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Q45 Articles, Repairs, and Info.

Postby elwesso » Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:57 pm

Since I dont think as many people use our beautiful articles section on NICO, I thought I would link it up here.

Here is the link to the articles forum... Be sure to read the "general info" articles as they contain great information thats great to read no matter what you own.

http://www.nicoclub.com/subpag...shtml

For searching sake, here is a current list (updated 8/5/2007) of articles in the database. You will have to go to the link above to access the articles as they would take forever to link here (and it is somewhat redundant). However, the search function does not pick up these articles.

If you have any SUGGESTIONS for articles, please put them in this thread. If you would like to contribute an article, email me or let me know somehow. Its great when you find something and can contribute it to the good of the cause.

Q45 (1st Gen) Buying Guide To 90-96 Q45's Q45 (1st Gen) How To: Changing Belts Q45 (1st Gen) How To: Chain Guides (Removal / Replacement) Q45 (1st Gen) How To: Radiator Removal / Replacement Q45 (1st Gen) How To: Motor Mounts Q45 (1st Gen) How To: Installing Z32 Brake Upgrade Q45 (1st Gen) How To: Rear Sway Bar Installation / Upgrade Q45 (1st Gen) How To: Performance Modifications Q45 (1st Gen) How To: Technical Data / Specifications / Capacities Q45 (1st Gen) How To: Rough Idle Diagnosis Q45 (1st Gen) How To: Glove Box Repair Q45 (1st Gen) How To: Under-Plenum Hose and Price List Q45 (1st Gen) How To: Replacing Knock Sensors Q45 (1st Gen) How To: Fuel Pump Replacement Q45 (1st Gen) How To: Heater Mix Door Removal / Replacement Q45 (1st Gen) How To: Installing Polyurethane Differential Bushings Q45 (1st Gen) How To: Remove A/C Evaporator / Cooling Unit Q45 (1st Gen) Airbag Light Blinking Q45 (1st Gen) Power Steering Switch Diagnosis Q45 (1st Gen) Plenum Hose Diagrams Q45 (1st Gen) All Computers/Modules located in Passenger Compartment Q45 (1st Gen) Road And Track Article Q45 (1st Gen) TCS Control Unit Self Diagnosis Q45 (1st Gen) AC Compressor Tensioner Diagram Q45 (1st Gen) Transmission Self Diagnosis Q45 (1st Gen) VH45DE Camshaft Position Sensor Q45 (1st Gen) Exhaust System Q45 (1st Gen) How to run HVAC without the AC compressor Q45 (2nd Gen) HID Headlight Conversion Q45 (2nd Gen) Installing New Strut Mounts Q45 (2nd Gen) Installing Non-Touring Struts on a Touring Model Q45 (2nd Gen) O2 Sensor Replacement Q45 (3rd Gen) Self-Diagnostic Displays Q45 (3rd Gen) Acceleration Technical Service Bulletin Q45 Quick Window Regulator Replacement Q45 Rebuild Brake Calipers Q45 Throttle Position Sensor Adjustment Q45 (3rd Gen) Removing Trim and Door Panels


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Re: Q45 Articles, Repairs, and Info. (elwesso)

Postby Haitian_King » Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:32 pm

Thanks a million Wes.

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Postby don29 » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:59 am

TRYIN TO DO THE TIMING CHAIN ON A Q45 91NEED THE TIMING MARKS EVERYTHING I HAVE SEEN SO FAR IS THE GUIDES CAN SOME ONE HELP ME

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Re: (don29)

Postby elwesso » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:54 am

There are threads on the board about retiming a VH45DE. I suggest you search.

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Re: Q45 Articles, Repairs, and Info. (elwesso)

Postby geauxapl » Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:27 am

I'm a new member, and this is great info. Thanks.

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Re: Q45 Articles, Repairs, and Info. (elwesso)

Postby NyRider » Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:36 pm

I worked so hard on this write up and it was never linked

I think it is needed

strut replacement D.I.Y

zer...41309

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Re: Q45 Articles, Repairs, and Info. (NyRider)

Postby TKE SigO 258 » Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:06 am

The link up top is dead.

