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Posted: Dec 07 2020 at 12:31pm | IP Logged Quote CWO4 GUNNER

New here so forgive me if I am posting incorrectly. I'm
retired USCG and my old tired 1992 Nissan Hard Body is
falling apart literally after 200K miles the Spedo needle
looks like a watch spring, visors, and door handles
snapped off, injectors get cloggy and clutch shimmer
sometimes if not driven and smokes some.
So just bought a used 2015 Frontier 4cyl 5 speed standard
King cab which looks and runs great but the delay only
had 1 Key. Went and bought 2 steel keys at ACE for $3
just to open doors but shocked they also can start and
drive the truck! Now I'm paranoid! Dealer says you should
have noticed the 2 tiny windshild star cracks obscured by
dust and key issue at test drive sorry... So I decided to
check the VIN numbers and the window and door matches,
but I'm confused by the oddball number on the engine by
the exhaust. Can anyone tell me if and how the engine
number corrilates to the VIN number?

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Posted: Dec 08 2020 at 2:29am | IP Logged Quote Rubble

CWO4 GUNNER wrote:
New here so forgive me if I am posting
incorrectly. I'm
retired USCG and my old tired 1992 Nissan Hard Body is
falling apart literally after 200K miles the Spedo needle
looks like a watch spring, visors, and door handles
snapped off, injectors get cloggy and clutch shimmer
sometimes if not driven and smokes some.
So just bought a used 2015 Frontier 4cyl 5 speed standard
King cab which looks and runs great but the delay only
had 1 Key. Went and bought 2 steel keys at ACE for $3
just to open doors but shocked they also can start and
drive the truck! Now I'm paranoid! Dealer says you should
have noticed the 2 tiny windshild star cracks obscured by
dust and key issue at test drive sorry... So I decided to
check the VIN numbers and the window and door matches,
but I'm confused by the oddball number on the engine by
the exhaust. Can anyone tell me if and how the engine
number corrilates to the VIN number?


Gunner,

Look under the dash close to the ignition switch, to see if
there is a Chip Key or maybe just the Chip Close enough to
the ignition Switch to be able to start the truck with no
problem's useing the non chipped key. The key or Chip may
be wire tied, Taped, or Glued, to prevent the problem of
trying to start the truck with a Non Chipped Key.

If you try to start the truck with a non chipped key
without the Chip close enough, you may run into trouble and
have to get Nissan to get thing's reset.

You can call Nissan Consumer Affair's to find out about
your truck useing the VIN #.

Your Auto Insurance should help you out getting the Rock
Chip's on the windshield Fixed. Some Wave the Deductible
when doing a Repair. If you use SafeLite be sure they still
use the Drill to open up the Rock Chip, so that the Glue
will flow into the Chip so that it won't spread. If they
don't use Drill's anymore, go to another Windshield Repair
place that still use a Drill.

Clean the Battery oxidation off with Bakeing soda and Water
Solution with a Toothbrush and/or Small Wire brush.
Reconnect Cable's, make sure they are Tight, and coat
cable's and terminal's with Multipurpose Grease. Use a
Thick Coating of Grease on all the Bare Metal's and you
won't have any more problem's with corrosion. Next Batry
get an AGM which will also help with corrosion.

Good Luck,
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2013 SVV6 KC AT 2WD Frontier, '93 4Cyl, AT, KC
Hardbody(20yrs Orig Owner-Sold 174K mi.)

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Posted: Dec 16 2020 at 4:00pm | IP Logged Quote CWO4 GUNNER

PART (2) UPDATE! Since one of my collateral duties in the
USCG was investigating officer, the old sills came in
handy getting to the bottom of the crime. But a
exhaustive investigation doesn't always yield a crime but
stupidity that looks like a crime. It turns out that
Nissan of North America was able to validate the engine
number that matches what's on the block. The butchered
keys given after the sale were filed old Nissan truck
keys off Ebay to match the 1 good valet key. Why because
the original owner lost both sets and refused to pay $500
to the dealer so instead had a radio shop install a
bypass module perched on top the CPU allowing any key
that is cut to fit work, chip or no chip. However if more
than 1 chip key (two different chips) like on a hey ring
will still confuse even the bypass module which I tested
and sure enough holding 2 different chip keys near the
ignition will not allow the truck to start, nevertheless
a none chip key or a chip key that fits will start no
problem. The previous owner instead of going to ACE
hardware to get a clean non chip key cut tried to mask
the module to sell the vehicle. I also checked the CARFAX
locations about 8 validating the low milage 30K miles in
5 years. Mother of owner confided to me her son hardly
drove the truck working 2 miles away except to visit her
once a month. Anyway this is what happened when
uncovering a lie that looks like fraud. Been better if
just up front. So I'm happy😊 with the truck as it is
tight, clean like new. Too bad after finding out about
the election which is a crime we have no legal recourse
in the land, so 😥.

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Posted: Dec 17 2020 at 10:42pm | IP Logged Quote Rubble

Hey Gunner,

Thanks for the update and glad you are happy with your 2015
purchase.

Just noticed that you had a '92 4 cyl Hardbody.

I had a '93 4 cyl AT KC Hardbody purchased New that I drove
for 20 year's. Decided it was about time to purchase
another New Truck '13 Frontier.

I might have kept the '93 and put enough money back into it
to bring it up to snuff, but I needed a little bit more
power for pulling my utility trailer.

Like you said, lot's more Complicated Computer and
Electrical stuff added in 20 year's.

Read and Study the Owner's Manual as well as get a Download
of the Nissan Service Manual to help take care of Your New
Truck.

I discovered that the King Cab's get the best gas mileage
because the Rear Axle Ratio is 2.937. All the other's are
over 3, and the 4x4's are the worst on gas mileage. @ 70
mph mine is turning just under 2K rpm. I've heard the New
One's with the 9 speed are turning 2K @ 80 mph!

Regards,

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