Nissan Frontier, Xterra 1998-05

Starter

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Engine under cover
     
    Starter harness connectors
     
    Starter motor
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Starter motor. Tighten the bolts to 22-27 ft. lbs. (30-36 Nm).
     
    Starter harness connectors
     
    Engine under cover
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Engine under cover
     
    Starter harness connectors
     
    Starter motor
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Starter motor. Tighten the bolts to 22-27 ft. lbs. (30-36 Nm).
     
    Starter harness connectors
     
    Engine under cover
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Engine under cover
     
    Starter harness connectors
     
    Starter motor
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Starter motor. Tighten the bolts to 22-27 ft. lbs. (30-36 Nm).
     
    Starter harness connectors
     
    Engine under cover
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Engine under cover
     
    Starter harness connectors
     
    Starter motor
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Starter motor. Tighten the bolts to 22-27 ft. lbs. (30-36 Nm).
     
    Starter harness connectors
     
    Engine under cover
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Engine under cover
     
    On 2005 Frontier and Xterra with 4.0L engine, remove the exhaust manifold cover to gain access to the starter retaining bolts
     
    Starter harness connectors
     
    Starter motor
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Starter motor
     
    Exhaust manifold cover, as equipped
     
    Starter harness connectors
     
    Engine under cover
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  

Testing & Troubleshooting



The starter should crank the engine smoothly and steadily. If the starter engages, but cranks the engine erratically, remove it, and inspect the starter drive gear and torque converter ring gear for damage. Check the drive gear overrunning clutch for binding or slipping when the armature is rotated with the drive gear held. If damaged, replace the gears.

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Fig. Starter circuit diagram 2.4L engine with manual transmission-2004 shown



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Fig. Starter circuit diagram 2.4L engine with automatic transmission-2004 shown



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Fig. Starter circuit diagram 3.3L engine with manual transmission-2004 shown



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Fig. Starter circuit diagram 3.3L engine with automatic transmission-2004 shown



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Fig. Starter circuit diagram automatic transmission-Frontier (2005)



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Fig. Starter circuit diagram manual transmission-Frontier (2005)



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Fig. Starter circuit diagram automatic transmission (part one)-Xterra (2005)



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Fig. Starter circuit diagram automatic transmission (part two)-Xterra (2005)



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Fig. Starter circuit diagram manual transmission-Xterra (2005)

 
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