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Re: Q45 Articles, Repairs, and Info. (elwesso)

Postby 96'er » Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:22 am

Is there another link than the one in the thread, it is dead.

Thanks.

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Re: Q45 Articles, Repairs, and Info. (96'er)

Postby elwesso » Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:20 am

Fixed the link.

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Re: Q45 Articles, Repairs, and Info. (elwesso)

Postby sfores » Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:36 pm

Thanks for the index. Here's my three questions:

1) Is there a set of "basic readings" for a new owner of a '99 Q45 that covers maintenance, intelligent ownership, etc?

2) The gas available here does not have engine cleaners in it (Techron, etc.) and I understand these are worthwhile over the long run. Is there a reasonably priced additive? Mail order availability?

3) The doors (all 4) won't stay in their open position. How can I adjust without taking apart the doors & covers? (Couldn't find an article on this through searching the site.)

Thank you - sfores

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Re: Q45 Articles, Repairs, and Info. (sfores)

Postby elwesso » Sun Oct 07, 2007 5:20 pm

please start a new thread concerning these issues.

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Re: Q45 Articles, Repairs, and Info. (elwesso)

Postby mayfew » Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:32 pm

Maybe, the "94 Q45 Aux Input for MP3" page, or turn it into a sticky!

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Re: Q45 Articles, Repairs, and Info. (elwesso)

Postby rizzosq45t » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:03 am

does anyone know who makes lowering spings for my 96 Q45t??

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Postby Haitian_King » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:55 am

Check elwesso. He has the springs for sale.

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Re: Q45 Articles, Repairs, and Info. (elwesso)

Postby maxnix » Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:33 am

Wes, you might add a link to your thread with Dennis' early posts you attached in txt form.

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Re: Q45 Articles, Repairs, and Info. (elwesso)

Postby Johnny Rocket » Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:36 pm

How do I get a hold of Wes Stinson....I have lots of Q questions and do not want to load the forum up with my nebie questions.Thanks

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Re: Q45 Articles, Repairs, and Info. (elwesso) I have a bent antenna

Postby sharongreennv » Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:16 pm

I have a bent antenna, how do I replace it? I have a 97 Q45. Please help. Thanks, Sharon

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Re: Q45 Articles, Repairs, and Info. trans ext filter

Postby texasoil » Thu May 28, 2009 9:38 am

I have been meaning to post this for a long time--found a very good, inexpensive external oil filter for the Q45 transmission. Both early models as an add-on, and replacement for 94-on models. It is Ford part No XC3Z-7B155-CA for the 'Trans Fluid Filter Kit' about $18. Filter only is part No XC3Z-7B155-BA $10 or so. Kit has brass hose/pipe fittings, flex hose, and hose clamps in addition to filter.

Only modification to later cars is rerouting hoses from each side cooler to a new brass 'tee' and then on to the filter inlet. OEM filter has the 'tee' built into the inlet steel tubing. That is a $100 tee fitting.

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Re: Q45 Articles, Repairs, and Info. (elwesso)

Postby fas280z » Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:16 am

elwesso wrote:Since I...

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Re: Q45 Articles, Repairs, and Info. (elwesso)

Postby Bix1949 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:56 am

I just registered to this site so I'm not quite sure if I'm using it correctly. I have a question.I'm sure my 93 Q45 has broke on or more timing chain guides and jumped a tooth. The engine just spins with no compression. How likely is it that I caused damage to a piston or the valve train. My wife is bugging me to just junk the car but I'd like to try and repair it myself. Would this be a reasonable project or should I simply listen to my wife?

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Re: Q45 Articles, Repairs, and Info. (Bix1949)

Postby lino » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:13 am

Welcome to Nico. You should repost this thread here if you would like anyone to see it:

zeroforum?id=177

You should also read this:

zerothread/213450

If you don't already have a Factory Service Manual, you can download one here for free:

http://www.nicoclub.com/FSM/Q45/


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ANTIFREEZE LEAKING!!!!HELP!!!

