Nissan Sentra/Pulsar/NX 1982-1996 Repair Guide



All manual transaxle vehicles can be push started; automatic transaxles may not be push started. Check to make sure that the bumpers of both vehicles are aligned so neither will be damaged. Be sure that all electrical system components are turned OFF (headlights, heater blower and etc.). Turn ON the ignition switch. Place the shift lever in 3rd or 4th gear and push in the clutch pedal. At about 15 mph (24 km/h), signal the driver of the pushing vehicle to fall back, depress the accelerator pedal and release the clutch pedal slowly. The engine should start.

The manufacturer advises against trying to tow-start your vehicle for fear of ramming the tow vehicle when the engine starts.

Both types of transaxles may be towed for short distances and at speeds of no more than 20 mph (32 km/h) for automatics, or 50 mph (81 km/h) for manuals. If the car must be towed a great distance, it should be done with the drive wheels off the ground.