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  1. '03 won't turn over, acc works just fine

    It Won't Start!!!
    Good morning! I apologize if this topic has been beaten to death but I'm stumped. For some reason, my Xterra decided that it didn't want to turn over. Turned the key to start it, and nothing happened. All of the accessories (lights, radio, heater, etc) turned on and functioned fully but she...
  2. 2007 Won't Start and I'm completely lost

    It Won't Start!!!
    Hey all, I've got a dead X that I cannot revive at all and I've spent 2 weeks trying to diagnose and replace everything that has been suggested. I just bought it in August and its been running just fine between then and now. We recently just did our first oil change. Came out a few weeks ago and...
  3. In the steering column?

    It Won't Start!!!
    I glanced around some this morning as my wife drives me to work, but didn’t find exactly what I have going on. 2002, starter is less an a year old. Battery checks out fine. I have had this issue happen a couple times. Go to start it, fuel pump fires, everything powers up. Nothing. Like the...
  4. 2.4L 2WD Clutch Replacement

    Repair Questions
    Hello all, I’m looking for some helpful insight on replacing the clutch on my 2004 Nissan Xterra 2.4L 2WD. What I’ve done so far: Pulled the drivetrain out. Removed shifter from the top. Disconnected Slave. Unplugged wiring harnesses from transmission. Removed crossmember bar. Problems I’ve...
  5. Starter issues?

    It Won't Start!!!
    I have a 2008 X with about 130k. I recently replaced the radiator and my truck has been running great until a few days ago. I go to start it and it won’t turn over and clicks a bit. I try again a few times and it eventually starts. Some days it just starts right up. When it has issues, all my...
  6. No start no crank!

    It Won't Start!!!
    So I installed a 23" light bar on my 2005 Xterra and was wiring it, but made the rookie mistake of not unplugging the battery. something sparked and now it won't start. It drained my battery and I took it to get tested, but it was no good. I replaced the battery in hopes that it would start, but...
  7. Starter Issue?

    Repair Questions
    So i own a manual 2005 nissan xterra, it has over 130k miles on it and it used to run just fine. As of the past few months starting it has been getting harder and harder (as in it would sit there and turn over for a lengthier period of time than usual until it would start up just fine). However...
  8. Starter won't come off!

    Repair Questions
    I have an automatic 2004 X, and am trying to change the starter out. Of the two bolts that secure the starter to the vehicle, I got the bottom one out. The top bolt is super tight, and I cant get it to budge. Of course, where it's located is not a help either! I've tried a regular ratchet and...
  9. Good Starter, Bad Starter

    It Won't Start!!!
    So the Hydra 1st Gen is acting up again. New battery, new Starter, both tested as good. Ive checked the wires, voltage is fine all over on the battery end and starter end. I also checked the posts and they are on tight. It seems to be doing this every few weeks. It will work fine, then out...
  10. Starter gear and flywheel lubrication

    General Discussions
    Hello. On an Xterra the flywheel is in the bell housing, outside the engine rear oil seal, correct? And, the starter gear engages the flywheel and spins it every time the vehicle is started, at least twice a day. I have seen pictures posted by others (see attached) where flywheel and starter...
  11. I think my X is haunted

    Interior Mods
    Hello all, New to this forum and new to Xterra. I just bought my first Nissan Xterra last week, it's an 05 with 60k miles and in need of a few repairs. I'm writing though because I think this car is haunted. The other day, my girlfriend and I stepped out of my car, took a few steps away, and...
  12. Starter mounting - gasket/sealant?

    General Discussions
    Nissan did not specify a gasket or sealant between the starter flange and the housing it bolts on to. I looked in both 1st Gen and 1nd Gen FSM, no gasket/sealant is specified. Without a gasket/sealant, it is a metal on metal contact. Isn't a gasket or sealant necessary to prevent an oil leak...
  13. Acceleration and Idle issues.

    Repair Questions
    Greetings all, So I wanted to get your expert opinions before I start throwing time and parts at my 2000 Xterra. I have been having issues with starters, I have been needing to replace them every few months...but that could just be faulty refurbished parts. Im having some issues with a rough...
  14. 2000 model, New Starter, no luck.

    It Won't Start!!!
    Greetings Everyone, So my 2000 Nissan Xterra was running fine when suddenly it wouldnt crank. I would turn the Key, get one loud click and then nothing. I have had bad luck with starters in the past so I took the old one out and got a new one. Still nothing. I have noticed when the key is...
  15. Installing a Remote Starter

    General Discussions
    Hi Everyone, I am about to enter my first Yukon winter with my '12 Xterra, and am wondering if anyone has instructions and recommendations for installing a remote starter. I am not incredibly mechanically inclined, but can follow instructions well and am wondering if this is something I can do...
  16. Starter/solenoid not engaging

    It Won't Start!!!
    2000/1 3.3V6 auto Starter wouldn't engage, not even loading. Jumpered solendoid start wire to hot - no go. It did load though, you could tell by the spark when releasing. *** Happy Note Super Tip *** The solenoid drive wire has a connector right behind the battery! Disconnect it and touch it...
  17. Hey yall from East Tennessee

    New Member Introductions
    hey,my name is Jay. My wife and I live in Tenn. We have a 2000 school bus colored X and we both love it. That being said,we have some problems...lame... Slow starts,Almost like a batt problem but I dont know. I just had the knock sensor replaced in it and it did not fix the problem. I checked...
  18. Slow start...if at all

    It Won't Start!!!
    New member. 2003 Xterra XE. 150,000 miles. Battery less than 3 years old. Alt less than a year old. My Xterra started having a slow start recently. It feels like it takes a little longer to turn over and start. After a long drive home from work, I came out about 10 minutes later, and it...
  19. Wierd Starting Issue

    Repair Questions
    Greetings all, Quick question, Ive got an intermediate problem getting my 2K Xterra started. Sometimes it cranks normally, others I'll turn the key and nothing: No clicks, no warning, nothing. That battery is good (no dim lights or anything and fairly new) and the clock has never been reset...
  20. New Guy Here!

    New Member Introductions
    Hi there, the name is Chris. I'm here because I am a very proud Xterra owner. I've had the car for about a year now and its been having some problems with her. First off, I have a 2003 Xterra, and I've had to replace my starter 4 times now. I've been told I have a valve cover leak and I bought...
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