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#1380 of 2771 92 Pathy startup troubles
Apr 08, 2005 (4:47 am)
I have a 1992 Nissan Pathfinder. The beast has 225k miles on it and still runs strong… as soon as you get it started. About 2 months ago my car started having problems starting. There were no problems prior but one day while I was sitting in line at Jack in the Box, I turned off my car because we had been sitting a while. When the person finally finished, maybe 5 min later at the most, I tried to start my car but it wouldn’t. If you took the audio from a car starting up, my car would go from 0%-80%, JUST about to start, but then sit at 80%, never fully starting up, but continuing to sound like it was ABOUT to. After a few attempts it started right up and had no problems again for a week or so. The next time I had the problem one night when I was heading out, it wouldn’t start, but a few attempts and it started and was fine, starting up perfect later in the night etc. Heres the weird part tho. It is 100% random from m experiences. One morning, after sitting in 30 degree weather, it started right up. One morning after sitting in the cold it won’t. Some days after driving gently around town it will start right back up. Some days it won’t. The ability to start has NOTHING to do with the temperature of the car or outside air, or how long it’s been sitting. So I’m totally confused as to what it could be because its currently sitting down the street at Safeway, because I was out driving around, then stopped t Safeway to get gas, turned it off, filled up my tank, started it up, drove another 50 feet to a parking space in front of Safeway (It was a Safeway gas station) , went inside to buy a pop, maybe a 5 min trip tops, came out and it wouldn’t start, no matter how many times I sat there trying to start it. Any help as how I could fix this or anything else you need to know to help would be GREATLY appreciated!!!! Thank you!
#1381 of 2771 97 5spd Pathfinder Transmission Problem
Apr 09, 2005 (10:48 am)
My 97 Manual Pathfinder has been on the fritz recently. I recently bought the car and everything was fine when I purchased it, but has since developed a grinding squeal that occurs when just starting the car after not running it for a day. The sound is more often after I have shifted into reverse and when I apply power for the first time to back up. It used to go away when I shifted into first, but has since begun to last a little longer. I have found that the sound goes away if I rev the engine a little bit, but otherwise don't know what the problem could be. Any help would be greatly appreciated. If you happen to know what the problem is, is it possible to wait on fixing it for another monthor should I take it in ASAP. Thanks.
#1382 of 2771 Re: OH MY GOD....THE GAS [esharp]
Apr 10, 2005 (9:31 am)
Mileage is marginal but what did you expect? I get about 16-18 mpg in town and 20 highway.
#1383 of 2771 2005 LE Pathfinder Gripes
Apr 10, 2005 (9:36 am)
The rattling in the A-frame column, the always dirty waffle trim on the step rails and rear entry, the strange texture on the dash and interior that can't be cleaned. My wife also ruined one of the back seats by reclining the front passenger seat while the rear was folded for cargo. A good vehicle but I would suggest waiting for next years model. There are too many new car bugs.
#1384 of 2771 Re: 92 Pathy startup troubles [phildman14]
Apr 11, 2005 (9:28 am)
Check your EGR valve, it could be partially stuck or check your fuel and air filters
#1385 of 2771 Nissan Sunroof / Moonroof
Apr 11, 2005 (11:43 pm)
Could anybody help me track down this member, this post is a cut and paste from a 2001 post. The members name was flyinlow. I have the same problem and I was wondering if he got an answer.
The moonroof on my 2000 SE is not working right (car is 9 months old and has 9,000 miles). The 'tilt' function is fine, but it will no longer retract normally: it goes back a few inches and stops. If you push the switch again it will open a few more inches. Press again, a few more inches. This is true whether you press and hold or click the button for auto-retracting. After doing this twice I closed it and haven't tried opening it again (tilt still works OK). Sometimes when closing the tilt function, it 'overshoots' and starts to retract the glass. I think it's a switch problem or position sensor problem or something like that. Is there a computer involved with the roof?
I'm hoping someone has experience with this and can give me some advice before I take it to the dealer, because I don't trust them much. I'd especially like to avoid having them rip down the headliner while troubleshooting.
#1386 of 2771 Re: 92 Pathy startup troubles [phildman14]
Apr 12, 2005 (4:50 am)
I also have a 92 Pathfinder. I had a problem last July were I would turn the ignition key and nothing happen like a dead battery with no juice. I would try it several times and then it started. It did this for several days then I changed the battery the problem went away, it started fine. Well about a week ago it did the same thing for about a day, I replaced the battery again and it has worked fine since?
#1387 of 2771 92 SE temp and fuel gauge's not working
Apr 12, 2005 (8:48 am)
Wondering if anyone has any ideas or if they could send me the wiring schematic for my 92 SE pathfinder 3.0L V6. I have traced the power to the fuel pump and back up to the front body grounds and it all looks good. I have checked all the ground connections I can find and they seem okay too. No luck on the fuel gauge. I am going to change the temperature sensor but it looks like there is power going to it as well. Fuses look okay, but both gauges went around the same time so thinking a short or ground, but can't find the problem yet.
Any help would be most appreciated,
#1388 of 2771 01 ignition coil problems
Apr 12, 2005 (10:38 am)
About a month ago my Pathfinder was starting REALLY rough and the SES light came on. I pulled the code and it said that the 3rd cylinder coil was bad. Had it replaced for $200+, then a week later the SES light comes on again and this time it says the 1st cyliner coil is bad. Car only has approximately 50,000 miles on it. Before I go and spend another $200 I'm wondering if anyone else has had this problem and what they did about it. Not really thrilled about replacing all 6 coils one by one. (It is a 6-cylinder engine) Thanks!
Apr 12, 2005 (6:19 pm)
i have a 1991 nissan pathfinder. for some reason i was convinced that i knew how to replace a burnt out turn signal bulb (front drivers side). i have recently realized that i don't. i was also thouroughly convinced until recently that i knew exactly where my trusty owners manual was. i don't. so basically i am hoping that someone would be so gracious as to offfer a brief descriptioin of how to replace the burnt out bulb. thank you for your time and information.