1993 Nissan Pickup (D21) Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1993 Nissan Pickup (D21)

1993 Nissan Pickup (D21) Problems

Exhaust Manifold Can Warp and Cause the Studs to Break Off

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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1993 Nissan Pickup (D21) Questions

My dash lights and park lights are not working. What causes them not to work? (1 answer)

What would cause loss of power, backfiring and stalling when the truck warms up? (1 answer)

When I leave the house it runs fine, when it gets up to temp it starts in 5th with the stalling and popping, eventually doesn't even want to take off unless held to the floor till the rpms get up then it cleans out, but still won't stay running in 5 th

my manual 4wheel dr will not stay in 4high. loud tapping noise (1 answer)

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1993 Nissan Pickup (D21) Reviews

My 1993 D21 just turned over 244000 miles & still runs strong. Only repairs done (other than regular upkeep)replace the idler arm @ 243000 & a rusted out fuel tank. (very hard to find a "good" used tank.) The oil has been changed every 2000-3000 miles & a clutch last year. Takes a lickin' & Keeps on tickin'!
i have a 93 hardbody and everything on it is still stock and it has 245,498 miles on it and it still runs great
This truck took an amazing amount of punishment from me. I did have issues with the peeling clear coat. The manual transmission crunched in 2nd gear, and there would be a false check engine light that would come on periodically for no real reason. Other than that I was impressed with the amount of abuse the truck took and kept on going.

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