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Frontier: My 2000 Nissan Fronter automatic 6 cyclinder is jerking

Customer Question

My 2000 Nissan Fronter automatic 6 cyclinder is jerking while I am accelerating hard, most noticeable while going up hill or on the freeway. It's not a constant just one or two fast jerks and then goes away if I'm a consistant speed. No check engine lights have come on. I've had the O2 sensor replace about two years ago.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 2 years ago.

tims auto repair :

hi


 

tims auto repair :

this sounds as if you need to just tune it up


 

tims auto repair :

new plugs and plug boots


 

tims auto repair :

these boots can go bad and jump a spark the head where the plug gos


 

Customer:

How hard is it to change plug boots?


 

tims auto repair :

there is n gd way to test these


 

tims auto repair :

the boots are the rubbers that go over the plugs from the coils


 

tims auto repair :

remove the coils and instal the new boots


 

Customer:

Okay I can do that, I think. :/

tims auto repair :

replace the plugs while you have the coils off also


 

tims auto repair :

 

Customer:

How long will this take?


 

tims auto repair :

give me just a moment


 

tims auto repair :

i may have the proceedure i can send yu


 

Customer:

Ok


 

tims auto repair :

you model has wires


 

tims auto repair :

so


 

tims auto repair :

replace the wires


 

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000 Nissan-Datsun Truck Frontier SE Crew Cab 4WD V6-3.3L (VG33E)
Spark Plug Service and Repair, Procedures









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1. Disconnect ignition wires from spark plugs at boot. Do not pull on the wire.
2. Remove spark plugs with 16 mm (0.63 in) spark plug wrench.
3. Check type and gap of new spark plug.








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Spark Plug Type
Use standard type spark plug for normal condition.
The hot type spark plug is suitable when fouling may occur with the standard type spark plug such as :
- frequent engine starts
- low ambient temperatures
The cold type spark plug is suitable when spark knock may occur with the standard type spark plug such as :
- extended highway driving
- frequent high engine revolution








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- Do not use a wire brush for cleaning.
- If plug tip is covered with carbon, spark plug cleaner may be used.
Cleaner air pressure :
Less than 588 kPa (6 kg/sq .cm, 85 psi)
Cleaning time :
Less than 20 seconds








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- Checking and adjusting plug gap is not required between change intervals.

Spark Plug (Single Platinum-Tipped Type)
Gap (Nominal): 1.0 mm (0.039 in)
Spark Plug (Double Platinum Tipped Type)
Gap (Nominal): 1.1 mm (0.043 in)








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When installing spark plugs to No.2 and 4 cylinders, securely fit each ignition wire mounting hole onto the ignition wire fixing pin.
Spark Plug
Torque: 20 - 29 Nm (2.0 - 3.0 kg.m, 14 - 22 ft.lb)


 

tims auto repair :

this will take about an hour+


 

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2000 Nissan-Datsun Truck Frontier SE Crew Cab 4WD V6-3.3L (VG33E)
Spark Plug Parts and Labor


















Labor InformationSkill LevelMfg. WarrantyStandard

Replace

C1.1

1.4


 


Customer:

Alright, sounds complicated, but I'll do my best! Thank you.

tims auto repair :

you are very welcome


 

tims auto repair :

 

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