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Works ok when outside temp is above 30, no steady heat below that. Not affected by anything, coolant level per specs, 96K miles, no leaks.

What would cause loud metal clunk/grind in front driver side wheel area when punching accelerator at 40 mph. Mechanic said change spark plugs.

had to replace it 2 times in last 4 months.went dead on me again last night at store. had to have it towed

The SLIP light comes on and vehicle slows down. Horrible experience ! Once I put the VDC off on my 4X4 the vehicle runs normally. Am I exposing myself to any dangers running the truck with the VDC off?


I have a 2003 Xterra with a manual transmission, and recently I started hearing a loud clicking noise from the rear and I can feel it in the shifter knob. It's at ransom times and only does it when it is in motion. When I accelerate it becomes more frequent. I've been told it's the rear differential, but I'm not a 100% sure on what it is. I don't want to dump a lot of money into this rear end on new parts if its a cheap simple fix.

We have put in a new timing belt, water pump and gaskets, we have changed all the belts, and we have replaced the knock sensor because it came up with a code that the sensor was bad. It runs good but will not start all the time it will go for about 2 to 3 weeks and then won't start. We have has the starter checked, the alternator, the battery and all are good. When I push the brake and the gas pedal at the same and time and then turn the key it will start, but some times I have to do it several times for it to connect. Please anyone with ideas please help me. you can email me at
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The noise comes from under the dash on the passenger side and quits after after approx. 3 seconds or more. It happens every time the system is turned on.
I've removed the cabin filters and looked for a door (as one repair pal recommended) but could not find it inside th filter compartment

my child has a 2003 Nissan xterra, we keep getting a front end alignment but it only last for a few miles resulting in a lot of damaged tires. Why won't the alignment hold and what should I ask the mechanic to check? It's not from potholes or curbs,

When I attempted to pull off from a stop it was very difficult to go. Once it pulls off, it drives fine. No previous problems at all. Any suggestions?

My Xterra, is going crazy, it turns over sometimes and then others it won't turn over. I had the timing belt replaced, along with the water pump and gaskets, thought that was the problem, it worked for about a month. Now, it is doing the same thing again, someone said the knock sensor, but then this friend tells me to push the brake and the gas at the same time and turn the key, it started right up! Anyone out there have a clue to what is going on. We have check the battery, alternator, and the started all good. We have also replaced all the belts, so we are stumped! So, I am left wondering what is wrong? Anyone!

Have replaced starter 4 times in past year. Mechanic says rear main seal is leaking oil onto starter. Will washing starter in car wash help it last longer? Could there be another reason for starter to fail so often? Radio, lights, power windows all work, not even a click when key is turned.

I have a 2000 Nissan Xterra. I was changing out the distributor cap and forgot to match up the wires on the cap. The wires aren't numbered. I have no idea how to match them up to the proper cylinder. Any help?

the latch is holding not realesing you can see outside

water comes in drivers floor even when its sitting only when it rains

A few days ago my I was driving down the street & my Xterra began to stall in speed. I could press the accelerator to the floor almost & wouldn't go past 20mph.Pulled over & it wouldn't reverse or go str8. Had it towed & it drove just fine on to the flatbed. Took it to mechanic next day & had a transmission flush done. It looked & smelled like burnt oil. Chocolate milky like. It ran fine during first test drive then took another drive & the stall was still there. Now I'm told it is the transmission pulley??? Is this the best way to go or just simply replacing the transmission. I just DON'T want to be taken advantage of. I am a single, hard working Young female who tends to find men on these lots & shops who have told me anything to benefit them & just need truth & unattached "looks" advise. They always trying to talk to me on a more personal level until I show NO interest in them but business & then, I seem to get done over with NOT worth advise & purchases. Just bought the truck end of Nov. Only has 123K miles but I travel ALOT with work in this vehicle so they are really ALL Hwy miles. I want to do whats SMART!!! Please help!!!

The the guage shows almost full and the check engine light will go on.

Why does water pour down in passenger,front floor everytime I use my ac? How can I fix problem?

My Xterra has 177,000 miles on it and the seals in the rear axle are leaking. The dealership said the whole axle has to be replaced for around $2500. In addition it didn't pass inspection due to emissions, possibly a bad catalytic converter. I just replaced both rear leaf springs with OME Dakar springs since the drivers side leaf spring snapped, this was the third time a leaf spring broke on my Xterra. I don't even go off-roading or tow a trailer or carry heavy loads. At least the new springs won't break again. Is it worth getting the needed repairs done or is am I just throwing money out the window?

2013.Made payment's for over 3 year's on time and never a missed payment.I have about a year left and the transmission stopped working due to cross-contamination.I googled this and found that this was a known problem with the 2008 Xterra and that there is a class action law suit because of it.The finance company is still owed over $6000,by me,and it will cost me $4,200 to repair the Xterra.I don't have that kind of money and i am on a fixed income.They will repo and my credit will be no good.Is there any thing i can do to get my Xterra fixed that i can pay over time?I tried a personal loan but i have too big of a debt load.Now i have another car and it is going out on me.What in the world can i do?