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#1460 of 2771 2001 Pathfinder broken front springs!!! Furious with Nissan
May 19, 2005 (6:36 pm)
I'm furious with Nissan. I have a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE with only 79000km (50k miles??). Both of my front springs are broken in almost the same spot. The truck is in excellent condition and I don't drive it a lot. How the heck could this happen? One maybe but both?? It's a truck for crying out loud!! What kind of quality parts are these?
Obviously Nissan won't cover this under warranty. It happens so rarely the dealers don't even carry the parts in stock.
Anyone else have this problem?
#1461 of 2771 Tip for power windows grabbing in cold weather
May 19, 2005 (6:42 pm)
For those people experiencing the problems with their power windows during cold weather here is a tip to fix it. First it is not caused by the power window motor failing despite what some dealers will tell you. It is caused by the seals shrinking and grabbing the windows. Apparently they were designed to be tight in order to reduce wind noise. So, the advice that I got (which works) is to use a non-penetrating lubricant - silicone based works. Unfortunatley you have to repeat this process but it does work. I was thinking of trying vaseline or research some thicker lubricants.
Anyhow try it before heading into the shop. Oh also the runners inside the door may need to be cleaned too.
#1462 of 2771 01 Pathfinder: Idle=Embarrassment
May 19, 2005 (9:39 pm)
With my '01 LE, when I idle at a stoplight for about a minute the truck will shake and the rpms will idle down to 500 or zero and kill. I need a belt or two tightened, so I have a loud whine on startup, and the looks I get from people when I do this at a light are classic but embarrassing. Took it to a family mechanic who found no problem in the computer and couldn't figure it out. I would rather not take it to the local Nissan dealer who charged me 55 dollars for a half hour's labor to PROGRAM MY NEW EXTRA KEY a month ago!! (Don't mean to yell but that really chaps my. . . anyway). Has anyone else had or is anyone currently having this problem with the idling?
#1463 of 2771 Re: Snapping sound on 2004 PF [zzr12]
May 20, 2005 (5:28 am)
Hi lonestar, I thought I was an island with this problem! I too have a 04 pathfinder LE and I have had it into the dealer for this problem 5 times now. They have "replaced" so many things including and I quote, "we shoved some cardboard in the headliner, so that should help." (nice eh?) yet nothing seems to do the trick. And since it is getting warmer here (Mpls, MN USA) you can't hear it but I know come winter... Since they have done this, I now hear way more engine noise then before, almost like they forgot to put something back or reare assembledmething incorrectly. They refuse to test the windshield though, their answer was if I had glass insurance I so go that route! I feel so insulted how unprofessional! Also to add insult to injury, to duplicate the noise you have to drive over a bump and in doing this so many times at the dealer, it feels like now the front end is WAY out of alignment. :o( Any way if you have any solution please could you pass this on to me? I am so frustrated. Thanks for your help. Cheers Sparkslarue
#1464 of 2771 Re: Tip for power windows grabbing in cold weather [nroberts16]
May 20, 2005 (6:42 am)
Also, the seals on the outside bottom of the side windows have a trough in them. I've found "stuff" builds up in there. I just make sure I blast it out when I wash the vehicle. I think if this "stuff" is allowed to build up, it will increase drag on the glass.
#1465 of 2771 Re: Snapping sound on 2004 PF [sparkslarue]
May 20, 2005 (7:50 pm)
As mentioned on one of my previous posts, the cracking sound eventually went away to the point I barely heard it this past winter. I feel that the sound is definitely coming from the windshield when cold. The windshield is flexing over bumps which creates the popping sound. If it bothers you I would push the dealership to remove the windshield and re install. It has nothing to do with your insurance, the vehicle is under warranty!! As far as the vehicle being out of alignment, how big was this bump!! I really doubt that the alignment went out because they drove it over a "bump" several times.
Hope you get it sorted.
#1466 of 2771 Pathfinder's Parking Brake
May 23, 2005 (12:49 pm)
I have a 05 Pathy SE and I have some questions about the parking brake:
1. I have to press the parking brake all the way to the floor to release it, is that normal?
2. In the manual under the Checking the Parking Brake, it said "Press the parking brake from the released position and 3-4 clicks is within the spec......" Can someone please explain more specific on this?
#1467 of 2771 02 pathfinder transmition
May 25, 2005 (4:03 am)
My 02 Pathfinder transmition will over rev while shifting first thing in the morning after sitting all night, this just happens for the first couple of miles, in was worse in the winter. I had the oil in the tranny changed but it still does it, it will over rev about 600 rpm between shifts. after a couple of miles it shift fine. any idea's.
#1468 of 2771 Re: 02 pathfinder transmition [welshyboy]
May 25, 2005 (6:48 am)
Do you mean it flares up just before the next gear? What gear and range does that happen? There might be a TSB for the issue from nissan.
#1469 of 2771 Re: 02 pathfinder transmition [lbinh]
May 25, 2005 (8:26 am)
from 2 to 3 rd and into 4th. about 3000rpm, instead of a smooth shift the rpm's will jump up to about 3800 the the next gear will engage. just like blowing a shift on a manual tranny..