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Old 01-01-2019, 05:45 PM   #31
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Probably something they did away with in the later years. Mine is a 5 speed and has the vacuum reservoir, but it's also 8 years older. I don't have cruise control so I can't help you there.

The KA24E has 12 valves and a single overhead camshaft. An easy way to tell is the spark plugs thread into the head on the exhaust side. The KA24DE is a DOHC design and the spark plug tubes are in the center of the valve cover. I'm pretty sure your frontiers both have the KA24DE.
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Old 01-01-2019, 06:10 PM   #32
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The KA24DE is a DOHC design and the spark plug tubes are in the center of the valve cover. I'm pretty sure your frontiers both have the KA24DE.

Yes, both my 1998 and my 2004 4-cylinder Frontiers have the spark plug tubes in the center of the valve cover (which states Twin Cam 16 Valve), so guess that means I have KA24DE. So I've learned a lot today !!


It's only 45 F today in Phoenix, so I'll wait for warmer weather to measure vacuum somewhere on it. A target to have cruise installed would be like March/April.
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It's only 45 F today in Phoenix, so I'll wait for warmer weather to measure vacuum somewhere on it. A target to have cruise installed would be like March/April.
Today was 65 F, so got to this mid-day. I took out the instrument cluster and soldered new wires onto the existing green/black VSS wire and another to the pink/blue tachometer wire and routed those down to the fuse box area. I'd need the VSS wire (and maybe both) if I went with a new Rostra unit anyway, so needed to get that part done.

Then I pulled a semi-random vacuum line and inserted a tee fitting, and then measured engine vacuum at idle and at full throttle. Both readings were above 15 inches, so significantly more than the 6 inches stated in the Audiovox CSS-100 instructions.

So it looks like I'll be giving the old Audiovox cruise control a try within a few months after removing it from my B2200. I'll try first using the tachometer wire I added today, as with that I should have all the settings the same as with my Mazda truck. If I go the VSS route, I'll have to set/figure out for number of "pulses".
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Well, yesterday afternoon I did remove the entire aftermarket cruise control from the 1988 Mazda, plan to try to start on the install into the '98 Frontier today....
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I teed into vacuum line at passenger side of engine compartment. I used 6 feet of 5/32 inch (4mm) i.d. vacuum tubing from O'Reilly, ran that along the firewall and connected it to the cruise control servo.

I looped the accessory throttle wire loop (the same one I used to attach the Weber on my B2200 to this cruise control) over the barrel of the Frontier accelerator cable; as with the B2200 I widened the cable channel so both fit in. Then I greased the cable ends well.

Clamp the servo cable housing to the accelerator cable housing. The nuts to the left of the clamp were then just tightened and not used.

It was tough to attach the two cruise control wires to the Frontier brake switch wires, perhaps I should've removed the lower dash panel to improve access, or take out the bench seat. I ended up stripping off some insulation on both, wrapping the copper strands around that, and soldering those while cramped and lying on my back looking up.

I tapped into the dimmer wheel switch for the illumination for the cruise dash switch.

I was originally "hoping" to use the Frontier tachometer wire (my '98 Frontier doesn't have a tach) and then not have to change any DIP switch settings from those used on my B2200 which has no VSS wire, but the cruise would not operate. After I troubleshot my installation, I tried that "tachometer wire" with my cheap 40-year-old tach/dwell, and no signal showed. So I left that tachometer wire I'd soldered onto the cluster, and used the green/black VSS wire I'd soldered onto the backside of the instrument cluster a few days ago. Then I changed DIP switches to work with that VSS wire, had only #3 DIP switch "on" and the other six "off". I took the Frontier for a ride, and the cruise control worked perfectly, success for The Cuss !!!


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Cruise control works great !!!


Replaced valve cover gasket on my 1998 Frontier 4-cylinder, at 236,612 miles. Had the Fel-Pro VS 50696R kit, bought that brand BECAUSE it included grommets for the valve cover bolts. Well, of course the grommets didn't fit in some of the locations, because there wasn't enough clearance for the metal tops of those; so had to make-do, couldn't stop part way through !!! But I'm a little %&^%@#$&*(*%$$#$&## pi$$ed !!!
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Sucks when parts don’t fit
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And I tried to grind the metal upper smaller to fit, but difficult to hold those and the bench grinder was taking off some of the rubber part too.


They look like this below; my truck didn't have ANY seals or grommets on these bolts, but note that I bought this with 100K on it in 2004, so maybe factory gasket had been replaced before I got it.
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Replaced valve cover gasket on my 1998 Frontier 4-cylinder, at 236,612 miles.
250 mile road trip showed no oil leakage, so good !!!
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I installed new 6.5 inch Sony speakers yesterday into the doors; $40 at Walmart.
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