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Nissan Pickup, Nissan Frontier, Nissan King Cab, Nissan Titan, Truck
#749 of 770 Re: Frontier 2010 [01aurora1]
Jan 17, 2012 (9:21 pm)
For what its worth, my 1996 4-cyl pick-up makes a lot of noise when the A/C compressor kicks in. To the point that trying to listen to music at a stop light without turning up the volume was frustrating. Adding additional sound deadening to the cab helped out quite a bit, but even still, my much earlier version is a pretty loud vehicle overall.
Regarding the oil consumption, the 1 qt every 1k miles still falls inside of the parameters of normal even today and is not completely unheard of (though I suspect increasingly rare). This is likely because the only sure fix is a complete tear-down and rebuild of the engine, and the cost of adding oil would be far less than the cost of repairing the engine while the vehicle is still under warranty. If you are using pure synthetic oil, it is possible that the engine still hasn't properly broken in since the piston rings still haven't seated correctly. You might ask a Nissan dealer for info on this. Good luck!
#750 of 770 Oil consumption
Jan 18, 2012 (5:44 am)
I imagine that 4 cylinder is working pretty hard to move a 4,000 lb truck around, so the oil consumption, while disappointing, is not too far out of line. Make sure you check the oil the same way every time, when the engine is cold, before you start it. Checking the oil when you fill up the gas tank will give you a false reading because it takes awhile for the oil to drain back into the crankcase after you shut if off.
I know the 4 cylinder gets somewhat better gas mileage, but your noise issue is probably related to the 4 cylinder working too hard, trying to move a 4,000 lb truck around and running the A/C at the same time. But hey, it's a truck , right ?
#751 of 770 95 Nissan PU A/C humming
Jul 26, 2012 (7:30 pm)
Every time I run my a/c I can hear a low humming noise coming from behind the glove box. The a/c still works and blows cold air strong. The humming gets louder when moving the fan switch up to point where its almost deafening on 4. Any info or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
#752 of 770 Re: Nissan Frontier's stubby console armrest [jsan1]
Sep 11, 2012 (2:42 am)
To jsan1 thanks for coming up with the armrest could you please send or direct me to the brochure on the armrest. Thanks for your time and help .
#753 of 770 96 nissan hardbody charging problem
Jan 04, 2013 (6:54 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 770 '91 Nissan P/U Replacement Dash Bulbs
Jan 16, 2013 (7:09 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 770 95 King Cab SE - Dash clock and dome light out can't find shortt
Jan 17, 2013 (8:24 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 770 Re: 95 King Cab SE - Dash clock and dome light out can't find shortt [colohunter]
Jan 17, 2013 (8:47 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 770 Re: 95 King Cab SE - Dash clock and dome light out can't find shortt [colohunter]
Jan 18, 2013 (3:15 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 770 intake groaning/screeching 96 2.4 liter
Apr 23, 2013 (9:50 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.