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Nissan Pickup (D21) Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Nissan Pickup (D21) Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., June 25, 1990

Summary: INCORRECT TIRE INFLATION PRESSURES WERE PRINTED ON CERTIFICATION LABELS.

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Body, Interior & Misc., January 20, 1995

Summary: TRUCKS WERE ASSEMBLED WITHOUT A DOOR LOCK PLATE IN THE RIGHT SIDE DOOR.

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Body, Interior & Misc., November 25, 1996

Summary: THE LATCH PLATE USED IN THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE WAS NOT MANUFACTURED ACCORDING TO DESIGN DIMENSIONS. IF THE SEAT BELT TONGUE IS INSERTED SLOWLY AT AN ANGLE INTO THE BUCKLE, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF PARTIAL ENGAGEMENT.

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Body, Interior & Misc., December 16, 2002

Summary: ON CERTAIN LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS, THE LATCH PLATE USED IN THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE WAS NOT MANUFACTURED ACCORDING TO DESIGN DIMENSIONS. IF THE SEAT BELT TONGUE IS INSERTED SLOWLY AT AN ANGLE INTO THE BUCKLE, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF PARTIAL ENGAGEMENT.

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Brakes, February 2, 1995

Summary: THE RIGHT FRONT BRAKE CALIPER PISTON SEAL GROOVE WAS IMPROPERLY MACHINED CAUSING A BRAKE FLUID LEAK WHEN THE BRAKES ARE APPLIED.

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Nissan Pickup (D21) Questions and Answers

CharlesB, 1990 Nissan Pickup (D21), 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Columbia, SC

Water is mixed in the engine oil, what do I do and estimate? It is a 1984 Nissan pickup.

alunsford07, 1990 Nissan Pickup (D21), 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Stockbridge, GA

Whenever I barely push the gas and push it to the floor, the truck runs fine. Anywhere between those spots the truck spits and sputters alot. I changed the oil, air filter, new spark plug wires, an...

Austin Fry, 1990 Nissan Pickup (D21), 3.0L V6, Garden City, ID

sometimes when im driving it kinda feels like the truck pulls backwards or rocks back... also it rattle sometimes with the rpms are coming down or in idle.. it was idling at 1700 rpms but normally ...

mattlyon, 1990 Nissan Pickup (D21), Moorefield, WV

I have a 1987 Nissan D21 with a z24 engine that will not start. I have no fire at the plugs. Have battery voltage at coils. I have one wire one the distributor. There is no power to this wire with ...

skim711, 1990 Nissan Pickup (D21), 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Middletown, PA

I have a 1990 nissan hardbody pickup (D21) that the parking brake cable? has either broken or disengaged from the parking brake handle. Is this an easy fix?

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Nissan Pickup (D21) Reviews

95 Nissan pickup-best small pickup ever. Bought it in 2003 w/ 80K miles now has 192k on it. Runs great. No complaints. Paint is fading but my daughter's BF is a body man so I'm going to have him paint it for me. No plans to get rid of it for a long while.

I bought my girl in 1991 with minimal repairs since. 250k and going strong. Brakes, tires, shocks and such but what a good truck. oil every 3k since I bought it. Lasted longer than my marriage.

My 1993 D21 just turned over 244000 miles & still runs strong.
Only repairs done (other than regular upkeep)replace the idler arm @ 243000 & a rusted out fuel tank. (very hard to find a "good" used tank.)

The oil has been changed every 2000-3000 miles & a clutch last year.
Takes a lickin' & Keeps on tickin'!

Great runner, easy maintenance, just clicked 450,000 kms 3rd owner. Now in the process of customizing

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 ITWAS SOMETHING MAJOR

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