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2002 Nissan Sentra Manual

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  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    ...using the latest techniques and strict quality control. This manual was prepared to help you understand ...influence of alcohol or drugs. ● ALWAYS observe posted speed limits and never drive too ... problems resulting from modifications may not be covered under NISSAN warranties. WHEN READING THE MANUAL...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    ...% post-consumer fibers. CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING WARNING Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain ... cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. © 2002 NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. GARDENA, CALIFORNIA All rights reserved. No part of this ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ... of electronics and computers in automobiles, and has led the industry in improving both performance and fuel efficiency through new engine designs and the use of synthetic materials to reduce vehicle weight. The company has also developed ways to build quality...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... your NISSAN dealer are our primary concerns. Your NISSAN dealer is always available to assist you with all your automobile sales and service needs. However, if there is something that your NISSAN dealer cannot assist you with or you would like to ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 5
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    Table of Contents Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems Instruments and controls Pre-driving checks and adjustments Heater, air conditioner and audio systems Starting and driving In case of emergency Appearance and care Maintenance and do-it-...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 7
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ..., restraints and supplemental air bag systems Seats ...1-2 Front seat adjustment...1-2 Folding rear seat ...1-4 ... labels ...1-16 Supplemental air bag warning light...1-16 Seat belts ...1-18 Precautions on ... ...1-32 Top tether strap child restraint ...1-34 Installation on front passenger seat ...1-35
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    SEATS FRONT SEAT ADJUSTMENT WARNING ● Do not adjust the driver's seat while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. The seat may move suddenly and could cause loss of control of the vehicle. ● After adjustment, gently rock in the seat to make sure it is securely ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... while you slide the seat forward or backward to the desired position. Release the lever to lock the seat in position. Reclining To recline the seatback, pull the lever up and lean back. To bring ... and height of the seat cushion to the desired position. Seats, restraints and supplemental air ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... in the luggage area or on the rear seat when it is in the fold-down position. Use of these areas by passengers without proper restraints could...cargo could cause personal injury. ● When returning seatbacks to the upright position, be certain they are completely secured in the latched position. 1-4...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ...push the head restraint down. WARNING Head restraints should be adjusted properly as they may provide significant protection against injury in an accident. Do not remove them. Check the adjustment after someone else uses the seat. Adjust the head restraints so the center is level with the center of...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... side air bags and pre-tensioner seat belts. Supplemental front air bag system: This system can help cushion the impact...for instructions and precautions on seat belt usage.) The supplemental air bags operate only when the ignition switch is in the ON or START position. After turning the ignition key ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... could increase the risk that they are injured when the supplemental front air bag inflates. WRS0031 WARNING ...kinds of accidents. ● The seat belts and the supplemental front air bags are most effective when you ... receive serious or fatal injuries from the supplemental front air bag if you are up ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ARS1133 ARS1041 ARS1042 1-8 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... of dangerous riding positions are shown in the illustrations. ● Children may be severely injured or killed when the supplemental front air bag inflates if they are not ... inflating supplemental front air bag could seriously injure or kill your child. See ''Child restraints'' ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ... leg or face near the side air bag on the side of the seatback of the front seat. Do not allow anyone sitting in the front... Some examples of dangerous riding positions are shown in the illustrations. ● Do not use seat covers on the front seatbacks. They may interfere with supplemental side air bag ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ... air bag system The driver supplemental front air bag is located in the center of the steering wheel.... and warnings in this manual still apply and must be followed. The front air bag ...lack of it) is not always an indication of proper supplemental front air bag system operation. When the supplemental ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... help save lives and reduce serious injuries. However, an inflating front air bag may cause facial abrasions or other injuries...air bags deflate quickly after a collision. The supplemental front air bags operate only when the ignition switch is in the ON or START position. After turning the ignition ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ...vehicle, we request that you inform the buyer about the supplemental front air bag system and guide the buyer to the appropriate sections in this Owner's Manual....equipped) The supplemental side air bags are located in the outside of the seatback of the front seats. The supplemental side...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    The supplemental side air bags operate only when the ignition switch is in the ON or START position. After turning the ignition key to the ON position, the supplemental air bag warning light ...s Manual. Pre-tensioner seat belt system (For front seats) WARNING ● The pre-tensioner seat belt ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... Manual. Incorrect disposal procedures could cause personal injury. The front seat pre-tensioner seat belt system activates in ... system, the supplemental air bag warning light will flash intermittently after the ignition key is turned to the ON or START position. In this case, the pretensioner seat ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ... bag (if so equipped) systems. The circuits monitored by the supplemental air bag warning light are the diagnosis sensor unit, supplemental air bag modules, pre-tensioner seat belts and all related wiring. 1-16 Seats, restraints and ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ... ignition key is in the ON or START position, the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates for about 7 seconds... air bag warning light is on, it could mean that the supplemental front air bag or supplemental... module and pre-tensioner seat belt system cannot be repaired. ● The supplemental front...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... every time you drive, even if your seating position includes a supplemental air bag. Most states and all... run the belt behind your back, under your arm or across your neck. The belt should be away from...and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. ● Position the lap belt as low and snug as possible ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... belts. ● If the seat belt warning light glows continuously while the ignition is turned ON with all doors closed and all seat belts fastened, it...(9 kg) should be placed in rear facing child restraints. Front facing child restraints are available for children who outgrow rear...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ...safer when properly restrained in the rear seat than in the front seat. This is especially important because your ...supplemental restraint system (Air bag system) for the front passenger. See ‘‘Supplemental restraint systemମ. has grown so the shoulder belt is no longer on or near the face and neck,...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ARS1051 WRS0029 ARS1052 THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELT WITH RETRACTOR WARNING ● Every person who drives or rides in this vehicle should wear a seat belt at all times. ● Do not ride in a moving vehicle when the seatback is reclined. This can be dangerous. The shoulder belt will not be against ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ...it is activated it may cause uncomfortable seat belt tension. ARS1162 ARS1054 3. Position the lap belt portion low and snug on the hips as shown....4. Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the retractor to take up extra slack. The front passenger seat belt and the rear three-point seat belts have a ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ... fastened only into the center seat belt buckle. Shoulder belt height adjustment (For front seats) The shoulder belt anchor height should be adjusted to the position best for you. (See ''Precautions on seat belt usage'' earlier in this section.)...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... to install child restraints. If the child restraint is not serviced properly, the child could be seriously injured in a collision ...adds approximately 8 inches (200 mm) of length and may be used for either the driver or front passenger seating position. See an authorized NISSAN dealer for assistance ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ...and yourself. ● Never install a rear-facing child restraint in the front seat. An inflating supplemental front air bag could seriously injure or kill your child. A rear-facing ... when properly restrained in the rear seat than in the front seat. ● An improperly installed child restraint...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... or put the restraint in another seat and test it again. ● For a front-facing child restraint, if the seat position where it is installed has a three-point type... check to make sure the shoulder belt does not go in front of the child's face or neck. If it does, put the shoulder...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ...child restraint in the rear seat, follow these steps: 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. It can be placed in a front facing direction, depending on the size of the child. Always follow the restraint manufacturer's instructions. 2. Route the seat belt tongue ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ...mode). It reverts back to emergency locking mode when the seat belt is fully retracted. 4. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on the seat belt to remove any slack in the belt. 5. Before placing the child in the child restraint, use force to tilt the child restraint from side to side, and tug ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ...not locked, repeat steps three through six. After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt is allowed to wind back into the retractor,...child restraint and the size of the child. Always follow the restraint manufacturer's instructions. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-29
