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What is the engine life span for a 98 Nissan Sentra?

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Recently I had to have the following replaced and was wondering what other problems I could expect from the nissan sentra.

power steering pump
starter
alternator (believe this was still the one from the factory)

The car has over 164,000 miles on it.
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Have you changed the clutch and brake pump?
I would also check the shock absorbers, water pump for the cooling system.
And all rubber hoses used in the car.


 
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What is the engine life span for a 98 Nissan Sentra?

It depends on the driver/  type of driving/ location of driving and the serviice history.
This is an open ended question which only gueses will answer.
good luck
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I was trying to get an idea of how much longer the car would last since it is paid off.
I know there are many variables involved.

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No none of the items mentioned have been changed.
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If it runs well and is quiet with no vibrations, then with good sevice (especially good oil) you will have many years of driving remaining.
That is the best guess without inspecting / testing the car myself or at a garage.
A dynamometer chassis test will give you acuriate results.
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Your car can run as long as you can maintain it well.
The body and the engine is kept well tuned and no vibrations as suggested by Michael-Best.

I have a 1983 Nissan Pulsar its running fine.
I have changed the shock absorbers 2 times after a decade.
You need not change them if they are fine.



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what is the life of the transmission
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Did you change the timing belt? and change the engine oil and transmission fluid then you more then likely will be able to keep going for a long time.  In most cases like in michigan the body will fall off before the engine and trans will go.
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No the timing belt has not been changed.
The engine oil is changed on a regular basis.
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Properly maintained, these engines /  transmissions can go over 300k.
For any better answer, you will need to take the car to an independent mechanic for an evaluation.
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Thank you
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