2004 Nissan Frontier Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Nissan Frontier
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2004 Nissan Frontier ProblemsErratic Fuel Gauge and/or Check Engine Light
The fuel level sensor can fail causing erratic or inaccurate fuel gauge readings. The Check Engine Light may also illuminate. Nissan has recalled 2006 - 2008 vehicles only for this fuel gauge issue. For more information on the recall, please click here»
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.
The distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.
2004 Nissan Frontier QuestionsIs the 3.3L Engine a non interference engine? (1 answer)
I broke the timing belt and need to know if I need a valve job. If it is a non interference engine, then I don't need it.
Runs after replacing dist.
Then will not start again. No fire at plugs. Check all connections grounds nothing lose.
Replaced two times in two weeks. Cleared codes ran fine started this morning the shut down again with no fire at plugs
3.3 supercharged vgee
2004 Nissan Frontier RecallsNissan Recalls 2002–2004 Vehicles Due to Corrosion in Lower Steeing Column Joint
Nissan is recalling 2002–2004 Frontier and Exterra models due to corrosion in the lower steering column joint that can limit movement of the joint, resulting in excessive load. This can lead to cracking of the shaft, which may result in loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash. Nissan will replace the steering column shaft and joint with a different design, free of charge.