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Forum: Engine and Drivetrain Yesterday, 02:36 PM
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Posted By Cusser
I've got 5 manual transmission vehicles, and all...

I've got 5 manual transmission vehicles, and all have a different "feel". 1998 2WD Frontier, 4-cylinder, 5-speed, white regular cab, purchased in 2004 with 100K on it for the kids to drive, now...
Forum: Early Frontier Forum (D22) 09-28-2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,391
Posted By Cusser
267219 miles, AC still working great. ...

267219 miles, AC still working great.


Monday afternoon, made a right turn from a stop sign maybe 200 yards before a traffic light that was red, and a butt head thought I didn't give him...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 09-28-2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 85
Posted By Cusser
I don't know about a 1994, or RHD. But many...

I don't know about a 1994, or RHD. But many steering gear boxes have a worm adjustment which can tighten up the free play - has this been looked at?
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 09-26-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 320
Posted By Cusser
I didn't want to get a large air compressor as it...

I didn't want to get a large air compressor as it would take up too much space; so I bought a 3-gallon unit for about $100, and I find I use it all the time (tire pressures, air gun, pneumatic...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 09-16-2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 109
Posted By Cusser
1. I'd first check for air in the cooling system,...

1. I'd first check for air in the cooling system, must bleed out ALL the air.


2. Change thermostat?


3. Has the temperature sender ever been replaced? I would suspect sender over gauge...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 210
Posted By Cusser
I have 1998 and 2004 Frontiers, both 4-cylinder,...

I have 1998 and 2004 Frontiers, both 4-cylinder, 5-speeds, XE designation. The 1998 has no tach, the 2004 has a tach.


By the way, I did install an inexpensive tachometer into my 4-cylinder...
Forum: Wiring and Electrical 09-11-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 66
Posted By Cusser
Not really what you asked, but: Nissan...

Not really what you asked, but:


Nissan instrument cluster repair

http://www.nissanforums.com/frontier/172671-98-frontier.html
http://www.mrwhizard.com/1 888 803 8523 Mr. Whizard and...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 09-10-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 211
Posted By Cusser
If you have about 50/50 in the cooling system,...

If you have about 50/50 in the cooling system, you may not be ready for a coolant change.


Anyway, when it's time for a coolant change, just use any that state "safe for all makes and models" -...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 09-09-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 680
Posted By Cusser
I have left-hand drill bits myself, and would try...

I have left-hand drill bits myself, and would try those first if this was my truck.


Also, before you go heli-coil or similar, I would try 7.0mm x 1.0mm bolts which may go in without any tapping;...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 09-03-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 139
Posted By Cusser
Looks like you need a full-thread metric bolt,...

Looks like you need a full-thread metric bolt, likely 8mm x 1.25mm thread. Personally, I'd try Ace, True Value before I went online. Or get a correct length bolt and just cut additional threads on...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 09-02-2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 206
Posted By Cusser
This should be straightforward to pull off the...

This should be straightforward to pull off the valve cover.


Going to 1/4" thread size is an option, as is using 7mm x 1.0mm bolts like from Ace Hardware if the broken parts can be removed. I...
Forum: Introductions 08-30-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 119
Posted By Cusser
1998 4-cylinder has timing chain. My 1998 has...

1998 4-cylinder has timing chain. My 1998 has almost 270K on it.
Forum: Introductions 08-27-2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 311
Posted By Cusser
I added aftermarket cruise control to both my...

I added aftermarket cruise control to both my 1998 and 2004 4-cylinder Frontiers. I have the Rostra universal kit (for vehicles that have accelerator cables) and a control module, works very well.
...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 08-13-2022, 01:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 680
Posted By Cusser
The valve cover bolts only get torqued to 5 to 8...

The valve cover bolts only get torqued to 5 to 8 ft lbs, quite small. I typically do by hand and have never broken any, but now do have a 1/4" drive torque wrench from Harbor Freight.

If the...
Forum: Early Frontier Forum (D22) 08-09-2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,391
Posted By Cusser
Finished up this AC repair yesterday; was still...

Finished up this AC repair yesterday; was still enough refrigerant in the system to engage the compressor low pressure line from evaporator wasn't even cold. Rather than spend time in 120F garage...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 08-07-2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 572
Posted By Cusser
I would also do such job myself if one of my...

I would also do such job myself if one of my trucks (all 4-cylinder engines) needed it, and your recommendations are good.

Remember: most shops charge between $100-$150 per hour these days,...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 08-05-2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 572
Posted By Cusser
From your photo, it looks like once that that...

From your photo, it looks like once that that bracket is removed from the truck frame, that it can be spread apart to release from the rubber insulator from the tubes.
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 08-04-2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 240
Posted By Cusser
Check voltage across battery terminals with...

Check voltage across battery terminals with engine running about 2000 rpm to check charging system; should read about 13.5 to 14.5 volts.


DO NOT DISCONNECT EITHER OF THE TRUCK'S BATTERY CABLES...
Forum: Early Frontier Forum (D22) 07-26-2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,391
Posted By Cusser
Yeah, Arizona heat is very tough on fan clutches...

Yeah, Arizona heat is very tough on fan clutches - and other parts !!!


Good thing is that my 1998 and 2004 Frontiers both use the very same fan clutch - so with lifetime warranty I've bought...
Forum: Early Frontier Forum (D22) 07-26-2022, 04:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,193
Posted By Cusser
This week, I made a 100 mile trip in the...

This week, I made a 100 mile trip in the Frontier; a few miles from my destination, I noticed a slight grumbling noise from the engine, especially over 2000 rpm. After the engine cooled, I took a...
Forum: Early Frontier Forum (D22) 07-26-2022, 04:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,391
Posted By Cusser
Two weeks ago today, I last traveled down to...

Two weeks ago today, I last traveled down to Phoenix, was 115F that day. I drove my 1998 Frontier to Walgreens to pick up Mrs. Cusser's Rx and noticed noise (while waiting for pick up) under the ...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 07-21-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By Cusser
Definitely check that an old oil filter gasket...

Definitely check that an old oil filter gasket didn't stick on, and that now there is an extra gasket there, leaking.


Is this on a 1993 2.4 liter ????
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 07-18-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By Cusser
I have 4-cylinder, 5-speed 1998 and 2004 small...

I have 4-cylinder, 5-speed 1998 and 2004 small Frontiers. The 1998 is regular cab with 270K and 2004 is King Cab with 110K. Both get 25-26 mpg in combined city/highway driving, AC on mostly...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 07-10-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,141
Posted By Cusser
Wait for your friend, what he says is on the...

Wait for your friend, what he says is on the right track.


When I removed the drive shaft from my 1998, it went right back in, same seal though. I did replace the transmission output seal on my...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 07-09-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By Cusser
Can you try jumping the small terminal at the...

Can you try jumping the small terminal at the starter solenoid to the large positive terminal, in NEUTRAL with key in the "Run" position, maybe you can get it to start and save on a tow.
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