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#1011 of 2771 Uneven Tire Wear
Aug 09, 2004 (12:28 pm)
I have a 2001 Pathfinder LE with 53k on it. The Bridgestone Dueler HT original tires have an unusual wear pattern. They are wearing on the outer edges much more quickly than on the rest of the tire. In my past experience with other vehicles, such an unusual wear pattern meant some type of problem, for example, that the vehicle was out of alignment. However, our local Nissan dealership tells me that this unusual pattern is "normal" for these particular tires on the Pathfinder (i.e., yes it is an unusual wear pattern, but they see it often and it doesn't mean anything is wrong). The local dealer, imo, is trustworthy, but this sounds strange. Does anyone else have experience with this? I intend to replace the tires with 4 new Michelin LTX M/S before the winter, but don't want to do it if they are going to wear quickly and strangely as did the original tires.
#1012 of 2771 power window problem
Aug 09, 2004 (6:58 pm)
Wow, after reading these posts I'm feeling pretty lucky. I have a '94 Pathfinder that has never given me any major problems, unless you count having the stock Nissan battery fail just last year. However, my power windows have all slowly stopped working from the main driver control panel. They all still work from their own switches, but I can't operate them without having to lean over to push the buttons. It seems they're getting slower, too. Any ideas? Also, I have a little lake on the front passenger floor from using my A/C; this just started several months ago. I'd like to fix these things myself if it's possible. Looking for advice...
#1013 of 2771 Re: Uneven Tire Wear [millar]
Aug 10, 2004 (6:24 am)
I had the same OEM tires on my 01 LE. Comfortable but noisy. They were cracking and had very little wet grip left at 38K miles. Very poor treadwear. I noticed they slightly wore on the outer edges but only on the front tires(maybe due to end of treadlife). If you recently replaced your front struts then you will need an alignment.
Replaced them with Goodyear Fortera HL edition in higher profile P255/70/16. No alignment needed. Raises the pathy 1". Rides just as comfortable. Little to no road noise from tires on concrete and none on asphalt. Great grip in snow, rain, and dry pavement. Not to mention the awesome aggressive sidewall appearence. Cornering, braking, and acceleration performance very slightly degraded due to larger profile tire(moot point in OEM size 255/65/16). Normal tire wear after 10K miles on them.
LTXs are good tires also. Did your dealer put your pathy on alignment machine before he told you it was normal?
#1014 of 2771 Re: power window problem [94path]
Aug 10, 2004 (6:44 am)
Check the battery if you have the correct amps for the power load of your vehicle. That may effect electrical component operation.
Buy a used master window switch from a junk yard. They are a lot cheaper. Call for new and used prices. Easy to swap out.
A/C. Check the condition of your evaporator core. It is under the glove box dash area if I am correct(black box). It is problably dirty and clogged by debris such as leaves. Do you park under trees alot(you shouldn't, leaves and debris fall on AC intake and clogs the system)? Use compressed air to clean out your evap. core and the drain tube that goes to the bottom of your truck. It maybe the drain tube that is clogged and causing water to leak into the cabin.
Your AC will perform better after this clean out.
#1015 of 2771 Re: '04 Pathfinder SE - lights out [okbowler]
Aug 11, 2004 (4:48 am)
Try the fuse under the hood marked taillights. I had same problem and that worked. Bob
#1016 of 2771 radio light out
Aug 11, 2004 (4:49 am)
Any ideas on how to get the Bose radio light back on. ? All other lights are on except the radio light. Not sure what to do. Thanks Bob
#1017 of 2771 Re: radio light out [bpiazza]
Aug 11, 2004 (4:56 am)
Does the radio have a separate fuse within itself that would control the light? The radio works but just no light. Thanks
#1018 of 2771 Help new to the pathfinder
Aug 13, 2004 (6:29 pm)
I just brought a 1995 pathfinder xe 4x4 it has some buttons on it that i dont know what it goes to. If somebody knows where i can access a book online about the pathfinder it will help
#1020 of 2771 1997 Pathfinder
Aug 15, 2004 (9:10 am)
First post so bear with me. I just purchased used 97 xe 4wd, 96,0miles. Good shape,good price,$5.500. Want to know of any know problems from you experts. I've read on "shimmy" but bsides that anything to look for, as I'll bring in to have gone over. Thanks!