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#1404 of 2771 Re: Engine/windshield noises [stuartbonia]
Apr 17, 2005 (11:48 am)
I've been to 3 diff. dealers
since 2002. All pretty much
say, no check engine light, no
problem. I drove a new 03 pathy and I heard the exact noise that convinced me to give
up, it may be the ABS doing a
self check, I really don't know. As for everything else,
I just haven't got the time to
keep taking it in. I've had gas cap problems, found paint
overspray on the vehicle the
1st time I washed it and the
pathfinder decals on the roof
rack, 1 side kept peeling off.
Finally had to remove both.
Tried to enact Wisconsin lemon
law, Nissan refused to comply,
Lawyer said he would take the
case "several years of litigation" only after I invest
$$ in finding out exact problem. So it runs and drives
and Nissan wins, I lose and so
will any future owners.
#1406 of 2771 Re: 92 SE temp and fuel gauge's not working [jim243]
Apr 17, 2005 (3:07 pm)
This is great stuff Jim, thanks for taking the time to write. I will check out the info and let you know how I make out. If you ever get to Vancouver Island give me a shout, not far from Victoria. I'll treat you to some of our good ole canadian beer.
#1407 of 2771 Re: 01 ignition coil problems [cml17]
Apr 18, 2005 (12:32 pm)
I am having the same problems with my '01 pathfinder. I was wondering if you have found out anything. I have replaced one coil. And another one started to go bad and then all of a sudden it is working ok.. Anyone have any ideas??
#1408 of 2771 Re: Pathfinder Engine Failure [cowboylost]
Apr 18, 2005 (12:35 pm)
Two comments about your unfortunate situation:
1) You really don't know how the vehicle was maintained prior to you buying it. Though unlikely, it's possible that the oil had never been changed!
2) Driving the truck with the oil pressure light on most likely finished off the engine, if it had previously been salvageable. Even though you added oil, if the oil pump had failed (which is one cause for the oil pressure warning lamp to glow) no oil was reaching the top of the engine. The knocking sound you were hearing was probably the engine self-destructing due to insufficient lubrication.
The recommended course of action to be taken in such a situation is to immediately pull safely off the road and shut off the engine and promptly call for a tow truck. Since you noticed an oil trail, it would have been prudent to check for the source of the oil leak. It could have been as simple as a blown seal or as catastrophic as a connecting rod punching a hole in the oil pan. Adding oil to an engine with a huge oil leak won't do anything except leave a longer trail of oil on the ground.
Good luck with your repair!
#1409 of 2771 Re: Pathfinder Engine Failure [xplorx4]
Apr 18, 2005 (2:29 pm)
Thank you for your reply. I do understand that by driving it, I may have doomed myself to the cost of a new engine. Oh well, live and learn. I must confess, though, that I am quite uneasy about my pathfinder now. I am getting an engine with 87, 000 miles on it, 3,000 less than the one that just blew, because that is all that I can afford. Will I live in fear each time I start it up that I am going to have to replace the engine yet again? Time will tell.
But on the bright side, I have another 60,000 miles until I have to change the timing belt.
#1410 of 2771 Re: Pathfinder Engine Failure [cowboylost]
Apr 18, 2005 (4:16 pm)
Take heart- This type of occurrence is quite rare among Nissan engines. Provided the engine you're getting is in reasonably good condition (compression test passes, etc.) it should last quite a while. I know other Pathfinder owners who have over 225,000 miles on their original engines.
Does your mechanic (or dealer) know the cause of the engine failure? Was it a failed oil pump?
Also, recheck the timing belt change interval. It may be longer than 60K miles (possibly as many as 90K).
#1411 of 2771 Re: 92 SE temp and fuel gauge's not working [toddf1]
Apr 18, 2005 (4:38 pm)
Todd, I thought about some of the information I gave you in my first message and the screws behind the ash tray were removed when I replaced the radio not when I worked on the instrument cluster. I think I replaced the voltage regulator in 1998 so some of the details are a little fuzzy now. We sold the Pathfinder in 2003 so I didn't have it to look at. By the way, after replacing the voltage regulator the problem never came back. Good luck with the fix and thanks beer offer. Jim
#1412 of 2771 4WD Light on LE 4x4
Apr 19, 2005 (10:18 am)
I had an 01 Pathy SE 4x4with 90,000 miles, traded in for a new 04 LE 4x4, just 6000 miles on it
(1) Recently i had the "4WD" light on for about a day or two. took it to dealer, could not find anything, i believe they reset the computer and the problem went away. Does anyone had this problem with their LE?
(2). Also my mileage seems low, gives about 10-12 miles. I drive in 2WD mode,except during snow or heavy thunderstorms. Its 3.5Liter 240hp. my SE 4x4 gave 16-18 miles/gallon all the time
#1413 of 2771 Coroded step rail on 2001
Apr 20, 2005 (12:17 pm)
Anybody have any problems with corroded step rails on a 2001 or newer Pathfinder ? The drivers side step rail on my 2001 is completely rusted out. I have at least 3 quarter sized holes in it. The rest of the body is in great shape. Nissan won't cover this under 5 year corrosion perforation warranty since they say that their warranty only covers body panels. They consider the step rail to be an accessory. Now I am SOL and have to fork over $600 for a new one.
I am very annoyed at Nissan since they have weasled their way out of this. Obviously there is a serious manufacturing defect with this part. The rest of the body is in perfect condition. In fact my exhaust system is in better shape than this step rail . This would literally be my only warranty claim on this vehicle. I have put 146,000 km on it without a single problem.
Any have any experiences like this ?