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... and feel the latch engage. Be sure to follow the child restraint manufacturer's instructions for belt routing. 3. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the ... 4. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on the seat belt to remove any slack in the belt. 1-30 Seats, restraints and supplemental air...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    use. If the belt is not locked, repeat steps three through six. After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt is allowed to wind back into the retractor, the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is canceled. WRS0043 5. Before placing the child in the child restraint, use force to...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... LRS0087 WARNING! ● Attach LATCH system compatible child restraints only at the locations shown. If a child restraint is not secured properly, your child .... ● Do not secure a child restraint in the center rear seating position using the LATCH system anchors. The child restraint will not be ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... that can be connected to two anchors located at certain seating positions in your vehicle. This system ... label is attached to the seat back to help you locate the LATCH system anchors. Some child ... restraint, carefully read and follow the instructions in this manual and those supplied with the child ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... Under no circumstances are they to be used for adult seat belts or harnesses. Anchor point locations ... rear seat belt. Remove the anchor cover from the anchor point which is located directly behind ... bracket. Tighten the strap according to manufacturer instructions to remove any slack. 1-34 Seats,...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ... rear seat. However, if you must install a forward-facing child restraint in the front passenger seat, move the passenger seat to the rear most position. ● A child restraint with a top strap should not be used in the front passenger seat. Seats, restraints and ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ... front seat, follow these steps: 1. Position the child restraint on the front passenger seat. It should be placed in a front facing direction only. Move the seat to the rearmost position. Always follow ... direction and therefore must not be used in the front seat. 2. Route the seat belt tongue ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt is fully retracted, the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is canceled. ... 4. Allow the seat belt to retract slightly. Pull up on the seat belt to remove any slack in the belt. 5. Before placing the child in the child restraint, use ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    MEMO 1-38 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... and odometer ...2-3 Tachometer (if so equipped) ...2-4 Engine coolant temperature gauge ...2-5 Fuel gauge ...2-5 Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders...2-7 ... and turn signal switch ...2-16 Headlight control switch ...2-16 Turn signal switch...2-17 Fog light switch (if so...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... Meters/gauges 3. Windshield wiper/washer switch 4. Heater/air conditioner control 5. Storage compartment 6. Hazard warning ... lock lever 16. Trunk release Type B 17. Fuel filler lid opening lever 18. Driver ... 21. Trunk release Type A 22. Instrument brightness control switch 23. Outside mirror control ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    METERS AND GAUGES WIC0030 WIC0152 LIC0050 SPEEDOMETER AND ODOMETER Speedometer The speedometer indicates vehicle speed in miles per hour (MPH) and kilometers per hour (km/h). Odometer The odometer records the total distance the vehicle has been driven. Instruments and controls 2-3
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... reset either trip odometer. TACHOMETER (if so equipped) The tachometer indicates engine speed in revolutions per minute (r/min). CAUTION When engine speed approaches the red zone, shift to a higher gear. Operating the engine in the red zone may cause serious engine damage. 2-4 ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ...of the vehicle may seriously damage the engine. See the ''In case of emergency'' section for immediate action required. FUEL GAUGE The gauge indicates the ...down hills. The gauge needle returns to empty (E) after the ignition key is turned to OFF. The low fuel warning light comes on when the ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... gauge registers E (Empty). WIC0035 CAUTION ● If the vehicle runs out of fuel, the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) may come on. Refuel as soon... NISSAN dealer. ● For additional information, see the ''Malfunction indicator lamp (MIL)'' later in this section. 2-6 Instruments and controls
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... doors closed, apply the parking brake and turn the ignition key to the ON position without starting the engine. The following lights will come on: , , ...an authorized NISSAN dealer. Turn off the engine, and start it again by slowly turning the ignition key (quickly Instruments and ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... as well as pedal travel. Door open warning light This light comes on when any of the doors are not closed securely while the ignition key is ON. Engine oil pressure warning light This light warns of low engine oil pressure. If the light flickers...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    Low fuel warning light This warning light comes on when the fuel in the tank is getting low. Refuel as...of fuel remaining in the tank when the fuel gauge reaches E (Empty). Supplemental air bag warning light When the ignition key is in the ON or START position, the supplemental air bag warning light ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... Malfunction indicator lamp on steady - An emission control system malfunction has been detected. Check the fuel filler cap. If the fuel ... and repaired as necessary could lead to poor driveability, reduced fuel economy, and possible damage to the emission control system. High beam indicator light (...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... key, an automated toll road device or automated payment device on the key ring), restart the engine using the following procedures: 1. Leave the ignition switch in the ON position for approximately 5 seconds. 2. Turn the ignition switch to the...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... the light still remains on and/or the engine will not start, see your Nissan dealer for NVIS service as soon as possible. Please ... panel near the windshield. The security indicator light blinks every 3 seconds whenever the ignition switch is in the LOCK, OFF or ACC position. This function indicates ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ...(The system can be armed even if the windows are open). 2. Remove the key from the ignition switch. 3. Close the hood, trunk lid and all doors. Lock all doors...vehicle security system. The light operates whenever the ignition switch is in the LOCK, OFF, or ACC position. The vehicle security ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... unlocked by the key or the keyfob, or the ignition key is turned to ACC or ON, the system will not arm. ● If the key is...system will arm with all doors, hood and trunk lid closed and locked with the ignition .... The alarm does not stop if the ignition switch is turned to ACC or ON. Vehicle security ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHER SWITCH To deactivate: Press and hold the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons for at... Push the lever down to operate the wiper. Pull the lever toward you to operate the washer. The ignition switch must be in the ON position for the wipers or washer to be activated. Operating the washer...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER SWITCH HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL SWITCH LIC0026 To defog the rear window glass, start the engine and push the rear window defogger switch on. (The indicator light on the switch comes on.) Push the switch again to ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... running (Canada only) light system TURN SIGNAL SWITCH Turn signal Move ... when the engine is started with the parking brake released. The daytime running lights operate with the headlight switch... is released. The daytime running lights will remain on until the ignition switch is turned off. WARNING...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ...the hazard warning flasher switch while driving. AIC0618 WIC0037 To turn the front fog lights on, rotate the switch to the position. To turn them off, ... the switch to the OFF position. The headlight switch must be in the position (low beam headlights on) for the fog lights to operate...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... so could affect proper operation of the supplemental front air bag system. Tampering with the supplemental front air bag system may result in serious personal injury. The power outlet is ... accessory. ● Use this power outlet with the engine running. (If the engine is stopped, this could result in...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ...When not in use, be sure to close the cap. Do not allow water to contact the outlet. The cigarette lighter operates when the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position. Push the lighter in all the way. When the lighter is heated, it springs out....
