Question about 2001 Nissan Xterra
Well I'm just assuming thats the problem since the first problem I found when I checked it was that the distributor wasn't turning, The trucks engine just stopped dry while I was driving living me with all the lights on the dashboard on. Anyone who can help? or who has any other idea? Thanks in advance
You'll need to get a repair manual or a shop manual for the procedure.
Keep in mind the 3.3 engine is an interference engine, so there is a good chance the valves are damaged if the belt broke.
Posted on Dec 09, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Well, I hate to inform you of this, but all Nissan engines except the V-6 that was used in the Quest mini-van up to 2003 are interference engines- meaning that if a valve is fully open and the corresponding piston travels to Top Dead Center (TDC), they will contact forcefully resulting in a bent valve.
I have seen this many times as most people don't want to spend the $500 to have their timing belt replaced.
Fortunately for you, Nissan cylinder head castings are built pretty strong. I have pulled the cylinder heads and replaced bent valves (be sure to "lap them in" with a good valve lapping compound) and reassembled the engines with fantastic results. Most engines have broken valve guides and valves and pistons, but Nissans typically don't break these things.
This is a very involved job and should not be attempted unless you have pretty extensive experience with the internal combustion engine, so I would recommend a trusted mechanic or, ultimately, your local dealer.
Depending on labor rate, you're looking in the ball park of $1500 for this repair.
I hope this has been helpful!!
Nissan Scope Technician- 10+ years experience in Nissan dealership.
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
I have the same problem in my Nisan Titanwhen it has rained lately. Either moisture has gotten into the pulley system, or the belt is loose. it could be something else though.
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
SOURCE: xterra no oil pressure
inner timing cover y shaped oil gallery gaskets..make your own or order the complete cover..costs from nissan are 500 canadian for the cover and around 1500 total for the replacement.oil pressure goes back up immediately after the install..alot of work to replace a cheezy piece of paper...
Posted on Mar 21, 2011
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