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  1. High Idle and Stutter While Stopped; '03 Xterra

    Repair Questions
    Good morning! This is my first post on this forum, and I apologize in advance for any terms I misuse or simply don't know. I'm here to learn, so feel free to correct me! I'm not much of a car guy (yet). I've got an '03 XTerra 3.3L with a VG33E V6 engine, just over 203,000 miles. For the last...
  2. 2003 vg33e crank no start.

    It Won't Start!!!
    I have an ´03 v6 automatic 3.3l - vg33e. I went out to start her up afew days ago and bam no ignition at all. Fuel pump runs and pressure is great. Ran perfectly fine the night before as well, no hesitations, nothing. So I found out I'm getting no spark. So I've now got the crank sensor...
  3. 2003 air conditioner long aluminum tube replacement

    Repair Questions
    I have a 2003 Xterra 2wd 3.3L 6 cyc non-supercharged. The smaller all aluminum (no flexible rubber) hose/tube that goes from the condenser to the firewall cracked at the condenser inlet and needs to be replaced. I need some tips on what to take off to accomplish this and if there are any other...
  4. 2003 Xterra Lift

    Street Suspension
    Hello everyone! I have a 2003 Nissan Xterra, and I wanted to lift it between 2-4 inches, and I wanted to get the best opinion about a lift that high, for the cheapest. I'd like to know if there are any other cheaper ways to lift it that high, what amount of lift I should do for some knobby...
  5. 2003 Xterra Lift

    Offroad Suspension & Steering
    Hello everyone! I have a 2003 Nissan Xterra, and I wanted to lift it between 2-4 inches, and I wanted to get the best opinion about a lift that high, for the cheapest. I'd like to know if there are any other cheaper ways to lift it that high, what amount of lift I should do for some knobby...
  6. Just bought a 2003 Xterra. What do I need to know?

    General Discussions
    It's a 4wd and has 201k miles. Body and frame are in great condition, almost no rust. Remote start. Work done within the last 30k includes a new timing belt, water pump, and standard stuff like wires and plugs, front pads and rotors. It has a grill guard with lights on it too...
  7. New to Forum - Long time X-terra Owner

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, I am here to say that although I am new to the forum, I have owned 3 X-terras now over the last 10 years. I started with a 2003, then a 2014, and lastly a 2015. I know about X-terra issues as I feel that I have been through them all but nothing is so serious that I would stray from the...
  8. 2003 X - LifePod Preservation - DIY Overhaul

    Member's Xterras
    2003 X Build Thread - DIY Overhaul Long time forum stalker, I have been studying all the options that I wanted for my Gen 1 2003 Xterra. I've done all the creature feature mods, like the lobo rack, which everyone that rides with me loves. (props to the originator) I camp and like to explore...
  9. 2003 Xterra - locking hubs

    Repair Questions
    Hello Xterra lovers - Winter is upon us here in Boston and thus I tried to engage my 2003 xterra into 4x4. The green light comes on the dash however it never engages. I fishtail all over the place. Brought it to my mechanic and after some work he found out the hub is bad (or so he thinks)and...
  10. FS: 2003 Nissan Xterra XE 4x4 144k mi.

    Vehicles For Sale
    I have for sale a 2003 Nissan Xterra XE 4x4 w/ 144k miles that I picked up recently to give to my fiancee for Christmas as I bought one a few months ago and she really liked it. However, she has since changed her mind and decided to go with a Murano. This is arguably the cleanest Xterra...
  11. Supercharger is whining

    Repair Questions
    I have a 2003 Supercharged Xterra. I has some work done and when I got it back from the mechanic, it whines. Kind of like that noise you here through the AM radio band when accelerating. The mechanic claims it is just the noise a supercharger makes, but I never heard this before. I took it...
  12. 2003 Atomic Orange Supercharged SE Big Deal?

    New Member Introductions
    First post, new to this. Friend with Xterra told me that this paint color is rare and should do some research about it. Any input on paint color/model combo is appreciated.
  13. PML Colorado Springs HELP!

    Modification Questions
    Alright guys, somewhat new to the forum and very excited. Had my X for 5 years and just started moding,just got a rack for my 2003 Xterra 2wd and would like to "Level Her Out", not too much confidence in myself to do this awesome mod correctly and I'm desperately lacking tools, I'm in the Army...
  14. Suggestions needed, I changed the spark plugs 5 months ago but not the wires

    Scheduled or Preventive Maintenance
    Hi all, I thought the wires weren't important. As we all know, they are. So I am planning on doing so this weekend. Here's my question: Have I damaged the new iridium plugs by not changing the wires? Should I just redo the plugs AND the wires together? Or will just doing the plugs be A-o-kay...
  15. 03 Starter Replacement

    Repair Questions
    I know how to replace it but i'm having trouble with the top bolt. Its very hard to get to and i can't tighten it down all the way. I'm using a swivel to get in there because there's literally no room to work. If you have any tips on suggestions please share. Thanks guys and girls. -Ty
  16. 03 S/C sway bar mount crack

    Repair Questions
    Hey all, I have an 03 4X4 S/C, and I was under it earlier today replacing the pads and rotors. While I was digging into the passenger side wheel well, I noticed that there's a hairline crack in the bracket on the lower control arm that the sway bar bushings mount up to. Anybody notice this/is...
  17. OEM animal barrier/cage

    Parts For Sale
    Hey all, I just picked up an 03 S/C xterra :itsaboy: that came with the animal barrier option. Looking to sell it without shipping it, I'm located in charlottesville VA. I'm willing to meet half way, but outside of virginia is pushing it. $50 OBO.
  18. 2003 Xterra - Loose grille guard fix?

    Repair Questions
    I have a 2003 Xterra with the factory grille guard installed. Despite the many criticisms I have seen about the grille guard option, it has served me quite well, certainly saving my vehicle from serious damage in multiple instances. Now the thing is loose, and getting more and more so as time...
  19. New member from Orange County CA

    New Member Introductions
    Just Saying Whats up! I am semi-new to the X. I owned one several years ago but was uninterested in it's capabilities (I was young and stupid). About a month ago I became terribly interested in nature photography and I needed a vehicle capable of taking me places I otherwise couldn't get to with...
  20. All waxed up baby!

    I washed and waxed up my 2003 Xterra today. See pictures attached. I used turtle brand rub-on wax and it seemed to work great, what do all of you use and how often? any suggestions for waxing products/techniques to get the best results? thanks CX have a good week.