Nissan Xterra Repair and Maintenance
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Nissan Xterra ProblemsCoolant Outlet on Lower Intake Maniflod May Leak
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.
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.
Nissan Xterra QuestionsWhat should be an average cost to have the fuel sending unit replaced? (1 answer)
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The starter and battery have been replaced. We thought it was a bad key but still have problems with another key.It makes a click but nothing happens. The positive terminal will get very hot. A few minutes later when tried it will start right up.
Last week my car would not start. I jiggled battery cables and got it to start. Went to an auto parts store and they installed a battery and tightened everything. Today it happened again. No lights, no electrical, nothing. I raised the hood and found the battery clamp down loose and checked the b...
Nissan Xterra RecallsFront Wheel Bearing Hub Assembly May Crack
Certain vehicles may have been equipped with front wheel hubs that may not meet the design hardness specifications. A wheel hub that was manufactured below hardness specification may wear prematurely and eventually crack. If the vehicle is driven in this condition, the wheel hub may break, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash. Dealers will replace the left and right side front wheel hub assemblies to correct this concern.
Some of the bolts that attach the engine oil cooler and filter to the engine may have been manufactured below specification strength. As a result, the bolt may break at the oil filter attachment point, which can cause an engine oil leak. Loss of too much engine oil can result in loss of oil pressure and the engine could seize, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the connector bolts to correct this concern.
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.