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  1. Repair Questions
    So, I need to thank those of you who replied to my previous post here (especially @XT2015). I've been meaning to get in here and post this for a few weeks now, but just haven't gotten the chance until today. Here's a short story: After a while of not getting around to replacing the radiator...
  2. Repair Questions
    I have an 05 Xterra with the auto trans that I purchased recently with 115k I did the car fax and seen that in 2008 @ 31k the radiator was replaced at the dealer. I would assume due to recall. I personally would like to just buy a new radiator and install it just for some peace of mind. is...
  3. Repair Questions
    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...
  4. Repair Questions
    hey everyone, wondering if this stuff on the surface of my coolant in the radiator should be of concern. It’s been there for a while and hasn’t accumulated anymore in the past weeks since I last noticed it. Just checking fluid levels and what not and noticed it and figured it could be an early...
  5. General Discussions
    I have a 2008 Xterra, with 108,000 miles. Just a little background, Back in August I blew my radiator. I put a new radiator, thermostat, and fixed a few other things as well ( spark plugs, serpentine belt) 2 months later I noticed that my temp gauge fluctuates pretty bad , it never over heats...
  6. Scheduled or Preventive Maintenance
    New owner of an 05 X. Found it with only 48000 miles and looks very well taken care of. Would like to be able to triple that but after seeing all the posts about the dreaded SMOD I figured I should take some preventive measures now in order to keep peace of mind. I'm wondering though if it would...
  7. Repair Questions
    Hey all! The potential transmission/radiator issue in a 2009 Xterra I'm sure is no news to any of you. I'm hoping to get some advice to save me a little coin. I took my Xterra into a Nissan dealer to first off have the transmission checked, to see if there's been any contamination thus far. i'm...
  8. Repair Questions
    Hi my 2001 Exterra radiator is loosing liquid and the overflow tank stays full. It won't transferr back to the rad. I can't find any leaks or sign of leaks.
  9. Repair Questions
    Curious, now with more poll! Post if replacement was due to failure as well--would be good for current and future owners for one more data point on a failure/leave-you-stranded item.
  10. Repair Questions
    Hi there! I've got a 2005 Xterra with 178K miles on it. I bought it new and had some warranty issues about 6 years ago, but aside from that it's been great. Recently my transmission started slipping. I took it to local mechanic and discovered the radiator/transmission cooler problem. I'm...
  11. New Member Introductions
    I just bought a 2006 Offroad xterra yesterday with 84k miles on it. I am in the louisville Ky area. the first 2 mods i am doing to it is a K&N air filter and a CSF aluminum radiator. other than little things that will be about it until l i can afford something else. for now i will be just...
  12. Repair Questions
    After completing a timing belt/waterpump/radiator hoses/thermostat fix I guess I tightened a bit too much on the upper thermostat hose and CRUMBLED the nozzle on the radiator itself! Hey, its an opportunity to get a new radiator right? I see lots of other posts referencing replacing the...
  13. Repair Questions
    My wife took the rig into the shop this morning at they told her that she needed to get a coolant flush done, and they wanted to charge her about $200. The car runs smoothly and has never overheated. How can they tell if it's time to do an engine flush? If it is time, I'd love to save myself...
  14. Repair Questions
    Hello all - I've read many other posts, same familiar story, strawberry milkshake fluid in my 05 Xterra. The diagnosis was in May. I have had no choice but to keep driving the vehicle as there was no way I was going to spend >5k, I fully anticipated it would just up and croak on me almost...
  15. 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...
  16. Repair Questions
    Hello, I'm sorry for jumping in like this, and if you've already addressed the question elsewhere please don't get irritated with me. My wife and I are dying to buy an Xterra to drive from FL to OR but we're worried about the automatic transmission/radiator issues. I've read the reports about...
  17. How To's, DIY and Write ups
    The PO of my truck wasn't much into vehicle maintenance and the radiator was cracked along the top seam. Apparently he drove it like this for about 6 months. In order to register it in Germany it has to pass inspection, which it wouldn't pissing coolant all over the engine. So I got on the...
  18. Repair Questions
    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...
  19. Repair Questions
    The radiator went on my automatic 2006 Nissan Xterra SE with 65,000 miles. Nissan dealer says the radiator does not qualify for extended warranty because there is no issue with the mixing of the transmission fluid with radiator fluid. My question is, 1. can that be? Other than the nightmares...
  20. Repair Questions
    My Xterra died a week ago. Transmission fluid(s) and other fluids in the radiator mixed due to cracks :temphot: , or i guess we can say that the radiator ran out of F's to give. I guess last October, Nissan extended some warranties to 80,000 miles. Well by that time, my car was at about...
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