1990 Nissan Axxess from North America - Comments

29th Mar 2006, 21:04

Yeah I have two Axxess and one of them only the driver door would unlock, except for one time it decided it wasn't going to unlock either and I had to climb through the window. And mine 'ticks' too.

18th Aug 2006, 11:01

Hi I would like to ask what book store can I get a Nissan axxess repair book. my email is arthurkawa@yahoo.ca.

5th Dec 2006, 20:19

I have a 1991 Axxess and it won't start. I put a new battery in it thinking that was the cause, it is not. I noticed that sometimes the starter will go from what I have been reading. I was also wandering it it might be the ignition switch. Also some people on this sight say that the engine has to be pulled to change the starter is this true? My vehicle has over 200,000kms on it, am I on borrowed time for the timing chain?

11th Dec 2006, 06:26

I have a 1990. 140,000 miles. Regarding the "clicking" sound in your engine: when the timing chain goes, there is always damage done to the rocker arms. You need to replace the rocker arms. The clicking will go away. This is not something your mechanic would have known. It is a unique characteristic of the engine in this car.

I bought this car because it was unique. It was the first "mini-van" to have shoulder restraints and headrests in the backseat. Recall that a popular consumer magazine gave it a bad write-up. They classified it as a passenger car because of its wheelbase measurement. For that reason, the Plymouth Voyager received top marks in the Mini-van class instead -- but it did not have backseat shoulder restraints, headrests or two sliding doors.

One pet peeve is the fact that the passenger side auto door lock does not release the lock on the passenger-side sliding door -- thus: no "axxess" without opening a door and reaching in to manually unlock the sliding door.

I have had trouble with the front axle boots. They tend to break. At 140,000 the power steering is leaking also. I have owned this car for 16 years. It needs another timing chain now. I should sell it, but I will not. It has been a great car.

14th Dec 2009, 08:34

A mechanic should be able to replace a starter for $360 or less, for a brand new starter and an hour of labor. There is a Mitsubishi starter (about $270 USD new) that works as a direct replacement.

Mine also began clicking at about 300,000 km and I think the timing belt just failed because the engine began making a slapping sound from underneath the valve cover.

I wonder if it would be worth it to tow it (myself) to B.C. (600 miles north) for repair. I love this rig but I paid $1600 USD for it 3 years ago and would rather not have to drop $3K USD into this repair.

Any advice...?

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