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Forum: Wheels and Tires 05-19-2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By Cusser
I've had a 1988 Mazda truck since 1994. About...

I've had a 1988 Mazda truck since 1994. About 2010 the power steering gearbox developed a leak, I just checked the level and added PS fluid every 2 months. Yes, some contained a leak sealer/seal...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-18-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23,863
Views: 1,864,481
Posted By Cusser
For my 40th year service award (a few months...

For my 40th year service award (a few months before my job was eliminated) I chose the Milwaukee lithium battery M18 heat drill kit, came with drill, 2 batteries, and charger. Great tool, great...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 05-18-2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By Cusser
Can we assume that you already tried adjusting...

Can we assume that you already tried adjusting the "worm" adjuster on this?


Have you confirmed that the steering components like tie rod ends, etc. are OK???
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 05-16-2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 67
Posted By Cusser
Before starting the engine, when just letting...

Before starting the engine, when just letting system vacuum pull in refrigerant, you can add through either high side or low side or both.


It wouldn't hurt to turn the compressor drive plate a...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 05-15-2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 67
Posted By Cusser
Well, not my first rodeo with same Frontier with...

Well, not my first rodeo with same Frontier with 2.4 engines.

With my 1998 and 2004 Frontiers, I have replaced a high side line and removed an AC clutch shim (on the 1998) and installed a new...
Forum: Early Frontier Forum (D22) 05-14-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 84
Posted By Cusser
Actually, while real gauge sets measuring both...

Actually, while real gauge sets measuring both low and high side pressures at 2000 rpm are helpful, the only real way to determine refrigerant level is to have a shop pull out the existing...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 05-12-2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 36
Posted By Cusser
You can get new rotor from the parts store.

You can get new rotor from the parts store.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-09-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 143
Posted By Cusser
The radiator gasket between the upper plastic and...

The radiator gasket between the upper plastic and lower metal part of my 1998 2WD 4-cylinder Frontier leaked about a decade ago, and since then I have used an O'Reilly radiator, lifetime warranty. ...
Forum: Wiring and Electrical 05-08-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 86
Posted By Cusser
Great - it's fixed !!! But just why did...

Great - it's fixed !!!


But just why did the fusible links blow in the first place??? Trying to understand...
Forum: Wiring and Electrical 05-03-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 65
Posted By Cusser
No, he stated cluster, marker, and tail lights...

No, he stated cluster, marker, and tail lights all turn on when he turns the lights switch on the "markers only" spot on the light knob.
Forum: Wiring and Electrical 05-03-2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 65
Posted By Cusser
Sounds like a bad headlight switch to me. ...

Sounds like a bad headlight switch to me. Instrument cluster illumination, tail lights, and marker lights are all on the same circuit. Sounds like the contact for those in the headlight switch when...
Forum: Suspension 05-03-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By Cusser
Funny, I was experiencing some steering wheel and...

Funny, I was experiencing some steering wheel and front end instability at 50 mph or more on a non-Nissan, my 1988 Mazda truck with 226K miles. I had decent 4-year-old tires on the front, the rears...
Forum: Im Looking For . . . 05-02-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By Cusser
When we bought our 1998 Frontier in 2004, it was...

When we bought our 1998 Frontier in 2004, it was missing the lug wrench and something else for tire changing. We found local dealer part to be reasonable
(then).


If the Amazon one doesn't...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-02-2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 193
Posted By Cusser
Myself - I like solid threaded inserts way better...

Myself - I like solid threaded inserts way better than the coil type.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-02-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 159
Posted By Cusser
This is a perfect example where some stuff is...

This is a perfect example where some stuff is real straightforward when the vehicle is in the air on a lift as opposed to being on the ground or on jack stands.


Long ago I had a job where we had...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-01-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 159
Posted By Cusser
LugNut has some great suggestions. Very wise to...

LugNut has some great suggestions. Very wise to loosen/remove the fill plug before the drain plug !!! Can you post a good photo, I am not hands-on with your truck (I have 1998 and 2004 Frontiers)....
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-30-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 127
Posted By Cusser
Local radio show master mechanic discussed...

Local radio show master mechanic discussed exactly this on last week's show. He said that was a scare tactic used by disreputable transmissions shops to scare folks into getting their transmission...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 04-23-2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 161
Posted By Cusser
I bought a gallon of GL-4 a couple of months ago...

I bought a gallon of GL-4 a couple of months ago at NAPA, stocked.
Forum: Wiring and Electrical 04-19-2022, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 44
Posted By Cusser
Tail lights, front marker lights, license plate...

Tail lights, front marker lights, license plate light, and illumination for the instrument cluster are all on the same circuit.


Brake light circuit is different. Download the service manual,...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-09-2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 92
Posted By Cusser
If the holes are stripped, I think the easiest...

If the holes are stripped, I think the easiest "fix" to try is to get some 7mm x 1.0mm bolts from Ace Hardware and just try those without tapping for the threads.


Then try 1/4", or tap for 8mm x...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 04-09-2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 197
Posted By Cusser
Pump gear oil into the transmission fill hole. ...

Pump gear oil into the transmission fill hole. Inexpensive pumps that screw onto gear oil containers are available. I loop a short piece of copper tubing into the end of the plastic tube to retain...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 98
Posted By Cusser
I think that would now be Native American giving....

I think that would now be Native American giving.

No - change that: indigenous people giving.
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By Cusser
I do have FSM for both my 1998 and 2004...

I do have FSM for both my 1998 and 2004 Frontiers.


But when I needed to remove an AC clutch shim to fix my own 1998 a few years ago, I was on my own. Would've been nice for FSM to state to use...
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By Cusser
FSMs are not always as useful as one would think....

FSMs are not always as useful as one would think. I have the official Mazda service manual for my 1988 Mazda B2200 truck. This week I did some front end work, including replacing the tensioner rod...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 03-27-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 66
Posted By Cusser
Great ! Thx for adding the fix !

Great ! Thx for adding the fix !
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