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I have a 03 xterra se, i took off the serpentine belt and cranked the engine,i put the belt back on and now it wont start, does the supercharger need to be timed?

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SOURCE: Replacing spark plug wires and spark plugs 03

It take myself, a Nissan technician about 45 minutes to do. That's after doing them about 10 or so times.

They require patience, locking 6" extension if you have one. A flex head spark plug socket and a decent ratchet.

Posted on May 15, 2009


Alexander Mimun

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SOURCE: Does my 2001 3.3L V6 EFI Nissan Xterra have a non

It's has a timing belt, also it's an interference engine, if belt goes bad it will bent valve's .

Posted on Nov 24, 2009


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SOURCE: 2000 Nissan XTerra Electrical Probs

I was told by a loca mechanic that Nissa has had problems with electrical grounding for some time. Ii had a 1997 Altima that I intened to drive forever but finally gave up at (only) 90,000 miles. It went through 4 alternators in three years. Also a corroded radiator. The mechanic said Nissan has used the engine block as a ground, since cards today don't have the old-fashioned frame rails. Any loosening or other disturbance to that engine block ground will cause electriclaly-charged coolant to flow throughout the system: definition of elctrolysis. I don't if this applies to 2000-and-beyond vehicles, but it did in the 90s. Elsewhere in this section someone posted a ground solution (Maxima) that looks good. These are great vehicles, but if you have one (any make) with a persistent electrical glitch it can be one of the most frustrating and costly problems to fix.

Posted on Jan 14, 2010


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SOURCE: I have a 2003 xterra SE Supercharged, I was

I had the same thing but it was my sparkplug wire was arching on the valve covers. my rmps would drop at idle so i look at the engine at night time and could visualy see the electrical arch real easy ,and the computer on your car reads the arch as a misfire, which it is, but the cause isnt your knock sensor just one cylinder is not having a fuel mixture ignition due to the spark not conducting throught the plug and ignighting the mixture.hence ur miss fire. Also ur can hear it, it kind sounds like a snaping noise once you have poped the hood that helped me find where it was at.

Posted on Feb 22, 2010

brent magee

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SOURCE: Hi we have a 2003

it is a belt....recommended replacement interval is 105,000...but its rubber and it is8 yrs.old might be time to consider it.

Posted on Feb 27, 2011

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Hi we have a 2003 Nissan Xterra SE supercharge and we are wondering if it has a timing belt or a chain? Could you please let us know?..

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The only cure to fix squeaking belts, is to replace with the new one. When the belts start squeaking noise, then it is the time to check the status of the timing belt or chain, depending on the size of the engine.
The 2000-2004 Nissan Xterra was offered with the choice of 2.4L 4-cylinder or 3.3L V6 engine.
The 2.4-liter 4-cylinder DOHC engine was a pretty good reliable engine, but for this truck, it was underpowered. This engine has a long-lasting timing chain - there is no timing belt to replace.
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0900c152800b19a9.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 8: You can use a box-end wrench on the pulley nut to rotate the tensioner ...

0900c152800b19aa.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 9: ... then remove the belt from the pulleys

0900c152800b19ab.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 10: Serpentine drive belt routing and removal - 3.8L (VIN L) engine shown, VIN C similar

0900c152800b19ac.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 11: Make sure to note the drive belt routing prior to removing it - 3.8L (VIN K) engine shown

0900c152800b19ad.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 12: Drive belt removal on a 1992-95 supercharged engine
To install:
Be sure the belt is aligned into the proper grooves of the accessory drive pulleys.
  1. Lift the tensioner, and install the belt onto pulleys. Make sure the belt is routed properly.

0900c152800b19ae.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 13: Many vehicles have a label you can check to be sure the belt is installed and routed correctly
  1. For 1996-99 vehicles, raise and safely support the vehicle. Install the engine mounting bracket lower spacer, stud and nut.
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    1. Attach the connector to the crank sensor.
    2. Install the right-hand splash shield, then carefully lower the vehicle.

  3. Install the belt guard or reservoir.
  4. Connect the negative battery cable.

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Hello! I'm not sure if you have a N/A or Supercharged 3.8 - so I've put both diagrams below.
You'll need a 15mm wrench to move the tensioner pulley.

SE, GT models with 3.8:

97-03 with L67 (Supercharged)

Accessory drive belt:

Supercharger belt:


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