About Nissan 240SX
To stand out in the intense sport coupe market, Nissan 240SX was built by the outstanding Japanese multinational automobile manufactured Nissan Motor Company Ltd between 1989 and 1999 as a sports car. Originally introduced to replace the Nissan 200SX, 240SX is closely related to other Nissan S platform based vehicles such as Nissan Silvia, 180SX and 200SX. But still being exposed to intense competition from other car manufacturers and consumers at the time chose more practical SUVs, the last 240SX eventually rolled off the assembly line on July 23, 1998, after being manufactured for about two generations.
The first-generation Nissan 240SX was produced from 1989 to 1994 and made its debut in 1989 for the 1990 model. It was offered in three body styles, 2-door coupe, 3-door hatchback and 2-door convertible and came in base and SE trim levels as hatchback and base, XE, LE and SE as a coupe. During this generation, Nissan 240SX was powered by 2.4 L inline 4-cylinder engine rated at 140 hp and 152 lb-ft of torque and this engine sent power through 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission to rear wheels. The more recent 240SX arrived at the market in the spring of 1994 as a 1995 model. And it was offered in only one body style, 2-door coupe and came in three trim levels: base, SE and LE. And 240SX still got power from the 2.4 L I4, which could produce 155 horsepower and 160 pound-feet of torque back then. The 4-speed automatic and 5-speed manual transmissions were carried over from the previous generation.
Nissan 240SX Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Boasting rear-wheel drive and Nissan's multilink rear suspension. Nissan 240SX still succeeds in getting many loyal followers. However, up to now, the youngest 240SX has at least eighteen years old, you should be prepared for these common problems on it now:
First, engine failure is what Nissan 240SX drivers complain most during driving, which is easy to understand since this issue could bring destructive consequences. Generally speaking, engine failure only happens when the vehicle is on the verge of breaking down, but since many 240SX drivers have met, you might as well learn about some typical symptoms of this problem now. This problem often starts with squealing from the engine, an odor of fuel in the car, metal shavings found in the oil and leaking coolant on the ground; then the engine will run roughly, misfire, stall and even suffer from starting issues; and if the engine always keeps at a high operation temperature, all only gets worse. Finally, you will notice a decrease in power, acceleration and fuel efficiency, and even the Check Engine Light and Low Coolant Light will come on. Under such circumstances, you had better start to inspect if the 240SX fuel injector o-ring, fuel tank, EGR valve, intake manifold gasket, throttle cable, drive belt, timing chain tensioner and timing chain are working properly or not.
Second, issues on braking and suspension systems deserve your enough attention as well. The working condition of braking system has a close relation to your driving safety, anything wrong on it should be solved in time. Some Nissan 240SX drivers said after a while of driving, the brakes will be noisy and poorly responded, the brake pedal becomes pulsating and the parking brake could not hold the car properly, replacing the 240SX brake pad set, brake disc, brake drum and parking brake cable. As for suspension failure, since it often manifests as grinding noises while turning, vehicle bottoming out, and poor handling, the 240SX control arm shaft kit and coil spring insulator are often the culprits.
Electrical parts on your Nissan 240SX such as power window switch, window regulator, door lock cylinder, vehicle speed sensor, door striker, throttle position sensor, rear door striker, front door striker and parts including 240SX power steering hose, headlight, headlight cover, wiper pivot, wiper arm, emblem should be maintained on a regular basis for your safe and comfortable ride.
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