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  • I have a 2001 Frontier crewcab with 45k miles. I had a check engine light come on and the dealer says it is the O2 sensor. They said they needed to take apart some of the motor to replace it to the tune of $875.00! Has anyone else had this issue, and if so how much did you pay?
  • dougqdougq Posts: 2
    The same thing happens to mine every 6 months or so. I use an error code reader to reset the error code and it is fine until the next time.
  • JB, don't really know about the Frontier's, but sounds like a bs line to me. I have a '97 truck, 2.4L, and changed both(front and rear) O2 sensor's w/o any problem. The front is usually located in the exhause manifold, upstream of the catalytic converter, and the rear, right behind the converter. Now, back to your problem. I don't think that in the 4 years between the two mentioned trucks, there is going to be that much difference. If you go to, you can subscribe for 14.95 for one year for your particuliar model. There you can pull up the factory service manuals and find anything you need in the way of maintenance/troubleshooting, etc. Hope this helps.
  • wood38wood38 Posts: 1
    Not sure if this helps but here it is. I also have a 97 pickup and have had several problems with the emissions system. It turns out the gas tank cap was not being sealed properly after filling the tank. I used some sealer (non-hardening) to coat the threads and tightened the cap properly. After the warning light was cleared it didn't appear again. My truck has 95,000 miles and runs great.
  • Thanks, but the seal on gas cap was tested ok by the shop. The light was reset but came back on.
  • Thanks, but the seal on gas cap was tested ok by the shop. The light was reset but came back on. Was told to look for a vacuume line or seal leak. Man,no easy task.
  • I am planning to get the above with a V6 manual 6-speed 4x2. As for the accessories, I will get the extender and divider. I was thinking of adding the toolbox (not for tools but rather for groceries and some other stuff - can be locked). with these accessories, I don't want the bed to be exposed to the elements and thus would need a soft cover that would allow the tool box in the utility track.

    Any advise as to whether to buy this from the dealership or from Internet stores (shipping and handling for this heavy stuff might not be worth it).

    And while on the subject, I want a good audio system that you can enjoy JAZZ music and have a bit more bass (thump) but not the kind that would break my glass. Any suggestions as to the kind of speakers, audio unit and sub. Also, what kind of alarm would you recommend.

    Thank you.
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  • I have a 1987 Nissan pickup (720) with a 3.0L engine. The timing needs setting. I can't find any guidance on the timing marks. It appears this engine has pointer on the block and the timing marks are on the harmonic balance pulley. I can see what looks like 7 marks on the pulley. I have no idea what they stand for. There is no color coding nor can I see what the increments mean. Can anyone tell me which one is considered TDC and what the degrees are between marks? The specifications say to set the timing at 12 degrees. Thanks for any help!
  • I have a 97 Nissan P-up XE. I'm having trouble with my clutch (maybe). When I go to start it, with the clutch pedal pushed in, it wants to take off with me. Once its started, its fine. Hopefully it is just a hydraulic problem. Anyone have any insight on where to start looking before I go thru the trouble of taking the transmission out?
  • I used to work in the car audio industry and Boston Acoustics would be my choice for Great sounding Jazz with two (2) eight inch subs. Get an adjustable sub-cross over as well. goo luck.
  • hey man i got the same problem i have to set the oil pump and distibuter up. i just put a new head and timming chain on. so i should set the distributer 10 degress clock wise or counter-clockwise. And when you put it in at o degress did the truck run, but ruff or did it not run at all? :confuse:
  • bigd8bigd8 Posts: 1
    I have a 86.5 nissan hardbody single cab 4x4 with the v6.Ok here's the list of problems. I cannot take of fast in 1st gear because the truck wants to die. My clutch pedal likes to lose pressure and drain all the fluid out. So im always having to put fluid in ti every day. Just the other night i put my truck in 4low and "tried" to climb up the side of a wall and my room mate saw sparks shooting out from under the hood on the right side of the truck. He was spotting me and saw it through my right side wheel well. When my truck is in 4x4 and i turn the wheel all the way to one side or the other i hear a clicking nosie lick the tires are rubbing but i know thats not it. Well theres the mess please someone help me fix my problems.If i cant get them fixed my girl is going to make me sell it and i love the truck. Thanks for reading.
  • Hi I have a 1990 Nissan pickup 4 cylinder stick shift, when you depress the clutch pedal and turn the ignition switch on. You can hear the starter relay clicking, but engine wont rotate, had starter and solenoide cheched-OK, replaced starter relay, replaced clutch pedal switch, and replaced battery. Where do I go from here- please help.
  • Any luck finding it? I've got the same problem with my '96 pickup.

