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post #1 of 9 Old Dec 2nd, 2009, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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1 month of owning 1999 Sentra (problems)

So it's been lil over a month of owning a 1999 sentra gxe. I bought it as a beater. It gets great mpg but the problems started. any of you guys that have solutions please provide input.

-air intake makes too much sound. whistling almost like a turbocharger.
-the wheels are way too skinny. i feel like when i make turns i lost traction easily. i got into an accident 2 weeks ago because of this. are there any other wheels recommended off OEM?
-CEL came on. EVAP vent valve closed code P1446. I took it off and tried cleaning it. Hose is fine. The valve may be stuck but I shook it and it doesnt slide up and down. may need a new one but is there a fuse for this?
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i had the same issue.. 2004 sentra spec-v..EVAP vent valve closed code P1446,,i believe there is no fuse and it dealer part only no after market..
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-the wheels are way too skinny. i feel like when i make turns i lost traction easily. i got into an accident 2 weeks ago because of this. are there any other wheels recommended off OEM?
What's your current wheel size?

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EVAP vent valve is a common problem on newer sentra's.
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Upgrade the tire size from a 175/65/14 to a 185/65/14, this should help a lot, I worked in a tire shop when I first got this car and felt the same way, checked into it in a fitment guide and they will fit, no scrubbing..PLUS you don't need to worry about new wheels...Unless you wanted some aftermarket wheels with low prifule tires, you could get a bit wider...but one tire size up would be the way to go, and that is the exact size, you will thank me
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Upgrade the tire size from a 175/65/14 to a 185/65/14
Actually, 185/60/14 would be a better fit.
185/65/14 is off by 2.2, whereas 185/60/14 is only off by 0.9

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your best bet....

technically yes, you are talking about with the 185/60's your speedometer will be off slightly showing you going one speed but you are really going approx 1mph more that that, and with the 185/65's your speedometer will show you going roughly 2.3 mph slower than you are actually going.(less speeding tickets??) that is the 2.2 and .9% off he is speaking of. Both sizes are the same width, but you will have a BETTER ride as well as about the same performance, but I doubt you are taking curves at 100+mph...but your call, if you would like to spend a little more on the 60's by all means do so, but if you're like me and need all the $ you can save, the 65's will not hurt anything, only improve your handling(had the same problem, put 65's on it back in '04 and have had them ever since!), and save you a few bucks!
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ran into another problem with the sentra. my tensioner pulley flew off while driving leaving me stranded. I could have prob drove home but didnt want to drain the battery. I bought a nut and put the pulley back on to make it home. i think the bearings are shot. the pulley isn't sitting right. there must be a spacer or washer that goes with the pulley. while i was doing this i noticed some oil around alternator and side of the engine. sounds like i may need the front seal replaced.

as for the EVAP vent valve i took it off cleaned it and tried to actuate it. it was stuck open. CEL is still on. I'm just driving for now.

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Most stick open. I replaced one on a 09 altima friday that had 10K miles on it.
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