1994 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L DOHC KA24DE from North America
I love driving this car!
The distributor is a constant issue with the 2.4L motor. the O-ring in the head tends to go bad causing oil to get into the distributor.
The fuel injectors also have a problem when the o-rings go bad over time causing the motor to flood itself.
The center console armrest is very uncomfortable because of it being made out of plastic and not being padded.
The car is very comfortable to drive.
The automatic trans is a little sluggish if you want a quick response from the car, but overall I have never had any problems with it.
The car is very quick however at the 150hp rating at the crank for a 4door family car made back in the early 90's.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st November, 2003
11th Jul 2004, 14:42
May I ask what did you do about your distributor problem?
18th Mar 2006, 20:10
Yes, I'd also like to know whether Nissan admitted any repair liability or fix for this seemingly common problem of the o ring leaking or going bad on the Altima?
Also, is there only one o ring on the entire distributor?
Is there anyway one can access an entire schematic of a distributor from one of these items?
Is there anywhere I could get a pictorial instruction on how to change this o ring. I have an actual Nissan Factory manul and there isn't even a picture of the distributor in the entire 500 page manual. Not even a mention of how to change this o ring, or even a hint that this could lead to a problem.