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#24 of 49 2003 Frontier AC and Defroster
Jul 07, 2004 (8:02 am)
I have a 2003 Frontier CC LB 4x4 XE with the 3.3 V6. As in most vehicles when I turn on the defroster, the AC compressor kicks on to help clear the windows. However in this model the the AC compressor will NOT turn off when switched back to vent. The only solution is to turn the fan off, thereby all ventilation, or turn off the engine and turn it back on. Only then will the system return to vent without the AC compressor running. Thinking it was a problem I took to a dealer for service, and he replaced the activator, only to find out this is how the system is intended to work. The TSB says it is to assist keeping the windows clear. That may be OK in the tropics, but it doesn't help in heating the cab during a Nor'easter in January. Does anyone know of a fix to solve this? From the TSB it seems like a problem with 2003 models only. If it is why doesn't Nissan replace it with the 2002 or 2004 actuator? For anybody getting disappointing gas mileage or lack of power, this may be the culprit. Any suggestions would be helpful. Otherwise I have enjoyed the vehicle and look to many years of ownership.
#26 of 49 1998 Frontier 4 Cylinder.....More power
Jul 22, 2004 (5:03 am)
I just installed a K & N air filter on my truck. I also put a 5W-30 weight synthetic AMSOIL in the engine. WOW! more power and I'm sure the engine will last much longer with the AMSOIL. Have any of you did the same? Gas mileage also improved.
#27 of 49 Re: 1998 Frontier 4 Cylinder.....More power [jablonka1]
Aug 09, 2004 (8:00 am)
Just switched to Amsoil 5W30 & Mobil-1 filter in my 2000 Desert Runner a couple thousand miles ago. I did this more for reliability standpoint, so I'm still using the stock air filter which will filter particles better than K&N. The Amsoil seems to have smoothed the idle even more & added a bit more power. I haven't noticed any increased mileage yet...maybe I will after the synthetic cleans out the engine a bit more.
#28 of 49 Re: NEW 2003 FRONTIER XE [nissanman2]
Oct 21, 2004 (8:24 pm)
just bought a 2004 4cyl with 5speed. never had a truck before, or a nissan for that matter. really searched high and low for small trucks for a bout six months. this one finally won me over. tell me about yours, the MPG i can expect, any quality aftermarket items that really have proven themselves to be worthwhile, and any thing else that you think improtant. i'd liek to stay in touch with some frontier owners about our trucks. mine has 74 miles on it. keep in touch through : gmillioneyahoo.com keep on truckin
#29 of 49 frontier seats
Oct 21, 2004 (8:26 pm)
found any useful ways to make the front bucket seats ride less like a pickup on a washboard road.
#31 of 49 Center for Auto Safety
Dec 17, 2004 (8:52 am)
Check this site...center for auto safety...www.autosafety.org...they have a data base of vehicle defects of all makes....please spread the word about this site.
#32 of 49 Re: Frank's Truck [paisan]
Dec 24, 2004 (6:18 pm)
Hey frank,I owned a 1989&1993,they were the best trucks I ever owned,thoe I can't say too much about your Isuzu,I know they crush like tin foil when in a accident.I own a 2001 chevy s-10,biggest peace of crap I ever bought,stupid me should of bought another Nissan.They say buy american but our countrys truck suck I hate too say.the seats sit so dam low you don't get much room.
#33 of 49 2005 Frontier LE KC
May 22, 2005 (2:44 pm)
I just purchased this truck 6 weeks ago and I am in the process of modifying it to
suit me. I love the truck and the power although I have to be very careful or my gas
mileage goes down the tubes.
I have ordered a Fold a Cover bed cover for it and I am awaiting its arrival They are
just now putting the '05 model production on the line.
I would like to add a nice slightly louder than stock, mellow sounding exhaust on it next, but I cannot find anyone locally that has changed theirs out to judge the sound level.
I had a '00 Frontier XE that I sold to buy the '05. The only reason I traded was that
the 4 cylinder just did not have the power I needed. Boy, do I have the power now.
I did put a Flowmaster exhaust on it and it had a much deeper sound, but it was too loud
for long trips.
Before the '00 XE I had a 1977 Datsun Kingcab tha tI drove for 24 years and 175,000
miles. It was a 5 speed with no air conditioning or anything else for that matter.
I look forward to a lot of fun miles in my new ride.