1995 Nissan Pickup (D21) Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1995 Nissan Pickup (D21)

1995 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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1995 Nissan Pickup (D21) Questions

what would be recommended when timing belt busted while driving.to repair properly.just replace belt? (1 answer)

runs good first start then when i turn it off an re start it hesatates an back f (1 answer)

Need help determing why my freshly rebuilt truck won't start? (1 answer)

I recently warped my head on my truck had it put in the shop and put my motor back together It will crank and turn over really well but it will not start I tried to use a little starter fluid And it tries to start but will not everyone tries to tell me its the timing I know for sure and triple ch...

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1995 Nissan Pickup (D21) Recalls

Recall 98V234000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS. A REAR LAMP WILL NOT ILLUMINATE BECAUSE THE METAL BARREL IN THE LIGHT BULB SOCKET MOVES OR SEPARATES FROM THE PLASTIC SOCKET HOUSING DUE TO INADEQUATE HEAT RESISTANCE OF THE PLASTIC AT THE LAMP OPERATING TEMPERATURE.
Recall 94V251000
THE RIGHT FRONT BRAKE CALIPER PISTON SEAL GROOVE WAS IMPROPERLY MACHINED CAUSING A BRAKE FLUID LEAK WHEN THE BRAKES ARE APPLIED.
Recall 94V243000
TRUCKS WERE ASSEMBLED WITHOUT A DOOR LOCK PLATE IN THE RIGHT SIDE DOOR.

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1995 Nissan Pickup (D21) Reviews

Best truck I have ever owned
Until 3 weeks ago, my '95 Nissan Pickup XE has been the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. It started every time I turned the ignition. The only problem areas I have experienced were with the alternator, starter, and passenger side turn signal. The alternator has been replaced 3 times. I am not sure why alternators go out in this model. The starter was replaced due to wear & tear. The ...
i bought my nissan truck right off show room floor,its been a great little truck,that said,about 6 months ago ,i thought i had a alternater problem,replaced 3,lol,then i took it too a mechanic,he said its not the alternater,FOR YOUR MODEL NISSAN,1995 NISSAN D-21 SHORT BED,U CANT BUY YOUR BELTS FROM ANY AUTO STORE,THEY HAVE TO BE NISSAN BELTS,AND HE WAS RIGHT,STARTS LIKE A TOP,HMM,I THOUGHT ITWA...

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