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... not be used while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. CUP HOLDERS Front The right side cup holder and ashtray cannot be used at the same time....The cup holder should not be used while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. Instruments and controls 2-21
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... out fully. To close, push the cup holder in fully. CAUTION ● Avoid abrupt starting and braking when the cup holder is being used to prevent spilling the drink. If the ... The coin box should not be used while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. 2-22 Instruments and controls
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... the console box. LIC0029 INSTRUMENT PANEL STORAGE (if so equipped) To open the storage tray, push and release. The storage tray will automatically move to the open position. Instruments and controls 2-23
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... children could become involved in serious accidents. AIC1142 LIC0043 The power windows operate only when the ignition key is in the ON position. To open the driver side window, push the driver's side automatic switch down until the desired window position is reached...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... the window is opening. MANUAL WINDOWS The side windows can be opened or closed by turning the hand crank on each door. To open a window on the driver side, ... passenger side, turn the crank counterclockwise. To close a window, turn the crank clockwise. Instruments and controls 2-25
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ... the switch, then push the UP/CLOSE switch to tilt the sunroof up. AIC1145 CAUTION ● Remove water drops, snow, ice or .... ● Do not place heavy objects on the sunroof or surrounding area. The sunroof only operates with the ignition key in the ON position. NOTE: If the battery is discharged or is ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... not use for extended periods of time with the engine stopped. This could result in a discharged battery. MAP LIGHTS (if so equipped) ... a three-position switch. The interior light operates regardless of ignition key position. ● When the switch is in the OFF position, the interior light does not ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... the trunk lid is closed, the light goes off. For bulb replacement procedures, refer to "Bulb replacement" in the ''Maintenance and do-it-yourself'' section of this manual. 2-28 Instruments and controls
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... Locking with inside lock knob...3-4 Locking with power door lock switch (if so equipped)...3-4 Child safety rear door lock ... Key operation ...3-11 Interior trunk lid release...3-12 Fuel filler lid ...3-13 Opener operation ...3-13 Fuel filler cap ...3-13 Steering wheel ...3-15 Tilt operation...3-15 ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... (NVIS) during registration. Any key that is not given to your dealer at the time of registration will no longer be able to start your vehicle. NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM ...) KEYS (if so equipped) You can only start your vehicle using the keys that are supplied by your NISSAN ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    .... WPD0017 WPD0018 LOCKING WITH KEY Manual To lock the door, turn the key towards the front of the vehicle. To unlock, turn it ...to the front of the vehicle locks all doors. Turning the front door key one time to the rear of the vehicle unlocks the corresponding door. From that position, returning the...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... lock all the doors without a key, push the door lock switch (driver or front passenger side), to the lock position. When locking the door this way, be ...When the power door lock switch (driver or passenger side) is moved to the lock position with the key in the ignition and any door open,...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... in this section for details. HOW TO USE REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM Locking doors 1. Close all windows. 2. Remove the key from the ignition switch. 3. Close the hood, trunk lid and all doors. 4. Push the LOCK button on the keyfob. All the ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... lid 1. Push the TRUNK button on the keyfob for longer than 0.5 second. The trunk release button on the keyfob will not operate when the ignition switch is in the ON position. 2. The trunk lid opens. Using the panic alarm If you are near your ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ...Press and hold the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons for at least three seconds. The hazard lights will quickly flash three times to confirm that the horn beep feature has ... and UNLOCK buttons for at least three seconds once more. The hazard lights will flash once and the Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-7
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    If the battery is removed for any reason other than replacement, perform step five. ● An improperly disposed battery can ... Replace the battery in the keyfob as follows: 1. Open the lid using a coin. 2. Remove the battery. 3. Install a new battery. Recommended battery: Sanyo CR2025 or equivalent. ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ...The hood will spring up slightly. 2. Push the lever to the left 2 at the front of the hood with your fingertips and raise the hood. 3. Insert the support rod 3 into the ... accident. ● If you see steam or smoke coming from the engine compartment, to avoid injury do not open the hood....
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ...be drawn into the vehicle. See ''Exhaust gas'' in the ''Starting and driving'' section of this manual. ● Closely supervise children when they are ... access to car keys. Type A The trunk lid opener lever is located on the outside of the driver's seat. To open the trunk lid, pull up ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    WPD0021 APD1110 Cancel lever When the lever is in the cancel position, the trunk lid cannot be opened with the trunk lid opener lever. It can be opened only with the key. KEY OPERATION To open the trunk lid from outside the vehicle, turn the key clockwise. To close the trunk lid, push the trunk ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... lever is made of a material that glows in the dark after a brief exposure to ambient light. The handle is located inside the trunk compartment on the trunk lock at the center of the trunk lid. WPD0051 3-12 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    FUEL FILLER LID WPD0027 WPD0035 OPENER OPERATION To open the fuel filler lid, pull up the opener lever. To lock, close the fuel filler lid securely. FUEL FILLER CAP The fuel filler cap is a ratcheting type. Tighten the cap clockwise until ratcheting clicks are heard. Pre-driving checks and ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... stop to prevent fuel from spraying out and possibly causing personal injury. Then remove the cap. ● Do not attempt to top off the fuel tank after the ... safety valve needed for proper operation of the fuel system and emission control system. An incorrect cap can result in ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ...and adjust the steering wheel up or down to the desired position. Push the lock lever up firmly to ... wheel while driving. You could lose control of your vehicle and cause an accident. CAUTION... store the sun visor before returning it to its original position. VANITY MIRROR To access a vanity mirror, ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... rear view clarity. OUTSIDE MIRROR REMOTE CONTROL Electric control type (if so equipped) The outside mirror control operates only when the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position. Select the right or left side mirror, then adjust using the ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    LPD0029 Manual control type The outside mirror can be moved in any direction for a better rear view. Objects viewed in the outside mirror on the passenger side are closer than they appear. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-17
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    MEMO 3-18 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ...air conditioner and audio systems Ventilators ...4-2 Heater and air conditioner...4-3 Controls ...4-3 Heater operation...4-4 Air conditioner operation (if so equipped)...4-5 Air flow charts...4-6 Servicing air conditioner...4-9 Audio system...4-10 Radio ...4-10 FM radio...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    VENTILATORS AHA1145 Adjust air flow direction by moving the ventilator slide. 4-2 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ...The air conditioner cooling function operates only when the engine is running. ● Do not leave children, ... stale and the windows to fog up. ● Positioning of the heater and air conditioner controls should not ... turns the fan on and off, and controls fan speed. - Air flows mainly from foot outlets...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... Interior air is recirculated inside the vehicle. Push the when: button to the on position Air conditioner button (if so equipped) Start the engine, turn the fan control dial to the desired (one to four) position, and push button to turn on the air...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... AIR CONDITIONER OPERATION (if so equipped) Start the engine, move the fan control dial to the desired (one to four) position, and push ... and air inlet in front of the windshield. This improves heater operation. 5. Move the temperature control dial to the desired position. For quick...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ...section of this manual. AIR FLOW CHARTS The following charts show the button and dial positions ...prevent damage to the system due to lack of lubrication. ● If the engine coolant temperature gauge indicates engine coolant temperature over the normal range, turn 5. Move the temperature control dial...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    WHA0027 WHA0028 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-7
