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Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
Apr 05, 2006 (9:29 am)
I have the 1995 Nissan Pathfinder Se 4wd It was continously overheating and leaking antifreeze. Come to find out its the water Pump i paid $715 to get the water Pump replaced along with the timming belt .. And to take the Crank Shaft Pulley Replaced aswell. All new belts were inserted the mechanic states that i drove the car so much while it was overheating i burnt one of the Cylinders. So its a V5 not V6 can this be true because ever since the water pump was changed its not in correct timming and the car idles funny all day.
Apr 14, 2006 (4:08 pm)
I have a 98 Pathfinder, I cant figure out why sometimes its shakes side to side when Im driving, could it be the shocks? or the suspension itself?
#8040 of 8189 Re: Side to Side Motion [frenchfries]
Apr 14, 2006 (9:22 pm)
You might want to check the motor Mounts . Their Cheap at Autozone. If the Problem continues Shocks
#8041 of 8189 Re: Side to Side Motion [frenchfries]
Apr 15, 2006 (8:06 am)
Actually, if you read back in the posts on this forum you will find it's probably the rear suspension bushings. It's a common problem with older Pathfinders. As those posts say, you could replace just the bushings, but the labour would probably make it better to just replace the arms, bushings and all. Unless you want to go to Urethane bushings - then just replace the stock bushings with new Urethane ones.
#8042 of 8189 98 timing belt kit (crank pulley removal)
Apr 24, 2006 (5:27 am)
Im planning to replace the timing belt (kit)Idler,belt,2ea seals,2ea hoses,thermostat & water pump. My question is the harmonic balancer. The manual shows a chain strap wrench to hold balancer, I can't find this wrench at any auto shops/stores in my county. What would you recommend other than this?
Thank you for your time.
#8043 of 8189 Re: 98 timing belt kit (crank pulley removal) [phalanx]
Apr 27, 2006 (3:38 am)
#8044 of 8189 i would check for the wrench online
Apr 27, 2006 (8:49 am)
yea i would go to www.ebay.com
or do a search on google.com because if your doing the work yourself youll be saving about $700 in labor
#8045 of 8189 Re: i would check for the wrench online [jcash]
Apr 27, 2006 (10:13 am)
I have, not a reply from any of them as of yet,guess I'll have to use a block of wood for a wedge.
#8046 of 8189 How many miles is too many for a pre-owned?
May 08, 2006 (11:08 am)
I'm considering the purchase of an '01 PF LE with 108k miles on the odometer. The sale price is $10,450. The KBB value places it b/w $11-14,500k based on condition.
Does anyone on the board have a high mileage 2001 PF? Any issues to ask the dealer about to see if they've been noted?
With that many miles on it should I steer clear?
Thanks in advance.
#8047 of 8189 Re: How many miles is too many for a pre-owned? [tjfili]
May 08, 2006 (11:35 am)
108k miles is not an issue at all if the car has been maintained by the book, but how can you really know if that has been done? Based on a lot of experience, I would not trust ANYTHING a car dealer tells me. My truck has 103K. Probably the most prevelant issue with this truck from what I've seen here is the intake valve timing sensors. They seem to last 40-70K miles each (there are two, one for each engine bank), and they cost roughly $250 to replace (parts and labor). The replacements seem to last about the same length of time, too. Also there was a TSB regarding an upgrade to the engine software which Nissan would do on vehicles still under emissions warranty (80K miles I beleive). Without the upgrade, the computer tends to turn on the Check Engine Light prematurely. Because my truck had 90k miles, the dealer charged me $300 to upgrade the software. What a ripoff, if the software from the factory was deficient when the truck was new, Nissan should pay for it irrespective of mileage. Once again, good luck asking the dealer to prove that this upgrade was done...how do you really know?