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  1. Hissing brakes

    Repair Questions
    Recently got myself an 01 Xterra se. Has the 3.3l v6 with 4wd. Bought it with tons of new parts including brake booster master cylinder and only pads. When I hit the brakes they make a hissing noise. Only at a medium pressure. If I hit it lightly it doesn't do it and if I push them down hard it...
  2. ABS Self Test Issue?

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    Hello all! First post here, thank you for having me. I am a noob mechanic, and was working on replacing my front shocks on my '04 Xterra. The top nut was rusted and stripped from the previous owner trying to do it himself I am guessing. I ended up cutting it out, and cut my ABS line in the...
  3. odd smell, thinking dragging brake caliper, want to discuss and confirm

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    Ok, normally i am the one helping everyone but i have a mystery smell and need a little bit of help now. i THINK its my driver rear brake caliper dragging slightly. the smell kind of resembles that of getting on the brakes super hard the kinda odd burning smell you get sometimes after doing so...
  4. Clutch and Brake pedal soft.

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    Just had to replace a few of the metal brake lines on my 08. I bleed the air out, or so I thought. Brake pedal is still soft but now the clutch pedal loses pressure and goes to floor when I pump the brakes. Have to pull it back up. Does good for a few pumps then loses pressure again and have to...
  5. Left rear rotor getting hotter than right.

    Repair Questions
    So I needed brakes all around on my 2012 Nissan Xterra. The day before I go to do the brakes the right rear caliper explodes. Apparently the left side wasn't really doing any of the breaking and the right side was doing everything. Replaced the brakes all the way around replaced the two rear...
  6. Rear drum removal holes specs

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    Anyone know the spec size of the empty bolt holes on the rear drum used for removal? See pic. 2004 X. Thanks.
  7. Braking pulsation/vibration mystery.

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    Starting this past weekend when I apply the brakes firmly I'm getting a pulsation and vibration in the truck especially as I come to a complete stop. After coming to a complete stop the truck will vibrate briefly on acceleration. I changed out of the rotors, calipers and pads around...
  8. $1000 for brakes!

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    I just got $1000 estimate to redo my front brakes. Pads Callipers and rotars. I priced them out using a buddys discount at Lordco and parts total came to $485. I had a serious issue with the brakes (grinding, tire locking and dead pedal) and needed to get towed and the shop diagnosed a failed...
  9. Catastrophic brake failure

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    Like the title says my brakes are pooched. I was at a remote location with the '02 SC and my brakes died within a couple days. It started with the park brake light staying on one morning. Didn't think too much of it since it was wet and froze hard within a few hours. It appears it was minor...
  10. Soft Brakes

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    I have an 01 Xterra and my brakes are very soft. We have replaced the back brake shoes, front pads, both calipers, and the master cylinder. We have bleed the brakes on 4 different days and they are still very soft. When the truck is not running the brakes are very hard, but once you start the...
  11. Advice needed before trip

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    Hello everyone, I got my dream Xterra in January and it's been great. 2000, SE, 137k miles. Everything has been perfect. There have just been a couple things I've been getting used to. Even before I drove it off the lot, the ABS light popped on but turned back off. About 40% of the time it will...
  12. Update my suspension for bigger tires??

    Offroad Wheels & tires
    I have a 2015 Nissan Xterra Pro-4x. Its my baby. I want to put on some big offroad tires. Duramec maybe. Well do I need to update anything for it to run good? I do NOT want to have anything cheap or half ass on it. Let me know EVERYTHING I definitely/possibly should update. Not sure what size...
  13. Recent Braking Issue

    FAQ/Common Questions
    Twice in the past 2 weeks when I have hit my brakes, there was no braking. The brake pedal just went down (I didn't push it all the way to the floor but pretty close), and my 2009 Xterra kept going on its happy way - fortunately no one was in front of me. When I hit the brake pedal a second...
  14. Could it be a bad Caliper Piston???

    Repair Questions
    Just did a full front brake replacement on my 2004 X. Replaced the pads, rotors, caliper pins, repacked the bearings, etc. Even swapped out the shocks while I was in there. Everything went just fine until I drove it. I'm now getting a knock when I apply the brakes. it's really hard to tell...
  15. Timing belt change and general tune-up...

    Scheduled or Preventive Maintenance
    About to open a can of worms here, I suppose.... 2000 SE 4-speed auto 4x4 ~140k mi, sat for awhile so the brakes are so-so, gonna be changed. It's time for a tune-up, and I suspect I need to change my timing belt; a new radiator was put in just before I bought the vehicle (at ~115k mi) and it...
  16. Brakes functioning improperly after startup.

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    I have a 2002 4WD Xterra with about 130k on it. First, the ABS light has been on for about 8 years - faulty sensor - but never really had any brake problems. On occasion - probably about 10% of the time - I'll start up the X, and start driving slowly like in a parking lot or in my...
  17. Squeaking while backing up

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    Good morning all, I have a 2010 Nissan Xterra that I have had since it was brand new. Just recently I noticed there was a squeak when backing up. It sounds like it is coming from the back wheels. With over 53,000 miles on the vehicle, I am thinking brakes and plan to have it looked at this week...
  18. Brake noise

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    Hello all. So I've been looking through posts and I have not been able to find anything regarding this issue. So, I've noticed that when I press on the brake pedal, there's a clicking sound coming from driver side. Sounds like it's coming from front wheel or somewhere in the vicinity (can't...
  19. ABS decel ("G-sensor") sensor help

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    Hi everyone, So I have a 2002 Xterra V6 XE auto 4x4. My Abs started acting up a few months ago, it hasn't effected my state inspection or anything, and truthfully I haven't missed it. However, I hate having dash lights in my face and I like my vehicles working 100%. I did the paperclip trick...
  20. Brake Issues

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    Greetings all, Ive got a bit of an odd one here. So the other day I was driving, my brakes just started squealing and grinding about a week ago, and suddenly I hear a pop and my bakes stop working all together unless I pressed them all the way down. I got it back home and it turned out the...
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