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    WHA0029 WHA0030 4-8 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... layer. Special charging equipment and lubricant is required when servicing your NISSAN air conditioner. Using improper refrigerants ... ''Technical and consumer information'' section of this manual. An authorized NISSAN dealer will be able to service your environmentally ''friendly'' ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    AUDIO SYSTEM RADIO Turn the ignition key to ACC or ON and press the power on switch to turn on the radio. If you listen to the radio with the engine not running, the key should be turned to the ACC position. Radio reception is affected by station signal strength, ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    lence even in areas where no obstacles exist. Static: Caused by thunderstorms, electrical power lines, electric signs and even traffic lights. humidity. If this occurs, remove the CD and dehumidify or ventilate the player completely. ● The player may skip while driving on...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ...may influence radio reception quality. ON OFF/VOL control knob Turn the ignition key to ACC or ON, then push the ...Operation To turn the radio on, turn the ignition key to ACC or ON. If you listen to the radio with the engine not running, turn the key to the ACC position. Radio reception is affected ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    Fader (FAD) adjusts the sound level between the front and rear speakers and Balance (BAL) adjusts the sound between the right and left speakers. Clock operation Pressing the clock button alternates the clock and the radio/CD player options in the display. Clock set Depressing the ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    Clock priority mode In this mode the clock is shown in the display. If any radio or CD functions are activated, the radio or CD display illuminates for 10 seconds then returns to the clock mode. NOTE: After clock adjustment, the radio is in the clock priority mode. FM-AM radio operation FM/AM band...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    .... Twelve stations can be set for the FM band (six for FM1, six for FM2). Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position, and carefully insert the compact disc... The compact disc is automatically pulled into the slot and starts to play. If the radio is already operating, it automatically ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... is playing, the compact disc plays at an increased speed while fast forwarding or rewinding. When the button... is playing, the selection following the present one starts to play from the beginning. Push the button several... the compact disc ejects and is not removed within 10 seconds, it is pulled back...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... the disc selection button turns a solid green. The CD that was loaded starts to play automatically. Disc Loading - ALL When a disc selection ... COMPACT DISC (CD) CHANGER (if so equipped) To use the CD changer, turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position. Disc Loading - Single CAUTION Trying to ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... is off, the last CD that was loaded starts to play. Press the button with no CDs loaded, the CD changer ... the last CD that was played) ejects. The disc indicator light starts flashing orange and both WAIT ... be loaded into the empty holder. The disc indicator light starts flashing green and both LOAD ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ...All Disc Eject Mode. The disc indicator light for the current CD (or the last CD that was played) starts flashing orange and both WAIT and the disc ... the display turns from WAIT to EJECT. When the CD is removed from the unit, the next CD starts to eject. After all the CDs are ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ...the new equipment may adversely affect the Multiport Fuel Injection (MFI) system and other electronic ...● Keep the antenna as far away as possible from the Engine Control Module (ECM). ● Keep the antenna wire more than 8 in. (20 cm) away from the Multiport Fuel Injection harness. Do not route the ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ...starting the engine...5-6 Starting the engine ...5-7 Driving the vehicle...5-7 Automatic transmission (if so equipped) ...5-7 Manual ... Cruise control operations ...5-15 Break-in schedule ...5-16 Increasing fuel economy ...5-16... ...5-22 Driving on snow or ice...5-22 Engine block heater (if so equipped...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... vehicle inspected immediately. ● Do not run the engine in closed spaces such as a garage. ● Do not park the vehicle with the engine running for any extended length of time. ● Keep the trunk ...-way catalyst are burned at high temperatures to help reduce pollutants. 5-2 Starting and driving
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... fuel level. Running out of fuel could cause the engine to misfire, damaging the three-way catalyst...Do not push or tow your vehicle to start the engine. other vehicles or objects, or cause ...exhaust pollutants. ● Keep your engine tuned up. Malfunctions in the ignition, fuel injection, or electrical ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... the key cannot be turned to the LOCK position, proceed as follows to remove the key. The shift selector lever can be moved if the ignition switch is in the ON position and the foot brake pedal is depressed. There is an OFF position between the ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ...ignition system and the electrical accessories. Starting and driving 5-5 MANUAL TRANSMISSION The ignition switch includes an anti-theft steering lock device. The key can be removed only when the ignition switch is in the LOCK position. On manual transmission models, to turn...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... key, an automated toll road device or automated payment device on the key ring. Restart the engine using the following procedures: 1. Leave the ignition switch in the ON position for approximately 5 seconds. 2. Turn the ignition switch to the ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    STARTING THE ENGINE 1. Apply the parking brake. 2. Automatic transmission: Move the shift selector lever to ... hold the accelerator pedal to help start the engine. - In the summer, when restarting the engine within 30 minutes ... and have an accident. ● Cold engine idle speed is high, so use caution ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... cannot be moved out of P (Park) and into any of the other gear positions if... the key is removed. The shift selector lever can be moved if the ignition switch is in the ON position.... P (Park): Use this selector position when the vehicle is parked or when starting the engine. Always be sure the vehicle...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... Depress the foot brake pedal and move the shift selector lever to N (Neutral). 5. Start the engine. These instructions for starting the vehicle in N (Neutral) should only be ...) Neither forward nor reverse gear is engaged. The engine can be started in this position. You may shift to N ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... shift selector lever button. The shift selector lever can be moved to N (Neutral). However, the steering wheel will be locked unless the ignition switch is turned to the ON position. To release the shift lock, complete the following procedure: 1. Turn the ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... Remember not to drive at high speeds for extended periods of time with the OVERDRIVE off. This reduces fuel economy. WSD0025 MANUAL TRANSMISSION WARNING ● ...control or engine damage. OVERDRIVE does not engage until the engine has reached operating temperature. OFF: For driving up...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ...Suggested up-shift speeds The following are suggested vehicle speeds for shifting into a higher gear. These suggestions relate to fuel economy and vehicle performance. Actual up-shift speeds will vary according to road conditions, the weather ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... (65) 45 (75) 50 (80) QR25DE engine models: 5-Speed GEAR 1st 2nd 3rd 4th & ... cause an accident. Suggested maximum speed in each gear Downshift to a lower gear if the engine is not running smoothly,...& 5th MPH (km/h) 30 (50) 55 (90) 85 (135) - QR25DE engine models: 6-Speed Starting and driving 5-13
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    CRUISE CONTROL (if so equipped) ACCEL/RES, SET/COAST, or CANCEL switch (located on the steering wheel). To properly set the cruise control system, perform the following ... instrument panel may blink when the CRUISE ON OFF switch is turned ON while pushing the 5-14 Starting and driving
