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Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Basic inspection

Diagnosis and repair work flow

Work flow

Overall sequence

Detailed flow


Detailed flow

1.Get information for symptom

Get the detailed information from the customer about the symptom (the condition and the environment when the incident/malfunction occurred) using the “diagnostic work sheet”. (Refer to ec-129, "diagnostic work sheet".) >> Go to 2.

2.Check dtc in ecm

  1. Check dtc in ecm.
  2. If a dtc is detected, perform the following steps, and after this, erase dtc.
  1. Check related Service Bulletins

Are any symptoms described and any DTCs detected? Symptom is described, DTC is detected>>GO TO 3.

Symptom is described, DTC is not detected>>GO TO 4.

Symptom is not described, DTC is detected>>GO TO 5.

3.Confirm the symptom

Try to confirm the symptom described by the customer.

Also study the normal operation and fail-safe related to the symptom. Refer to ec-473, "symptom table" and ec-90, "fail safe".

Diagnosis work sheet is useful to verify the incident.

Verify relation between the symptom and the condition when the symptom is detected.

>> Go to 5.

4.Confirm the symptom

Try to confirm the symptom described by the customer.

Verify relation between the symptom and the condition when the symptom is detected.

>> Go to 6.

5.Perform dtc confirmation procedure

Perform DTC CONFIRMATION PROCEDURE for the displayed DTC, and then check that DTC is detected again.

If two or more DTCs are detected, refer to EC-93, "DTC Inspection Priority Chart" and determine trouble diagnosis order.

Note:

Is DTC detected? YES >> GO TO 7.

NO >> Check SPORT mode system. Refer to DMS-57, "Component Function Check".

6.Detect malfunctioning part by symptom diagnosis

Detect malfunctioning system according to symptom diagnosis based on the confirmed symptom in step 4, and determine the trouble diagnosis order based on possible causes and symptoms.

Is the symptom described? Yes >> go to 7.

No >> monitor input data from related sensors or check voltage of related ecm terminals using consult.

Refer to ec-77, "reference value".

7.Detect malfunctioning part by diagnosis procedure

Inspect according to diagnosis procedure of the system.

Is a malfunctioning part detected? Yes >> go to 8.

No >> check intermittent incident. Refer to gi-39, "intermittent incident".

8.Repair or replace the malfunctioning part

  1. Repair or replace the malfunctioning part
  2. Reconnect parts or connectors disconnected during diagnosis procedure again after repair and replacement.
  3. Check DTC. If DTC is displayed, erase it.

>> Go to 9.

9.Final check

When dtc was detected in step 3, perform dtc confirmation procedure or component function check again, and then check that the malfunction have been completely repaired.

When symptom was described from the customer, refer to confirmed symptom in step 4 or 5, and check that the symptom is not detected.

Is dtc detected and does symptom remain? Yes-1 >> dtc is detected: go to 7.

Yes-2 >> symptom remains: go to 4.

No >> before returning the vehicle to the customer, always erase dtc.

Wiring diagram
Sport mode system Wiring diagram ...

Dtc/circuit diagnosis
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