Below is a no start condition guide for the Nissan Xterra. There are a couple very common issues with these vehicles, and I wanted to get a quick guide out there for people who have not delt with it before. This chart will grow with time and contributions from the Xterra community.
Common Nissan Codes
Below is a list of common Nissan codes and any corresponding Ry The Car Guy videos that attempt to address the issue. This is an active list and will be updated based on codes I address on my vehicles and create videos on.
|P1111||Intake Valve Timing Control Solenoid Valve Circuit Bank 1||Video|
|P1136||Intake Valve Timing Control Solenoid Valve Circuit Bank 2||Video|
|P0335||Crankshaft Position Sensor “A” Circuit Malfunction||Video|
|P0340||Camshaft Position Sensor “A” Circuit Malfunction||Video|
|P0345||Camshaft Position Sensor “B” Circuit Malfunction||Video|
|P0448||Evaporative Emission Control System Vent Control Circuit Close||Video|
|P0462||Fuel Level Sensor Circuit Low Input||Video|
|P0463||Fuel Level Sensor Circuit High Input||Video|
New Truck Window Sticker and Tech Specs
Hey guys, this is a companion article to the video recently posted on RTCG 2 about my new (to me) 2020 RAM 2500. I state in the video that I will post a readable version of my window sticker and post so specs. So here they are. Also, if you are somehow here without seeing the video. I have it posted below for you.
|Horsepower||370 @ 2800 RPM|
|Torque||850 @ 1700 rpm|
|Engine||6-Cyl, Turbo Diesel, 6.7 Liter|
|Transmission||6-Speed Automatic (68Rfe)|
|Fuel Capacity||31.0 gallons|
|Front Head Room||40.9 inches|
|Front Leg Room||40.9 inches|
|Max Seating Capacity||5|
|Minimum Ground Clearance||13.1 inches|
|Overall Length||238.8 inches|
|Front Shoulder Room||65.9 inches|
|Towing Capacity, Maximum||14410 pounds|
|Wheel Base||149.0 inches|
|Width with mirrors||83.5 inches|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)||10000 pounds|
|Bed Length||6.33 feet|
Nissan Titan Rebuild Cost Breakdown
Hey guys, as promised I wanted to get this cost break down out to you so you can see exactly what I spent rebuilding my VK 56. Here is a quick guide/tips on using the spread sheet.
- Not everything on this list is required – I bought some items I could have lived without and I brough items that you might think is a waste. Conversely, I may have bought items that I consider optional that you might consider required. I used Column H to mark items that I considered optional/required
- I broke it out by phase – Phase 1 was engine removal, phase 2 was the rebuild, and phase 3 was engine reinstall and first start/break in.
- I did not buy all of these items for the rebuild. I already had a lot of it. I used the “new to me” column to determine my cost. You can do the same. You can put a capital X in each row that’s new to you and see an estimated cost to the far right.
- The far right side – Scroll to the right and you will see the cost break down by type of item (Tools, consumables, and parts) as well as a total cost.
Titan Rebuild Torque Specs
This article is a supplemental document to the video listed below.
The below is in two sections first is an alphabetical list of all the torque specs I could find pertaining to the engine install. Second is a list of diagrams for the items that require a particular toque sequence. I recommend using the search function of your browser to quickly find what you are looking for. Reach out if I missed anything.
* All specs are in foot pounds unless otherwise noted.
|Air Conditioning Pump (cross pattern)||45|
|Alternator to lower bracket||16|
|Alternator to upper bracket||48|
|Engine Mounting Bracket to Block||65|
|Exhaust Manifold Heat Shields||51 in-lbs|
|Front Cross Member||96|
|Front Drive Shafts (line up paint makers)||54|
|Front Final Drive (Differential)||135|
|Front Final Drive (Differential) Skid Plate||73 in-lbs|
|Front Propeller Shaft (Drive Shaft) (line up paint makers)||44|
|Intake Manifolds||73 in-lbs|
|Power Steering Pump||48|
|Radiator Drain Plug||11 in-lbs|
|Radiator Fan Clutch to Pulley||78 in-lbs|
|Radiator Fan Pulley Bracket||33 on the nuts |
31 on bolts
|Radiator Fan Shroud||37 in-lbs|
|Radiator Top Studs||37 in-lbs|
|Rear Propeller Shaft (Drive Shaft)||70|
|Starter Mounting Bolts||34|
|Starter Terminal Nut||8|
|Throttle Body (cross pattern)||74|
|Torque Converter to Drive Plate||38|
|Transmission Cooler Lines to Transmission||36|
|Transmission Crossmember to Frame||74|
|Transmission Crossmember to Trans Mount||65|
|Transmission Shift Control Nut||11|
|Transmission to Engine||83|
|Wiper Motor Mounts||42 in-lbs|
1 – Do not reuse
Transmission to Engine Bolt Pattern
Exhaust Manifold Bolt Patter
Intake Manifold Bolt Pattern
Custom Subwoofer Box for the Xterra
A long long time ago in a city far far away I made a box for a subwoofer that fit perfectly in my Xterra. I didn’t make a video on it because I was not at the point in my YT career that I was making a video on everything that I do to my Xterra. However, since I made it, I have gotten the occasional “how did you build that box?” comment in videos where you can see it. That led me to make a quick video describing how I did it (which can be found below). In order to make very clear how I accomplished this I also took measurements and drew out all the dimensions on a guide. Below you will see the image I created along with a link where you can download a printable PDF version.
