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  1. genny75
    Jun 24th, 2015 03:57 PM - permalink
    2nd ?...

    2. Timing chain. About 5 years ago the dealership said i needed to replace timing chain guides. I am guessing they said this based on milage and that they didn't actually take all the time it would take to open it up and visually see that they needed replaced! This is another item that I am paranoid about and figure since we will be in there doing this radiator thing, we should grab this too. Especially since my miles are so high now. So again, same question...what should I buy? Just the guides and the chains? the whole kit? Where is best place to buy?
  2. genny75
    Jun 24th, 2015 03:57 PM - permalink
    Hoping you can help on 2 ?'s ... oops, it said my typing has too many characters. I will post 2nd ? separately :)

    trans/radia. 05 Frontier 4X2 CC Se. 146K mi. Always kept up on the maintenance, until about 75K, then I only did oil changes. Never major problems. Last 3 oil changes, dealership buggin' me about doing 120K service...for $900! Looked it up & decided the husband & I can do ourselves. In research I can across this tranny problem that people are having & now i am SUPER paranoid it will happen. Want to do something now to prevent it. I see after reading all over internet that I need to replace radiator & then put a trans cooler on the outside. bypass the radiator somehow. At this point my brain is overwhelmed with information,since I am not an actual mechanic. (note: I know I can do it, I am mechanically inclined & super interested in doing this myself!). just need some specific advice on how to do it & where to buy the CORRECT parts, & which specify parts to buy.
  3. smj999smj
    Jun 11th, 2015 10:38 PM - permalink
    By your symptoms, it sounds like a bad distributor. When it stalls and won't start, check for lack of spark to the plugs. If there's no spark, I would replace the distributor assy., preferably a quality unit like a genuine Nissan or Hitachi. Since you are leaking oil past the shaft seal into the distributor, you really need a new distributor, anyway.
  4. Kawaiifu
    Jun 6th, 2015 11:17 PM - permalink
    Hi I have a 91 nissan sentra classic 4 door with a ga16de engine. My car would start fine and drive around for about 20 min and then all of a sudden it won't accelerate past 2500 RPM. Knowing its the MAF I switched it out for a friends OEM MAF and drove it around for a bit and all seemed well until it did it again. The car would jerk and bog down till it stalls , I have to wait about an hour till it cools and starts back up again and the whole process repeats itself. It's throwing code 12 (Air flow meter) but I know its working well. Is the TPS and throttle body part of the air flow meter code? Could it be wiring? It only does this when the engine gets to operating temperature. When I looked at the distributor I found oil and black residue in the cap and the rubber gasket was pretty much gone. I also changed fuel filter and pump. I did a whole engine tune up but idk whats the problem. Please help me. I just want to be able to drive this car :(
  5. smj999smj
    Apr 7th, 2015 06:21 AM - permalink
    There are a number of things that can cause this. Often it's the small pipe from the intake manifold that gets clogged up with carbon. A sticking EGR control valve solenoid can also stick and cause this. My recommendation would be to obtain a download or copy of the Nissan factory service manual for your vehicle and follow the diagnostic steps for DTC P0402.
  6. brownsfan3785
    Apr 2nd, 2015 08:31 AM - permalink
    Can you help me with P0402 on a 2001 Nissan Altima?
  7. smj999smj
    Mar 3rd, 2015 09:19 PM - permalink
    The Jonko site was taken down years ago and I don't know much more than that. It's a shame because it was a pretty good site for information and had some knowledgeable people there.
  8. md80
    Mar 3rd, 2015 08:32 AM - permalink
    Hi Smj999smj
    I've been wondering what happened to the guys from Jonko. How have you been??
  9. smj999smj
    Feb 5th, 2015 09:01 PM - permalink
    The input shaft of the transmission slides into the end of the crankshaft when it's assembled. The pilot bushing sits in the end of the crankshaft. A small puller is used to remove it and the new one is carefully tapped in. Do not put any grease on the inside of the pilot bushing unless the manufacturer of the clutch specifies otherwise.
  10. lupeperez
    Feb 5th, 2015 08:43 PM - permalink
    2000 Nissan sentra 1.8l 4 cy I just bought clutch kit and it came with a pilot bushing and disassembled old clutch and could not find where it goes or if it even requires one

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    2006 Pathfinder LE
    Former Certified Nissan Master Technician, 1985-2003.
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