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ...the clutch pedal and turn the main switch off immediately. Failure to do so may cause engine damage. speed when going up or down steep hills. If this ...and release the SET/COAST switch. Each time you do this, the set Starting and driving CRUISE CONTROL OPERATIONS The cruise control...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... miles (800 km). INCREASING FUEL ECONOMY SD1001M ● Accelerate slowly and smoothly. Maintain cruising speeds with a constant accelerator position. ● Drive at moderate speeds on the highway. Driving at high speed lowers fuel economy. ● Avoid unnecessary stopping and braking. Maintain a...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ...pressure increases tire wear and wastes fuel. ● Keep the front wheels in correct alignment. Improper alignment increases tire wear and lowers fuel economy. ● Air conditioner operation lowers fuel economy. Use the air conditioner only when necessary. ● When cruising at highway speeds, ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... the road if it moves. 4. Turn the ignition key to the LOCK position and remove the key. The power assisted steering is designed to use a hydraulic pump, driven by the engine, to ... needed, especially in sharp turns and at low speeds. WARNING If the engine is not running or is turned off ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ...the wheels to skid and result in an accident. ● If the engine is not running or is turned off while driving,...The brake booster aids braking by using engine vacuum. If the engine stops, you can stop ... dry the brakes, drive the vehicle at a safe speed while lightly pressing the brake pedal to heat up ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ...a computer. The computer has a built-in diagnostic feature that tests the system each time you start the engine and move the vehicle at a low speed in forward or reverse. When the self-test occurs, you may hear a ''clunk'' noise and/or...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    .... opening the drain valves located under the radiator and on the engine block. Refill before .... See ''Changing engine coolant'' in the ''Maintenance and do-it-yourself'' section of this manual. 3. Tire... outside without anti-freeze, drain the cooling system by Starting and driving 5-21...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ...vehicle. Keep snow clear of the exhaust pipe and from around your vehicle. ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (if so equipped) An engine block heater to assist extreme cold temperature starting is available through an authorized NISSAN dealer. WARNING Do not use your heater ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    6 In case of emergency Flat tire ...6-2 Changing a flat tire ...6-2 Jump starting...6-8 Push starting ...6-10 If your vehicle overheats ...6-10 Towing your vehicle ...6-11 Towing recommended by Nissan...6-12 Vehicle recovery (freeing a stuck vehicle) ...6-13
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ...brake. Shift the manual transmission into R (Reverse), or the automatic transmission into P (Park). 4. Turn off the engine. 5. Raise the hood to warn other traffic, and ... MCE0001 Blocking wheels Place suitable blocks at both the front and back of the wheel diagonally opposite the flat...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ...trunk floor carpeting and spare tire cover. Remove the tool bag (which contains the jack rod... loosen the spare tire hold-down bolt. 2. To remove the jack, turn the jack screw counterclockwise. Use the tapered end of the jack rod to loosen the jack from its storage position. In case of emergency 6-3...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    WCE0018 Removing wheel covers Remove the wheel covers as shown. CAUTION Do not use your hands to pry off wheel caps or wheel covers. Doing so could result in personal injury. 6-4 In case of emergency
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    .... Jacking up vehicle and removing the damaged tire WARNING ● Never get under the vehicle while it is supported only by the jack. ● Use only the jack provided with your... correct jack-up points. Never use any other part of the vehicle for jack support. In case of emergency 6-5
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ...Never use blocks on or under the jack. ● Do not start or run engine while vehicle is on the jack. It may cause the vehicle to move. ● Do not allow passengers to stay in the vehicle while it is on the jack. ● Never run the engine with a wheel off the ground. It may cause the vehicle ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire is designed for emergency use. See specific instructions under the heading ''Wheels and tires'' in the ''Maintenance and do-it- yourself'' section of this owner's manual. 1. Clean any mud or dirt from the surface between the wheel and ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    JUMP STARTING WARNING ● Always make sure that the spare tire and jacking equipment are properly secured after...the ''Maintenance and do-ityourself'' section of this manual. WCE0008 To start your engine with a booster battery, the instructions and precautions below must be followed. WARNING ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ...could explode and cause serious injury. ● Your vehicle has an automatic engine cooling fan. It could come on at any time. Keep hands .... CAUTION ● Always connect positive (+) to positive (+) and negative (−) to body ground (for example, strut mounting bolt, engine lift bracket, etc.) - not to ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... a few minutes. 6. Keep the engine speed of the booster vehicle at about 2,000 rpm, and start the engine of the vehicle being jump started. CAUTION Do not keep the ... trying again. 7. After starting the engine, carefully disconnect the negative cable and then the positive cable. 8. ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    .... 4. Open the hood. WARNING If steam or water is coming from the engine, stand clear to prevent getting burned. 5. Visually ... or the engine cooling fan. The engine cooling fan can start at any time when the coolant temperature is high. 6. After the engine cools down, check the coolant level in the ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... towing automatic transmission models with the front wheels on towing dollies, or when towing manual transmission models with the front wheels on the ground: ● Turn the ignition key to the OFF position, and secure the steering wheel in a straight ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    When towing automatic or manual transmission models with the rear wheels on the ground (if you do not ... systems. ● Always pull the cable straight out from the front or rear of the vehicle. Never pull the vehicle at ... Do not spin your tires at high speed. This could cause them to explode and result ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    MEMO 6-14 In case of emergency
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    7 Appearance and care Cleaning exterior ...7-2 Washing...7-2 Waxing...7-2 Removing spots...7-3 Underbody ...7-3 Glass...7-3 Aluminum alloy wheels...7-3 Chrome parts...7-3 Cleaning interior ...7-4 Seat belts ...7-5 Corrosion protection ...7-5 Most common factors contributing to vehicle corrosion...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... careful not to scratch the paint surface when putting on or removing the body cover. ● Avoid using tight-... such as washing mitts. Care must be taken when removing caked-on dirt or other foreign substances ... appearance. After waxing, polishing is recommended to remove built-up residue and to avoid a...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... only after a thorough washing. Follow the instructions supplied with the wax. ● Do not use ...black shoe polish on black urethane or polypropylene bumpers. and causing the acceleration of underbody and... cleaner and a soft cloth easily remove this film. CAUTION When cleaning the inside of the windows...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... regular cleaning and replaced if they become excessively worn. Floor mat positioning aid All models include front floor mat brackets to act as a floor mat positioning aid. NISSAN floor mats have been specially designed for your vehicle model. ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ...the ''Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems'' section of this owner's manual. WARNING Do not allow wet seat belts to roll up ... floor coverings will not dry completely inside the vehicle, and should be removed for drying to avoid floor panel corrosion. Air pollution Industrial ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... wash with water as soon as possible. CAUTION ● NEVER remove dirt, sand or other debris from the passenger compartment by washing it out with a hose. Remove dirt with a vacuum cleaner or broom. ● Never allow ... of underbody components such as the exhaust system, fuel and brake lines, brake cables,...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    MEMO Appearance and care 7-7
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... ...8-3 Maintenance precautions ...8-5 Engine compartment check locations QG engine ...8-7 Engine compartment check locations QR engine ...8-8 Engine cooling system ...8-9 Checking engine coolant level ...8-9 Changing... oil ...8-13 Changing engine oil filter...8-14 Automatic transmission fluid ...8-15...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    Headlights...8-36 Fog lights (if so equipped)...8-39 Exterior and interior lights ...8-40 Wheels and tires ...8-43 Tire pressure ...8-43 Types of tires...8-44 Tire chains ...8-45 Changing wheels and tires...8-45
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... to have minimum maintenance requirements with longer service intervals to save you both time ...good mechanical condition, as well as its emission and engine performance. It is the owner's responsibility to make sure... and listed in your ''NISSAN Service and Maintenance Guide.'' You must refer...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... excessive wear. Wheel nuts* When checking the tires, make sure no wheel nuts are missing, and check for any loose ... may be a need for wheel alignment. If the steering wheel or seat vibrates at normal highway speeds, wheel balancing may be needed. ● For additional information regarding tires, refer...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... here should be checked periodically (e.g., each time you check the engine oil or refuel). Additional information on the following items with an is... fluid level* Check the level after putting the selector lever in P with the engine idling at operating temperature. 8-4 Maintenance and do-it-yourself
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... Check the coolant level when the engine is cold. Radiator and hoses Check the front of the radiator and ... and care'' section of this manual. Fluid leaks Check under the vehicle for fuel, oil, water or... without warning, even if the ignition key is in the OFF position and the engine is not running....
