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Forum: Wiring and Electrical 09-12-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Cusser
I've got a '98 and a 2004 Frontier in Arizona. ...

I've got a '98 and a 2004 Frontier in Arizona. The only refrigerant leak I have had was a pinhole in the high pressure line of my '98.


I think you - or a real AC shop - should add some...
Forum: Interior & Audio/Video 09-07-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 70
Posted By Cusser
I've sprayed genuine aerosol silicone lubricant...

I've sprayed genuine aerosol silicone lubricant in the tracks, better than WD-40 which isn't really a lubricant.
Forum: Wiring and Electrical 09-05-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By Cusser
"The one burnt wire could be replaced by itself,...

"The one burnt wire could be replaced by itself, right?"

Yes, use a wire of same size, and I'd cut out the burnt part and use older/shrink tubing to fix. Others might use butt connectors...
Forum: Wiring and Electrical 09-05-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 285
Posted By Cusser
Sounds like you know what you're doing with the...

Sounds like you know what you're doing with the multimeter.

Would this be the switch? ...
Forum: Wiring and Electrical 09-03-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 107
Posted By Cusser
Anything? So WHY did Nissan use a...

Anything?


So WHY did Nissan use a stoooooopid plastic plug to depress the clutch pedal safety switch and the brake pedal brake light switch? Why not just allow the pedal steel surface to...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 09-01-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 47
Posted By Cusser
I also have saved my old AC compressors. In fact,...

I also have saved my old AC compressors. In fact, for the clutch shim removal fix I detailed earlier for my 1998, I first practiced with the seized compressor from my 2004 Frontier.



Of...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 08-31-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 47
Posted By Cusser
A brand-new compressor clutch is practically the...

A brand-new compressor clutch is practically the same price as a brand-new compressor WITH the clutch. I understand that you feel the AC clutch is defective and want to R&R the clutch but not...
Forum: Wiring and Electrical 08-29-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 285
Posted By Cusser
Good point !!!! Definitely apples and oranges. ...

Good point !!!! Definitely apples and oranges.


For our 2005 Yukon, I did get a brand-new Autozone/lifetime warranty starter maybe a decade ago. That lasted like 8 years and no hassle to swap...
Forum: Wiring and Electrical 08-27-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 285
Posted By Cusser
For the record, my own 1998 Frontier has been...

For the record, my own 1998 Frontier has been using a rebuilt starter from CarQuest since about 2005, about 150K miles on that starter.


However, for it "now" or for my 2004 Frontier or my 1988...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 08-25-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 63
Posted By Cusser
Might be worthwhile to get a free loaner cooling...

Might be worthwhile to get a free loaner cooling system pressurizer kit from Autozone or similar.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 08-23-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 126
Posted By Cusser
Have an AC shop diagnose the leak, and get the...

Have an AC shop diagnose the leak, and get the leak repaired; likely an O-ring, a shaft seal....


NEVER ADD ANY SEALANT OR REFRIGERANT CONTAINING SEALANT. UV dye is fine.
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 102
Posted By Cusser
I bought a $60 1/2 inch electric impact wrench at...

I bought a $60 1/2 inch electric impact wrench at Harbor Freight in mid-1990s, used part of the first bonus we got at my employer, and that was after 22 years working there !!!


Well, last year...
Forum: Wiring and Electrical 08-19-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 71
Posted By Cusser
Got it !

Got it !
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 08-18-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 101
Posted By Cusser
"If" there's room on the underside for clearance,...

"If" there's room on the underside for clearance, and you're OK with taking the valve cover off, I might try a bolt from underneath, a large washer, and on top securing with another nut, to act as a...
Forum: Wiring and Electrical 08-18-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 71
Posted By Cusser
Hmmm - when the alternator went out on my own '98...

Hmmm - when the alternator went out on my own '98 (about a decade ago) - I picked up a lifetime replacement at O'Reilly, and it's been fine.
Forum: Introductions 08-13-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 130
Posted By Cusser
Link, or what are they called exactly??? Thanks.

Link, or what are they called exactly??? Thanks.
Forum: Wiring and Electrical 08-06-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 77
Posted By Cusser
If that dimmer wheel switch is bad, the only...

If that dimmer wheel switch is bad, the only thing that won't work is the dashboard illumination; yes, you could jumper that dimmer switch to have dashboard lights on full. I did exactly that on my...
Forum: Early Frontier Forum (D22) 08-04-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 54
Posted By Cusser
1. Starter can still crank and electrical part of...

1. Starter can still crank and electrical part of ignition switch can still fail to complete circuit to the ignition. So test that.


2. Take off distributor cap, turn the engine with a socket on...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 07-28-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By Cusser
I had the clutch replaced on my 1998 Frontier,...

I had the clutch replaced on my 1998 Frontier, 2WD, 4-cylinder, 5-speed about 5 years ago. With a new flywheel, total cost was $700. Independent shop, Arizona.
Forum: FAQs and General Info 07-24-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By Cusser
I would clean up REAL WELL those battery cable...

I would clean up REAL WELL those battery cable ends, or better yet change those battery cables. Those on that truck are what I would consider "for emergency use only" and will cause issues in the...
Forum: Early Frontier Forum (D22) 07-19-2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,707
Posted By Cusser
I don't often drive my 1998 Frontier at night...

I don't often drive my 1998 Frontier at night (drive my 2004 Frontier or 1988 Mazda truck instead) but will be driving it tonight. So I took 5 minutes and used clear coat polish and headlight...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 147
Posted By Cusser
My 1998 with same engine, 5-speed with 257K miles...

My 1998 with same engine, 5-speed with 257K miles gets 25-26mph, AC almost always on.


My 2004 with same engine, 5-speed with 106K miles gets 25-26mph, AC almost always on.


Both are 2WD.
...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 07-08-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 142
Posted By Cusser
I'd contact redlineweber.com I've run a...

I'd contact redlineweber.com


I've run a Weber 32/36 DGEV on my 1988 Mazda truck, since 2005.
Forum: Interior & Audio/Video 07-07-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By Cusser
I have 1998 regular cab with bench seat, and 2004...

I have 1998 regular cab with bench seat, and 2004 king cab with bucket seats. I realize that there are differences between those two, but I have more leg room available in the 2004.
Forum: Interior & Audio/Video 07-03-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 152
Posted By Cusser
I would say to use only Gates, Gatorback, or...

I would say to use only Gates, Gatorback, or Nissan-dealer belts. Belt squeals on these truck are NOT uncommon.
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