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  1. 2000 nissan xterra I bought for $500

    Repair Questions
    I bought a very well maintained and well documented (so I KNEW it was well maintained) 2000 Nissan Xterra with about 190k miles on it about 3 months ago from a guy I worked with in California. Some shady mechanic told the poor guy it had a blown head gasket when all it needed was a coolant flush...
  2. Head Gasket- Mechanic Incompetence - Frustration

    Repair Questions
    Hi guys and gals! I have lurked around here for quite a while, haven't done an intro post yet, but I really need some advice. My apologies for the wall of text, but I feel the background should be known. Last October I had my Gen1 (2002) X (~135000 mi, bought 3 months previous) into the shop...
  3. Help Need Mechanic in Austin

    General Discussions
    I recently purchased a 2002 SE/SC 4x4. I need to find a shop in Austin, familiar with Nissans and Superchargers. If anyone has a shop they use, please refer me for future use, I'd be grateful.
  4. Dash lights w/o key

    Repair Questions
    Last Sunday I went out to start our 2004 manual X to no avail. Normal clicking and such for a dead battery so I pulled it and took it to Napa and they tested it (14 out of 800 amps??) and said it was bad and probably wouldn't take a charge (now that I think about it maybe he just wanted to sell...
  5. Am I crazy?

    General Discussions
    Today the mechanic was whacking my lower control arm with a mini sledge hammer to loosen the lower ball joint AND my brand new Bilstein shock was still attached. This drove me crazy! Can this hurt my Bilstein shock? It seemed to have pressure but all I could picture in my head is the insides...
  6. Xterra-friendly mechanic near Saratoga, CA

    Pacific Forum
    I will need to change my timing belt etc. on my 90,000 2002 Xterra. I'm new to the area. Any suggestions for a trustworthy reasonably priced mechanic? The Stevens Creek Nissan dealer quoted $1,500 to change the belt. They are good, but that sounds high. Thanks, Scott
  7. Good mechanic/shop in the Denver/Boulder area (for possible bad water pump)

    Repair Questions
    Hi everyone. I've been lurking on the forums for a while now (and learning a lot). Thanks for all the great info! And now on to my situation . . . I have a 2001 3.3 V6 with 147,XXX miles. Last summer I was driving over Independence Pass in Colorado when I noticed that my temp gauge was...
  8. Any Recommended Mechanic near Hartford, CT?

    Repair Questions
    Hello, I have found a Xterra in Columbia, Connecticut that I would like to buy, but I live a little west of Denver, Colorado. I don't want to make the 1,925 mile journey without first consulting a third party on its mechanical condition. Is there anyone on this forum who lives near Columbia...
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