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ...the fuel tank and battery. ● On gasoline engine models with the multiport fuel injection (MFI) system, the fuel filter or fuel lines ...the battery or any transistorized component while the ignition switch is in the ON position. ● Never leave the engine or automatic transmission related component ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECK LOCATIONS QG ENGINE 1. Engine oil filler cap 2. Spark plug caps 3. Brake fluid reservoir 4....Air Cleaner 6. Battery 7. Fuse/Fusible link holds 8. Radiator cap 9. Engine oil dipstick 10. Windshield washer fluid reservoir 11. Coolant reservoir 12. Power steering fluid reservoir...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECK LOCATIONS QR ENGINE 1. Engine oil filler cap 2. Spark plug caps 3. Brake fluid reservoir 4....Air Cleaner 6. Battery 7. Fuse/Fusible link holds 8. Radiator cap 9. Engine oil dipstick 10. Windshield washer fluid reservoir 11. Coolant reservoir 12. Power steering fluid reservoir...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ...°F −35 −30 50% WARNING ● Never remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. Serious burns could ...The radiator is equipped with a pressure type radiator cap. To prevent engine damage, use only a genuine NISSAN radiator cap. ADI1137 CHECKING ENGINE COOLANT LEVEL Check the coolant level in ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... in the NISSAN Service Manual. ● Improper servicing can result in reduced heater performance and engine overheating. WARNING ● To avoid... scalded, never change the coolant when the engine is hot. ● Never remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. Serious burns could be...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... air. Then fill the radiator again and install the radiator cap. 8. Start the engine, and warm it up until it reaches normal operating temperature. Then race the engine two or three times under no load. Watch the engine coolant Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-11
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... again and install the radiator cap. 11. Check the drain plugs on the radiator and the engine block for any ...on a level surface and apply the parking brake. 2. Start the engine and let it idle until it ... Turn off the engine. Wait a few minutes for the oil to drain back into the oil pan. 4. Remove the ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ...and apply the parking brake. 2. Run the engine until it reaches operating temperature, and then turn it off. 3. Remove the oil filler cap.... drain the oil. If the oil filter is to be changed, remove and replace it at this time. See ''Changing engine oil filter'' later in this section. CAUTION...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ...these specifications for reference only. Always use the dipstick to determine when the proper amount of oil is in the engine. 8. Start the engine. Check for leakage around the drain plug and oil filter. Correct as required. 9. Turn the engine off and wait several minutes. Check ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... with clean engine oil. 7. Screw on the oil filter until a slight resistance is felt, then tighten an additional 2/3 turn. 8. Start the engine and check for leakage around the oil filter. Correct as required. WARNING ● When the engine is running...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    3. Check the fluid level with the engine idling. 4. Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean with lint-free ... (30 to 50°C) using the COLD range on the dipstick after the engine is warmed up and before driving.... level surface and set the parking brake. 2. Start the engine and then move the shift selector...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ...suitable fluids, including recommended brand(s) of DexronTM III/MerconTM Automatic Transmission Fluid. NOTE: If the vehicle has been driven for a long time at high speeds, or in city traffic in hot weather, or if it is being used to pull a trailer, the accurate fluid level cannot be read. You should...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    .... For further brake and clutch fluid specification information, refer to "Capacities and recommended fuel/lubricants" in the "Technical and consumer information" section of this manual. CAUTION Do not spill the fluid on painted ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... washer antifreeze. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the mixture ratio. CAUTION Do not substitute engine anti-freeze coolant for windshield washer solution...., add a windshield washer antifreeze. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the mixture ratio. USA Only Fill the ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... near the battery, always wear suitable eye protection and remove all jewelry. ● Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain... Keep the battery out of the reach of children. WDI0020 WDI0021 1. Remove the battery caps with a screwdriver as shown. 2. Check the fluid level in each cell...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    JUMP STARTING If jump starting is necessary, see the ''In case of emergency'' section of this owner's manual. If the engine does not start by jump starting, the battery may have to be replaced. Contact an authorized NISSAN dealer. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-21
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    DRIVE BELTS WDI0111 WARNING Be sure the ignition key is in the OFF or LOCK position. The engine could rotate unexpectedly. 1. Visually inspect each belt for signs of unusual wear, cuts, fraying or looseness. If the belt is in poor condition or ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    SPARK PLUG 1. On the 1.8L engine, disconnect the ignition coil connectors. Remove the ignition coil bolts. 2. Disconnect the spark plug cables from the ... a spark plug socket. DI1229M ADI1100 WARNING Be sure the engine and ignition switch are off and that the parking brake is engaged ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... and be careful when working on the engine with the air cleaner removed. ● Never pour fuel into the throttle body or attempt to start the engine with the air cleaner removed. Doing so could result in serious injury. ADI0631 CABIN ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... the glove box frame by pulling it away from the instrument panel to disengage the retaining clips. 5. Remove the filter cover from the intake unit by disengaging the 2 hook tabs at the bottom of the cover. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-25
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    LDI0142 NOTE: The filter is marked ''UP'' with an arrow. The end of the filter with the arrow should face the rear of the vehicle. 6. Slide the filter into the housing. LDI0143 8-26 Maintenance and do-it-yourself
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    NOTE: Make sure the filter sits on top of the 2 supporting tabs on the housing. 7. Replace the cover by inserting the upper tabs inside the housing slot and pushing the hook tabs until they snap onto the housing lip. 8. Install the glove box frame and latch. 9. Install the ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ...impair driver vision. down the wiper arm to remove. 3. Remove the wiper blade. 4. Insert the new ...wiper blade replacement, return the wiper arm to its original position; otherwise it may be damaged when the hood ... if they are worn 1. Lift the wiper arm away from the windshield. 2. Push the tab, then ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... ● Make sure the wiper blades contact the glass; otherwise the arms may be damaged from wind pressure. WDI0036 CHECKING PARK BRAKE From the released position, pull the ... washer operation. If wax gets into the nozzle, remove it with a needle or small pin. Maintenance and do-it-...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... Check the brake booster function as follows: 1. With the engine off, press and release the brake ... step. 2. While depressing the brake pedal, start the engine. The pedal height should drop a little. 3. With the brake pedal depressed, stop the engine. Keeping the pedal depressed for about 30 seconds...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ...system or cause a fire. ENGINE COMPARTMENT If any electrical equipment does not come on, check for an open fuse. 1. Be sure the ignition switch and the headlight switch are OFF. 2. Open the engine hood. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-31
