2002 Nissan Xterra Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Nissan Xterra
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2002 Nissan Xterra ProblemsFuel Injectors May Fail and Cause Drivability Concerns
The fuel injectors can fail and cause drivability problems. Often there is no Check Engine light and the failures can be caused by corrosion of the connector, clogging beyond the point of cleaning, and/or internal failures.
The coolant outlet on the front of the lower intake manifold may develop a coolant leak.
Valve clearances for this engine are shim adjusted and should be checked periodically to help maximize engine life. Another good time to check the valve clearances is when the valve cover gasket is being replaced.
2002 Nissan Xterra Questionsidoling too high after over heating (1 answer)
Hose blew didnt drive stopped walked to parts store got hose replaced it cranked runns good but think some kind of sencere maybe out it start spracticly idoling high then low now idoling high getting worse is there a sensor that may be bad
When trying to put the car in drive it stutters then stalls out
engine noise, low compression
2002 Nissan Xterra RecallsNissan Recalls 2002–2004 Vehicles Due to Corrosion in Lower Steeing Column Joint
Nissan is recalling 2002–2004 Frontier and Exterra models due to corrosion in the lower steering column joint that can limit movement of the joint, resulting in excessive load. This can lead to cracking of the shaft, which may result in loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash. Nissan will replace the steering column shaft and joint with a different design, free of charge.