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  • it is probably the light switch itself.
    u cam also remove the gauge cluster and c/s the main connector plug ,that is where the wireharness connects to the gauge..

    good luck
  • Probably a simple little explanation for this one, but I have had an 87 4x4 standard cab pickup for months now, tha tI bought with 175,000 miles on it. Truck's great after a lot of work put in it. I have not been able to figure out what the "Interlock" switch on the dash is supposed to do. When I hit it, the e-brake warning light comes on but that's all I notice. Anybody know what's up with that?
  • you should log on to
    this is a website more familar with the 4x4 's.

    good luck
  • Hi folks, My engine malfunction light comes on saying the number 4 cyclinder is misfiring. The truck actually runs quite good with no evidence of a misfire. I have replaced the spark plugs and spark plug wires but contine to get the same diagnosis. (after disconnecting the battery, the light will go out. Once the truck is driven for awhile it will come back on.)

    Anybody out there have a solution to this problem?
  • nelson8nelson8 Posts: 1
    I have a 97 4X4 XE that had a code that said Bank 1 catalyst efficency failiure. Basically, the catalytic converter was plugged. I straight piped it to solve the problem.
  • I have a 92 nissan pu 4x4 24oo 4 cyl. sounds like the problem you had with yours. Mine starts runs momentarily then floods out. I can clamp the incoming fuel hose and it will run at an idle. but when open it floods out. The shop said the computer was bad, changed it, same thing we can't figure it out. Any one out there who might help? alwayshunting
  • This might sound really dumb.. but have you checked the bulb?
  • I have been thinking about buying or leasing a '06 Titan. I am just wondering if this is a good idea, or if I should buy/lease a different truck? I am looking for a truck that is good offroad. It will be used as a bush/hunting truck. Any suggestions?
  • kim14kim14 Posts: 1
    how do you remove the ignition switch or tumbler from the ignition switch on a 1991 nissan pick up ,pathfinder is the same .
  • I just got my hands on a 1986 Nissan Hardbody for $400.00. It has a Nissan Z motor in it. I don't know nothing about Nissan's, but when I drive it in first gear, I can't put the throttle all the way down or the truck will jerk like someone put the breaks on. Basically, I need to only quarter throttle to half throttle to drive it anywhere, and when I get her onto 4th or 5th gear and then floor her, I get a mean back fire.

    Again I don't know nothing about this car, I did change the exhaust, but don't know what else to check for...distributer..rotor...sparkplugs. I just needed a car to go to work and don't want to spend to much on this truck...

    Any idea's on what it might be..

    Thanks in advance..
  • zanegreyzanegrey Posts: 32
    sounds like the secondary coil is bad..
  • bhc2bhc2 Posts: 4
    I have a 1984 Nissan pickup. It has been running great, until yesterday. The alternator light came on--it was dim, but got brighter as I accelerated. As I drove the car began to lose power. I had to downshift to 3rd, then 2nd, then to first to get home. As I pulled in the driveway, the engine stalled, and would not restart.

    A few hours later, the truck started immediately, but the alternator light is still on. The battery is fairly new, and has water in it.

    Any idea what the problem is?
  • anthonylanthonyl Posts: 9
    jhall4, did you ever find a solution to your problem? I've got the same problem with my 97 Nissan. Have replaced plugs, wires, distributor cap and rotor, and switched fuel injectors from cylinder number 4 to number 1. All this made no difference. I still get a shutter in the engire when driving 50-60 mph, or around 2000 rpm. After 20-40 minutes of driving, the engine malfunction light comes on and the engine shutter becomes more noticeable. A check of the engine code says "4th cylinder misfire."

    This problem is driving me nuts. Please help someone!
  • wayvicwayvic Posts: 1
    I will try the dot 3 trick, but only as a temporary measure, since my belts have over 40,000 miles on them. There is some fraying, also.

    How do I change the three belts out? There must be some steps that will make the process go more smoothly. I am not a mechanic.
  • Would this be the ignition coil? If so, where exactly is it located in the vehicle?


    But now I kind got the problem down....when I stomp on the gas, in idle, the engine pulses, revs then idles and revs then idles and the whole time the gas is to the floor.

