About Nissan Hardbody Pickup (1986.5-1994)
Nissan Hardbody Pickup is a compact pickup truck manufactured by the exceptional Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Company Ltd. It belongs to the renowned Datsun Truck lineup and it was the fifth generation of Datsun Truck under the Nissan D21 (the Datsun brand discontinued since 1983). Nissan Hardbody Pickup in North American was introduced in November 1985 for the 1986 model year to replace the Datsun 720. The moniker refers to the boxy and aggressive styling of Hardbody Pickup body parts as well as its double-wall bed.
When the Nissan Hardbody Pickup was available in North American market, it was offered in "Standard" and "King" (also known as "Extended") cab styles and base XE and top-of-the-line SE trim levels. And Nissan Hardbody Pickup was available both in rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. As both a 2-door truck and 2-door king cab truck, Nissan Hardbody Pickup was powered by a 2.4 L Z24i inline 4-cylinder engine that could produce 106 hp and a 3.0 L VG30i V6 engine from 1986 to 1989. Then a new 2.4L KAZ4E inline 4-cylinder engine replaced former inline 4-cylinder engine in 1990. All these engines were mated to 3-speed and 4-speed automatic as well as 4-speed and 5-speed manual transmissions.
Nissan Hardbody Pickup (1986.5-1994) Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Shared the same platform with the Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan Hardbody Pickup shared some design flaws with it more or less as well. And for your Nissan Hardbody Pickup's good, you really have the need to know about these as well:
First, engine failure. Not only in Nissan Hardbody Pickup, nearly every vehicle would have this issue when they border on breaking down. What you should really car is if this problem arising prematurely. Some Nissan Hardbody Pickup drivers described that there was squealing or whining sound coming from the engine, vehicle also had issue in starting and engine performance got reduced considerably. Decrease in power, acceleration and fuel economy and dirty exhaust also troubled them a lot. So once Check Engine Light is illuminated, the drive belt, serpentine belt, fuel pump, spark plug, oil filter, EGR valve, oil pump gasket, exhaust manifold gasket and throttle body gasket are in need of thorough inspection.
Second, braking and suspension failure. I believe it has no need to stress the importance of braking system, every driver knows it clearly. However, some Nissan Hardbody Pickup complained about braking failure in the vehicle. Symptoms include rear brakes being locked up, especially on wet surfaces, the parking brake not holding the car properly and the Parking Brake Light coming on, these usually are resulting from defective brake proportioning valve and parking brake cable. As for suspension failure, the Hardbody Pickup wheel bearing, sway bar bushing, leaf spring bushing and control arm bushing are often the culprits.
In order to increase your Nissan Hardbody Pickup's life expectancy, the reaction measures are not quite enough and the preventative measures are essential. We are here to assist you on routine maintenance to save time and energy as some auto parts could last as long as your vehicle could. Seat belt is designed to protect occupants from injuries caused by any sudden movement while driving, so for your life safety, replacing it after every accident is the best option. And door handle is used for entering or exiting vehicle more conveniently, if you feel it loose and could not work appropriately, then replacing it as soon as possible.
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