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  1. Has my Radiator been Replaced?

    Powertrain & Driveline
    Hi everyone, Just bought my first Nissan Xterra yesterday (2006 Off Road, 116K Miles) and I'm really excited about it. Have read a lot about the SMOD problem so was planning on doing the radiator swap as there were no records of it being replaced. However, upon further investigation it seems...
  2. Issues to Look Out for when Buying Xterra that had Transmission Replaced after SMOD

    Powertrain & Driveline
    New here. Looking at a used 2009 X that had its transmission & radiator replaced by a previous owner after SMOD. Seller says they have the records to prove the replacement was done by a Nissan dealership. Assuming that's true, my question is if there's any other issues associated with having the...
  3. New Radiator being Installed

    General Xterra
    I’m going to be installing a new radiator into my 2006 xterra to avoid the problems with smod. i have new hoses and transmission lines and coolant. i’m also wondering, is just putting in the new radiator enough to do? i’ve also seen stuff on installing an external transmission cooler. i’m just...
  4. 2006 and SMOD Concerns

    General Xterra
    I just got my first xterra which seems to be in great shape. i loooveee it, it’s a 2006 and it has about 126,000 miles and all around no great concerns except the potential of smod i have seen that these cars are prone to, but I see on the service records of the car that the transmission and...
  5. 2006 and SMOD Concerns

    General Xterra
    I just bought a 2006 with 125,000 miles in great condition, but I keep reading stuff on SMOD and it has me nervous. It had the matching vin number on the transmission to ones that have had issues before. I checked for all of the signs of it and I’m in the clear. Should I let this continue to...