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#778 of 875 Electrical Issues?
Oct 08, 2009 (11:09 am)
This morning on my way to work, our 2005 Titan felt like it was going to stall out as I drove it up a little hill in our neighborhood. The lights on the dash started blinking, then lit up steady as I approached a stop sign. I put it in neutral and revved the engine. It seemed fine so I proceeded, however, the lights on the dash (BRAKE, ABS, and SLIP) remained lit up. As I drove on, I realized the speedometer and RPM gauge were not functioning. The blinkers, at least on the dashboard, were also not working. As I pulled into work I noticed a sound coming from the engine that I hadn't heard before. It was like a buzzing coming from the steering wheel area.
I work at a tractor dealership, and asked the guys about it in the shop. I thought maybe a fuse had blown, one of the guys suggested that maybe one of the connections to the alternator was loose, but checked both possibilities and they were fine. We had the computer replaced at a Nissan dealership earlier this year, so I can't imagine it being that! Someone else suggested the IPDM...Anyone have any ideas?
#779 of 875 Re: Ticking when cold [liqdxstnce]
Oct 15, 2009 (6:14 pm)
I have a 2004 titan truck with 77,000 and had that ticking sound,only when engine was cold,After I had 15,000 I changed over to full synthetic motor oil--I am using AMS OIL, 0w30 weight, change over 25,000 miles or one year. Once I started using the synthetic motor oil the ticking noise totally went away, and my gas mileage went up.
#780 of 875 Re: Brake problems [brianyzf]
Oct 15, 2009 (6:34 pm)
Hi, After reading your comment about the brakes,Is this vehicle a titan truck? If so, your dealer says it`s not a wide spread problem-well buddy, It sure is and Nissan is covering it up to 75,000 miles because of the rotors are warping like no tomorrow. I went through 3 sets of rotors and I only have 70,000 miles on the truck--so ya it is a problem out there. I just changed to the slotted/ dimpled rotors --front and rear and trying to end this brake problem.
#781 of 875 Re: Ticking when cold [titan8]
Oct 16, 2009 (7:52 am)
I also have an 04 titan SE crew cab. I've heard several people have gone to synthetic oil, but what does the dealer say about that? Has anybody ever had a problem with their truck after going to synthetic? I have that same ticking and it is definitely annoying. I have a flow master so that helps hide the ticking.
The brakes on my truck have been fine. I just make sure i use the dealers brake pads and i dont have a problem with them. My differential went out got it replaced and now it runs fine. I love my truck, my boys drive my truck and they get compliments from their friends, their friends find it hard to beleive it belongs to their mom. Although it is rather torqueie. Sometimes when i take off from a dead stop it jolts me forward, not all the time though, does anyone have that happen to them?
#782 of 875 Re: Ticking when cold [babydoll14]
Oct 16, 2009 (8:47 am)
The benefits of switching to synthetics are far too numerous to list. Bottom line, it will offer more protection for a longer period than regular oil. It will not stop the ticking.
Cleaning the throttle body may help on the jolting. Clean the TPS and IAF while you're at it.
#783 of 875 Re: Brake problems [titan8]
Oct 16, 2009 (8:49 am)
I switched to ceramic pads from NAPA at about 300 miles as the stock pads creating black dust drove me crazy. It's been 49K miles since installing those ceramics and they still look like new. I have never had any warping of the rotors nor vibrations while braking. Nissan should've installed ceramic pads from the start. Would've solved all their warping problems. 2005 Titan Crewcab.
#784 of 875 Re: Ticking when cold [babydoll14]
Oct 16, 2009 (7:25 pm)
Going to full synthetic motor oil is the best you can do and will not harm your motor what so ever,in fact, I spoke to the Nissan top engineering crew staff and told them what I was going to do, they told me it`s the best you can do for your motor, I am running AMS OIL using 0w30 and goes for 25,000 miles before changing the oil. I had a 1988 dodge ram, that had 275,000 miles, which ran on full synthetic motor oil and only changed the oil once a yr and never had a bolt taken out of the motor.Seriously go with full synthetic you will never go wrong.For the ticking noise totally gone, when using synthetic oil.PLEASE REMEMBER once you change over to synthetic NOT recommended to change back to standard oil.
#785 of 875 Re: Brake problems [obyone]
Oct 16, 2009 (7:55 pm)
yes switching over to ceramic pads do work much better, but keep one thing in mind, the rotors will wear out faster than the pads,and ceramic pads does help to take away the heat from the rotors.
#786 of 875 Re: rear end [tight10]
Oct 28, 2009 (10:00 am)
I have an 04 and have the same problem, after months of listening to it I crawled under it and had a friend shake the truck side to side as I located the problem. It is a bracket toward the top of the leaf springs. As the springs flex the bracket(clamp) that holds the ends together moves a bit and squeaks. I solved it for almost a year by spaying it with WD40. I went hunting this weekend and got into a lot of mudd and water. The squeak has returned, time for the good ol WD.
#787 of 875 2004 nissan titan problem
Dec 04, 2009 (2:11 pm)
I have a 04 titan 5.6L, with 80,000 miles. it cranks but never fully starts, it's getting gas to it, it has fire to the injectors, but no fire to the coils. it wont run off starting fluid,not throwing any codes back, I had it diagnosed at a car garage and they said the cam sensor and the crank sensor needed replacing. I spoke to the nissan dealership and they said they never had any problems with those sensors. I dont know what to do, diagnosis cost me 100.00. I have a friend who has a 04 titan and the ipdm sensor had to be replaced at 52,000 miles. Can anyone help me? Any info would be greatly appreciated!