Re: 4x4 won\'t engage
I went to Off Road Wherehouse to get a second opinion from someone other than dealer. Someone who works on all 4x4 makes and models. I told them what happened to my truck. They were very interested and put it up on the lift to check it out. They confirmed that my hub was jammed (the dealer ordered part which will take a week to get so in mean time I have my truck). They too did not know what would cause this. I asked them about the dependability and durability of this truck and should I consider getting something else? I plan on going to Utah in july to some remote areas including a 57 mile one way drive down a jeep road near Escalante, and a week in and around Canyonlands.
They told me NOT to get anything else, That I had a great truck. That it is bullet proof! ( their words). That I should not be concerned going to Canyonlands and my truck will go anywhere.I asked if I should get any modifications such as a lift? They said they would keep the truck stock, that Nissan has a good proven suspenssion.They did suggest I get manual hubs and a winch.
Well, now I am sold on Nissan again. I was discuraged after getting stuck ( I was dragged out of the creek backwords about two hundred yards to solid ground). I was concerned with my truck only being 3 yrs old and 4 wheel drive going out,but I guess it was a freak thing.
Before I bought this truck I had a 87' Nissan Hardbody 4x2 I drove for 13 yrs and 170,000 miles with no problems. My wife has a 99' Maxima SE LIMITED (great car) and I drive her old 88'Maxima SE for work with 177,000 mi. and still fast! Everything still works fine!