  • I have a 1995 4x4 Nissan pickup. While dirving in 4 wheel drive about 15 mph, the temp gauge, speedometer, tach, fuel gauge and odometer stopped working at the same time. Also the light indicating 4 wheel drive is off and the battery light is on. What gives? Thanks.
  • gabe4gabe4 Posts: 3
    i got a 94 hrdbody v6 that had the same problem. It would seem to always have a dead battery.i got a new battery and it went away for a month. then only the solenoid would fire, no a new starter. one month later same problem. come to find a fried relay,(damn mechanics only want your money). fixed that problem. starter(probably unneccesary). the small wires on the positive are radio and inside lights. the main obviously the battery and headlights. if you have no drains on your battery, get a new starter relay, replace the battery connections, the main wire is probably corroded.
  • gabe4gabe4 Posts: 3
    i sure as hell hope you cheaked your vacuum tubes before you spent that money, i got my light to go off a couple dys ago yaay!!! melted hose going into the little round gold diaphram. evaporation valve? dont kno what its called
  • gabe4gabe4 Posts: 3
    squeaking regaurdless of brakes or clutch engaged if yout have an extended cab= carrier bearing 99% sure
  • 2002 Nissan Frontier SE CC LB 4x4 for sale in Idaho. Email me if you are interested at all has about 60k mi.
  • I am in the process of rebuilding this tranny for the 3rd time. Same problem as the last 2 times, still runs great, but I can't help but think this is a design flaw on Nissan's part. Can anyone help with schematic info and parts list? Also need torque specs. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  • I have a 96 PU XE that has recently developed a frustrating problem. It constantly blows the turn signal fuse. About 70% of the time I can replace the fuse once the truck is running and not have any problems with it until I turn the ignition switch off and back on again. The other 30% of the time I can't insert a new fuse as will spark as I am inserting it, this tends to be when the engine is cold or the ambient temperature is cold. This leads me to believe that it may have something to do with the auto choke relay. The interior fuse box has four relays attached to it, but I have no idea which one is which. The Haynes manual has been great to use as a knee pad on the driveway, but that is about it. The wiring schematic in the book is not even consistant with the colors that I am looking at, so tracing the wires is all but hopeless with out yanking out the entire harness. Can anyone tell me the location of the auto-choke relay and what the best way of testing this might be. I am also open to other theories as to what might be causing this. I am at a loss. There does not appear to be any worn wires on the ignition switch or on the turn signal switch, and the hazard flashers will work even when the turn signal fuse is blown. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
  • jim86jim86 Posts: 2
    I have a 97 XE pickup. One day it just started acting up. When i go to take off its almost like you were turning the key off and on real fast. Jerks back and forth. If i go ahead and shift to second gear and lug it down it does better. this problem is worse on colder days. If its a warm day it may drive all day and never have a problem. Also after i drive it 15 or 20 miles the problem seems to go away. The service light did come but now has gone off but still acts the same.Weird how colder weather makes it worse.If its very cold it may even do it in 3rd or 4th gear.Any help would be greatly appreaciated.
  • jhkjhk Posts: 1
    i have not used my 4 wheel drive in over a year. i just recently pulled off the front rotor to replace bearingson both sides. i have a 93 nissan v6 king cab with 220,000 miles on it. Well it iced today and needed my 4x4, i went to engage it and the lights on the dash did not light up telling me the transfer case was in 4x4. i did nothing special when i removed the rotor. is there something to look out for when removing the hubs?
  • jim86jim86 Posts: 2
    Found the problem. A friend of mine that worked for Nissan brought a scanner and hooked it up. It read that my Max Air Flow Sensor was bad. When he went to show me where it was we noticed the ground wire in the plug was broken. Wired it back up and it runs like a charm.
  • Any hints as to what Nissan will change on the 2K7 yet?
  • I have a 95 nissan 4x4 and the exhaust manifold bolts tend to crack at least once every 2 years. Its costly but worth it such its such a great truck. just wondering if any solution to this. Bigger exhaust?
  • I have a 2003 SVE KingCab. I am planning to replace the factory bulb with sylvania silver star bulbs. Anyone tried these bulbs here? I head good things about them, but would like to know if someone has any problem with them. Also, I was wondering if anyone can tell me how to replace bulbs (headlight) on this truck?
  • erics6erics6 Posts: 684
    I'm looking at a 1984 nissan 4x4 pickup. It has 200k, but a rebuilt engine and transmission. It has a weber carb. Anything I should be looking at with this year?
  • I have a 90 Nissan pickup and the overdrive does not kick in when I push the button. Can anyone help me on where to begin to find the problem.
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