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#1573 of 2771 Need some guidence to buy 01 pathfinder
Jul 14, 2005 (3:08 pm)
Hi all ,
I am pretty new to this forum. I am planning to buy 01 pathfinder, which is having 90K miles on it. Interior looks pretty clean and leather seats. Its an SE model. So my question is, is it a good deal to buy 01 pathfinder with 90K miles on it ? If yes what is the price range I can bargain for. [I checked in Edmunds.com TMV, its about $9K]. Its a private party. what all the problems I may hit down the line ?, I brought a 96 Accord in 2001 with 90K miles on it, it still runs like a champ, I almost put 150K miles on it.
Can I expect the same thing from Nissan pathfinder ?
Thanks in advance
#1574 of 2771 Re: Trailer Wiring Issue [sooneraaron]
Jul 14, 2005 (5:16 pm)
Did your Pathfinder have the trailer wiring harness included as a factory option? If not, there is usually some kind of converter/adapter device required to convert a tail lamp that has two bulbs for the brake/tail and turn signal into trailer-compatible wiring.
Use your circuit tester on the wiring harness plug at the hitch without your trailer attached. If you get good signals there, then it's likely an issue with your trailer wiring. The rear lights on the trailer should lightup with the running lights. That is, the trailer taillight bulbs have 2 filaments- one for the taillamp/running lights and the other for brake/turn signal.
#1575 of 2771 Re: Sputters and Stalls [john76]
Jul 15, 2005 (2:20 am)
I have the same issue with my 95. I have changed the fuel filter, o2 sensor, and replaced a few vacuum hoses. I have been questioning the EGR valve. Have you done anything else.
#1576 of 2771 Re: Sputters and Stalls [mtrombl6]
Jul 15, 2005 (10:09 am)
If you suspect the EGR valve, disconnect its vacuum hose and see how the engine responds. If nothing happens, then your EGR valve is stuck open and either needs to be cleaned or replaced. You can also touch underneath the EGR valve and push up on it to see if it moves up and down.
#1577 of 2771 Re: STARTING PROBLEM [caleb2]
Jul 15, 2005 (10:15 am)
Check the wiring and inspect where they plug together very closely. You want to look mainly at the wires feeding your Distributor and ignition coil. Look for frayed or heat damaged wires that may be grounding out to the block or other metal areas. Make sure that at the connecting points the plugs are completely plugged in that the locking clamps on these are not broken, allowing them to work back out, (this could explain the sporadic cranking. when they are plugged in it cranks and runs, they work out and begin to lose connection the idling fluctuates, and then it won't run).
As far as the things you have already done, in terms of the fuel delivery have you considered problems with the injectors themselves?
Airflow can be an issue as well. Check air filters and mass airflow sensors. I must say though if the Air filter was bad enough to keep it from starting it would not accelerate very well at all. You would typically see symptoms of clogged air filters during acceleration long before they begin to effect idling and/or starting.
Hope this wasn't too much all at once. Your problem could have any number of causes. But it really doesn't sound like it will be a major problem, just difficult to isolate.
#1578 of 2771 Re: Sputters and Stalls [xplorx4]
Jul 16, 2005 (4:23 pm)
I have the same problem, the engine runs fine when cold. As soon as it reaches temperature I get black smoke and it wants to stall. Did the egr fix yours?
#1579 of 2771 Re: Code p1145 [iluvmy01]
Jul 16, 2005 (4:58 pm)
Iluvmy01, I also have an '01 PF, and it's well known that the intake timing sensors are problematic on this engine. I'm not 100% certain, but I believe they are a "hall effect" type sensor that detects the position of the camshaft, and helps the engine computer decide when to open and close the intake valves. The engine has 2 intake timing sensors, one for the left bank of cylinders and one for the right bank. Code P1145 refers to the right bank. Just had mine replaced for the second time 95K miles several weeks ago. Dealer charged $75 for the part, and $153 for labor. The first time it happened ( 59K miles), the dealer (a different one) charged $112 for the part and $145 labor. I also had to have the sensor for the left bank changed at 87K miles. The left bank sensor costs roughly double, not sure why. There have been so many reported problems with these sensors in the 50-60K mile range that one would think Nissan would extend the warranty on them. There is obviously some kind of design or production flaw with the sensors. A number of people have reported wide variations in pricing for these repairs form different dealers, you might want to shop around. One other thing, when I had the most recent replacement done, the dealer told me the likely cause was engine sludge, and tried to sell me an engine flush for $130. I think they were merely trying to pad their profits...I've changed my oil religiously every 3K miles and do mostly highway driving. The same dealer told me I needed new front brake pads, but a few days later I checked them myself...there is plenty of thickness left on the pads! Despite the repeated intake valve sensor replacements, I'm still very pleased with my truck. In 95K miles I've had virtually no other problems, except for the well documented wheel balancing problem which the Hunter 9700 balancing machine does solve.
#1580 of 2771 Re: Sputters and Stalls [96trk]
Jul 17, 2005 (1:11 am)
The problem seems to last only a short time, 1-2 days. Then it runs fine. I just spent $92 on the o2 sensor and three days fixing the snapped studs on the exaust manifolds ( replaced the cast iron manifolds with pacesetter headers ) so i'm not prepaired to pay another $90 for a guess. I will more than likely change it the next time it happens. I did try removing the vacuum hoses on the egr and it is the same sputtering.
#1582 of 2771 Re: service engine soon light [smokey75]
Jul 17, 2005 (1:59 pm)
my service engine light went on a few days ago and I got it checked at Jiffy Lube....they dont know what the code means though. Thought that maybe you might be able to help. The code is P0021 camshaft position Actor A-bank 2 timing over advan.... i have no idea what that means. any help would be appreciated. thanks