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#5315 of 8191 Austin area dealer info
Jun 19, 2002 (8:53 am)
I bought my Pathfinder at Maxwell Nissan off 183 near Burnet (SE, Sunroof Package, 4x4, for $29,500--before the market dropped out from under them...) Overall, they've been really good--service, etc. The guy I dealt with was Renee. He's pretty friendly and not overly aggressive. I bought a 99.5 Pathy from them and then traded for a 2001 last year. Both experiences were okay. Last I heard, you could get a 2002 LE with everything except navigation and DVD/LCD for about $31500 with 0.9% financing. The financing may not be that low now...that was about a month ago (my boss bought a QX4 and my other boss bought a SE Pathfinder--I feel like we have our own little company truck). If you have any other questions...feel free to ask!
#5316 of 8191 Check engine light
Jun 19, 2002 (1:09 pm)
austin, what the check engine light probably means is that you have a failed oxygen sensor. I dont have a 2001 Pathfinder, but i do have a 1996 (the model that runs from 1996-1999). I have had the check engine light go on 3 times since i've owned the Pathfinder, which ahs been just over 1.5 years. I was told that the Pathfinder has around 6 or 8 oxygen sensors. So, i would bring it to a mechanic, and check if it could be one of the oxygen sensors.
Another item it might be is a failed ignition start, which is caused by the spark plugs no longer being as good as they used to. So, first, change the spark plugs, if that's a no fixer, then have them check the oxygen sensors.
Jun 19, 2002 (4:27 pm)
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#5319 of 8191 Rewiring foglight
Jun 21, 2002 (8:57 am)
Does anybody know how to rewire fog light to stay on while high-beam is turned on?
#5320 of 8191 shimmy?
Jun 22, 2002 (8:07 am)
My pathy has the shimmy problem after tire rotation. I know someone had suggested that tire balance would help. Is this covered by warranty? Will dealer charge the balance fee?
#5321 of 8191 re: shimmy?
Jun 22, 2002 (8:22 am)
csu1: I had the shimmy problem. My dealer rebalanced my tires under warranty. However, there is a one year x,000 mile warranty for tire balancing. After that, they charge you. I was able to keep bringing it in for rebalancing since I first brought it in under the warranty and am still having the problem. Since the rebalancing didn't solve the problem, the dealer determined my Dunlop tires were defective. They replaced all four tires under my normal warranty with Bridestones. It has been five months and I haven't had to take it back in for rebalancing. Although, I still notice a little shimmy now and again at certain speeds. It doesn't bother me enough to take it back in. Good luck!
Jun 23, 2002 (8:04 am)
I can e-mail you a copy of the service bulletin pertaining to the shimmy. E-mail me at smithmdsmithyahoo.com.
I had the shimmy on my original Bridgestone Dueler H/T tires and my slightly larger replacement Dueler A/T tires (I've got 48,000 miles on the truck). Both times it was fixed by the Hunter GSP9700 that is mentioned towards the end of the bulletin.
You can find one of these machines by clicking on a link at www.gsp9700.com
#5323 of 8191 Favorite Goodies & Bits of Advice Sought
Jun 27, 2002 (11:44 am)
My wife and I just took delivery of our (first)'02 4WD SE 5-speed. It replaces an '87 FJ60 Land Cruiser. We hope for 15 good years with the new Pathfinder as well.
We'd like to hear from this board about members' favorite goodies, smart things to do to the truck, aftermarket stuff (like the chrome exhaust tip mentioned here recently), things to watch for, things to stay away from...anyway, you get the drift.
TIA for all your help. (BTW, the info on the Hunter GPS9700 has gone into the file already).
#5324 of 8191 Congratulations, jeffirving42
Jun 27, 2002 (5:34 pm)
Welcome to the Nissan Pathfinder family! We have a Nissan Pathfinder Owner's Club here in Edmunds along with a few Pathfinder-specific threads. You might want to visit them, especially the Nissan Pathfinder Club-Options & Accessories thread since you seem to be interested in those. You will find that the Pathfinder board is one of the most informative and helpful boards around. Again, welcome to the group!