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Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 08-13-2022, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 232
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: 63
Views: 13,955
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: 277
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: 277
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: 8
Views: 73
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: 63
Views: 13,955
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: 5,045
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: 63
Views: 13,955
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: 125
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: 101
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: 2,050
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: 117
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.
Forum: Early Frontier Forum (D22) 07-07-2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By Cusser
I have 2.4, 5 speed Frontiers XE, 1998 and 2004. ...

I have 2.4, 5 speed Frontiers XE, 1998 and 2004. The 2004 has the "tilt wheel" but it doesn't really tilt at all - it just has three positions to raise or lower the entire steering column.


I...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 06-22-2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 165
Posted By Cusser
Still could have a stored code....

Still could have a stored code....
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 06-22-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 246
Posted By Cusser
I use a plastic drinking straw, go grab one from...

I use a plastic drinking straw, go grab one from McDonalds...


...don't use a pencil !!!
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 06-19-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 52
Posted By Cusser
You mean you can go into reverse initially before...

You mean you can go into reverse initially before you start driving?


If you're in the Phoenix area I suggest Salem Boys Auto in Tempe, or Blackwell Automotive at 40th Street & Greenway or Smart...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 49
Posted By Cusser
I'm old, we used film cameras back then, and...

I'm old, we used film cameras back then, and there were film, developing, and printing costs; so most of us didn't take too many pictures of vehicles.


However my girlfriend and I bought a 1975...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 06-14-2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 167
Posted By Cusser
THIS !!! Extremely important part of the cooling...

THIS !!! Extremely important part of the cooling system and AC system, as well as a 3rd purpose to keep folks' hands away from spinning fan.







THIS !!!
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-12-2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 129
Posted By Cusser
Your son's truck - why didn't HE do this, or at...

Your son's truck - why didn't HE do this, or at least I hope he helped !!!
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-11-2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By Cusser
I used this temporarily a few months on my 1998...

I used this temporarily a few months on my 1998 Frontier until I could figure out which converter to purchase (it was unbolted and stolen in my driveway, a quirk of living in no-rust Arizona). No...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 06-06-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 116
Posted By Cusser
GBU is the greatest film EVER !!! With best use...

GBU is the greatest film EVER !!! With best use of musical score throughout.




Although I've not done similar on a Nissan truck, on my '88 Mazda truck I tilted the truck bed for access.
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 06-03-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 58
Posted By Cusser
O'Reilly and Autozone will test for free, if...

O'Reilly and Autozone will test for free, if memory serves.


I'd take off all the belts and spin the alternator, power steering pump, AC clutch pulley, and any idlers by hand, to feel and listen...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 06-03-2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 48
Posted By Cusser
I use this...

I use this...
Forum: Early Frontier Forum (D22) 05-30-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By Cusser
Quick test is to start the engine and read...

Quick test is to start the engine and read battery voltage across the terminals at about 2000 rpm. About 13.5 to 14.5 volts = charging system is working. If working, then bad battery or parasitic...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-29-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 154
Posted By Cusser
Besides the switch itself on the pedal, there's a...

Besides the switch itself on the pedal, there's a little plastic "nub"/stopper that fits into a hole on the pedal, to depress the actuator on the switch. This nub dries out/wears and breaks, so many...
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