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#466 of 875 2005 Titan AC Problems
Oct 26, 2005 (8:03 am)
I posted this in the other forum re: nissan truck problems, but i thought i would post it again. There sure are a lot of messages in this Forum already!!
Does anyone else have the same problem with their A/C that I do? Whenever I switch the A/C on and turn the dial, it goes from cold air to hot air pretty quick. Its still in the blue part, but it certainly doesnt blow chilled air. The Dealer says that there is nothing wrong with it...
AND, IN RESPONSE TO THE SQUEAKY DASHBOARD, our dealership was NOT helpful or responsive!
#467 of 875 Re: Confirmation regarding the locker [unhappytitan]
Oct 28, 2005 (1:54 pm)
I am having alot of issues with my 2004 Titan. I was just wondering if you had any advice on how to apply the lemon law to one particular vehicle. I tried to contact my sales person. They said they would try to find a resolution two weeks ago. I called today and it turns out they dont work at the dealership anymore. Now I feel like i am kinda screwed. Any info would be very helpful.
#468 of 875 Re: Titan Squeak
Oct 29, 2005 (9:43 am)
I have the same squeak in the back of the truck; it's produced by bumpy roads, closing the doors, and climbing around in the truck bed. The noise didn't begin until I had some Flowmasters put on. The dealer could not find anything loose. The noise progresses as the vehicle warms up, and is almost embarrassing when it is at it's peak. Can anyone tell me about their experiences with mysterious squeaks?
#469 of 875 Re: Titan Squeak [redalertt]
Nov 06, 2005 (12:20 am)
I had a rubbing sounding squeak comming from the rear of the cabin the other night ('05 SE Crew cab)at 7,000 miles and it has gone away before I could find it. What I was going to do and it has helped in the past is to remove everything and I mean everything that was not in the truck when you bought it and then have someone drive while you search out the source. I have also had the squeak in the dash board but I am convinced it is inside the dash and I will have to have the Dealer's squeak, rattle, and roll guy ride along to figure that one out. Of course it won't squeak when he rides along.
#470 of 875 Re: Titan Squeak [nwbsr]
Nov 17, 2005 (4:14 pm)
I just bought an 06 titan with 81 miles. So far nothing is wrong, but i do expect problems later as with any cars/trucks. However, before i bought the truck, i didnt know that this truck has a gas cap cover that is Very accessible to anyone, even gas thefts who can just open the cover and take gas out. Does all pickup trucks have this type of gas cap cover? I want to kno if i can buy a lock or some alternatives to prevent gas thefts.
#471 of 875 Changes for '06
Nov 18, 2005 (5:09 am)
I have 52,000 on the '04 Titan LE King Cab, the brakes are no longer a problem with the latest fix (3 sets of front rotors,1 set of rears), the dash squeaks have diminished but not gone away. I just had a leaky axle seal replaced with a new bearing and seal on the left rear axle and new tires at 40K. mi. Now I am thinking about trading in for the '06 or should I opt for a fire sale on an '05, anyone know if there are any significant changes between the 2 years? I did notice that the '06 has dual zone heat and AC. One more thing, thanks to the loaners I used when my truck was being worked on, Ford, Dodge and last week an '06 Silverado, I could not buy anything but the Nissan, the ride, engine, transmission response, fit and finish is superior by far. I did like the lightness of the Ford tailgate. Any one heard about a New larger Toyota Tundra for '06? What value should I get for my LE King Cab Titan with 52K and a few minor bruises?
#472 of 875 Re: Still have bad brakes [akangl]
Nov 18, 2005 (6:52 am)
Ok, I know i'm kind of late replying, but I guess better late then never.. Anyway they replaced the front rotors, I guess it was the kit they put on and that seems to have fixed the problem with the steering wheel shimming. I do love the truck, and I am planning on keeping it, however I don't love it enough to go live at the dealer like some of the people i'm reading about did.. Gas milage sucks.. but I knew that when I bought the truck so i'm not goin to complain about that... lol.. anyway that my 2 cents.. again..
#473 of 875 Titan Aluminum Block Engine
Nov 28, 2005 (10:16 am)
I have been looking at 2006 pickups to tow a hurricane deck boat. I have test driven the Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier and the Titan. I like the Titan but I am concerned about the Aluminum Block engine. I remember the 1970s (yes I am that old) and the cracking aluminum blocks. Does anyone have any information on the aluminum block? All the other trucks have Iron.
#474 of 875 Re: Titan Aluminum Block Engine [johnonesix]
Nov 29, 2005 (1:06 pm)
You are going back to the Chevy Vega with the silicone impregnated cylinder walls and you are probably also remembering a lot of cast iron blocks with aluminum cylinder heads. A lot of technology has gone by since then. Most Aluminum blocks have a cylinder liner sleeve, that means that the cylinder is not aluminum. Other aluminum blocks are a composite of more than one metal that creates a strong, light and resilient material possibly stronger than cast iron and definitely lighter. The problem with cast iron block and aluminum head comes from overheating, then the head warps and has blown head gasket problems as well as needing to be shaved or replaced to have a good mating surface.
The aluminum block has been around for many years, I remember rebuilding a Honda 1300 engine, completely aluminum block and head, around 1983. Porsche and VW blocks have been magnesium for about 50 years. The engine in the Titan is a variation on the V8 used in the Infinity Q45 if I am not mistaking, it has been around for about 10 years. The Buick special had an all aluminum block in the 50's and the design was sold to British Leyland for the Rover and look at how long that has been around.
I think that overheating the engine could be very hard on the aluminum block, but the benefits outweigh the perils. I wonder about the plastic valve covers and intake manifold?
For those who watch this forum, I just traded in my '04 52K mi LE Titan (never a engine or transmission problem), for a New '06 LE Titan. I already see many improvements but time will tell if the dash rattles and warping brake rotors are a thing of the past.
#475 of 875 Titan AC problems
Nov 30, 2005 (9:26 am)
This is my first message to this board and I am hoping I can get a little advice. I have been less than impressed with the performance of my 2004 Titan crew cab AC. Living in Houston, I know I'm asking a lot of the AC in the heat of the summer. It seems to work okay as long as I'm moving highway speeds, but at stop lights, it's having a hard time keeping up. The truck has about 15K miles now and I've noticed the AC compressor has started cycling on and off. The compressor runs appx 4 seconds and then turns off for 12-15 seconds . . at all speeds. Is this normal? It may have been doing it since it was new and I just never noticed it. I've had it to the dealer twice and they say everything is normal even though it doesn't seem to cool sufficiently, or should I keep complaining?