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  1. Bad alternator?

    Repair Questions
    Hello, I have an 04 xterra 2wd 4cyl with ~150k miles. I've recently had the battery light and brake light come on and tested the alternator (no voltage increase on battery after cranking), this led to me replacing the alternator from advanced auto (a pain). After a month or so the battery and...
  2. New Member with Mystery Bolt Question

    New Member Introductions
    Greetings Everyone, JoeWest here. I live in the Pacific Northwest, so it's only natural to own a Subaru, Jeep, 4Runner, or Xterra. Well, I opted for the Xterra and its been serving me great so far! A little about my car which I've owned it a little over a year: Year: 2001 Miles: 147,000...
  3. No start no crank!

    It Won't Start!!!
    So I installed a 23" light bar on my 2005 Xterra and was wiring it, but made the rookie mistake of not unplugging the battery. something sparked and now it won't start. It drained my battery and I took it to get tested, but it was no good. I replaced the battery in hopes that it would start, but...
  4. Overheats, but that's not all!

    Repair Questions
    Hey everyone! My 2003 x is giving me fits. 4wd V6 no supercharger. 117,000 miles with no mods that I know of. List of things going wrong: 1. Overheating while stopped or moving slow. I think it might be the fan clutch. Could I get some advice on troubleshooting this before I buy a replacement...
  5. Dear Alternator; thanks for the mammaries

    Repair Questions
    There should be a more thorough 'How to" on Alternators because mine went out today and let me tell you how frustrating it was to have to think, learn and repair on a Sunday by yourself and all the reference I had was two youtube videos of guys taking off their wheels, using completely different...
  6. Alternaor and Steering on opposite sides?

    Repair Questions
    Please Help! I just bought a 2000 Xterra with a 3.3 v6 vg33e (Supposedly) motor, and the head gasket is bad. I have looked all over for a replacement motor but they all seem to have the alternator and power steering on the opposite side of what is in the Vehicle itself. Don't know why or...
  7. Won't Start after radio install

    Repair Questions
    This is my first post to the forum and I am thankful for the information I have found upon joining, but the problem I'm having is a bit weird. So about last Wednesday I received the radio wiring harness for my 2006 Xterra (~101800 miles on the clock) and proceeded to solder my single din...
  8. Alternator Bearings Gone Bad?

    Repair Questions
    Hi guys, I've got an 05 Xterra S 4X4 and for the past few weeks I've had a horribly annoying whine coming from the underside of the engine compartment. You can't hear it while in the vehicle, but outside its pretty bad, especially around the passenger side or while in a drive through. I've...
  9. Leaky A/C hose

    Repair Questions
    a few days ago, i got a bunch of lights flashing on my dash, and all the electrical shut down. took it into the school shop to find out that the A/C hose leaked all over the alternator. im trying to track down a replacement hose, but im not sure if i need the discharge, or suction line. any help...
  10. Fun with an ABS light! (and complete power failure)

    How To's, DIY and Write ups
    A few months ago, I replaced the valve cover seals and timing belt on my beloved manual transmission 2000 X VG33. Soon after, my ABS light came on, no big deal. I basically have just ignored it since, until I was paging through my Haynes manual to learn how to replace my rear brake drums. It...
  11. Whining Noise in 2006 Nissan Xterra

    FAQ/Common Questions
    Hello everyone, I can hear an annoying whining noise when i start up my 2006 Nissan Xterra and it gets worse as I step on the accelerator. I brought it to the dealer and they said it needs a new Belt Tensioner, and a new Alternator. they also recommended i change the Drive Belt while they have...
  12. 2008 model - new alternator? Already?!

    Repair Questions
    Please bare with me you guys, I'm new to the whole forum thing, but am desperate to hear comments from fellow X-terra owners. I am an extremely concerned X-terra owner with an even more concerned bank account. I bought my 2008 X-terra (base model. . .I believe that is the X?) brand new back in...
  13. HOW TO- Quest 125amp alternator install.

    How To's, DIY and Write ups
    The stock 00-04 Nissan Xterra alternator puts out 80amps of electrical power. Although this may be enough for most, once one starts to install high drain aftermarket components (lights, winch, fan, stereo equipment, etc.) a need for more power arises. The alternator keeps the battery replenished...
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