How-to: Stop Hood Squeak - PBR - Second Generation Nissan Xterra Forums (2005+)
 5Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 05-10-2013, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
Veteran
2012 Daytona Blue Xterra Pro-4X - Titan Swapped
 
SteadyHigh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 3,592
Garage
How-to: Stop Hood Squeak - PBR

Lots of people have this problem. This is a fix that worked for me.

1. Pop your Hood

2. Grab a #12 Ratchet or Wrench

3. Loosen these 3 bolts


4. Push Locking Mechanism down and the retighen

5. Shut Hood and go for drive, no more noise
rsvelti likes this.

Last edited by Old Navy; 12-16-2017 at 11:23 AM. Reason: All Photophucket Links Resurrected
SteadyHigh is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 49 (permalink) Old 05-11-2013, 02:38 PM
Senior Member
2010 Xterra O.R
 
scorpio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 108
sure ill try it
its noisy on both the X and Pathy
scorpio is offline  
post #3 of 49 (permalink) Old 05-11-2013, 04:40 PM
Veteran
2015 Super Black Xterra Pro-4X
 
Dave940's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 1,307
I will try that tonight. Thanks for sharing
Dave940 is offline  
 
post #4 of 49 (permalink) Old 05-11-2013, 07:34 PM
Veteran
2008 Avalanche White Xterra X
 
Truffles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 1,019
Definitely on my way to the garage when I'm done on here! Thanks for the tip
Truffles is offline  
post #5 of 49 (permalink) Old 05-13-2013, 02:18 PM
Veteran
2005 "Yellowjacket" Xterra S, 4x4
 
sevenhelmet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: California, MD
Posts: 1,011
D'oh! Why didn't I think of this? Awesome post. This is a 100% permanent fix for this issue- I'd been applying duct tape to the hood catch once a month up to now.

I accidentally Plasti-dipped my Amsoil while doing a Titan Swap, and my Lunchbox grenaded my SMOD, so I took my FSU back to get a new IPDM relay.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

KK6AEL
sevenhelmet is offline  
post #6 of 49 (permalink) Old 05-13-2013, 04:49 PM
Senior Member
2006 Xterra S
 
akajester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 184
Can you explain step 4? what is the locking mechanism? sorry for being such a noob! Thanks.
akajester is offline  
post #7 of 49 (permalink) Old 05-13-2013, 04:54 PM
Veteran
2011 Knight Armour Xterra Pro-4X
 
Xterra_Brit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 3,165
The locking mechanism is everything held on by those 3 bolts - the latch, spring and clip - that hold the hood down.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Xterra_Brit is offline  
post #8 of 49 (permalink) Old 05-13-2013, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
Veteran
2012 Daytona Blue Xterra Pro-4X - Titan Swapped
 
SteadyHigh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 3,592
Garage
It's so simple it's stupid

I learned it from a guy that brought it to the dealer. Paid 60 bucks and watched the mechanic do this
Posted via Mobile Device
SteadyHigh is offline  
post #9 of 49 (permalink) Old 05-13-2013, 05:36 PM
Veteran
2005 Super Black Xterra S
 
CALIROCKS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Tracy, CA
Posts: 615
I like the current position of the hood. but I did find that I needed new hood bump stops. I raised them up and the squeak stopped. the stops are old and falling apart and wont stay in place to put pressure upwards on the hood while the latch holds it down. the new ones are okay (oem)
CALIROCKS is offline  
post #10 of 49 (permalink) Old 05-13-2013, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
Veteran
2012 Daytona Blue Xterra Pro-4X - Titan Swapped
 
SteadyHigh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 3,592
Garage
This doesn't change the position of the hood it just grips it down closer to the stops you are replacing and adjusting
Posted via Mobile Device
SteadyHigh is offline  
Reply

  Second Generation Nissan Xterra Forums (2005+) > Xterra Tech Topics > How-to's

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Second Generation Nissan Xterra Forums (2005+) forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome