2004 Nissan Xterra Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Nissan Xterra

2004 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.

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2004 Nissan Xterra Questions

changed the timing belt as well as the other belts, crankshaft pulley, water pump and clutch fan. timing is correct, checked by mechanic. rough idle when stopped. fuel filter also changed. now im getting codes po 328 and po 300. what do they mean

slow or fast running it feel like my rear going the other way when making a turn,especially on the freeway wide turn. more worse if the road is wet & windy ,to slippery to drive it like my tires are glidding not gripping the road.also lm losing power ,acceleration after making a turn and up...

There are no dash lights at all. Only sound is door dinging when key is in ignition.
Is this a factory security system reset problem? Any ideas?

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2004 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.

On 131 vehicles, the accessory tow hitch may not have been tightened to specification. If the tow hitch loosens and separates from the vehicle, a crash could occur without warning. Dealers will tighten the tow hitch. The recall began January 3, 2005. The Nissan recall number is PB124.

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2004 Nissan Xterra Reviews

So I purchased my xterra about 2 mnths ago and I had no problems with except my steering wheel was alittle hard to turn but that wasn't really a big deal and my breaks were a little squeaky. all of a sudden my truck wouldn't start, my battery didn't die because all of the electrical stuff still turned on and when I turned my key the truck didn't make any ticking sounds or anything it just made ...

I bought my 2004 Nissan Xterra 4x4 SE about two and a half years ago with about 69,000 miles on it, it now has 92,580 miles. It has been an overall good car just certain things that you would think wouldn't be an issue are when your a full time student already struggling to make ends meet. Although not the cars fault right after purchasing it I found out the dealership from which it was purchas...

For some reason my XTerra is going through brake calipers at a rate of once a year. In July 2011 I was told it was because I need to change them at the same time so I forked out the money and changed both. Now it is January 2013 and my right caliber is sticking and the vehicle is not driveable. I guess I will be shelling out another 500+ bucks. I will never own another Nissan.

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