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#753 of 762 96 nissan hardbody charging problem
Jan 04, 2013 (7:54 pm)
Alternator has tested good.
Battery has tested good.
All fuses are intact.
Belt is on tight.
Charges fine when idle but will not continue to charge when driven.
#754 of 762 '91 Nissan P/U Replacement Dash Bulbs
Jan 16, 2013 (8:09 pm)
Just want to share this tip:
I went to the Nissan dealer to replace some burnt out instrument cluster bulbs and they are listed at $20 each. This place also sells Volvo parts and the guy said wait a sec, and pulled some Volvo bulbs. They look exactly the same so I bought four and they fit perfectly. The price, $4 per bulb. Couldn't thank the guy enough for saving me $60!
#755 of 762 95 King Cab SE - Dash clock and dome light out can't find shortt
Jan 17, 2013 (9:24 am)
Help - My dashboard clock went out along with the radio and the dome lights - apparently on the same circuit. Plugged in a few new fuses and they blow instantly - wheather or not the motor is running. Has anyone seen this? Any adeas on where to look for the short?
I've spent hours inside the dash. I don't want to have to disassemble large wire clusters... But if I must - was hoping somebody else had seen this ??????
#756 of 762 Re: 95 King Cab SE - Dash clock and dome light out can't find shortt [colohunter]
Jan 17, 2013 (9:47 am)
Well I have the same problem, but mine happened after my car radio was stolen and wires were cut. I think the clock and dome light are somehow connected to the radio wiring harness. I wasn't planning on getting a new radio but haven't been able to trace the cut wires.
Blowing fuses without the motor running is very odd. Is this a new radio install?
#757 of 762 Re: 95 King Cab SE - Dash clock and dome light out can't find shortt [colohunter]
Jan 18, 2013 (4:15 am)
Check the switches in your doors. They turn on the dome light when your door opens. They are normally closed switches (power on) until the door closes and breaks the connection. The Positive wire could be grounding out inside your door frame.
#758 of 762 intake groaning/screeching 96 2.4 liter
Apr 23, 2013 (10:50 am)
My 1996 Nissan 2.4 liter pickup developed a loud groaning/screeching (not hissing) noise that seems to be coming from low in the back of the intake. It vanishes briefly when I step on the gas pedal. It's there parked or moving. It's not noticeable at highway speed, but the truck is a bit noisy. My hearing is good. Odometer is about 236,000.
I've not been able to pinpoint it, even using mechanic's stethoscope. Not related to belts -- still there with belts removed.
A well regarded local shop spent two days & many man-hours on it, removing & cleaning throttle body & replacing gasket, cleaning PCV, cleaning EGR, pinching & disconnecting vacuum lines, replacing oil filter with Bosch filter, and maybe some other things. No improvement.
I have no driveability issues. No codes are set. Short term fuel trim is good (< +/- 5%). I have Bluetooth OBD II unit & Torque Pro program on phone that I can use. I'd unnecessarily replaced the PCV 10k miles ago due to fuel trim issue -- that turned out to be shorted wire from O2 sensor. Distributor replaced 6k miles ago, due to failing coil. I'm wondering about the swirl plates, but I think they're closer to the head than where I'm hearing the sound. I'll try to record the sound & post it. Anyone have hints on where to concentrate my efforts? This is my 1st post. Let me know if I've omitted something.
#759 of 762 Re: intake groaning/screeching 96 2.4 liter [vikingcove]
Apr 23, 2013 (1:06 pm)
I just phoned the shop, and they said they did a smoke test for vacuum leaks & didn't find any.
#760 of 762 Re: intake groaning/screeching 96 2.4 liter [vikingcove]
Apr 24, 2013 (6:35 am)
Wow - pretty thorough. Bottom line I think you wrote that it has had no impact on your performance. It could be a bearing in that area starting to go bad but It's really dificult to tell. You may have to wait until it starts to impact your performance.
An IR cam on the engine after it's been running for a few minutes might tell if there's a lot of frinction on a bad bearing in the area. keep us posted - sounds vexing....
#761 of 762 Re: intake groaning/screeching 96 2.4 liter [colohunter]
Apr 25, 2013 (8:35 am)
Spongy PCV hose that was sold to me by Napa 6,000 miles ago. I'd specifically requested PCV hose.
En route to local auto parts store I found Long Term Fuel trim ~12%. Kurt & Robin at O'Reilly Auto Parts came out to my car to listen & poke around at idle. Plenty of brainstorming. Found noise would disappear when plugging line from air filter to valve cover. Figured PCV valve might be stuck wide open, & if so could cause excessive crankcase pressure or vacuum. When I accessed PCV valve (removed tire, splash shield, battery negative cable, oil filter) I found the very soft PCV hose. I replaced it with the old, very hard hose I'd removed 6k miles ago, then put stuff back together. When I cranked it to circulate oil into new filter, I could tell it was better. Next morning driving it noise was gone, Long Term Fuel trim went back to 0% (& Short Term Fuel Trim still cycling normally ~ +/- 0% - 5%.)
I'd read every post in this forum, and lots, lots more. Nothing really seemed to hit the spot. Since finding the problem, I went back & read more about failed PCV hose. It's not uncommon, but I've still not read a description including my sound.
Thank you for your help. I'll keep the IR camera idea in my quiver. Boy am I glad to be done with this.
#762 of 762 92 P/U 2.4 hardbody Engine Flutter
May 30, 2013 (9:50 am)
Engine flutter/ slight miss. Started after replacing blown head gasket. Milled head. Changed timing guides and chain. Checked distributor cap. cleaned plugs. Changed fuel filter. idle and acceleration is fine but flutter occurs as though in background when backing off acceleration. 355.000 miles. Engine rebuilt at 200,000. Wondering if it is catalytic converter going out or fuel pump developing failure. Each never changed.