Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada
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2002 SC Xterra
So far it's like this: The problems started about a month ago (3months to the day I bought it). The first thing was the engine losing power. It would feel like the clutch was slipping (way after it had engaged) and the revs would go really high just as it hit 3500rpm, when the supercharger should kick in (I could always feel the extra power when it ran properly) and the revs would come back down and run normally. Then I noticed the rattle in the muffler, figured i'd maybe knocked something loose while off road (I've only had it off road twice, and not since the problems started). The problem with the engine got worse and worse until I have almost no power at all. Feels like when u try to start in 2nd gear instead of first, but ALL the time. I took it in for a code scan last week and got the ks code P0328, and the low catalyst efficiency code P04030. Yesterday I tried the ks by-pass mod, and initally thought I had more power but now guess it must have been wishful thinking. It's worse than ever now, and as of today running rougher too.
Tomorrow I will try to find somewhere to run a full diagnostic and see what that shows.
I bought it from a used car place in Burnaby, Luxor motors, and there's no warranty or anything, besides I'm on the Island so just getting it over there is a big hassle. I've been in touch with the dealership in Nanaimo a few times but they treated me like crap, I don't expect much different from the one in Victoria but I'll try them tomorrow.
I'm not going to drive it anymore except to take it for diagnostic. I guess I should probably undo the bypass, good thing I thought of that when I did it. Once I have a better idea of what's going on I'll try to figure out what to do...