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2002 Nissan Xterra timing belt broke, While driving about 30 mph, is there any tolerance issues? would it be worth trying to replace belt?

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  • Anonymous Sep 12, 2010

    What's the question? If you don't replace the belt,you never drive it again!

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It's has a timing belt, also it's an interference engine, if belt goes bad it will bent valve's .

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Try spraying penetrating lubricant or graphite into it, wiggle and try. Spray inside and press the button and spray between the button and the housing. If this dosen't work you can try looking into the seat belt with a flash light and see if you can see anything moving compare with a belt that works properly. If not successful you will have to replace the seat belt assembly as they cannot be taken apart as they are a safety item and are replaced as an assembly.

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Local Nissan dealer just quoted me $950 to replace timing belt and water pump.

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Xterra 2005 died while driving. Restart and engine would diesel then die. Finally went from dieseling to regular idle. Intermittent problem. Ideas?


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If my timing belt went out is i worth it to replace it..


If you're doing the work yourself, yes.The belt can be picked up for around $40 or less. The issue is, when you do the belt you should also do the water pump, bypass hose, and camshaft seals just as a preventative measure since they are right there during the timing belt process.
If you're ok with doing the work yourself, install the new belt and see if it runs fine (IE> No bent valves, etc). If so, you can then redo some of the work to do the water pump and what not.
If you need directions, hit up http://www.nicoclub.com/FSM/xterra/2002_Xterra/

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2002 nissan xterra timing belt would that effect the internal engine damage?


Timing belts should be changed every 60,000. Different car makes state different mileage but as a whole 60,000 miles and you should replace the timing belt.

The belt keeps the crankshaft and camshaft in time with one another. And is very important. If you dont change them when they need changing. It can cause extreme engine damage so yes it can effect the internal engine damage.

Mar 01, 2011 | 2002 Nissan Xterra

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Have nissan xterra 2002 133000 miles. Stoped at stop light last night and timing belt broke. Was at a complete stop when this happened. Could this have messed up the engine on bend a valve.


its known as an interference engine however since it was idling i would give it 60/40 your favor.put a belt on it and hope for the best!

Jan 23, 2011 | 2002 Nissan Xterra

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Replaced the timing belt on an 02 niss xterra and starts like a champ but has a noise or knock now any suggestions??


Need to replace the Knock Sensor, Very Common issue with these vehicles, quite costly too, depending on where you are located approx. $600-$800 plus.

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most likely the fuel pump. First check fuel pump relay, listen for pump coming on when you turn on the switch. If it does, try changing the fuel filter next.

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If you are close to the truck when it happens, try removing the battery from the remote. Some times when remotes are worn, they can send out a constant signal setting off the alarm, unlocking the doors and so on. I would try that first. If it stops, then you verified the remote is the problem

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Normally YES, I would have a new belt fitted and try it just in case. I have had several 'interference' motors break a belt and not damage any valves. Its worth taking a chance before running the expense of pulling the heads off for inspection.

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