1999 Nissan Frontier Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Nissan Frontier
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1999 Nissan Frontier ProblemsMisfire and check engine light due to clogged EGR valve
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 distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.
A whining or buzzing type noise may develop from the timing chain area caused by excess slack in the secondary timing chains. Nissan has issued a service bulletin (NTB09-128) regarding this issue. Replacement of both secondary timing chains and their tensioner shoes will be necessary to repair this concern. As part of this repair, the engine oil and filter should also be replaced.
1999 Nissan Frontier QuestionsHow to reach crank position sensor for replacement? Located on top of bellhousin (1 answer)
Located on top of bellhousing, cannot see it from the bottom of vehicle, and catalytic converter is in the way of my hands to feel around. Can see it through the wheel well, i think. But dont have a long enough ratchet to reach it.
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