Nissan... | Answered on Jul 04, 2012


Get it scanned to see what the error code is.

1988 Nissan... | Answered on May 06, 2011


you need to buy an alignment rack, they cost a few thousand dollars, you will need a shop to install it in too. might be cheaper to just take it to an alignment shop and pay them 30 bucks to do it, as often as you are going to need an alignment kind of wasteful to buy the cow when you only need a glass of milk.

1988 Nissan... | Answered on Mar 18, 2011


if car wont turn over try tapping on starter

1988 Nissan... | Answered on Jan 08, 2011

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