Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Nissan Sentra GXE 95 Question?


I have a Nissan Sentra GXE 95 with 132K mileage on it.

When i went for Oil change @ Firestone yesterday - they mentioned that i need to change my Oil Pan Gasket (est cost $250 to fix from the shop) and there was a possible leak from the Front Crank Seal (est. cost $1000 to fix from the shop).


- How do i double-check this without going to another shop (due to financial situation)

- If i have to do it myself - How do i change the oil pan Gasket? Any ideas on how to do it? Any istes which have pictorial representation on how to do it?

- How to fix the Front crank seal. I checked/searched the forums but without Pictorial representation or Video - i am unable to figure it out.

Please advice.Nissan Sentra GXE 95 Question?
Just keep oil in the motor until you have two new fan belts and crank seal in your hands. If you do not know there is a 8mm tensioner bolt just above the A/C compressor and how to loosen the P/S pump do not attempt replacing the crank seal. Crank pulley is held with either a 27mm bolt or 19mm bolt. And if you have to have pictures of breaking off rusted out exhaust nuts and studs. That is done just to remove the exhaust to get to the oil pan don't attempt that job too.Nissan Sentra GXE 95 Question?
first it sounds a bit high, but go to spend 20.00 bucks on it the manual for your car it lists the average price for parts and labor this will tell you how much things cost by an experienced mechanic, However if you want to buy the tools and tear it down yourself you can do so that's how I started, so I could save some money. But like the mastertech said without experience your in for some hard work. So i your not afraid of hard work go for it. But Research it at the web site I gave you it will help you know what to expect on any repair.