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#1700 of 2771 Clunking noise on front drivers side when braking
Sep 23, 2005 (7:46 pm)
I have a 2002 Pathfinder XE with 75,000 km (45,000 miles). It has been great outside of a defective battery (which was replaced under warrantee) until recently. I just had the front brake pads replaced, and rotors machined for both the front and back. Two weeks later I started to hear a small clanking on the front drivers side when I use the brakes, but only at slower speeds. I took it in just a few days ago to have it checked, and the service department at Nissan said it didn't appear to be the brakes, but I needed to bring it back in for a day to have the suspension checked. It seems to be getting worse, and I'm taking it in on Monday. It just seems odd that it's happening after the recent brake work.
Has anyone else had this happen?
I'm also finding that the transmission is shifting harder than it used to. The dealer suggested flushing the transmission, which didn't seem to make a difference. My lease ends in a month, and I'm getting the feeling that maybe this vehicle might be one of the few Pathfinders with a lemon after taste, and time to move on t ">o something else.
#1701 of 2771 92 Pathfinder Fuel/Starting Problem
Sep 24, 2005 (10:28 am)
Need help with 92 Pathfinder V6 - I'm at the end of my rope! Here's the short version of the saga:
Came home the other day running fine. Shut it off and the next day it wouldn't start. It turns over just fine but won't start. Will run with starting fluid. Replaced the fuel pump and filter with no change in behavior. Tested the relays and they seem to be okay. It is getting fuel to the injectors but seems injectors are not firing.
#1702 of 2771 Re: 92 Pathfinder Fuel/Starting Problem [geekett]
Sep 24, 2005 (12:06 pm)
HI, I am having the same problem, and have bought a fuel filter to replace, but can't find it. Where is the fuel filter on a 92 pathfinder? Thanks
#1703 of 2771 Re: 92 Pathfinder Fuel/Starting Problem [geekett]
Sep 24, 2005 (3:21 pm)
How do you get starting fluid into the engine to make it run?
Here's another test to diagnose a no-start condition:
Crank the engine for a while, then pull a spark plug. If it's wet or smells strongly of fuel, then your injectors are working and the problem is ignition-related.
If you do indeed diagnose the problem to be fuel-injector related, then there may be a bad electrical connection somewhere between the ECM and the fuel injectors.
#1704 of 2771 Re: 2002 pathfinder smoke problem [kerryw]
Sep 28, 2005 (9:05 am)
I have the same exact problem with my 2001 Pathfinder LE. Cannot predict when it will happen but sometimes no smoke, sometimes a whisp, sometimes a cloud covers me for about 5 seconds. White/blue, no particular smell. Only when starting. I have 112,000 miles on vehicle. Please let me know if you make any progress with diagnosing this problem. I don't trust my local Nissan dealer either!
#1705 of 2771 Re: 2002 pathfinder smoke problem [steve2359]
Sep 29, 2005 (9:19 pm)
hi there, i found another dealer who has listened to me and has put my vehicle on a "oil consumption monitoring program". apparently from the talk i heard behind the counter is that they do this to start the paperwork with nissan to determine what the problem is. i also heard a couple of the mechanics say that they have replaced several faulty motors but most dealers make it so hard for owners to deal with the process. hopefully these guys are straight up with me and the oil consumption reviews show that it is nothing that i have done. i only have 50,ooo k on the truck.
what i heard them talk about was the fact that there is a problem with the engines in that the ring gaps on the pistons have the ability to line up and this allows oil into the chamber...has anyone else heard of this????
#1706 of 2771 Re: 05 Pathfinder SE 2WD rattle noise passenger side [05pathfinderse]
Sep 30, 2005 (10:57 am)
rattling repaired after 3 tries. they located the problem... it was the front bumper,the pins needed to be insulated. this stopped the mysterious noise. by adding the foam pad the vibration was fixed......
#1707 of 2771 05 Pathfinder DVD System
Sep 30, 2005 (5:23 pm)
I've got a factory DVD system in my vehicle. The first one had no or intermittent sound on the right channel when using the wireless headphones. I took it in and they replaced the DVD player. Now, I have sound on both left and right, but the right is 2-3 times quieter than the left side when using the wireless headphones. Has anyone else had a similar problem with their system?
#1708 of 2771 Re: 05 Pathfinder SE 2WD rattle noise passenger side [rcpathfinder1]
Oct 03, 2005 (5:44 am)
My pathfinder has been in 3 times now for rattles...The two that are left (passenger side tapping noise when slowing down & a squeaking noise coming from the undercarriage or engine compartment) are terribly annoying. I have not received a diagnosis of a bad weld yet (although it really sounds like that's what it could be). I have one more appt. next week because after picking up the car last time and finding all of the noises still there, I drove back and had a tech ride with me so I could point out the sounds. He wasn't sure what the problem is, but I figure I'll let them give it one more shot. I just haven't been able to take any more time off to have this truck in for service. If the rattles are not fixed after this next visit, I too will seek some sort of resolution. dannyman (1706), states that his problem ended up being front bumper pins needing some insulation. I'll suggest this to the tech, but the noise is so loud in the cabin that I think it can't be that far out. I'll let you know what happens.
#1709 of 2771 Re: 05 Pathfinder window rattle and interior squeaking [rs4]
Oct 04, 2005 (10:46 am)
I too have been experiencing the same type of noise from the same door. Did you ever happen to get this issue resolved?