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  1. FAQ/Common Questions
    Hello all! I apologize in advance for the noob question but I am a new Xterra owner ( I have wanted one for years) and a somewhat novice mechanic, but wanting to get better. I got a great deal on a '07 Xterra that needs some TLC. The shocks desperately need to be changed and I am going to...
  2. Repair Questions
    The rig has 190,000 miles on it, and it's about to have a couple thousand more in a few weeks. I have a whole bunch of maintenance that I'm planning to do and need to know if there are any major danger points to be aware of. I'm replacing the belts, distributor, plugs, radiator, hoses, and...
  3. General Discussions
    2015 Xterra 4x4 Manual: I'm looking for recommendations to even out my dragging butt when hauling a camper. I haul a camper full-time, usually moving short distances 1-2x/month, long distance (1k miles+) 1-2x/year - I also use the Xterra as my main vehicle for commuting/everyday driving/weekend...
  4. Repair Questions
    2000 XE V6. About a month and a half ago, the following suspension components were replaced on my 2000 XE V6: Front Shock Absorbers (KYB KG5446) Front Stabilizer links + bushings Rear Shock Absorbers (KYB KG4026) Rear Stabilizer links + bushings Rear Leaf Springs The four shock absorbers...
  5. Repair Questions
    Hello Boys and Girls I need your help. My 2001 Xterra has very suddenly developed a low front end. I measured the door seam at the back of the back door and the front of the front door, and the difference in height is 2 inches. Here are profile pics of my vehicle from a year ago and now. Also...
  6. Repair Questions
    The original leaf springs on my 2000 Xterra XE both cracked the other day. I ordered from new Husky leaf springs (69-257) from Rock Auto as well as new u-bolts. When attempting to install the new leaf springs, the centre bolt on the Husky leaf springs is too long for the alignment hole under...
  7. Repair Questions
    So I noticed today. when I was putting my Nissan on jack stands. that the frame on the driver side rear. seems to have a completely different angle then the passengers rear. How do I post pictures. Please let me know what you think. Is this normal? Nothing on the car fax indicates a accident...šŸ„ŗ...
  8. Repair Questions
    The steering wheel/ column shakes when I drive at/over 65mph. It gets worse as I go faster except for when I reach 80 mph then it settles down a bit. I got used tires put in about 3 weeks ago and the front passenger one was already wearing wayyy faster then the other 3. Took it to the shop and...
  9. General Discussions
    I'm running Bilstein 5100, those didn't come with upper shock bushings, so I reused the old OE ones. Now they are cracked and falling apart, so I need to replace. Does anyone know any aftermarket sellers? I realize 4x4parts.com has all the things, but I'm in Canada and ordering from them is...
  10. General Discussions
    How do you tell if your front sway bar end link or sway bar bushings are worn? I'm guessing these are toast and should be replaced?? How long should one expect these to last?? These have only been on for less than two years; but I was running some very worn tie-rods ends for a while, so I...
  11. Repair Questions
    Hey folks, Recently bought a 2002 X. Love this beast, but I'm a noob when it comes to the wrench. I'm learning whatever I can about mechanical maintenance now, and the first thing I did was replace old stock rear stabilizer bar links with fancy new Moog ones. However, once the tires got back on...
  12. Repair Questions
    I replaced the front shock with a new Bilstein # 24-137430 Front Shocks, 46mm. I reused the coil and all other rubber pieces from the original shock assembly. When I had the tire off, the space you see wasnt present. It wasnt until I loaded the shock that the space between the washer and the nut...
  13. Repair Questions
    Trying to figure out why my Xterra is riding really rough over bumps wondering what all I need to do with the suspension system to make it smoother. figured out I have an independent suspension system on the front it's literally just shocks, no coil springs and it rides really rough over little...
  14. Repair Questions
    Hi everybody, my name as you can see is Kamen and i live in south Texas. I have loved my Xterra 2002 4WD SE not supercharged,regardless of the accumulation of rust and continues repairs. My front suspension have been screeching for almost two years and after finally getting the upper control...
  15. Repair Questions
    I can follow instructions as well as the next guy, but my ignorance shows when it comes to identifying problems/parts. On that note, what is this thing? And should I be worried that it's cracked? Images attached below. Thanks for your help!
  16. Street Suspension
    Hi all, I am new to the Xterra. I have the option to buy a 2012 4x4 S, 75,000 mi, suspension is stock, new all season AT tires, no mods. Took it for a ride on roads and the suspension seemed stiff but every expansion joint in the road caused the Xterra to have a slight "galloping" or "see-saw"...
  17. Offroad suspension & Steering
    Hey gang, I have a 2015 Xterra Pro-4x. Mostly a city driver but I do hit the country on the weekends and do some light off-roading, boggy/baron, rocky trails, etc. Looking for a small, modest lift to improve clearance. Not planning on changing stock tires or rims (I have winter tires as well...
  18. Offroad Suspension & Steering
    Hello Everyone, I am new to this site but have seen a lot of great info from it. I wanted to take the opportunity to ask some question for anyone who won't mind answering. I have a 2002 X and very much enjoy off-roading. I am, however, getting a little tire of my stock suspension performance...
  19. Modification Questions
    Iā€™m installing a 2.5'' Rancho Suspension lift on my 04 X. However it says it will only fir up to 31.62'' tall tires. I already purchached 33x12.5R15 for it. Will I need to mod my front end? 31 inch tires for an almost 3 inches of lift sounds funky to me. I figured it'd tuck 33s.
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