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  1. 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.
  2. brownsfan3785
    Apr 2nd, 2015 08:31 AM - permalink
    Can you help me with P0402 on a 2001 Nissan Altima?
  3. 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.
  4. 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??
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. smj999smj
    Nov 22nd, 2014 11:53 AM - permalink
    I'm assuming you are referring to the drain plug on the engine block and not the petcock on the lower radiator tank. To be honest, I don't believe I ever removed the block drain on a VG engine. If you are replacing the water pump, I wouldn't bother because most of the remaining coolant in the block (after you drain the radiator) will drain out when you remove the water pump (just make sure you put a drain bucket below it before you take it off). If you are dead set on removing the block drain, look along the sides of the block near the freeze out plugs; if it has one, it'll be in that area.
  8. 1Wrench
    Nov 22nd, 2014 01:30 AM - permalink
    Greetings smj999smj,

    In the real world my name is Bob Triggs. I am new here. I have been reading many of your replies to tech questions here. I have to say that your offerings here have been very helpful to me in learning more about my engine and vehicle.I have a 1995 Hardbody VG30E 4x4 truck. I am in the process of doing timing belt, h20 pump, shaft seals, thermostat etc. A heavy duty tuneup. It has just over 200K miles on it.

    One thing I am having trouble locating is the engine coolant plug. I hope you don't mind me asking you. Sincerely, 1Wrench (Bob Triggs)
  9. smj999smj
    Jun 2nd, 2014 07:58 PM - permalink
    Responded to thread.
  10. bellember
    May 29th, 2014 12:52 PM - permalink
    Hi smj999smj - can you please take a look at my reply in this post: Steering Linkages End Boots/Bushings and let me know what you think?

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    2006 Pathfinder LE
    Former Certified Nissan Master Technician, 1985-2003.
    Prospect, VA
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Apr 18th, 2015
11:34 PM - smj999smj quoted jessebruffett in post clutch questions
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