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  1. wild.coast

    What is this transmission part??

    Noticed some ATF fluid around my transmission oil pan; upon closer inspection looks like a bit of oil is seeping from this white plastic part, it also has a bit of movement (in/out wiggle) to it. I'm guessing this is held in by some sort of o-ring or gasket? What is it? Any quick fix to it...
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    Total Chaos 'king kong' steering rebuilt

    Total Chaos is a California company, I have a hunch they've never seen snow nor road salt... their steering is burly, but road salt up in the PNW does seem to eat the bearings and bushings pretty quick... at least that what I think it is. Seems to only last a year or two. Just recently rebuilt...
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    Removing rear o2 sensor?? - I'm stumped...

    Trying to remove the rear o2 sensors, both the driver and passenger side. There is SO LITTLE room in there, I'm a bit stumped on how to get at them... Truck is 2004 4wd supercharged X btw. Anyone have any success with this? I know there are various o2 sockets, some with offset on the square...
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    Replaced Power Steering Gear Box - Steering Wheel Not Straight??

    So just did more or less a full overhaul of my power steering - new plumbing, new gear box, full fluid flush. No more leaks! However, now my steering wheel is off-center when the truck is driving straight!? Not a lot, maybe 40-45deg, if that. At a loss of what I did wrong!?? The power steering...
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    Should I Put Grease To Cover My Steering Gear Box Shaft Seal?

    1st gen Xterras are known for getting a power steering leak from the sector shaft seal (the shaft to which the pitman arm attaches) I'm wondering if it makes sense to lather on some thick waterproof grease on the outside as a preventative measure to protect the seal? This is the area I'm...
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    Wild Coast X Build Thread

    Been on the forum for a while, figured I might as well (finally) post some pics of my X and start this build thread! I'm in British Columbia, Canada. I got the X a couple of years ago and it has been a trusty exploration machine, getting me to some high and remote places. I've been wrenching on...
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    1st Gen - Wanted Idler Arm

    Looking for original Nissan idler arm assembly. I actually only need the bracket/pin (the part that mounts to the frame, arm itself slides onto this pin). The new part that Nissan sells (D8530-VK90A) is crap (the pin is way thinner!). I have aftermarket Total Chaos steering that requires the...
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    Proper End Link Length With 3" Lift?

    I understand that ideally, the stabilizer bar end eyelet should be parallel with control arm. With a 3" suspension lift (i.e. longer UCA & cranked torsion bars) the Lower Control Arms sit steeper, which means that there is more distance between the LCA and Sway bar - meaning that a longer...
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    Autometer A/t Temp Gauge Install - Which Test Port??

    Installing a sending unit for an AutoMeter A/T temp gauge. The instructions say to install the sending unit into the transmission test port, but looks like the X has two of em? Any idea which one would be best for the most accurate temp reading? FSM diagram: These are technically line...
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    Body Sheet Metal Cracks? (rad Support)

    So I'm getting slowly growing cracks in my radiator support: Has anyone else experience this? I'm assuming it's partially to do with driving off-road (rattly logging roads for hours) as well as the fact that I'm running a 2" body lift... those 2" rubber body pucks mean the frame has that...
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    Aftermarket Stereo + Stock Amp - Loud 'pop' When Turning Stereo On/off Or Changing Stations

    So I installed a Pioneer head unit using the Metra 70-7551 harness, which uses the RCA outputs on the radio and uses the stock Rockford F amp. I'm getting a loud 'pop' whenever the head unit turns on or even when changing modes or radio stations. Did a bunch of research and this forum and...
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    Transmission Clunk+shake On Cold Start?

    2004 1st gen Xterra, supercharged. My transmission is making an audible clunk and making the whole car shake when switching from P to R, from R to D and back, etc (basically shifting gears while stationary). Only does this when the car is cold (after sitting overnight). After the car is driven...
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    1st Gen - For Sale 2003 Automatic Transmission For Sale (very Low Mileage)

    Selling automatic transmission from my previous Xterra. Got rear ended and decided it wasn't worthwhile paying for body work, so decided to keep the truck as a parts truck. Don't need the tranny, hence the sale. 2003 Xterra SE, only 108,000 miles on it!!! After I got it, I barely even had a...
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    1st Gen - For Sale Parting Out 2003 Xterra Se (4wd) - Super Low Mileage Mint Vehicle!

    Switched trucks to a 2004 Xterra last year, parting out the 03. Info on the truck: got rear ended and decided it wasn't worthwhile paying for body work (minor accident but body work is sooo expensive :(, so decided to keep the truck as a parts truck. It's a 2003 Xterra SE, only 108,000 miles...
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    for sale: Nissan Xterra 2000-2004 Rock Sliders by White Knuckle offroad

    Utilizes existing factory threaded bolt-on frame mounts. No drilling needed. The only reason I'm selling is because I added a body lift to my truck, so these no longer fit. These are in perfect condition, honestly just used them as step rails... Details: - Overall length of 65″ maximizes...
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    A/T temp light came on during long climb - normal?

    I was driving up a sustained uphill, maybe 20min drive, gaining about 500m. The road was rough'ish, but nothing hard. Was shifted into 4Low. The 'A/T temp' light came on. I stopped let the engine run for 5min, then turned off the car and turned it on again - light was gone. Is this normal...
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    Alternator output voltage?

    Installing a winch, so figured I'd test my battery and alternator. Battery is reading 12.6v when the truck is off, which I think is perfect When the engine is running (at idle) I'm reading 13.99v - I thought a healthy alternator should be between 14.2 and 14.5v? Does the mean the alternator is...
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    1st gen supercharged good idea?

    And... I recently totalled my Xterra Have a bunch of aftermarket parts that can be salvaged, so looking to replace with another 1st gen. Had 32s (KO2s) on it with Shrock bumpers, it was definitely a bit underpowered when loaded up. Thinking of maybe getting a 03-04 Supercharged... Also, it...
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    Winch recommendations? (Shrock bumper)

    Wondering if there are any size restrictions for Winches that would mount on a Shorckworx 1st gen bumper? Also, any recommendations on Winches for the Xterra weight? Looking for quality, but a bit overwhelmed by options!
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