1997 Nissan Pickup (D21) Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Nissan Pickup (D21)

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1997 Nissan Pickup (D21) Problems

Hardbody dash cluster problems

I purchased my 1992 Nissan D21 truck in 1999 at 32,000 miles from the original owner. At that time the gas gauge was wandering. Also the anti-lock brake light was on. A few months later the gas gauge stopped working, but the low gas warning light still worked when gas got low in the tank. Then the temperature gauge stopped working. I took this car to several Nissan dealerships and they all said to replace the gas tank sending unit, which I tho...

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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1997 Nissan Pickup (D21) Questions

When I turn the ignition truck will not turn over? (1 answer)

Good starter good battery good alternater

Do you know where can I buy online the: EVAP control system pressure sensor? (1 answer)

I can't find a place to buy the EVAP control system pressure sensor for my '97 pickup/hardbody truck.
In addition, is it common to have this sensor go bad? Or, is it more common to have the other components that you mentioned go bad--like the canister for example. By the way, The fumes o...

ABS & brake light stay on, truck spudders, dome light burns out, (1 answer)

ABS light and brake light stay on all the time. My dome light burns out after just a few uses of the new bulb every time. When I hit right around 68 mph my truck spudders until about 69-70 mph. Also my temp Guage doesn't work anymore. I'm so busy working almost 80 hours a week so I haven&...

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1997 Nissan Pickup (D21) Reviews

I bought my pickup used 11 years ago, with 32,000 miles on it. It ws my work truck for 10 of those years and now has 301,000 miles. Only major repair was replacing the distributer about 3 years ago. Oh, and one alternator. Great truck, no plans to sell it. It's retired from work and is now my personal vehicle.
Awesome truck. I paid $9999 + tax (after rebates) for it brand new in April of 97. We bought 2 (my Dad and I). He had a lot of time gear issues and was in the shop 6 times before 22,000 miles. Mine has never been in and only had two issues and it now has 274,000 miles. The alternator went out right after warranty. I took it to a local alternator shop (there were no replacements in town) a...
my mother god rest her soul left me this truck it has 160,000 miles on it clutch just went out but its my fault i towed a 7 thousand pound car 400 miles strong and sturdy truck common failing is the guides for timeing chain other than that its gold i would give up a nut before i give up my truck good luck with yours but i dont think u will need it

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