    But when I gradually lay down the gas pedal, she will rev all the way smooth with no that still the secondary coil..

    thanks in advance again...
  • I had the same problem. I took my 1992 Nissan 4x4 to a company that specializes in electrical wiring and they found a short circuit in the starter circuit in the fuse box under the dash. Another service shop told me they traced the problem to between the ignition key and the starter relay. If you have this same exact problem, then you should be able to jump start your truck with a battery or another car to overload the starter circuit.

    Hope this helps!
  • anthonylanthonyl Posts: 9
    Went to local Nissan dealer. They cleaned the EGR system, which costs $371. No improvement. Engline light still comes on and it runs rough. Now they plan to take off the intake manifold and clean the inside.
  • anthonylanthonyl Posts: 9
    That's right folks. My 1997 Nissan truck now makes a loud tapping sound when under acceleration or going up hills. It never did that until serviced by Nissan. What gives?
  • I think you on the right track. Also changes the fuel filter, it is also possible that it fuel regulator.
  • I had this issue on my 97 Nissan but mine was 5spd. It was the synchronize in the second gear. It is possible that it could be solenoid or torque convertor.
  • ryanceyryancey Posts: 42
    I have a 94 nissan pickup with the 2.4L 4 cylinder. The engine knocks about half the time I drive it. What could be causing the knock. My truck uses about 1 quart of oil between oil changes. Could it be carbon build up, or something more serouse?
  • timcolltimcoll Posts: 1
    I am the proud owner of a 90 hardbody that kicks in and out of overdrive and shifts into second gear rough. It is obviously and Automatic 2wd 4cyl. Has 140k on it. Any ideas what might be wrong besides the need for a new transmission? The Truck isn't worth a new tranny. The engine is kinda noisy but burns no oil.
  • ryanceyryancey Posts: 42
    What was the problem?? Was it a cluster problem or was it the sensor that goes into the transmision? My 94 pickup speedometer doesnt work either and i dont know what part to buy to fix it.
  • i am trying to restore a 85 nissan pickup and i cant find resources or iformation on what my engine looked like new. i have vacume hoses with screws blocking them and i need to be able to find replacment parts or scematics i am desperate i want this truck to be something special but i do not know were to
  • I have a 1988 Nissan pick-up with 236,000 miles. It has developed an annoying problem. It starts right up, then dies about 30 seconds later. It will start again right away, and if you feather the gas can keep it running, but sounds like it is missing or starving for gas. I replaced plugs, wires, ditributer cap, rotor button, fuel filter, oxygen sensor. The strange thing is, is when the outside temprature reaches about 80 degrees the problem seems to minimize, but when its cold outside, the problem is so bad you cannot drive the truck. My mechanic friend put it on his scanner and only the o2 sensor showed bad.I dont know if his scanner was up to date. I have heard it could be the computer itself, the air flow sensor, the engine temp. sensor, and all kinds of things. If anyone has any ideas it would be greatly appreciated. This has been the best vehicle I ever owned and Im not ready to give up on her after 18 great years. :sick:
  • Well..

    Going to try to change the distributor cap and wires tomorrow. If I have enough funds, get new spark plugs.

    Would this be a timing issue???

  • I have a 92 nissan 4/4 pu 4 cyl that starts and dies and will not start back. It is flooding out, have changed the computer, fuel pressure relief valve, throttle position module to no avail. I can pinch the fuel line and it will start and run if I get it pinched just right. Would appreciate anyones help on mine. Yours might have the same problem.
  • Okay guys...get this.

    We have had about 1 1/2 months of straight rain. Its been sunny now for about 1 1/2 weeks now. When I started up the truck, I noticed that the RPM gauge was starting to work and the truck now works fine. I took her on the freeway and I can floor her down with no problems in all gears with no problem.

    My question is, was something wet that is now dry and making my RPM gauge work and the engine run good???

    I was thinking of covering the connectors to the coils because on my truck, its right next to the hood openings. I was just going to try and cover them up with electrical tape. Would that do, or should I check something else like a sensor or something??

    thanks guys...
  • zanegreyzanegrey Posts: 32
    u should do some preventive maintinance on your truck.

    sounds like a loose or damn aged wire..
  • zanegreyzanegrey Posts: 32
    go to autozone and have the alt checked..
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