I have a 1989 Nissan Sentra 1.6L 4-dr sedan and had the same problem.
The problem is the pressure plate. It is worn and doesn't push the gear into place and hold it the way it should. I have pictures of it on my website so you know EXACTLY what it looks like. here is the address:
You'll have to call around. Looking on the Net shows that the price can vary quite a bit from place to place. It shouldn't be over $100 for the plate. It's about the size of a dinner plate. that is rong it is a bad sinkro if it was the plate it would do it in all gears Have to agree with the last line, I have just repaired mine. The new gear is very expensive, but the old one can be re-cut which is cheaper and seems to work fine.
Motorweek - 1987 Nissan Sentra 26-5 was released on: USA: 6 October 2006
Motorweek - 1987 Nissan Sentra SE-R - 26.51 was released on: USA: 24 August 2007
Motorweek - 1987 Nissan Sentra SE-R 26-51 was released on: USA: 24 August 2007
http://autorepair.about.com/od/enginefiringorders1/ Specifically, for the 1987 Nissan Sentra: http://autorepair.about.com/library/firing_orders/bl-nissan-firing-87.htm The firing order is 1-3-4-2
You can find the PCV valve for your 1987 Nissan on top of the engine. The PCV valve will be near the air filter housing.
Could be as simple as needing a tune up with spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap and rotor, air and fuel filters.
.044 will work out just right for you. good luck
It is on the passenger side floorboard behind the kick plate( which will be on the right)
A Different World - 1987 Sometimes You Get the Bear Sometimes the Bear Gets You 1-7 was released on: USA: 19 November 1987
AnswerIt probably needs a tuneup.check your mass air flow meter
my '87 celebrity does the same thing sometimes when i change gears from park to drive or even reverse and step on the gas my mechanic says it could be the choke. have it checked
Broken speedometer cable?
Probably a damaged gear or bearing.
The fuel filter could cause a start and stall. Other causes could include the fuel pump, computer, various sensors, and ignition system.
The 1987 Nissan cylinder had bolt torque specification is 140 pounds. The cylinder head bolts should be torqued in 45 pound intervals.
no it was in 1987 cause my mom was a part of and worked for it in 1987 top that !
Bad fans or the sensors that tell the fan when to kick on are bad.
It is located below the intake manifold on the back side of the engine. Hoses from the fuel filter lead down to it.
It controls the headlights, dash lights, tail lights and park lights. You don't repair it you replace it.
one of a few things your starter could be bad bad starter relay bad starter selenoid bad ignition switch
Biography - 1987 Susan Sarandon Rebel with a Cause was released on: USA: 10 August 1999
If this is a fuel-injected car, the pump is in the tank. I believe in 1987 they went from Carb to fuel-injected. If it is a carb, it is on the lower right side of the engine.
It could be a bad fan clutch. If the fan clutch goes bad it could cause it to overheat while idling, but it would cool off when driving due to the wind going over the radiator.