The distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.
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1999 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 coolant outlet on the front of the lower intake manifold may develop a coolant leak.
Valve clearances for this engine are shim adjusted and should be checked periodically to help maximize engine life. Another good time to check the valve clearances is when the valve cover gasket is being replaced.
1999 Nissan Frontier Recalls (Recent)
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINIVANS AND LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS. THE TAIL LIGHT SOCKET MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY MOLDED, RESULTING IN THE LOCKING TAB HAVING INSUFFICIENT FORCE TO RETAIN THE BULB.Learn more »
Summary: ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH SIX CYLINDER ENGINES AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FOUR OR SIX CYLINDER ENGINES, THE FUEL PUMP TERMINAL ON THE FUEL-SENDING UNIT CAN DEVELOP A CRACK IN THE PLASTIC MOLDING. THIS CAN CAUSE THE TERMINAL STRIP TO CORRODE UNDER SOME ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS.Learn more »
1999 Nissan Frontier Questions and Answers
going down the road and truck will start to buck hard like you turn key off and back on . have replaced dist and crank sensor. no codes. ready to pull my hair out. help
do they slide out of the control arms?
Check engine light P0443 EVAP canister purge control valve circuit fault came on. I replaced fuel cap light went off then came back on. How do you check sensor and valve?
I have been told both of these need repaired. The near mainseal estimate is $992 and the carrier bearing repair estimate is $452. I can't find either of these listed on the which service do ...
Are these related issues? What could be the issues? Possibly the instrument panel cluster needs to be replaced? Also, is it an easy fix that and the avg mechanically inclined person can correct?
1999 Nissan Frontier Reviews
I just tried this on my 2000 Frontier with airbad light flashing and it worked:
Get in the car, close the doors, put the key in the ignition and turn it to the on position (do not turn it completely on) then open the door and reach down to press the dome light button 7 times. Shut the door and start the car. That will reset the airbag light.
Had to disconnect the air bag to clean out the header cage, now after reconnecting the air bag dash light is flashing. How do I stop this ? URGENT
My truck has 218,000 miles. I haven't had any major problems with it. Driving in the mountains of Western North Carolina it slows down a bit, but it will still accelerate on a 2-3% grade in fifth gear, but I will down shift to reduce strain on engine. Excellent truck, I am the second or third owner.