Postby aaysdaddy » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:19 am

I have a 1995 Q45, the other day there was a huge puddle of antifreeze under the car. I took a look underneath the car, the hood and couldnt find any wet hoses or torn hoses. At the bottom corner of the radiator however is where i see the coolant leaking but i cant exactly locate it. Can anyone tell me if i should replace my radiator or any other ideas? Thanks!

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Re: Q45 Articles, Repairs, and Info.

Postby otolentino422 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:08 am

Wes, I have to get in touch with you, I'm interested in buying one of your ECU's. PM to otolentino422@bellsouth.net

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Postby walter15 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:29 am

Hey I was looking at a 1999 Infiniti Q45 and put a deposit on it. The car has 161,000 miles and is in great condition. Is it worth buying this car if I am expecting it to last for quite a few years with minimal repairs? I just want to know from experience from other people who would know.
Thanks.

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Postby Q45malachi » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:20 am

:wtf2: so I have tried to find the break sensor wire to clip and i still cant find it. Can anyone help?

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Postby axm203 » Sat May 28, 2011 2:22 am

Mod, will I be able to reset my change oil filter and rotate tire maintenence warnings if I read and follow this?:

http://www.nicoclub.com/archives/infini ... plays.html

Or is that something Infiniti has to do?

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Re: Q45 Articles, Repairs, and Info.

Postby Robbbb55 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:54 am

Can anyone tell me where the evaporator drain hose is on the 2005 Q45? I do not see any water dripping on the ground anywhere from AC. DO have an initial stink when cranking up AC and think hose may be clogged.

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Postby Q451990 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:03 am

Robbbb55 wrote:Can anyone tell me where the evaporator drain hose is on the 2005 Q45? I do not see any water dripping on the ground anywhere from AC. DO have an initial stink when cranking up AC and think hose may be clogged.

Please see my response in your other thread in the Q45 forum.

2005-q45-t534910.html

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Postby Seanboy » Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:38 am

Yupp Imma newbie .
Yupp I need help ?
Been turnin wrenche's for a livin close to 35 - 40 year's .
American Muscle / Bigg Truck's / Air Cooled V.W. / Oil Rigg's .
I know nothin about Nissan Infinity .
Last Datsun I worked on was 20 somethin year's ago and it was a 69 Sportster .
But I need to fix a 1995 Q4 Infinity .
I have no engine series like z-24 on the 4 banger engines .
Cant tell if it's OBD-1 or OBD-11 ?
Cant find a repair manual on it thru Haynes or Clymer or Chilton's .
Scared I will crash My computer down loading the manual I found in here , in this forum .
Impressed with the Speedo some what on this car ?
I litterally grew up on Dry Lake Bedd's !
But anyone who could help me out shove in the right direction for info on the car would be greatly appreciated .
Online Mechanic's ?
Cant afford them .
Might be able to buy a manual for it if I could find one .
Im use to other forum's more geared torward's complete car restoration, high performance application's etc. .
I have a brake light and a rough Idle but, the brake's seem fine .
Guessin the Brake Can is badd cause-ing a vaccum leak .
But 2 of the intake's on the intake manifold look wett also ?
Thank you in advance so much .
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Re: Q45 Articles, Repairs, and Info.

Postby Seanboy » Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:04 pm

Hi BIX !
Im no Nissan Tech but think I might be able to point you the right direction here as to wether or not to junk her out .
Generally speaking you need to ask the right question .
A lott of car's in the 80's and 90's Hondas / Toyotas etc had head's that were considerd interference type head's .
Meaning if they jumped time the valves would hang open and the piston would come up and smack up .
This generally bent thing's up pretty badd .
Later they came out with what is considerd to be a no interference head these didnt allow the valve's to hang low enough that the piston would hit them .
So the question you need the answer to is wether or not your ride has a interference type head's or, a no interference type head .
Unfortunately I can not answer this question as Im lost when it come's to high end Nissan's and seem unable to find manual's on the Q45 Infinity .
But I did stay at a Holiday Inn once ? :chuckle:
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