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    2005 Xterra's overheating...so far I have replace almost everything and after getting it out of Firestone today, IT STARTED OVER HEATING AGAIN. I got a new Radiator Radiator cap Hose Thermostat Gasket Coil rings for thermostat Spark Plugs Timing Belt Serpentine Belt Coolant Flush All I can think...
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    Hi, I have a Nissan Xterra 2001 and it overheats ONLY during a HOT and sunny day. On grey days or night it does NOT overheat. The radiator water is OK, the engine oil is ok. I replaced the fan. The thermostat seems ok after a test. Any ideas?
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    Transmission making a screeching noise- Had the transmission replaced at 159,000 miles. While driving with the new trans, as i was going up a hill the truck downshifted and made this screeching noise. (This doesn't happen all the time. Just randomly) Oil Light comes on- Ever since we bought...
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    Here's a short clip. Radiator about half full. Made it to the house, but with some smoke and a burning smell. Sounds like a belt, but more like metal on metal to me. 168k miles. https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=56A49AF75A42485C!237874&authkey=!AFrkoNu-gO7YLJo&ithint=video%2cmp4 Drew Honduras
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    I have a 2005 Nissan Xterra 4WD. 2 years ago I replaced my radiator (after falling victim to the cooling rod crack and the fluids mixing). 1 year ago I replaced my transmission with a re-man. This past winter I had trouble with it heating up. I had the thermostat replaced and the heater core...
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    I have a 2000 xterra...ive just changed the termastat...the heating core went out so the mechanic bypassed it?? Is the ok?? Also i had a hose blow out and replaced it...still overheating...What is the problem??? The temp guage stays below cold while it runs but let it sit for a min and it runs...
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    I recently removed the plenum on my 2004 Xterra to change the valve cover gasket, upgrade hoses and get to plug #6. It was tough to get everything apart but things seemed to go well and I got everything back together just fine. Until I went to drive it... After driving a very short while the...
  8. Repair Questions
    JUNE 2014 First off I am new to this forum and thanks for letting me in the Club! I did some searching throughout the internet and forums on my issue and I found similar issues but nothing as unique as mine. So here is the scenario, my Xterra's temp gauge started creeping up one day after an...
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    2003 xterra made whirling and clicking noise only when accelerating, overheated briefly then wouldn't accelerate at all. Antifreeze all over the hood tho not huge pool underneath vechicle. Noise seemed to orginate from in front of the drivers side. Any ideas?
  10. Repair Questions
    Hello fellow X'ers! Been a lil bit since I've post it a thread. Work has kept me pretty busy as of late. So, I noticed some fluid on the ground coming from under the X. Being that it was kind of dark (it was in parking structure at work), I couldn't really see where it was coming from. I...
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    my 06 has been overheating (temp gage almost to top/hot). did not burst or anything. Mechanic said he fixed problem by flushing gunk our of radiator(new radiator). It did have a gargling noise(my wife said). has been working fine for 30 days and last night same problem. She drives it but I am...
  12. Repair Questions
    Blah: 2003 Xterra SE 4x4, 175k on the ticker... So about a month ago, I posted this: Leaking Thermostat Housing * Issue resolved, and confirmed it was that damn little hose connecting the upper and lower thermostat housing thing-a-ma-jig. The New Issue Take a look for yourself What...
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    Back in June, my A/C went out and I did not get it fixed due to the expense. At that time, any time I had the A/C running, the engine temperature would indicate it was overheating. The shop I took it to removed the A/C belt and basically just said "don't use it", and I haven't. Fast forward to...
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    Hey guys, recently purchased a 2002 xterra for some off roading fun. Its also my daily driver. Last week im stuck in rush hour traffic when i notice the heat is going through the roof. Ended up broken down on the side of the road and having to go to the shop. They replaced a few cracked...
  15. New Member Introductions
    Hi, I have a 2003 Xterra and I am the original owner. I am a mom of a son who is almost 12. I was thinking now is probably a good time to start teaching him how to do some maintenance on cars. I am pretty mechanically inclined and have fixed things around the house (dryer without heat...
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    I'm a proud new owner of a 2001 Xterra SE (VG33E 6 cyl.) and a first-time poster. I have an overheating riddle for y'all. I hope someone can help me avoid replacing the whole coolant system in search of the solution. Here's the situation, repeated on two different weekends: Two or three...
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    Hey Y'all, Well my planned post here about playing in the El Paso sand today and tomorrow got derailed due to an overheating problem that pep boys wants $1200.00 to repair. Let's start with the fact that i have no tools, no mechanic or Xterra friends in El Paso, and Zero mechanical skills or...
  18. New Member Introductions
    Hey all, I just bought an 03 X. Love it, but I do have one problem. It keeps overheating. As long as I am doing under 60 all is well. Everytime I go over 60 it starts to overheat. I have never had this problem with any vehicle. Any help would be awesome. Thanks in advance.
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    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...
  20. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys I just bought a 2002 Xterra after years of owning fords. This is an amazing vehicle but I need your guys help. I was driving to see my parents which was about a 40 mile drive. The Xterra does great in town but as soon as I take it on the highway after about 30 minutes it starts to...
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