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#1483 of 2771 Re: HELP did i get ripped off [rave1]
Jun 02, 2005 (5:40 pm)
1. Sounds about right for the intake timing sensor. I replaced two O2 sensers already on my 2001 Pathfinder and I think I paid more. Now I also have a problem with the intake timing sensor. It is too bad that the only problems with my pathfinder after 105,000 miles have been worthless sensors. SES light must be off to pass inspection in NC!
2. They crushed you on the brake job and you probably didn't need it. I replaced my front pads and resurfaced rotors at 102,000 miles and my mechanic told me I could go about 10,000 more miles! Probably overcharged you 2x!
3. I think I flushed my trany at 60,000 miles and it was part of the 60,000 mile service. About 300 bucks, but included quite a bit. A lot of useless stuff.
4. The rear brake service was a cleaning and you were greatly overcharged.
5. Whatever belt were replaced were a rip off. Not needed.
6. Did you change your engine antifreeze. That should be about 60 bucks and is worth it.
Call Nissan and complain about that dealer. Find a local family owned shop and go there. Nissan makes above average vehicles, but their service departments are poor and will take you for a ride.
#1484 of 2771 Re: 01 Pathfinder: Idle=Embarrassment [jeidem]
Jun 06, 2005 (3:56 pm)
I've experienced something with my idle on occasion, but not as severe. Every so often, when I'm idling at a light or somewhere in gear, the truck will shake and I can feel that the idle has dropped. The RPM gauge shows that it's dropped down a bit and the needle is fluctuating, but it hasn't gone down to zero. It happens so rarely that I don't know whether to have it looked at or not. I certainly don't want to pay for the dealer to look at it, if there isn't a clear explanation as to why it happens.
#1485 of 2771 Re: 01 Pathfinder: Idle=Embarrassment [bc93]
Jun 07, 2005 (6:06 am)
Try changing the fuel filter. Rather simple job. Located above the rear differential "pumpkin." Lower and remove the spare to get better access. With engine on, remove the fuel pump fuses and let the engine stall out. I think there might be two fuses. One in the Engine bay and the other in the fuse block area on dashboard. This releases fuel pressure in system. You still will have gas spill out so have rags and a vise wrench to pinch off fuel line coming from gas tank. Be careful and good luck.
#1486 of 2771 2005 Rattling from Engine, Intake Manifold already replaced
Jun 07, 2005 (6:19 am)
After replacing the intake Manifold the rattling problem was resolved for 2 months. Recently I have started to hear a squeaking noise from the engine even at low rpm <1.5 rpm, if the vehicle hits a pot hole that squeaking gets a litter louder. At rpms between 3 and 4 I 'm again getting the rattling noise similar to how I use to get for Intake manifold issue, but not as Loud. If anyone having a similar issue, please share
#1487 of 2771 Re: CD changer replacement [smokey75]
Jun 07, 2005 (10:49 am)
Update on Factory Car Stereo Repair (www.carstereohelp.com): Their charge is now $275 to fix/update the factory in-dash Bose CD changer, but the process is very quick and painless. Thanks for this recommendation smokey75! I sent off the CD changer for my 2001 PF on a Saturday and had it back in my car in 8 days (and that includes a day lost for Memorial Day holiday).
Dealer wanted $400 (not including $200 for de/reinstallation) and they were only going to refurbish the unit which could have taken 6 weeks. While exploring my options, I called Crutchfield and was told that to use the factory amp and steering wheel controls I needed two adapters...totalling close to $135...so the Kenwood CD player that others recommended seemed less attractive.
The folks at FCSR were very helpful and when I called and started to say I had a problem with my Nissan, the person who answered said 'let me guess, 2001 PF with Bose CD changer...we get 1-2 of these a day'.
I sent a nice letter to Nissan relaying that message and have yet to receive a response.
#1488 of 2771 Re: CD changer replacement
Jun 07, 2005 (3:08 pm)
Thanks for the update. I was very happy with their service and mine is still going strong after a lot of use for almost 2 years since their repair.
#1489 of 2771 '05 Pathfinder LE Engine Knock/Rattle
Jun 08, 2005 (5:01 am)
I have a 2005 Pathfinder LE, built in 1/05 and it is currently at the dealer for what they're calling "engine knock". They're telling me I need to run higher octane fuel. However, I have been running premium fuel for the last 1500+ miles with no change. I even added an octane booster in the last fill-up and still no change.
They wanted me to pick it up yesterday, but I told them to keep it and check it again today. I don't believe it's a fuel problem. Anyone else have any experience with this? Any way the intake manifold rattle could be confused with engine knock?
#1490 of 2771 97 Pathfinder Squeaking noise @ Idle
Jun 09, 2005 (8:17 am)
My 97 Pathfinder w/ 107,000 miles makes a loud squeaking noise while it is idling, but only for 5 minutes then goes away. If I give it some gas the sound stops. Took it to the machanic and they sent me in for transmission. When they removed the plate, they found metal scrappings. They replaced my torque converter and spot welded the transmission......this did not fix the problem. Then they replaced the bearing on AC tensioner.....still did not fix the problem. Any suggestions? Anyone else have this problem?
#1491 of 2771 '95 Pathfinder 4 wheel drive
Jun 09, 2005 (7:02 pm)
About a week ago we had alot of heavy rain. I was driving during the rain and it died. The only way to make it run for the next couple of days was to floor the accelerator. The check engine light was coming on and off and it would die if I wasn't flooring it. After a few days it went back to normal and the check engine light went off. Immediately another problem arose...it started shifting different, the rpms are getting up to 4+ and if I slightly let off the gas it'll shift. If I don't let off the gas it goes to almost 5 rpms. I had the transmission flushed today and it's still the same. What's the problem??
#1492 of 2771 05 LE Rattling sound from the rear underneath
Jun 10, 2005 (7:48 am)
When driving on rough roads or over a speed bump there ia a pretty significant rattling noise coming from the rear side, feels like its coming from underneath the vehicle. Any body has experienced similar issues ?