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#1156 of 2771 2001 Pathfinder LE - O2 Sensor problem (SES light is on)
Dec 14, 2004 (12:43 pm)
Need some guidance on this - -2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4x4 - 46K miles - Initially started getting very poor gas mil age, then started seeing a SES light - Had the ECM decoded, 3 codes appeared - P0140, P0158, P0159 - All having something to do with Oxygen sensors. Dealer tells me that the right and left lower O2 sensors are bad. Replacement at the dealer will cost $600. After doing some research, I found O2 sensors at a reasonable price and could easily do the job myself. I could replace all 4 sensors for under $300. The part I have a question about is the ECM, he said something about re programming the ECM with new software. Can I replace the O2 sensors without doing this, or is this a mandatory procedure???
#1157 of 2771 O2 sensor problem
Dec 15, 2004 (12:17 pm)
The reprogramming fixes the problem of the ECU being too sensitive in that it detects problems even though there aren't any - many have had "marginal" fuel set off the SES light. Have your dealer do the reprogramming but not the O2 sensors. Wait for a few weeks to see if the SES light goes out and stays out. If it doesn't, replace the sensors yourself (the original batch of sensors in production included some that failed way too soon). The light should reset by itself after a few days with the new sensors.
He should charge you $40 or so for the reprogramming - as you're off warranty. You may be able to get it free if it's considered emmisions related.
#1158 of 2771 Re: O2 sensor problem [pathstar1]
Dec 15, 2004 (8:25 pm)
That's a good idea.. They may just be too sensitive. I had the codes cleared the other day and refilled with good fuel and some fuel treatment. No light so far.. My experience was always that if a sensor of anykind was bad, the ECM would turn the SES light right back on after it was cleared. This just seems like what you were saying, too narrow parameters set in the ECM....
#1159 of 2771 Re: bad bushing symptoms [xplorx4]
Dec 16, 2004 (11:22 am)
I'm just getting the lower arm bushings replaced. I ordered the poly bushings at $75 for two sets. My local garage is telling me to expect $168 in labor and is recommending an alignment after. I'll let you know how it turns out.
#1160 of 2771 does 97 PF SE have cabin air filter?
Dec 16, 2004 (11:26 am)
Does anyone know if, or how I can tell if, a 97 Pathfinder SE has an in-cabin air filter?
#1161 of 2771 Clarion Radio: crap
Dec 16, 2004 (12:20 pm)
It's been 3 months with my new 04 SE and I still can't figure out how to turn off the damn RDS system on the radio. It shows the title and artist of the song playing instead of the station frequency. Does anyone else have this problem?
#1162 of 2771 Re: bad bushing symptoms [kone]
Dec 16, 2004 (1:04 pm)
You won't need an alignment; don't waste your money. Even though some shops say "4-wheel alignment", the only axis of alignment adjustment is front wheel toe. Front camber and caster are non-adjustable, and the rear axle also cannot be adjusted. If you ordered the trailing arm poly bushings from Automotive Customizers, it should have only cost you $32.50 per set ($65 total).
Good luck with the work!
#1163 of 2771 Re: bad bushing symptoms [xplorx4]
Dec 17, 2004 (9:29 am)
you're right....$65. tanks for the advice.
#1164 of 2771 problem 1995 pathfinder lights
Dec 17, 2004 (5:32 pm)
i have a 95 xese 4x4 pathfinder and i have a small problem. I was going to work and i lost my dash lights,and they didn't come back on. Got home fiddle with the switch them came back on. the following day i went to start my pathfinder didn't have dash lights, plus my parking lights and tail lights dont work. I have headlights, brake lights, turn signals. Checked the fuse under the dash it was fine it wasn't blown. Is there another fuse for the light system or do i have a lose connection. It makes it scary to drive at dark. Can somebody help me.
#1165 of 2771 Bose Stereo Run-Around
Dec 18, 2004 (12:29 pm)
We bought our 2001 Nissan Pathfinder in Sept of 02. My wife took it in on Wednesday to have the tires rotated at Goodyear. Of course, they got her to pay for several things that "they found" - one of these things being that one of the wires connected to the battery was "becoming corroded" so she agreed to a $10 charge to clean it. When she picked up the pathfinder, the Bose radio works, but the CD player now no longer does. It displays Err2. It was FINE before she took it in.
So... she went back. They called Bose and Nissan for the unlock/reset code. Neither would provide it. they both said for her to bring it in. So.... she did. Then after an hour and a half said that she would have to have it replaced. She asked for the code which they would not provide her.
CAN ANYONE HELP? I'M SICK OF THE RUNAROUND!
Mike & Jenn