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#39 of 485 Frontier Rear Stabilizer
Oct 07, 2004 (8:51 am)
I have a 2000 Frontier that I bought in 2002 with 25K miles on the clock. Not too long after I bought it it developed a suspension clunk. I took it to the dealer and they had it for two days replacing something (I don't remember what exactly) and it was fine for about a year....then it developed the clunk again. I complained to the dealer but they said the repair lasted a year and I was SOL. I complained to Nissan with no satisfaction.
Anyways, I eventually took the truck to a Monroe to have them look at it. The 20 year old fellow told me that the stabilizer bar on the rear needed to be put back together, he did the work and didn't charge me a dime. I gave the kid $20 to buy himself a couple of lunches. A few months later the clunk returned. I'm going to try to tighten it up myself. My question: Anyone else seen this problem?
#40 of 485 Re: Frontier Rear Stabilizer [jay_northrop]
Oct 08, 2004 (11:26 am)
I own a 2000 Desert Runner with 70k miles, bought brand new in 1999. No clunking, just rattling wheel center caps. Good luck.
#41 of 485 Re: Frontier Rear Stabilizer [jay_northrop]
Oct 08, 2004 (6:46 pm)
I have the 2000 XE Frontier. Surprised to find that you have a rear stabilizer - I don't. A suspension problem I found on the front was a missing spacer between the nut and rubber bushing. The nut worked its way into the bushing, allowing a lot of slop in the handling. It hadn't gotten to a point where it was clunking on me. But I have already replaced the shocks all around, so that may have helped. The OEM shocks are crap.
#42 of 485 Re: Plastic Moulding on 02 XE. [pontiacrick]
Oct 09, 2004 (11:00 am)
I have the same model truck as yourself and I used to work in the automotive field and the answer to your question is yes. You can paint them the same color as the body. The moldings are the same no matter what model frontier you have. They come from the manufacturer unpainted. If you are considering painting your moldings make sure you pick a reputable body shop. There is nothing worse than having the paint not match your truck. Let me know how it comes out and if you can, how much it costs.
#45 of 485 Re: Another on Frontier reliability.. [u22u]
Oct 22, 2004 (5:04 pm)
I have the 4 cyl on my 2000 Frontier. To all you new purchasers, the engine didn't really loosen up until it hit about 10,000 miles. You start feeling the torque kick it about then. I'm at 37,000 now and the engine feels a lot stronger now. Something to look forward to. I've also heard the twincam 4 cyl is really tough on engine oil, hence I wouldn't wait for a 7500 mile oil change interval. I've been doing them about every 3333, but will probably up it to 4000-4500. I've also tried Mobil 1 Synthetic in 5w-30. For whatever reasons the my engine seems to consume that oil, and I switched back to regular dino oil, typically 5w-30 winter, 10w-30 summer.
#46 of 485 Re: Plastic Moulding on 02 XE. [jml1]
Oct 28, 2004 (9:43 am)
Thanks for the info jml1.
When I first bought the truck one month ago,(at my local Nissan/Cadillac dealer) the body guy said just to paint the fender mouldings would be in the $700 range. That did not include the front bumper. I plan to get an estimate at an actual body shop...thought the $700 seemed a little high. I just like the monochrome look better, so will let you know what I find out.
So far the truck runs real good. Has just over 39,000 miles. Seems a little bumpy compared to my car, but it seems to have a real solid feel to it. (and no rattles!) I hate rattles.
thanks for your info.
mitsurob (formerly pontiacrick).
#47 of 485 AC Problems
Nov 07, 2004 (8:25 am)
I have a 2000 frontier XE 80K miles auto, my AC is not cooling, the fan seems to be working just like normal but no cool air, the on/off switch works and so does the compressor,i lifted the hood and checked,do I need a recharge? has anybody had this type of problem before? normally I would say a recharge but Nissans have a reputation for better reliability in this area,so if any body has had this type of problem any info would help thanks.
#48 of 485 Re: CRUISE CONTROL ON HILLS [mikeapollonio]
Nov 20, 2004 (8:33 am)
My 2004 does the same thing. While in cruise it will down shift on a flat road or a hill and will not upshift. It will climb steep hills and not downshift so I don't think it is a power issue. Then at other times it will downshift on a flat road or a slight incline. When it downshifts it will not upshift unless I press one of the cruise buttons. My dealer acknowledges that there is a problem and is looking at Nissan for help. I have driven identical trucks that do not do this. Comments are welcome.