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#2091 of 2167 Re: Change Boot, CV boots? [steve_]
Aug 02, 2009 (12:23 pm)
So I had 2 people tell me change it. West Coast Auto, gave me a quote for $690 including CA tax (9.25% now) and what they said is a required Allignment. That breaks down as $145/side, and 1.5 hours of labor at about $90/hour. So total of about $600 when they offered the allignment for free.
Is that worth it for my 114,000, 1997 Infiniti QX4? I have never skimmed on proper maintanance but $600 gets steep for a car now worth around $5K. But my plan is to keep it while "low-maintance" perhaps for 3 more years thru 150,000 miles.
Thank you again.
#2092 of 2167 Re: Change Boot, CV boots? [aj_la]
by steve_ HOST
Aug 02, 2009 (4:34 pm)
I don't think a busted CV joint is good for your transmission (or perhaps I should say transaxle).
I put a Raxles axle/boot on my Nissan Quest a few years back with the help of a friend for the price of the part ($170). The next one I let a mechanic do. $600 over 3 years is $200 a year, so that's ok. Cars that get as old as ours (I have a '97 and a '99) are more likely to require some maintenance and repair now and then though, and none of it is cheap. But it's rarely more expensive than 3 or 4 car payments would be.
#2093 of 2167 2001 Infiniti QX4 repair manual
Jan 15, 2010 (3:02 pm)
I need a repair manual for a 2001 Infiniti QX4 so I can see how to replace my radio antenna that stopped retracting automatically. Have not been able to find one at my local auto parts store. Any suggestions as to how to get one? Thanks!
#2094 of 2167 Re: 2001 Infiniti QX4 repair manual [hdparts4u]
Jan 15, 2010 (3:06 pm)
You should try the Pathfinder version. It might work.
#2096 of 2167 Re: 2001 Infiniti QX4 repair manual [hdparts4u]
Jan 20, 2010 (2:44 pm)
You don't need a repair manual. Do you need to just replace the antenna mast or the whole unit? I had to replace my mast a few years ago and bought from these guys - http://antennamastsrus.com/Infiniti/QX4/Infiniti%20QX4%201997-2003.htm
Their site also provides links with instructions on how to do the replacement. It was pretty easy. I know they also sell complete units but have no experience with those.
#2097 of 2167 Replacing Check Engine Light Bulb
Jan 21, 2010 (9:04 am)
My vehicle failed it's auto inspection. Was told that an emissions fail code was given by the computer.
Brought it to the dealership to discover that it's the check engine light bulb that's bad.
The friggin bulb is $37 but it's another $200 in labor(1.5 hrs) to remove the dashboard/instrument cluster to get to the bulb.
I know I'm getting ripped off but I'm thinking trying to reassemble everything isn't going to be an easy project. Am I wrong?
#2098 of 2167 Stuck in park
Feb 12, 2010 (5:06 pm)
The car starts but I can't get the car out of park. I can't get the button on the gear shift to go in all the way. My tail lights and brake lights are out as well. Are these all related? Could this be a fuse? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
#2099 of 2167 Re: Stuck in park [crus28]
Feb 24, 2010 (8:46 pm)
In owners manual it says:
"If the selector lever cannot be moved
from the P position while the engine
is running and the brake pedal is depressed,
the stop lights may not
work. Malfunctioning stoplights
could cause an accident injuring
yourself and others."
#2100 of 2167 1998 Infinit QX4 wont start
Apr 04, 2010 (7:33 pm)
On Friday I pulled out of a parking lot and the car suddenly dies, I get it jumped off and went straight to AutoZone and had the battery, starter, and alternator tested (w/load and w/out). Everything checked out great, guy said it was just a fluke. Easter Sunday (2 days later) crank car and go outside 5 minutes later and it is not running. Battery seems fine, talk w/ Father in law and he says check connections, everything seems connected. Spray ether and cranks up, it then shut off. I'm at a loss cause I have no real mechanical sense and am on a budget right now and don;t want to fork out the tow fee for something that is easy to fix. Please let me know any and all thoughts and if there is any other info that might be useful.