1998 Nissan Frontier Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Nissan Frontier

1998 Nissan Frontier Problems

The EGR valve can become clogged with carbon, which causes the Check Engine Light to illuminate. This can result in moderate to severe misfires on acceleration and the EGR valve and passages will need to be cleaned.

The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a defective charcoal canister vent control valve. The charcoal canister is a component in the Evaporative emissions (EVAP) system.  Our technicians tell us a failed vent valve will require replacement.

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1998 Nissan Frontier Questions

I disconnected battery, but then drove approx. 150 miles in city and highway traffic. Car won't pass readiness inspection for CA smog test. Fuel is at 1/2 tank. How do I get the car to display the ODBC codes? Thanks.

starts and idles fine.it started doing it 8 miles after filling up with gas.i added a bottle of heat to the tank and replaced the dist cap and rotor button.it did not help the problem.

My buddy drove my truck. He parked it, got a hair cut, came out, and it was dead. A jump didn't work, and it had to be towed home. It has gas. I've replaced the battery, cable terminals, distributor cap and rotor over the last 24 hours. The dome light turns on, the dash lights all li...

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1998 Nissan Frontier Recalls

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PASSENGER TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. A SECURING PIN INSIDE THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION CONTROL DEVICE ASSEMBLY CAN COME LOOSE ALLOWING THE SHIFT LEVER TO BE INADVERTENTLY MOVED OUT OF THE PARK POSITION WITH THE KEY IN THE IGNITION.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PASSENGER TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH BUCKET SEATS. IN CERTAIN FRONTAL CRASHES, THE FRONT SEAT BELT CAN SLIP BETWEEN THE SEAT BOTTOM FINISHER AND THE SEAT BACK PLASTIC RECLINER HANDLE WHERE IT CAN BE CUT BY THE SHARP EDGE OF THE METAL PORTION OF THE RECLINER LEVER.

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