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#1530 of 2763 takes a few seconds to start
Jun 25, 2005 (3:13 pm)
for the past few weeks when i go to start my car after it has been cooled off for more then a few hours, it will take a few seconds for it to start. it makes a whistling noise and then starts. almost like when you start the car in the winter on a really cold day.
I have a 2003 nissan pathfinder.
someone told me to put gumout ( fuel injection cleaner) into my gas tank when it is empty and fill it up. I did this and nothing changed
Any help would be greatly appreciated
#1531 of 2763 Re: 05 LE Rattling sound from the rear underneath [jambo05]
Jun 26, 2005 (4:17 pm)
i had the same problem. so i slid underneath and started shaking everything i could get my habds on. foundthe problem. it was the exhaust shrouds. the peices of metal that are wrapped around the exhaust. i would be very surprised if it isnt it. let me know
#1532 of 2763 Re: 05 LE Rattling sound from the rear underneath [rs4]
Jun 27, 2005 (5:06 am)
Glad you mentioned it. It seemed as thought anytime the rear tire hit a small bump, there would be a rattle. I will tell the dealership as they told me they couldn't find it. I will write about my findings when done. Thanks!
#1533 of 2763 Re: 05 LE Rattling sound from the rear underneath [rs4]
Jun 27, 2005 (5:07 am)
Thanks for the info. I will have the dealership check it out! I will keep you posted!
#1534 of 2763 2001 Pathfinder Odometer Light
Jun 27, 2005 (7:12 am)
Does anyone have a method to replace the odometer light (by the lcd) without taking the whole dashboard off? My mechanic gave me a huge estimate just to change this in labor. Its not a critical component but annoying when its night and you can't see the miles driven. Thanks!
#1535 of 2763 Re: CD Changer ERR2 Solved!!!! [jrimmer]
Jun 27, 2005 (7:19 am)
If you find the fix, please let me know as I have the same problem!
#1536 of 2763 18,000 km service & Rattling noise
Jun 27, 2005 (10:38 am)
On May 18, I took my 2003 PF in for service as per the service manual.
I also wanted them to remove and rotate the spare tire. I also had a list of concerns I wanted to address to the dealership.
1) Shifting from R-N-D, delay when D is actually engaged. Dealer said: Normal, transmission fine at this time.
2) Steering/front end 'knocking' sound when straightening steering wheel and driving away. Dealer said: Unable to duplicate.
3) Hard shift from first to second gear. Dealer said: Unable to duplicate problem.
4) Front right side rattling noise from passenger side while accelerating. Dealer said: Unable to duplicate.
So, I paid for the work performed and left. While driving home, I heard the rattling noise as usual. The next day (the 19th) I washed my car and noticed the wheel balancing weights were not present on the wheel. The spare tire is on a plain spare rim so they had to remove the tire off the rim and swap it with one of the rear tires. When they re-installed the right rear tire, I suspected they did not balance the tire. So I called the dealer right away. I told her about the balancing and persistent rattle noise. I brought my car in on the 24th and they balanced the wheel, then, I drove my car with the mechanic in the passenger seat and with the window rolled down. I duplicated the rattle problem several times (because the mechanic didn't hear it at first, but then he did). Upon arrival back to the dealer, he got out and stuck his head underneath the right side while I reved the engine at about 4000 rpms. Once again the rattle was heard. He put it up on the hoist and removed what looked like the catalytic converter, replaced it (under warranty) and off we went for another ride. Guess what happened ? Rattle, rattle, rattle !!! Put the car back on the hoist and this time I was underneath the car with the mechanic and warranty manager. He showed me the old part, shook it in his hands and sounded like there was some debris in it. Also showed me the heat sheilds around the exhaust and muffler. Some of it is welded to the components and some of it is bolted. There were no loose parts, however these sheilds are flexible when wiggled by hand. To this day, I haven't heard this rattle any more even after trying to duplicate it. Problem solved ??? Coincidence ??? Who knows. At least I got a new catalytic converter out of it or as they wrote on the invoice "Replace one front exhaust tube". I think the important thing is to 'get it all in writing'. Make sure the dealer writes everything on the work order, even if nothing is duplicated, they have to say so on the bill when you pay. So if a problem does get worse, you can show 'em your bill and say "I told ya something was wrong".
In post #1522 about the rear plate, I bought some plastic/nylon washers and used them as spacers between the paint and plate. Now the plate does not contact and scuff the paint even when you slam the hatch down.
#1537 of 2763 SES Light Activiation Code
Jun 28, 2005 (9:34 am)
1) SES light activation will prevent passing the inspection. Try filling up with quality name brand gas of at least 89 octane and give it about two weeks. Make sure gas cap is tight. Pull codes for free at Autozone. Let us know what code came back.
My girlfriend took the car to Jiffy Lube ... was going to have an oil change done ... the oil was clean though ... they ran the code on the SES light, and the only thing she can remember is they told her "lean" and something to do with oxygen in the gas tank. We've been running 91+ octane for every tank of gas (except 1 -- 89 octane), and the light is still on. It went off for about 1-2 days after Jiffy Lube ran the code.
It's scheduled to be inspected tomorrow ... keeping my fingers crossed.
Does anyone know about some code referring to 'lean?'
#1538 of 2763 Re: 05 LE Rattling sound from the rear underneath [jambo05]
Jun 28, 2005 (12:44 pm)
That would be helpul. I too will post after the service is done Thanks
#1539 of 2763 Re: 05 LE Rattling sound from the rear underneath [rs4]
Jun 28, 2005 (1:53 pm)
Thought I'd share...I went back to the dealership and made an appointment. The service department is great...they said they would be more than glad to check it out again. I shared with them the thoughts of both the loose parking brake cable and the shrouds of the exhaust system. They said they would check it out when it came in for repair. Well, I decided to just try out the loose parking brake cable idea by going over bumps and slightly applying the parking brake to put tension on the cable. NO RATTLE SOUND! I did it for several more miles and found that the rattle came back after I released the parking brake yet it stopped when I tightened the cable line. Now all I have to do is take it in to have service tighten the cable line. Thanks to all for the ideas!