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  1. 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...
  2. Lots of Waxy substance inside air intake hose :o

    Repair Questions
    What the eff is this stuff? Its the consistency of ear wax. Wax is moisture as is snot. Is moisture collecting inside the AI hose, sitting and solidifying?
  3. AC hose repair in the future, or major leak repai.

    How To's, DIY and Write ups
    I have posted on this before, butt it seems not to be seen sometimes. A lot of you seem to replace your A/C hose's and not pull a vacuam and just dump a unknown quantity of 134a back into the system. Now I am in the A/C refrigeration business, so I have the pleasure to doing this stuff...
  4. thrown P0455, gas tank/evap mess

    Repair Questions
    Hi all! First post. I've been lurking for a while, and never found the time to do a proper intro with pictures. I have a 2000 Xterra SE, manual, 80k miles. So my car threw a P0455 code this winter, and I also noticed a strong gas smell by the passenger side of my car. I started looking...
  5. Power steering hose connection

    Repair Questions
    Hi all, I'm going to change the power steering hoses in my 2000 Xterra, which uses banjo bolts to connect to the steering boxing. But the all of the local auto parts stores sell only the "threaded" type connection to the steering box. I was wondering if I could still use the "threaded" type for...
  6. 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...
  7. brake booster? (brake pedal hissing noise)

    Repair Questions to forum but trying to see if anyone has any idea if I am diagnosing my brake problem correctly...just had engine stall problems and located a vacuum leak in the brake booster to intake hose. Replaced hose and engine runs great now. however now when I press the brake pedal I hear a...
  8. Need some help understanding what happened

    Repair Questions
    I will start this off by saying I am very car illiterate, so this description will lack technical terms, but I will do my best. I have a 2000 Xterra SE 4x4, it has 162,000 miles. I have had it since about 90,000 miles, other than rouitine oil changes, and I've had to have a few belts changed...
  9. Air Conditioning Problem

    Repair Questions
    The high pressure AC hose blew on my 2003 Xterra. I had it replaced and recharged last month. Now after maybe 5 minutes of engine warmup, the compressor kicks off and on about every 5 seconds. The fan is running and everything electrical works fine. This compressor on/off cycling is only a...