About Nissan Hardbody Pickup (1986.5-1994)
Belonging to the famous and long-lasting Datsun Truck lineup, the Nissan Hardbody Pickup (1986.5-1994) was built by the outstanding Japanese multinational automobile manufactured Nissan Motor Company Ltd between 1985 and 1994 as a compact pickup truck. Originally introduced as the successor to the Datsun 720, Hardbody Pickup (1986.5-1994) was actually called unofficially in the United States. Hardbody in its name means the truck's double-wall bed and overall styling. Hardbody Pickup (1986.5-1994) could be seen as the first-generation of Nissan Hardbody Pickup, which was replaced by the Nissan Hardbody Pickup (1995-1997) in 1995 as the second generation.
Nissan Hardbody Pickup (1986.5-1994) made its debut in North American in November 1985 for the 1986 model year. It was offered in two body styles, 2-door truck and 2-door king cab truck and two cab styles, Standard and King (also known as Extended). It also came in three trim levels: base, XE and top-of-line SE. Hardbody Pickup (1986.5-1994) received an update in January 1986 with two large headlights rather than four small lights and a less boxy, more aggressive appearance. During this time, Hardbody Pickup (1986.5-1994) was powered by a 2.4 L inline 4-cylinder engine rated at 106 hp and a 3.0 L V6 and these engines sent power through 3-speed, 4-speed automatic and 4-speed, 5-speed manual transmission to the rear wheels or four wheels.
Nissan Hardbody Pickup (1986.5-1994) Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Though Nissan Hardbody Pickup (1986.5-1994) was sold very well worldwide and are still seen both on-road and off-road, the youngest Hardbody Pickup (1986.5-1994) now is at least twenty-three years old, which is not a young age for an item made of steel. Therefore, you need to learn about these common problems on it:
First, for old models such as Nissan Hardbody Pickup (1986.5-1994), the engine failure would be an unavoidable problem for drivers. In view of the high seriousness of this problem, if you know how to diagnose and solve it as soon as possible, then less harmful consequences will be caused. According to some experienced Hardbody Pickup (1986.5-1994) drivers, this issue will have some symptoms such as squealing, whining or strange noises coming from the engine or smelling burnt oil in the compartment; gradually, you will notice the engine performs worse than usual so that it may misfire, stall and even suffer from starting issues; finally, the vehicle even loses power while acceleration and has poor gas mileage. The Check Engine Light would also be a sign for you to inspect the Hardbody Pickup (1986.5-1994) fuel pump, drive belt, oil pump gasket, spark plug, oil filter, fuel tank, serpentine belt, EGR valve, exhaust manifold gasket and exhaust flange gasket immediately.
Second, braking, transmission, suspension and steering failures are also tricky to handle with for Nissan Hardbody Pickup (1986.5-1994) drivers, especially for those who have not much knowledge about working principle of automobiles. Lucky is that these issues have some recognizable and simple symptoms. The braking failure often shows as the rear brakes being locked up, especially on wet surfaces, parking brake not holding the car properly and the Parking Brake Light coming on, and all these could be attributed to the Hardbody Pickup (1986.5-1994) brake proportioning valve and parking brake cable. As for transmission and suspension failures, you might as well pay more attention to the Hardbody Pickup (1986.5-1994) transmission assembly, sway bar bushing, wheel bearing, control arm bushing and steering column cover.
For your Hardbody Pickup (1986.5-1994)'s overall quality, performing routine maintenance on some vulnerable auto parts is an indispensable job for you. Some electrical parts such as speedometer cable, headlight switch and door lock actuator are exposed to a high frequency of usage, they should be maintained routinely. Other parts including Hardbody Pickup (1986.5-1994) seat belt, door handle, headlight bulb, wiper arm, wiper pivot and wiper blade should be added to the routine maintenance list as well.
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