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#1271 of 2771 Re: 2001 Pathfinder LE - O2 Sensor problem (SES light is on)
Feb 28, 2005 (12:58 pm)
I'm going through the same problem and don't count on getting it repaired under warranty. The TSB regarding this says to replace the oxygen sensors (only covered under the 36,000 mile warranty), then reprogram the ECM (covered under the 70,000 mile federal emissions warranty). The dealer I took it to told me to bring in a receipt showing that I had replaced the oxygen sensors & they would reprogram the ECM for free... or I could let them replace the oxygen sensors for almost $600 parts & labor... no thanks. I too checked autozone & the price was much more than the dealer. I found them cheaper online several places. Just do a google search for "2001 Nissan Pathfinder oxygen sensor."
#1272 of 2771 Re: Intake Manifold Problems [bksanz]
Feb 28, 2005 (1:10 pm)
Could you let me know who is the dealer that is trying to solve your problem.
#1273 of 2771 05 PATHFINDER PROBLEMS
Feb 28, 2005 (2:53 pm)
Hi guys, the rattling noise at 2000 to 2100 rpm needs to be resolved. Somebody who had their manifold replaced and did not resolve the problem, should call nissan and open a tech case. After they should post the contact number at nissan so we can all put in a tech issue with the same person. Then nissan will be aware of the problems we are having with 05 pathfinders.
#1274 of 2771 Wind Noise in 99 Pathfinder w/Sunroof
Feb 28, 2005 (7:37 pm)
hi Pathfinder owners,
I notice a lot of noise when driving my 99 Pathfinder at highway speeds. Seems to be coming from the roof area. It has a sunroof, but no wind deflector.
If I install a wind deflector, will that likely help ? I've installed them before - very easy, but why spend the money if it won't help prevent noise ?
Sure appreciate a word from someone that has solved this problem.
#1275 of 2771 Re: 05 PATHFINDER PROBLEMS [kash]
Feb 28, 2005 (10:12 pm)
2005 Pathfinder LE owner here.. I just did a google search on "2005 Pathfinder acceleration rattle" and hit your forum. I guess I'm not the only one with this problem. Here's something I noticed, when alomost out of gas (25 miles to empty) the rattle disappears and the engine seems to run better. Am I on crack... or is there something to this almost out of gas thing? BTW, I took mine to Nissan for the rattle and they claimed they "could not duplicate the noise". Hmmmm let me help you by removing that doughnut from your ear and kicking you in the 3&&!! Any more progress on this issue anyone????
#1276 of 2771 2002 Nissan Pathfinder...burning oil???
Mar 01, 2005 (7:41 am)
I have a 2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4 wheel drive, just about to turn 50,000 miles. I love the truck and have had no problems with it, but I am starting to wonder if it is burning oil.
On rare occasions I have noticed upon startup that I get some blue smoke out of the tailpipe. I have noticed this maybe 3 or 4 times over the 3 years I have owned the truck. Last time I got an oil change I noticed on the ticket afterwards they had noted it was a quart low. I use synthetic oil and usually change it about every 6,000 miles as I do 90% highway driving.
I am almost due for another oil change, but this morning I noticed the blue smoke after starting it, so I drove for a few minutes, then parked it for a few minutes and then checked the oil, finding it is a bit low, below the cross marks on the dipstick. I am guessing it is about a quart low again.
I am wondering if this is a bad sign and if anyone else has encountered this problem with the Nissan 3.5L V6 engine. I love the truck but don't want to keep it if I am going to have engine problems from bad rings or something down the road.
Any thoughts anyone??
Mar 01, 2005 (11:40 am)
If you see smoke on startup it's usually caused by the valve stem seals leaking. The oil seeps into the combustion chamber and burns on startup. It can be an indication of worn valve stem bushings. This loss area usually doesn't use up much oil - you shouldn't notice the loss on the dipstick, even over several months and 5000 mi. - the loss is very small past the valve stems.
It is also possible a head gasket is leaking or the intake manifold gasket (if there is an oil galley through it).
My oil is usually down almost a litre after 6000 km and the vehicle has done this from new. If you are down just a quart close to change time I wouldn't worry about it until it gets a lot worse. If you have to add a quart half way to change time then worry.
Are you using 5W30? That can contribute to oil use. I switched to 10W30. The engine sounds quieter and runs smoother. I use Mobil 1.
#1278 of 2771 Re: 05 PATHFINDER PROBLEMS [damj]
Mar 01, 2005 (7:10 pm)
Well add me to the list of folks with the "2005 Pathfinder acceleration rattle" problem. I'm schedule to have it repaired this Friday. Though the service manager said it was a rare issue, she did say they do encounter this situation periodically. She indicated that it was a catalytic converter issue. Let me see what the dealer can do. I've had the issue ever since I turned over 500 or so miles.
#1279 of 2771 Re: 05 Path Problem SES, VDC, SLIP lights [gruch]
Mar 02, 2005 (9:26 pm)
Not sure if you are still checking this forum, but I had the same exact problem with my pathfinder as soon as I drove it off the lot. There is a reset procedure in the manual, but it doesn't work. It says to start out w/the steering wheel straight and then drive for over 10 minutes over 10 mph. The most ridiculous thing I've ever seen. I did it 5 times and it didn't work.
Brought it to the dealer and it stumped them for 2 days. Then they decided to run the car in place on a lift in the service bay (as per the reset procedure) and that supposedly reset it. The dealer said that is how they are going to have to reset it and if you do a couple of things (including change the brakes) they will need to reset the system this way.
I'm hoping that is just the dealer not knowing the new car yet b/c if that's the case then the people at Nissan must be out of their minds. Anyway, that was my experience, hope it worked out for you.
#1280 of 2771 Re: Cold Shifting Woes / Synthetic ATF [rufus19]
Mar 03, 2005 (7:11 am)
rufus19, I switched to Royal Purple Synthetic ATF, which may have resulted in a slight improvement in cold shifting. Then again, this may be a placebo effect. My best solution has been to allow the vehicle to idle for a few minutes before driving. Let me know if you have any other insights. winxsd