Nissan Pulsar 1983
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Nissan Pulsar Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Nissan Pulsar here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Why does the gear stick randomly go into reverse in my 2013 Nissan Pulsar?
Changing a clutch in any car is a big job and can easily cost the sort of money you’ve been quoted. And when that car is a front-wheel-drive vehicle, there are a lot of things to remove (like the driveshafts) before the gearbox can be removed and the new clutch fitted.
While I agree that the symptoms you’re reporting do sound like a worn out clutch, I’d like to know what else the mechanic thinks will be wrong. He or she may, for example, be budgeting for the removal and machining of the flywheel as part of the clutch replacement, That can easily add a couple of hundred to the bill. Also, where is the mechanic sourcing the new clutch? You may have found a replacement kit online for the $500 you’re quoting, but is it a quality part from a reputable brand or a no-name piece of rubbish from an internet clearing house?
Nissan Pulsar 2005: Why is there a banging sound when I start the car?
If the noise sounds like a dull thud or knock from deep within the engine, then I have bad news. Something inside the engine is probably trying to get out. And if it does, the engine will be instantly turned to junk. The worse news is that it probably already is (junk) even though it’s still running, because the damage has already been done. From the sound of things, your engine is perhaps only a few seconds away from exploding expensively.
Noises like this are usually caused by wear in the bearings – typically the con-rod bearings – and while they can be fixed if you do so before the engine grenades, it will always be an expensive job. In fact, it would likely cost more than the actual value of a 2005 Pulsar itself.
The best advice, then, is to let a mechanic have a listen to see if it’s as bad as you’ve described. From there, I reckon a second-hand engine form a wrecked Pulsar would be your best bet if you’re determined to keep the car.
Nissan Pulsar 2002: Why is it revving while the car is idling?
It could be an air leak, or an incorrect idle setting. Have a mechanic check it.
Nissan Pulsar 2014: Why is my car leaking coolant?
You would like to think it would last the life of the car, but there are many reasons it might need replacing.
Nissan Pulsar 1983 Price and Specs
|Nissan Pulsar Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|(base)||Commercial||1.3L Leaded 4 SP MAN||$2,400||$4,070|
|(base)||Hatchback||1.3L Leaded 4 SP MAN||$1,800||$3,080|
|GL||Hatchback||1.5L Leaded 3 SP AUTO||$940||$1,650|
|GL||Hatchback||1.5L Leaded 5 SP MAN||$940||$1,650|
|GX||Hatchback||1.5L Leaded 3 SP AUTO||$940||$1,650|
|EXA||Sedan||1.5L Leaded 5 SP MAN||$1,800||$3,080|
|GL||Sedan||1.5L Leaded 3 SP AUTO||$940||$1,650|
|GL||Sedan||1.5L Leaded 5 SP MAN||$940||$1,650|
|GX||Sedan||1.5L Leaded 3 SP AUTO||$940||$1,650|