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Preventive maintenance

So I will be rolling over 100k in a month or so I'm wanting to know what maintenance would be required as far as fluids tranny,transfer case, front and rear differentials,maybe ball joints anything to keep the truck going strong for the near future


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So I will be rolling over 100k in a month or so I'm wanting to know what maintenance would be required as far as fluids tranny,transfer case, front and rear differentials,maybe ball joints anything to keep the truck going strong for the near future


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Deff posted this to the wrong sub title. The truck a 2010 non flex fuel


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Re: Preventive maintenance

do you have the owners manual?
in there should dictate the service intervals.

and this all depends on how diligent you want to be.

@100K I would, if it hasn`t been done in the normal intervals for lessor mileage:

coolant - replace - check all hoses
front and rear diff - service
transfer case - service
auto trans - flush/replace - check all hoses
power steering fluid - replace - check all hoses and steering rack
brake fluid - replace - check all hoses and calipers including E brake system

AC system, check refrigerant/oil
cabin air filter - replace
Belt - replace
PCV - replace
spark plugs - replace
air filter - replace

suspension
check all rubber bushings, shocks, shackles, strut mount, tie rods, ball joints,

Really? your surprised your Titan gets crappy mileage???
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Re: Preventive maintenance

Jrod, at 100 kmi, you may also want to replace the front left/right O2 sensors. They may start to get lazy at those miles, although I've run O2 sensors considerably longer (sometimes being lazier than the O2 sensors). Seems like PR is spot on with the rest of the routine stuff.

FYI, you may already know, so please excuse if so, there are 2 PCV valves to replace, one on each side. Sounds like you are 4WD? Check the front CV joints, and U-joints front and back, and transmission mount (2WD guys would need to check the drive shaft center support bearing, too - not used on 4WD models).

Are you in northern winter-salted-road territory? If so, check the exhaust system carefully for leaks, possible rust through. When the tailpipe rusts through behind the muffler, the exhaust leaks won't sound bad, but can direct hot gas on the wiring harness in the rear, causing all sorts of issues.

Have you done the rear axle vent mod? Good, easy project to add.

That would have you ready for the next 100 kmiles! Cheers!

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I've replaced cv axle, all universal joints,lower control arms,front wheel bearing,coolant,both manifolds were changed less than 3000 miles ago due to being cracked. Right side o2 sensor was replaced due to no signal reading on diagnostic test. The exhaust has been completely redone from cat back.I'm planning installing CAI soon.I have not done the rearend vent mod. The trans mount is a lil cracked on the front side but not completely so it's on the to do list.


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I've replaced cv axle, all universal joints,lower control arms,front wheel bearing,coolant,both manifolds were changed less than 3000 miles ago due to being cracked. Right side o2 sensor was replaced due to no signal reading on diagnostic test. The exhaust has been completely redone from cat back.I'm planning installing CAI soon.I have not done the rearend vent mod. The trans mount is a lil cracked on the front side but not completely so it's on the to do list.


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Cool, sounds like you have things well in hand. You'll get lots more service from your truck, I'm sure.

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Thanks brotha! I've been very o.c.d. With this truck.
I do have some concerns on changing the fluids in the big stuff like tranny ,transfer case, and differentials. I know it good for ur car and it recommended but I have seen threads of failures on the parts after changing out the fluids. It's prob me being over paranoid smh..


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Thanks brotha! I've been very o.c.d. With this truck.
I do have some concerns on changing the fluids in the big stuff like tranny ,transfer case, and differentials. I know it good for ur car and it recommended but I have seen threads of failures on the parts after changing out the fluids. It's prob me being over paranoid smh..


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but it is also a good indication of what is going on inside.

Really? your surprised your Titan gets crappy mileage???
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but it is also a good indication of what is going on inside.


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Just remember to do drain and fill, don't flush the transmission.



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Re: Preventive maintenance

That's what I did to mine on the transmission - drain and refill. I think that was maybe 2 years ago, and everything's still purring along good as ever. Had to add a couple of worm clamps on the transmission line, though. I would check those, those spring clamps get weak.
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Did u just drain the tranny from the plug on the pan and fill or another way? I saw sumptin about draining the cooler or radiator


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Also do I need to use oem products for the transfer case,tranny,and differentials or is there better alternatives to get more life


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no, just make sure it is the right grade/spec/compatible.

it is recommended to use the Nissan ATF, although Amsoil is good stuff as well.

but use your gear oil, coolant, brake fluid. PS fluid, engine oil and filter of your choice.

Really? your surprised your Titan gets crappy mileage???
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Re: Preventive maintenance

Any high quality fluid that meets the Nissan recommendations will do just fine. After that, it's a matter of personal preference, availability and price, as PR said. There is some debate about the necessity of using Nissan Matic S (or J in the older Titans - look in your owners manual or service manual). Quite a few folks like Amsoil products.

As a long standing personal preference that started with my years in the BMW Car Club (BMW CCA) and keeping older Getrag transmissions happy, I use Red Line Oil fluids - 75W90 in the front diff, 75W140 in the rear diff (the modified Dana 44 specs heavier fluid), D4 ATF in the transfer case, and D6 ATF in the transmission and power steering. Red Line fluids are very high quality synthetics, and it's what I keep "stocked" in my shop. Sometimes difficult to get locally, it's not hard to source online. With a little searching, it can be found at lower than list cost. Yes, it is expensive, but with 25-30 kmi replacement intervals, it's a lot cheaper than having mechanical issues. Other high quality oils will likely do just as well, so again, matter of personal preference and what I keep on hand.

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