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Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
#2347 of 8191 Re: The dreaded Shimmy (milsteen)
Apr 13, 2001 (7:20 pm)
The shimmy has been an intense topic of discussion here and is the subject of two Nissan Technical Services Bulletins. Based on this message board, it appears to be more common with those that have the Bridgestone Duelers. My new vehicle had the Bridgestone tires with the Shimmy "as a feature." Had them changed to Dunlop Grandtreks prior to purchase, and voila, no shimmy. I would find it unusual for a service center not to be aware of the TSB and not to recommend attempting to rectify it until another 2000 miles pass. I'll refer you to ...
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#2348 of 8191 roof rack, goblue96
Apr 14, 2001 (6:29 am)
You will need to use a T20 torx driver and remove the front and rear clips at each end of the rail system to remove the racks. To remove the rear you will also need to open the rear door to have enough room to slide out the clip. Then all you have to do is loosen the knob and slide them off.
#2350 of 8191 rear air deflector
Apr 14, 2001 (10:39 am)
Got it yesterday and so simple to install. Looks great and I hope it helps keep the rear clean!
Apr 14, 2001 (11:44 am)
Does anyone know if the new design is in 2002 0r 2003 and what changes are contemplated?
#2352 of 8191 1995 Nissan Pathfinder Clutch making crunching sound
Apr 09, 2001 (7:15 pm)
Apr 09, 2001 (7:19 am)
I just took off my factory rack as you advised, and replaced it with my Yakima. I had a little trouble getting the front clips off, so I just slid everything off the back. Thanks again, the factory rack's now in the closet until the end of the lease...
#2354 of 8191 Clutch noise
Apr 09, 2001 (7:15 pm)
It sounds like your throwout bearing is bad. Apparently it's bad enough to not disengage the clutch completely and that lets it drag between gears.
One shot in the dark: look beneath the dash at the clutch linkage. There should be a pivot, and that pivot may be binding or dry. Give it a shot of penetrating lube and work the pedal. Maybe it's binding enough to absorb your foot effort and not actually throw the linkage? Doubtful but maybe. Or if there's a cable maybe it has a lube port?
These are where I'd look first. Regards, -Bob
#2355 of 8191 To Maxzoey R/Steering Wheel
Apr 14, 2001 (1:40 pm)
Long time ago I posted on this, so don't worry about not seeing post. You are the first one to say this has happened to them. The same thing happened to me and one time the Nissan Service Manager had to come to my place of work and show me how to get wheel unlocked. What you do is pull down on steering wheel with left hand hard to the left and then let off gently, and with right hand on key and turn key. It works every time. I felt so STUPID but the service manager said he was glad to help. He told me it doesent happen alot but there has been other Pathfinders and it is normal. Seems to be part of the locking system. Mine went several months and didnt do it and just the other day it did it again. The last time I had a little more dificulity because my front wheels were up against a parking lot bumper and the wheels were hard to turn. I was about ready to let air out of my tires and it then worked. Glad to help, hope this works for you.