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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2001 Nissan Frontier
2001 Nissan Frontier Problems
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.
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.
The fuel injectors can fail and cause drivability problems. Often there is no Check Engine light and the failures can be caused by corrosion of the connector, clogging beyond the point of cleaning, and/or internal failures.
2001 Nissan Frontier Recalls (Recent)
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 »
Summary: ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE FUEL TANK INLET SHUTTER VALVE DOES NOT MEET THE SEALING PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION.Learn more »
2001 Nissan Frontier Questions and Answers
Average cost to adjust valve clearances & replace valve cover gasket?
vehicle jerks when accelerating after a stop
replaced alternator new&rebuilt keeps burning out . lat time killed the battery . can you help
i would like to know if there is a drain/fill plug so i can check and/or change the supercharger oil
2001 Nissan Frontier Reviews
bought used at a dealer with 52000 on the clock had for like 6 yrs now has 129000 on it brakes oil changes transmission fluid changes and just did timing belt hoses water pump plugs distributor rotor great truck love it trans acting a little weird lately gonna have the sensors checked and throw on a scannner
I have owned this vehicle for about 9 years. XE Crew cab and have had a great experience with it. The past 6 years it was tires and brakes along with regular oil changes and it rolled like thunder. I have 130k on it an hell broke loose. I have replaced a few seal and sensors but the killer was the gas tank. I had a leak in my tank that produced a small gas leak when the tank was filled, good thing I gave up smoking...I have replaced the stero thru Cruthchfeild and pleased with there results. I got the leak at the power steering and checked the web and found that the hose could be a prolbem. I still checking on that and keeping it under observations. I love my truck and hope to make it to 250k... It has been a great highway truck and with the help of peerless tire I never get stuck in the midwest winter. I like my trucks appearance and personality I can say that I hate the Nissan dealerships and on that note I wouldnt by a new nissan..No personality in the new body styles they all look like slick boxes. I think my next car will be a Yugo...
I have over 150,000 miles on my truck. Overall there been very few problems other than routine things. With the higher milege I am starting to see some problems with the suspension, but other than that a great car.