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#1169 of 2771 Re: Update on last post [potasnj]
Dec 21, 2004 (11:13 am)
I took my truck in for an oil change and was told i had a leak in my cadelatic converter. Well I just took it to Nissan today to have it fixed, they said it was my resonator and that it was not covered by my warrant, i have a 2002 Nissan Pathfinder w/55K miles on it. they quoted me $610!! I am going to take it somewhere else before dishing out $610!
#1170 of 2771 01 Pathfinder - poor fuel mileage in winter??
Dec 26, 2004 (11:16 am)
When I bought the car I got about 270 miles to a tank. Started to see that slip a little after the 1st year I had the vehicle, but still around 240 - 250 mile/tank. Last winter and now this winter, I barely get over 210 miles to a tank. Dealer tells me it is "oxygenated" gas. Says, service stations use this gas during the cold weather and as a result, you get poor mileage. Can anyone confirm this or is it a bunch of BS?
Also, have been dealing with a tempermental SES light as I posted earlier. Could bad O2 sensors cause this loss of fuel ecomomy??
#1171 of 2771 Re: Update on last post [potasnj]
Dec 26, 2004 (2:18 pm)
I can give you the name and number of a very fine shop that is owner run in the Lincolnshire, IL area if you are interested.
We have had nothing but good experiences with him.
Let me know if you want the contact info.
#1172 of 2771 cv axle/wheel bearing problem
Dec 26, 2004 (3:07 pm)
I have a 2001 nissan pathfinder 48K miles. About a year ago had an accident where they had to replace basically the whole left driver side suspension.
I'm now having problem with squeaking while turning on low speed with 4wd engaged.
I took it to two mechanics:
First one wanted to replace just the strut mount and second wanted to replace the cv axle, lower ball joint, and front wheel bearing.
I don't quite understand the mechanical portion of this problem. The nissan dealer stated (if I understood it correctly) that the pathfinder does not have a ball joint--has a strut instead.
Any suggestions/comments/solutions? any input greatly appreciated.
#1173 of 2771 Re: 01 Pathfinder - poor fuel mileage in winter?? [eaglefan55]
Dec 28, 2004 (7:38 am)
Winter gas will reduce mileage slightly...and so will bad O2 sensors. I had been noticing a gradual but significant drop in fuel mileage over the last few months and suspected something was up. Sure enough, the SES light came on and didn't go off. I knew from a similar experience a year ago that it was probably the O2 sensors again. Took it in and they confirmed that the rear sensors were bad ( I think the front sensors were replaced last time). I'll be doing a back to back check on mileage to confirm improvement. If same as last time, it will jump significantly.
#1174 of 2771 Steering rack problem...?
Dec 28, 2004 (7:42 am)
I have a minor but annoying problem with my 01 Pathfinder LE. I've noticed that there is a weird "gap" in the steering feel when returning to the on-center position which is very noticeable when turning tightly, say in a parking lot. You can feel it almost like a bump in the steering feedback...with absolutely no noise associated with it...just the feel. The dealer also felt it and tried to tighten the steering rack. It is reduced somewhat but hasn't gone away. Any ideas?
#1175 of 2771 Re: Update on last post [dep]
Dec 28, 2004 (8:29 am)
Sure, thanks. I live in Chicago but work in Des Plaines so I am willing to travel 13 more miles for a referral garage. Send along the info....
#1176 of 2771 paintless dent removal??
Dec 28, 2004 (11:33 am)
I have a 2003 PF, was parallel parked, and some jack*** backed the corner of their bumper into the front right quarterpanel, leaving a lovely crater. Hit and run of course. Paint's not damaged though, and I'm short on cash this time of year -- anybody know anything about paintless dent removal? Specifically, is this nationwide "Dent Wizard" outfit reputable? Thanks much --
#1177 of 2771 SES light and O2 sensor
Dec 29, 2004 (10:10 am)
My SES light has been on for about 6 months now. I've had it looked at twice. The mechanic changed the O2 sensor and the light went out. Shortly afterwards, it came on again. The mechanic has done all testing using the computer and all readings indicate that the truck is fine. However, my SES light is still on. I've got 72,000 miles on it. I'm currently using unleaded 89 octane gas from Randall's/Tom Thumb. From reading the posts, it seems as if it could be the gas. Which fuel cleaner should I try please?
#1178 of 2771 97 PF hvac problem - help?
Dec 29, 2004 (6:24 pm)
97 pathfinder Se w/ auto climate control. problem is: hvac blows all hot as soon as the temp dial is raised at least two notches above full cold (blue.) stays the same with a/c button in, ac blows cold as long as the temp dial is all the way left but as soon as i move it two notches, it goes all full-blast hot. It's never tempered.
if i use auto setting it does basically the same, all hot except for the two left/blue/cold settings. i already tried replacing the power module but that wasn't it. any ideas?
thanks in advance.