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So I got my 2007 Frontier back in August of 2017. I am not sure how the previous owner maintained it so I am going through and doing some basic service over the course of this year. If I am missing something please let me know! The awesome write ups on this site have given me the confidence to DIY most of this. It is a 2007 SE Crew Cab Long Bed 4x4 Automatic currently at 143XXX miles

So far I have already done the following:
- Mobile1 Sythetic Oil Change
- Cabin Air Filter
- Engine Air Filter
- Replaced the brake fluid (which was NASTY)
- SMOD Bypass(just the swap of the hose location) I don't tow anything at all, not sure if I should look for a more permanent fix or not....

What I have on my ToDo list:(no particular order)
- Drain and Fill of the Transmission, Front/Rear Diffs, and Transfer Case
- Spark Plugs
- Antifreeze/Coolant Flush
- IMS Spacer(optional as it's not really a maintenance item)
- Replace the suspension bushings to help with ride quality and squeaking (not sure where to begin there honestly)
- I need to replace the carrier bearing on the drive shaft as the shroud if torn to hell (might have to have a shop do that one lol)

Please let me know if you can think of something I missed. I'm trying to make this truck ride as smooth as possible and last!
 

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Might not hurt to replace the power steering fluid - It's an item that often gets overlooked.

If it was me, I'd replace the radiator, putting in new belts and radiator/heater hoses at the same time.

With a new radiator installed, you no longer have to worry about the SMOD - and it also allows you to continue using the ATF cooler in the radiator. (The external ATF cooler is just a supplement - It really isn't designed to be the only cooler present). You could also do the coolant flush at the same time.

At 143K, you old radiator probably isn't working too well anyway.
 

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PCV valve? Polish headlight lenses and consider just replacing the halogen 9007 bulbs. Clean battery posts & connectors. If you remove &/or replace your battery, this makes replacing the passenger side headlight bulb VERY easy.
 

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If you hear what you think is a suspension squeak in the front, it could be coming from the hood latch, instead. The plastic wears off the catch in the latch and makes a really annoying squeak occur when slamming the doors or going over moderate bumps in the road. The cheap and easy fix is to take 6" of electrical tape and wrap it tightly around the latch catch mounted to the hood (the part of the metal loop that gets engaged by the latch).
 

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Thanks you all! I will add those to the list. And probably do some this week
 

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A damn thorough interior cleaning and detail. Maybe a carpet shampoo, and some good (made to fit) seat covers.

Other than the mechanical aspect, that's something I'd personally tackle in short order.

Get all the junk out from under the seats, in the seat rails, really just pull everything out and apart.

Something about a really clean organized vehicle (on the inside) that just makes me feel more comfortable and like it's new.

Plus after that many miles, damn near every car needs it.

Everything else seems like you've got a good list going.
 

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My truck is a 2012 with 90k on the clock. Just bought it, here is what I did:

Mechanical
-New air cleaner
-New brake pads all the way around. Front needed new rotors.
-New shocks all the way around. Went with Bilstein in the front, may as well lift it a bit right? This made a huge difference in ride quality!
-New lower control arms, my LCA bushings were completely frozen. This had to hurt ride quality.
-The previous owner had just replaced the rear springs and bushings.
-New battery
-New tires and wheels. Went with a P rated 285/70/17, again for ride quality.
-Changed front diff, transmission,transfer case, and engine oil. Didn't do rear diff because it's being replaced under warranty.
-Stuffed some injector cleaner down the throttle body and some fuel treatment in the tank. This really smoothed the idle.
-New Bosch Icon wipers. They are the best wipers I've ever used.
- Fixed or had fixed any other small issues along the way.

Exterior

clay bar
polish
apply sealant

Interior
Vacuum
cabin filters
remove seats
shampoo carpet and seats
new floor mats

I also swapped out the head unit to a bluetooth unit with carplay and added remote start. Mostly because I owe it to myself!
 

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Change wiper blades.

No one mentioned it yet, because no one ever thinks about it until it rains.
 

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If you hear what you think is a suspension squeak in the front, it could be coming from the hood latch, instead. The plastic wears off the catch in the latch and makes a really annoying squeak occur when slamming the doors or going over moderate bumps in the road. The cheap and easy fix is to take 6" of electrical tape and wrap it tightly around the latch catch mounted to the hood (the part of the metal loop that gets engaged by the latch).
Holy crap dude, THANKS! This squeak has been driving me nuts for weeks, definitely was suspecting the suspension. It was the hood latch catch just as you suggested. Can't thank you enough.
 

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My truck is a 2012 with 90k on the clock. Just bought it, here is what I did:

Mechanical
-New air cleaner
-New brake pads all the way around. Front needed new rotors.
-New shocks all the way around. Went with Bilstein in the front, may as well lift it a bit right? This made a huge difference in ride quality!
-New lower control arms, my LCA bushings were completely frozen. This had to hurt ride quality.
-The previous owner had just replaced the rear springs and bushings.
-New battery
-New tires and wheels. Went with a P rated 285/70/17, again for ride quality.
-Changed front diff, transmission,transfer case, and engine oil. Didn't do rear diff because it's being replaced under warranty.
-Stuffed some injector cleaner down the throttle body and some fuel treatment in the tank. This really smoothed the idle.
-New Bosch Icon wipers. They are the best wipers I've ever used.
- Fixed or had fixed any other small issues along the way.

Exterior

clay bar
polish
apply sealant

Interior
Vacuum
cabin filters
remove seats
shampoo carpet and seats
new floor mats

I also swapped out the head unit to a bluetooth unit with carplay and added remote start. Mostly because I owe it to myself!
I just bought an '08 and was considering swapping the head unit out as well. Could I ask which one you went with? I was looking at units with carplay as well.
 

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Thanks everyone for the awesome input!

I just bought an '08 and was considering swapping the head unit out as well. Could I ask which one you went with? I was looking at units with carplay as well.
I'm not him....but I just got a Pioneer MVH 2330 and love it. It does apple carplay and Android Auto
 

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If you find after trying the tape on the latch trick that you still have a squeek, take a look at the front body mounts. JeniorNV created a thread about this a few years ago that describes the change out procedure. Mine were completely metal on metal when I replaced them on my Frontier and I only had about 35000 miles on the truck (RIP).

Good Luck with your new ride, that is a very comprehensive list of maintenance items!
 
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