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    3. Remove the fuse box cover. 4. Remove the fuse with the fuse puller. The fuse puller is located in the center of the fuse block in the passenger compartment. 5. If the fuse is open, replace it with a new fuse. 6. If a new fuse also opens, have the electrical ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    WDI0055 Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-33
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ...system or cause a fire. PASSENGER COMPARTMENT If any electrical equipment does not operate, check for an open fuse. 1. Be sure the ignition switch and the headlight switch are OFF. 2. Remove the coin box. 8-34 Maintenance and do-it-yourself
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    KEYFOB BATTERY REPLACEMENT If the battery is removed for any reason other than replacement, perform step five. ● An ... Replace the battery in the keyfob as follows: 1. Open the lid using a coin. 2. Remove the battery. 3. Install a new battery. Recommended battery: Sanyo CR2025 or equivalent. 4. ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... beam type which uses a replaceable headlight (halogen) bulb. A bulb can be replaced from inside the engine compartment without removing the headlight assembly. CAUTION ● High pressure ... wattage as originally installed: Wattage 65/55 Bulb no. 9007 (HB5) ● Do not leave the bulb out ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ...vertical aim by turning the adjustment screw. ● Cover the opposite light and ensure the fog lights (if so equipped) are turned off. ●... that the vehicle is unloaded (except for full levels of coolant, engine oil and fuel, and that the spare tire, jack, and tools are stored). Have the driver or an ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    WDI0130 8-38 Maintenance and do-it-yourself
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... area should be within the range shown. Adjust headlights accordingly. FOG LIGHTS (if so equipped) Replacing the fog light bulb 1. Remove screw. 2. Disconnect connector. 3. Push the fog light assembly towards the front of the vehicle and pull out to expose the rear of the assembly. 4. Rotate the ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... Headlights Parking and turn signal light Fog light Map light (if so equipped) Interior light Rear combination light Turn Stop/tail High-... 65/55 8/27 55 8 8 27 27/8 Bulb No.* 9007(HB5) 3157AK H3 68 68 1156A 1157 921 License plate light Backup light Trunk light 5 18 3.4 194 921 158 *: ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    MDI0006 Replacement procedures All other lights are either type A, B, C or D. When replacing a bulb, first remove the lens and/or cover. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-41
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    WDI0029 8-42 Maintenance and do-it-yourself
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    WHEELS AND TIRES WDI0030 DI1033M If you have a flat tire, see the ''In case of emergency'' section of this manual. TIRE PRESSURE Maximum inflation pressure Do not exceed the maximum inflation pressures shown on the side wall of the tire. Tire inflation pressure Check the tire pressure (...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ...or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) at moderate speeds. COLD tire pressures are shown on the tire placard ...85 MPH (140 km/h) unless it is equipped with high speed rated tires. Driving faster than 85 ... help you with information about tire type, size, speed rating and availability. Replacement tires may...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... Use of tire chains may be prohibited according to location. Check the local laws before installing tire ... using tire chains. In addition, drive at a reduced speed. Otherwise, your vehicle may be damaged and/... roads. Tire chains must be installed only on the front wheels and not on the rear wheels. ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... Information booklet (Canada). DI1035M ● Improper service of the spare tire may result in serious ..., use the same size, tread design, speed rating and load carrying capacity ...’ of the ‘‘Technical and consumer information’’ section of this manual. WARNING ● The use of tires other than ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... against road salt in areas where it is used during winter. Wheel balance Unbalanced wheels may affect vehicle handling and tire...balanced as required. Wheel balance service should be performed with the wheels off the vehicle. Spin balancing the front wheels on the vehicle could lead to transmission ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ...USE ONLY spare tire installed do not drive the vehicle at speeds faster than 50 MPH (80 km/h). ● When... on the rear wheels and the original tire used on the front wheels (drive wheels). Use tire chains only on the front (original) tires. ● Tire tread of the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire will wear...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    9 Technical and consumer information Capacities and recommended fuel/lubricants ...9-2 Fuel recommendation...9-3 Engine oil and oil filter recommendation...9-5 Recommended SAE viscosity number...9-6 Air conditioner system refrigerant and lubricant...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... with an octane rating of at least 87 AKI (RON 91)*1 Fuel Engine oil *7 Drain and refill With oil filter change Without oil filter ...*1: For further details, see ''Fuel recommendation.'' *2: For further details, see ''Engine oil and oil filter recommendations.'' *3: For...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    FUEL RECOMMENDATION For 1.8L/2.5L engines Use unleaded regular gasoline with an octane rating of... If any driveability problems such as engine stalling and hard hot-starting are experienced ... solvents or similar ingredients that can be harmful to the fuel system and engine. Reformulated Gasoline Some ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ...after-run and/or overheating, which may cause excessive fuel consumption or engine damage. If any of the above symptoms are encountered, have...not a cause for concern, because you get the greatest fuel benefit when there is light spark knock for a short time under heavy engine load. 9-4 Technical and...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... intervals are followed. WTI0033 ENGINE OIL AND OIL FILTER RECOMMENDATION Selecting the correct ...oil (energy conserving oil) in order to improve fuel economy and conserve energy. Oils ...Only those engine oils with the American Petroleum Institute (API) CERTIFICATION MARK on the front of the container...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ...Change intervals The oil and oil filter change intervals for your engine are based on the use of the specified quality ... oil and filter change intervals longer than recommended could reduce engine life. Damage to the engine caused by improper maintenance or use of incorrect oil and filter quality and...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... recycling of any refrigerant during automotive air conditioner system service. Your authorized NISSAN dealer has the trained technicians and... air conditioner system refrigerant. Contact your authorized NISSAN dealer when servicing your air conditioner system. Technical and consumer information 9-7...