1990 Nissan Pickup (D21) Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Nissan Pickup (D21)

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1990 Nissan Pickup (D21) Problems

Ticking Noise When Cold Due to Broken Exhaust Manifold Studs

The exhaust manifold on the 3.0 liter engine often warps and cracks, breaking off the studs between the cylinder head and the exhaust manifold.   The noise may be most noticeable when the engine is cold.

Perform regular maintenance/oil changes to prevent timing chain failure


Regular maintenance is recommended to avoid timing chain failure. Rattles may develop in higher mileage vehicles. Regular oil changes will help reduce the incidence of this problem.

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1990 Nissan Pickup (D21) Questions

will my vacuum line that runs to modulator valve work ifsplicedwith arubber hose (1 answer)

I bought this truck it ran good for a minute then started to die on me.I looked over the vehicle and seen the modulator valve busted up. The line was spliced with a rubber hose. The hose was clogged up. Could this be my only problem or what other problems could this cause

Why does the engine jerk at 2750 rpm all the time? (1 answer)

Replaced rotor, cap, wires, plugs, fuel filter on fender and MAF sensor.
Removed muffler and catalytic converter.
Also replaced the blown head gasket.
Any time the engine revs to 2750 rpm (moving or sitting still) it jerks yet up to that rpm it runs fine.

I own a 1987 nissan d21 truck, base, manual. It will not start. Has new battery. (2 answers)

I replaced the ignition switch and the starter relay. I try to turn it over and it just clicks once from the ignition area in the cab. I also checked the clutch safety switch and it's good. I took the starter/selinoid off and had it tested, it's good. I can start the vehicle if I touch a ...

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1990 Nissan Pickup (D21) Recalls

Recall 90V072000
INCORRECT TIRE INFLATION PRESSURES WERE PRINTED ON CERTIFICATION LABELS.

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1990 Nissan Pickup (D21) Reviews

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my late husband and I bought our Nissan Pickup brand new, and we bought it because the wind-up size car was the fad in 1990 and the Nissan pickup was the only vehicle available to fit my husband's 6'4" frame. it turned out to be the best purchase we ever made. he died unexpectedly the next year in a motorcycle accident, and a man destroyed our lease by dumping my husband's mangled motorbike in ...
that is a nice truck you my freind.
I bought a 1990 nissan d21 and i just put a wooding bed on it. The fram is great. Everything on the truck is in great shap just the bed was ruted out but that it. It has 135.xxx miles and it starts every time with no problems. The best truck i ever had. Just the steering gear box licking next to the steering sheft. Looking for a cheap steering gear box or find the new seal for it and put them i...

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