About Nissan Hardbody Pickup (1995-1997)
The Nissan Hardbody Pickup (1995-1997) is a compact pickup truck manufactured by the exceptional Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Company Ltd from 1995 to 1997. The 1995 Nissan Hardbody Pickup actually is a fresh designed version of the Nissan Hardbody Pickup (1986.5-1994). It used to be the member of the Datsun Truck lineup; and to comply with new regulations from the Department of Transportation, the 1995 Nissan Hardbody Pickup also mounted a brake light in the center of the rear at the top of the cab.
1995 Nissan Hardbody Pickup is a very popular model around the world and had witness big sales success worldwide. In the United States, the 1995 Nissan Hardbody Pickup was also called as "Frontier" other than D22 and added a driver's airbag in order to observe the new US Safety Rules. Just like 1986 Nissan Hardbody Pickup, it was also offered in "Standard" and "King" (also known as "Extended") cab styles and base XE and top-of-the-line SE trim levels available both in front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. And Nissan Hardbody Pickup then was powered by 2.4 L KA24E inline 4-cylinder, 3.0 L VG30E V6 then the 3.0 L VG33E V6 engine. And these engines were mated to 3-speed and 4-speed automatic as well as 4-speed and 5-speed manual transmissions.
Nissan Hardbody Pickup (1995-1997) Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Though the 1995 Nissan Hardbody Pickup is a redesigned version of 1986 Nissan Hardbody Pickup, they somehow shared some design ideas. Thus, some common problems appear on both. You could have a look at in case it is too late:
First, engine failure. Not only the most common but also the most complained problem on the Nissan Hardbody Pickup. Though it is certain that every vehicle would experience this, in Nissan Hardbody Pickup, some drivers told that after the vehicle reached at a certain mileage often a very short mileage, this problem started to appear. The squealing or whining sounds are only the vanguards, then the overall engine performance suffered. Starting issues, reduction in power, acceleration and fuel economy followed. Similar symptoms on your Nissan Hardbody Pickup are actually the indicators to replace the drive belt, oil filter, spark plug, oil pump gasket and throttle body gasket.
Second, suspension failure. Great-functioning suspension system should keep occupants away from any discomforts while driving brought by harsh road conditions. However, in Nissan Hardbody Pickup, some owners complained about the excessive vibration and grinding noises while turning brought them the most unpleasant driving experience. Abnormal tire wear caused a tilting vehicle and poor handling increased the possibility of dangers while driving. If your Nissan Hardbody Pickup is also suffering from these, you had better get the sway bar bushing, leaf spring bushing, control arm bushing and wheel bearing checked thoroughly.
In order to make sure you enjoy a safe and sound as well as satisfied driving experience, you should spare every effort to keep every auto part in your Nissan Hardbody Pickup in good order. First of all, as the life protector, the seat belt is designed to protect occupants from harm caused by sudden movement. After the pretensioner is activated, you should replace it right away so that it could play its role well. Door handle, as the tool for more conveniently entering or exiting the vehicle, it would wear and tear after high frequency of using, so if you feel it loose, please replace it. Other parts such as wiper blade, headlight, fog light and so on also should be maintained on a regular basis.
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