20 Most Recent 1988 Nissan 200SX - Page 2 Questions & Answers


Infiniti or nissan dealer parts department

1988 Nissan... | Answered on Aug 29, 2009


On some cars if the Crank sensor or the Cam sensor is out you wont have spark or fuel on the car until you repalce either one of them. On that cars ECU theres some LEDs that let you know what sensors are malfunctioning, in other words there is a way of self diagnosting without a scanner.

1988 Nissan... | Answered on Aug 25, 2009


Bad battery connections or the starter/relay is toast.

1988 Nissan... | Answered on Aug 16, 2009


a good service will help allot. check the spark plugs if good,if they work.

1988 Nissan... | Answered on Aug 15, 2009


try looking near the bottom pulley or around the gearbox housing near to where it bolts to the engine

1988 Nissan... | Answered on Jul 30, 2009


Could be the headlight switch or multi switch.

1988 Nissan... | Answered on Jul 18, 2009


This is a common problem. All of these work from a printed circuit board. With vibration and age they will eventually get a short in the board. No one repairs them just replace the instrument cluster. Requires removing the front of the dash to remove it.

1988 Nissan... | Answered on Jul 04, 2009


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1988 Nissan... | Answered on Apr 29, 2009


THE MOST COMMON CAUSE OF THIS KIND OF SEVERE HESITATION IS THE MASS AIRFLOW SENSOR (MAF), IT WILL NOT SET A CODE IN MOST CASES. SEE PHOTO OF TYPICAL SENSOR

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1988 Nissan... | Answered on Apr 03, 2009


The the airflow meter can shut off the car completely, it can also stop the car from reving over 2000rpm "limp mode" to save the engine from getting un-measured amounts of fuel.

1988 Nissan... | Answered on Mar 30, 2009


honestly, I would say change the fuel filter that would be the first place I look. Because if the filter is clogged it could cause this. Basicly you drive it the dirt thats in the filter starts to form into a solid mass around the exit and prevents fuel from going through, then once it sits for a little while the dirt drifts apart. Then rinse and repeat......Its a 15 dollar part.

1988 Nissan... | Answered on Jan 31, 2009


well my first question is, if you changed the distribuitor, did you make sure that the timeing is correct? Its possible that the timing is 180 degrees off, which can cause the problem your experiencing. That would be my first suggestion.
My second suggestion is fuel regulator, or a clog in the fuel line somewhere.

1988 Nissan... | Answered on Jan 31, 2009


fuel filter also if it has a pump in the tank you should keep at least a fourth of a tank of gas because the gas is what keeps the pump from over heating also check the fuel pump relay and the oil pressure switch because if the oil pressure is to low it stop the car from running to keep from blowing it up .

1988 Nissan... | Answered on Dec 25, 2008


i think yr air flow meter is fkd a common nisssan fault

1988 Nissan... | Answered on Jul 25, 2008


Make sure your radiator cap is in good condition, your vehicle's cooling system works on pressure really, to raise the boiling point.

Other than that, fill your cooling system with a 50/50 mix of coolant and water, and cycle it (run the car at idle) for a good 15 to 20 minutes.

Make sure the thermostat is opening. I have had a couple that wouldn't open until 240 degrees!

Finally, make sure you've gotten all the air out of the system. A common problem with most modern vehicles is air can get trapped in the cylinder head and intake manifold, the highest point of the cooling system. The air pockets make a small problem seem a lot worse. Air insulates, coolant draws heat, so you get a small area that heats quicker than the surrounding areas. Look for a small screw that looks like a brake bleeder, some cars have air bleeds on the top of the water pump or intake manifold. This will help you push the air out.

If all this doesn't help, consider taking the car to a local oil change shop and have the coolant force-flushed... this will push coolant into areas that just pouring it in can't reach.

1988 Nissan... | Answered on Jun 29, 2008


went to electronics now. sounds like a map sensor or a vacuum leak.

Nissan 200SX... | Answered on Jan 14, 2018


Loosen has cap if sucks air, check Evac system. Try driving with cap loose. Also check tale pipe by putting hand over it, no air out means no air in.

Nissan 200SX... | Answered on Oct 05, 2017

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