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#21 of 485 2003 Frontier AC and Defroster
Jul 07, 2004 (7:57 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.
#22 of 485 Re: Nissan Frontier 2002se [tony4064 #5]
Jul 07, 2004 (7:31 pm)
You are going to love this truck! I have a 2002 Frontier Crew Cab XE. 50k, no problmes at all. Only complaint is a rough ride, but some new tires and shocks will solve that.
#23 of 485 99 SE 4 cyl - play or pass?
Jul 13, 2004 (9:53 am)
I have a chance to buy a 99 SE 4cyl automatic that has 112k highway miles but is PERFECT inside and out. Price is $5500. Would be driven by teenage son mostly. As a 3rd family car a truck would be nice for occasional hauling and off to college. I'm concerned about the limitations of the engine/transmission combo. I'm not looking to haul 2 ton of bricks but....
Should i play or pass?
#24 of 485 play or pass
Jul 13, 2004 (1:16 pm)
we recently turned in our 90 nissan se v6 king cab...got an 04 CC V6 we were in your position for the last 4 yrs and it's been a great vehicle. But for me...even tho we don't do any major hauling...I'd still opt for the V-6. You might also check to see if there's a major tuneup coming up...if you don't do the work yourself, it could add another 500. good luck
#25 of 485 Re: Aftermarket power windows and locks [jackka]
Jul 22, 2004 (4:31 am)
My 1998 pickup has "ALL" the bells and whistles, but to install them after market would not be cost effective. I would suggest you buy another....decked out truck.
#26 of 485 2000 Nissan Frontier passenger side leak
Jul 26, 2004 (8:24 am)
I just bought a 2000 Nissan frontier and when I came out for work this morning, after some heavy overnight rains, there was a small puddle of water on the passenger side floor... apparently running down the door seam. Anyone have experience with this... experience with fixing this? Thanks.
#27 of 485 re 2000 passenger side leak
Jul 28, 2004 (11:47 am)
check the weatherstripping on the door, it may be cut, twisted, missing. compare it to the left side which i assume does not leak. on my 2000 frontier, its slightly folder in on top, but still forms a good seal.
#29 of 485 Sagging headliner in 2000 Frontier
Aug 06, 2004 (9:34 am)
Moving into the 5th year of Frontier ownership, some of the lack of quality control nuances are beginning to bug me. The truck is parked outside - I just noticed the headliner is sagging, some type of plastic shell covered with felt. Apparently the glue/epoxy has broken loose, and now it sags. The carpeting was never a good fit, with parts of it lifting off the floor; rubber stripping that was never quite right, little piddly stuff. Only consolation is the mechanicals appear to be solid at this point.
Aug 14, 2004 (2:48 am)
I have a 1997 XE with the standard cab and bed. Does anyone know if the compact spare can be replaced with a full size alloy wheel and standard size tire? I've obtained a fifth alloy wheel, and before I purchase a new tire for it I thought I'd ask this board. Thanks.