2005 Nissan Frontier Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Nissan Frontier
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2005 Nissan Frontier ProblemsEngine Stall and/or No Start Condition
The distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.
The 2005-2010 year model with automatic transmissions may develop an issue which is commonly known as the "strawberry milkshake".
The name is based on the color and consistency of the fluid found in the coolant reservoir, transmission, and radiator.
The radiator on these models has an isolated portion for cooling automatic transmission fluid(ATF) that is pumped in and out by the transmission. This area of the radiator is known to rupture internally, and the following occurs:
- Transmission overheating warning light
- Transmission slipping (engine revs high and vehicle moves slowly)
- Jerking when accelerating
- Engine overheating
- ATF and engine coolant mix in the radiator, engine, and transmission
Engine coolant in the transmission can cause severe damage, and if not caught immediately may require replacement or rebuild of the automatic transmission.
To correct the situation, the radiator must be replaced, and the engine cooling system must be flushed thoroughly. Also, the transmission will need to be professionally flushed, inspected, and possibly repaired or replaced.
To prevent this from occurring, proactive replacement of the radiator is necessary and recommended.
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»
2005 Nissan Frontier QuestionsEngine makes noise when trying to startup (1 answer)
My frontier has been giving me problems for a while and around me someone suggested that I should replace the engine with a 3.5L V6 infinity 2002 engine that, it will perform well and everything will be fine. I need your advise on what to do as I love this truck.
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2005 Nissan Frontier RecallsEngine Stalls Without Warning
A relay in the engine control power distribution module may arc and cause a failure which can result in engine stalling. Dealers will replace the relay inside the module free of charge to resolve the problem.
Nissan is recalling certain 2004 - 2010 Titan, Armada, & QX56 vehicles. Also included are 2005 - 2010 Frontier, Xterra, and Pathfinder vehicles for faulty front and/or rear suspension lower control arms. The problem is the control arm's attaching point to the vehicle's chassis. During the manufacturing process, some control arms may contain welds that do not meet Nissan's strength specs, and if they break, it may result in loss of vehicle control, and a possible crash.
The air bag crash sensors located in the front zone may have corrosion buildup due to a high level of road salt exposure. If this happens, the sensor may become inoperative, and the air bag light will come on. If this happens, the air bags will not deploy in a collision. This recall began on January 26, 2009.