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Have you had a timing chain problem on your pre-2005 frontier 4 cylinder truck?

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owners of 1st generation Frontiers (model years 2004 and earlier) with 4 cylinder engines: Have you ever had a timing chain issue with your truck? Yes or No.

Please note your odometer mileage for your 4 cylinder truck and its model year.
 

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Still lookin reports his "no" vote was for a 1998 4x2 4 cylinder with 220.000 m iles on it....and its still running.
 

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No problems. '02, 143k
 

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No Probs, 98 104000.
 

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Frumper64 voted but forgot to add his model year and mileage: 1999 with 95,000 miles on it and No timing chain issues.
 

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I voted over here for GDOG425 who voted "NO" on the 2nd generation poll by mistake. He had an '02 frontier but don't know the mileage yet. I will add it later when I get it from him.
 

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Legoman reported a "No" vote and he has a 1998 frontier with about 158,000 miles on it.
 

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So far we have 7- 1st generation frontier owners who have run up over 778,000 miles between them going back as far as 1995. Average mileage then is 129, 667 miles between the 7 vehicles reported and NONE reported any timing chain issues. I would like to continue with the poll if we can get more 1st generation owners to vote in this poll. It would make the data more valid. 7 just isn't enough for a statistical trend. Thanks for voting if you have a 1st generation (pre-2005) Frontier.
 

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98 Frontier XE with closing on 160,000 yes. I did buy the truck recently though, but the seller didn't tell me about any major engine work being done like that.
 

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I previously owned a 98 regular cab 4x2 with the 2.4. I bought it with 118k miles on it, had chain noise when I bought it. The truck was beat up pretty good, though. I replaced all the guides/tensioners and it has now ran flawlessly for 30k miles. A friend of mine bought it from me and is still driving it.
 

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i vote yes!! 98 frontier 5sp 4x4 200k replaced timing chain at 160k then had to unfortunatly replace motor at 180,000 miles now 20k later this timing chain is rattlin, and chatterin and going on.:thatswck:
 

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04 XE around 89k no issues yet....
 

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I had to change the timing chain after the fix of my blown engine... But its working fine now... Doubt I would of had any problems if my engine wouldn't have blown...
 
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