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    SPECIFICATIONS ENGINE Model Type Cylinder arrangement Bore × Stroke Displacement Firing order Idle speed rpm See ...937 (89.0 x 100.0) 152.55 (2,500) 1-3-4-2 Ignition timing degree (B.T.D.C.) at idle speed degree/rpm CO percentage at idle speed [No air] % Platinum-tipped type Spark plug Hot Standard...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ...45) 1.77 (45) 1.85 (47) Offset in (mm) DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS SENTRA Overall length Overall width Overall height Front tread 14 inch 15/16 inch 17 inch Rear... 17 inch Wheelbase Gross vehicle weight rating Gross axle weight rating Front Rear lb (kg) lb (kg) in (mm) in (mm...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ...in another country, you should first find out if the fuel available is suitable for your vehicle's engine. Using fuel with too low an octane/cetane rating may..., avoid taking your vehicle to areas where appropriate fuel is not available. When transferring the registration of your vehicle to...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... engine serial number is stamped on the engine as shown. F.M.V.S.S. CERTIFICATION LABEL The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety ... valuable vehicle information, such as: Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings (GVWR), Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR), month and year of manufacture, Vehicle Identification Number, (VIN),...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    LTI1008 LTI0011 LTI1009 EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION LABEL The emission control information label is attached as shown. TIRE PLACARD The cold tire pressure is shown on the tire placard affixed to the driver's side rear door pillar. AIR CONDITIONER SPECIFICATION LABEL The air conditioner ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    INSTALLING FRONT LICENSE PLATE Use the following steps to mount the front license plate: 1. Make holes on the plastic finisher at the location mark (small dimple) using a 0.31 in (8 mm) drill. Apply light pressure to the drill. Install the license ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... Weight Rating) maximum weight (load) limit specified for the front or rear axle. re-weigh your... exceeded. If GVWR is exceeded, remove cargo as necessary. If either the front or rear GAWR is... specified on the F.M.V.S.S. Certification Label. ● Do not load the front and rear axle to the GAWR. Doing so...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... The total trailer load equals trailer weight plus its cargo weight. Towing loads greater than 1,... but also the places you plan to tow. Tow weights appropriate for level highway driving may have to... a trailer places additional loads on your vehicle's engine, drive train, steering, braking and other ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... should not be attached to or affect the operation of the impactabsorbing bumper. Maximum gross vehicle weight/maximum gross axle weight The gross vehicle..., hitch, trailer tongue load and any other optional equipment. In addition, front or rear gross axle weight must not exceed the gross axle weight...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... load shift while driving. ● Avoid abrupt starts, acceleration or stops. ● Avoid sharp turns or lane changes. ● Always drive your vehicle at a moderate speed. Trailer brakes If your trailer is... cold tire pressure indicated on the tire placard (located on the driver's side rear door pillar). ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ..., downshift the transmission to a lower gear and reduce speed to reduce chances of engine overloading and/or overheating. ● If the ... control to high and setting the temperature control to the HOT position. ● Trailer towing requires more fuel than normal circumstances. ● Avoid towing a trailer ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... vary significantly due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and...under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades A and B represent higher ... inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed, under-inflation, or excessive loading, either ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY Your NISSAN is covered by the following emission warranties. For US 1)... Gardena, CA. 90248-0191 For Canada Emission Control System Warranty Details of these warranties may...However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or NISSAN....
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ...conditions and obey all traffic laws. 1. Start the engine when the engine coolant temperature gauge needle points to C. Allow the engine to idle until the gauge needle points between ... [shift selector lever in the P (Park) or N (Neutral) position]. 9. Rev the engine up between 2,500 and 3,500...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    OWNER'S MANUAL/SERVICE MANUAL ORDER INFORMATION A genuine NISSAN Service Manual is the best source ... current pricing and availability of genuine NISSAN Service Manuals for the 2000 model year and later, ... current pricing and availability of genuine NISSAN Service Manuals for the 1999 model year and ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    For current pricing and availability of genuine NISSAN Owner's Manuals for the 2002 model year and prior, see an ... or Owner's Manual please contact your nearest NISSAN Dealer. For the phone number and location of a NISSAN Dealer in your area call the NISSAN Customer Service Information Center at ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    MEMO 9-24 Technical and consumer information
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... Charge warning light ...2-8 Battery replacement (See remote keyless entry system) ...3-8 Before starting the engine ...5-6 Belts (See drive belts) ...8-22 ... air conditioner controls ...4-3 Coolant Capacities and recommended fuel/ lubricants ...9-2 Changing engine coolant...8-10 Checking engine ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... control system warranty...9-20 Engine Before starting the engine ...5-6 Capacities and recommended fuel/ lubricants ...9-2 Changing ... F.M.V.S.S. certification label ...9-11 Front fog light switch ...2-18 Front seats...1-2 Fuel Capacities and recommended fuel/ lubricants ...9-2 Fuel economy ...5-16 ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... operation...4-4 Hood release ...3-9 Horn ...2-19 I Ignition switch ...5-4 Immobilizer system ...2-11, 3-2, 5-6 Increasing fuel economy...5-16 Indicator lights and audible ... Lock Child safety rear door lock ...3-4 Door locks...3-3 Fuel filler lid lock opener lever ...3-13 Power ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... rating) ...9-3 Odometer ...2-3 Oil Capacities and recommended fuel/ lubricants ...9-2 Changing engine oil...8-13 Changing engine oil filter...8-14 Checking ... oil...8-12 Engine oil and oil filter recommendation ...9-5 Engine oil viscosity ...9-5 Opener lever for trunk lid...3-10 ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... (See map light) ...2-27 SRS warning label ...1-16 Starting Before starting the engine ...5-6 ... starting and driving ...5-2 Push starting...6-10 Starting the engine ...5-7 Steering Power steering fluid ...8-17... Switch Automatic power window switch ...2-25 Front fog light switch ...2-18 Hazard warning ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders...2-7 Weights (See dimensions and weights) ...9-9 Wheels and tires...8-43 Wheel/tire size ...10 Window washer fluid...8-19 Windows Locking passengers' windows ...2-24 Manual windows ...2-25 Power windows...2-24 Rear power windows ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    GAS STATION INFORMATION Recommended fuel: For 1.8L/2.5L engines Use unleaded regular gasoline... recommendations for the future reliability and economy of your new vehicle. Recommended engine oil: ● API ...GF-I & GF-II See ''Engine oil and oil filter recommendation'' in the ''Technical and ...
  • 2002 Nissan Sentra | Owner's Manual - Page 235
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