Click here to download the PDF
Replacing The Lower Control Arm. Titan/Armada/Xterra/Etc
This job had a lot of steps but as long you pay stick with it is really just a bolt on job. There is really not much to write up so below you will find the specs for the parts of the vehicle that are touched during this job. This page is broken up into two parts. The Titan/Armada/QX56 first, then below that the Xterra/Frontier specs. Scroll to the very bottom to quickly access the video. Thanks for stopping by!
Upper and lower Control Arms
Nissan Truck/SUV Hub Replacement Torque Specs
To be honest this job was really straight forward. There is really not much to write up so below you will find the specs for the parts of the vechiles that are touched during this job. This page is broken up into two parts. The Titan/Armada/QX56 first, then below that the Xterra/Frontier specs. Scroll to the very bottom to quickly access the video. Thanks for stopping by!
Xterra Suspension Technical Info
If you are reading this then you likely watched my Nissan Xterra suspension lift kit video over on YouTube. If you have not, then WHY not? Go check it out at the bottom of this page.
This post is designed as a supplement to that video, giving you all the parts, tools, and torque specs to get the job done right. Lets start with a list of tools:
Tools need for the install
- 4 Jack Stands – https://amzn.to/2RGWlIK
- Dead blow hammer – https://amzn.to/3cb8uiA
- Breaker Bar – https://amzn.to/3hNyYb3
- Hand Drill (if you are drilling stock plates) – https://amzn.to/32LfGyY
- Impact Drill (Helpful but optional) – https://amzn.to/3chHGxg
- 3/8 Ratchet – https://amzn.to/33HXEwv
- 1/2 Ratchet – https://amzn.to/3cfY8xV
- Torque Wrench up to 155 lb-ft – https://amzn.to/2FRSNAR
- 14mm Socket
- 14 mm Deep Socket
- 17mm Socket
- 17mm Box Wrench
- 18mm Socket
- 19mm Socket
- 19mm Box Wrench
- 22mm Socket (or adjustable wrench) – https://amzn.to/3hLIKui
- 5mm Allen Wrench (for the tire rod end bolt so size could vary)
- High Speed Steel Step Drill Bit 1″ (if you’re using stock plates) – https://amzn.to/2FHhJLq
- Spring compressors(if you are building the front suspension yourself)
Note: The above are Amazon affiliate links, I will earn a small commission at no cost to you if you use the links above to purchase products.
I ordered my entire kit from All Dogs Offroad: https://www.alldogsoffroad.com/
If are are going to build the front suspension yourself you will need:
Upper strut mounts
All rubber mounts and bushings for the front
Leaf pack bushings
Mount Plates (You can drill out and reuse your stock plates if you like)
Another new ride
I’m back at it again. We seem to have gotten the Mustang bug again (this time a little worse). I have been working on this 06 GT and honestly I really love it. I love the way it drives, the style, the power, I love it all. I do remember loving my first mustang but not like this. I think that while you work on a car and transform it into something that makes it uniquely yours you almost bond with it. You feel a sense of pride in your car that you cannot get my simply writing a check and getting behind the wheel.
I digress, a couple months ago husband purchased a new Ford Fiesta ST and its been a really fun car to drive. Its not all that powerful but it feels far more sporty than it is (probably due to its size). The more we drove it the more power he wanted. He was eyeing a few rides to fill his need for speed, the new Supra, the new mid-engine Corvette, and Camaros. After talking about it I asked that he take a look at Mustangs. We’re very similar people and I really love my mustang so once I got him into a newer S550 is was all over.
We drove a few GT’s with the performance package but the place we went to had a seriously sick GT350. It was that amazing avalanche matte (but not matte) gray and had low miles. About 1 mile into the test drive I knew he was in love. We talked about it later that night and decided that we had to do it. It didn’t matter that the Fiesta was like 30 days old. We ditched that bitch like a bad date and just 24 hours later we were the proud owners of a 2017 Shelby Cobra GT350. Take a look at the new baby below.
A far as videos are concerned I would not expect much out of this car. He does not want to modify it all that much and everything is pristine on it.
Thanks for reading!