About Nissan 720 Pickup
Originally sold under the Datsun brand, Nissan 720 Pickup was built by the outstanding Japanese multinational automobile manufactured Nissan Motor Company Ltd between 1980 and 1986 as a compact pickup truck. Initially introduced to take the place of Datsun 620, 720 Pickup got its Nissan brand until 1983. But after only being manufactured for about six years, the production of 720 Pickup was discontinued and it was replaced by Nissan D21 and sold as Nissan Navara.
Nissan 720 Pickup made its debut in 1980 as the successor to the 620. It was offered in two body styles, 2-door pickup and 4-door pickup as well as two configurations, regular cab and King Cab. During its lifetime, 720 Pickup came in several trim levels: Lil' Hustler, MPG, GL, DX, XE, ST and Bushmaster. In early time, Nissan 720 Pickup featured single wall beds with outside rolled lips and rope ties, two faux hood vents and taillights on the lower rear valance; since 1983, the front end underwent a transformation with a larger grille, bumper, and corner lights. It also received a revised dashboard with round instead of square gauges. In its whole life, Nissan 720 Pickup had gotten several engine options ranging from 2.0 L inline 4-cylinder engine to 2.5 L diesel inline 4-cylinder engine. All these engines sent power through 4-speed. 5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission to rear wheels or four wheels.
Nissan 720 Pickup Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Since as a pickup truck, Nissan 720 Pickup undertakes many responsibilities such as loading heavy items transporting through all kinds of rough road conditions. Under such labor intensity, these common problems on 720 Pickup are not hard to understand:
First, as a truck like Nissan 720 Pickup that is exposed to intensive labor under harsh road conditions, the suspension and transmission system are hard to avoid from being fragile and vulnerable. And both systems have a close relation to your driving experience and safety, you are supposed to be prepared for these typical symptoms of issues. The suspension failure is believed to cause strange sounds from underneath the vehicle, intense car vibration, uneven tire wear, loose steering wheel and poor handling, and the 720 Pickup control arm bushing, sway bar bushing and leaf spring bushing are often the culprits. As for transmission failure, you need to pay more attention to the 720 Pickup transfer case, transfer case output snap ring and transfer case seal if you feel hard to shift gears.
Second, braking and engine failures are also known as serious and common problems on Nissan 720 Pickup. Lucky for you, the braking failure on the vehicle only manifests as parking brake could not hold the car properly and the Parking Brake Light comes on, which are easy to solve by replacing the 720 Pickup parking brake cable. But for engine failure, since it could decide if you vehicle will break down since this, you need to notice if there are oil and coolant leaking out, if the engine makes strange sounds, misfires, stalls and runs roughly, if the vehicle will decrease in power, acceleration and gas mileage, if the Low Coolant Light and Check Engine Light are activated on; once they are confirmed, please inspect the 720 Pickup EGR valve, oil filter, oil pump gasket, valve cover gasket, intake manifold gasket and exhaust manifold gasket immediately.
But in order to maintain your Nissan 720 Pickup's overall excellent quality, you need to perform routine maintenance on some vulnerable auto parts on your Nissan 720 Pickup. Some parts such as wiper arm, fan blade, antenna and some electrical parts instrument cluster, distributor, speedometer cable, and window regulator should be put on the routine maintenance list since they all play important roles in providing safe and comfortable driving environment but are forced to be exposed to harsh working conditions.
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