2003 Nissan Xterra Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Nissan Xterra
- Will start when cool, but once warm the starter seems not to engage.
- Chances of radiator crack just after H2O pump, thermostat & rad. hoses replaced?
- my check engine light came on and i had it diagnosed and it shows emission sys
- not getting fire, change distriber cap and rotor, crankshaft sensor, fuses ok
- Why doesn't the AC get cool until I reach a speed of 45 mph?
2003 Nissan Xterra Problems
The distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.
The coolant outlet on the front of the lower intake manifold may develop a coolant leak.
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.
2003 Nissan Xterra Questions
My xterra has started being very particular about when it will start. It starts fine when it is cold, but once the engine is warm, if I turn it off, it will not start again until it cools down. At first, I thought it was a battery issue. There was that dying battery sound before the starter engag...
After an instant overheat & engine shut down my 2003 Nissan Xterra (137K miles) was diagnosed as having blown H2O pump & thermostat that were replaced along with tensioner, belts, radiator hoses & fluids. 4 days later it overheated again on highway (smoking this time) & same servi...
what should i check next, fuel relay?
2003 Nissan Xterra Recalls
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.
2003 Nissan Xterra Reviews
Exhaust & Emissions* I need to see how i get to the knock senser and change it.