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#5223 of 8191 Am buying 94 PF,any advice?
Jun 03, 2002 (12:39 pm)
HI All. In a day or so I am buying a 1994 Nissan
Pathfinder SE, 4x4. It's got 217,000kms on it.
Roughly 134,540 miles. It's a nice price and I've
talked to the previous owner who had it for
4 years and had it painted 2 years ago. Looks like
the rear (crankshaft) seal is leaking a bit, but other than that, twice as good as any other I've seen. Anything 'Pathfinder specific' I should look for when I take it tomorrow to a garage for a once-over? Thanks very much! BTW, I did own
a 1986 Nissan "Longrider" back in 1987-88, Anyone ever heard tell of of one of these? It was an aftermarket conversion done by a company in Montreal as far as I know.....Mike
#5224 of 8191 "Nissan Longrider", name ring a bell?
Jun 03, 2002 (12:42 pm)
I owned a 1986 Nissan "Longrider" back in 1987-88, Anyone ever heard tell of of one of these? It was an aftermarket conversion done by a company in Montreal as far as I know.....I sold it in 1989 and I think and ever only saw one other. Basically a Nissan 4x4 extended cab truck, with the rear of the cab cut out, and grafted onto a fiberglas cap. A small bench seat and carpeting put into the center of the "bed" and some seatbelts. Sorta like a Toyota 4-runner. ANYWAY
#5225 of 8191 Shimmy & Tire Balancing Weights
Jun 03, 2002 (1:51 pm)
Sorry to ask such a stupid question, but when people are referring to their "shimmying" problem on their Pathfinder, are you talking about when your steering wheel shakes back and forth?
Also, when you have your tires rotated and balanced, do you have them put the weights on the inside or outside of the rims? Whenever I've tried mounting mine on the inside, I always get more steering wheel shake than when they are mounted on the outside.
#5226 of 8191 Shimmy and weights
Jun 04, 2002 (12:15 am)
When people are referring to their "shimmying" problem on their Pathfinder, are you talking about when your steering wheel shakes back and forth?
Also, when you have your tires rotated and balanced, do you have them put the weights on the inside or outside of the rims?
The best results are often obtained by adding weights to both sides of the wheel, to counteract weight imbalances between the inboard and outboard sides.
#5227 of 8191 2002 LE Pricing
Jun 04, 2002 (6:28 am)
Wanted to get an idea on the price for a 2002 LE with leather interior. If people could post some pricing info for this would appreciate it. I am getting a lot of runaround from dealers in my area. So any help is appreciated
#5228 of 8191 Shimmy & Tire Balancing Weights
Jun 04, 2002 (5:08 pm)
Thanks for the response.
I'm wondering where other Pathfinder owners have their tire weights placed when balancing the tires. Most of the cars I see, at least the more expensive ones, don't have the weights mounted on the outside, I'm assuming for appearance reasons. So are these people sacrificing shimmying for looks?
#5229 of 8191 2002 LE pricing
Jun 04, 2002 (5:08 pm)
MKAPAD1, I bought my 2002 Pathfinder LE on May 20th.The truck is fully loaded with every available option except the navigation and entertainment pkg. The sticker was $35,002.00. I paid 31,041.00 which included the $1000.00 rebate Nissan was offering at the time. I also got 3.9% financing for 60 months. You can check this site to see if Nissan is offering any rebates and/or special financing. From what i heard you should be able to get a Pathfinder for around invoice.
#5230 of 8191 Wheel Balancing Weights
Jun 05, 2002 (5:23 am)
marks1970, wheels can be balanced perfectly with all weights on the inside surface. With the large offsets of most wheels today, it is actually better to place weights on the inside surfaces. Yes, appearance is a consideration, as is the fact that the weights are less apt to be accidentally dislodged there. To answer your question, NO, you aren't sacrificing shimmying for looks.
#5231 of 8191 brisoup:cash back + 3.9%
Jun 05, 2002 (9:13 am)
I though you could only get one or the other. did you negotiate this into the deal? If so, good job, then.
#5232 of 8191 Re:Wheel Balancing Weights
Jun 05, 2002 (9:47 am)
On the wheel weight note. I had to have one of my wheels redone due to NTB not taking off the weight before using the tire removal machine. It caused a nice scrap around the rim, lucky for me I noticed it when I picked it up. The clerk tried to tell me it was like that but I demanded a mgr and he knew right away it was his fault. To their credit NTB did pay to have it the wheel completely redone from a local shop. The guy did a great job and put the weight on the inside of the wheel.
He said he redoes wheels all the time due to the outside weights damaging the outside surface. He thought NTB will use inside weights if requested (haven't verified this). He also told me he does wheels from various tire shops like NTB and also car washes! He said it was apparently cheaper for a particular car wash to pay him when people noticed the damage than it was to fix the problem!
Why do why auto makers use outside ones when they will surely damage the wheel. Are they saving that much money?