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#1856 of 2771 Fuel Leak Question
Jan 19, 2006 (11:54 am)
I have a minor fuel leak coming from the vicinity of the fuel tank on my 1991 Pathfinder. I took it to my local Nissan dealer and was told that I have a rust hole in the top of my fuel tank. My question is, I thought all FI vehicles had pressurized fuel systems? When I remove my gas cap, pressure is definitely being released. My question is, if I did have a hole in the top of the tank, wouldn’t there be zero pressure buildup inside the tank? They priced me out at $650.00 for a tank replacement. Any help on this is greatly appreciated.
#1857 of 2771 Re: Service Engine light right after spark plug change [pathstar1]
Jan 19, 2006 (7:03 am)
Would the type of fuel make a difference with my ses light coming on right after my plugs were changed? I am using regular unleaded and sometimes unleaded with 10% ethnol.
#1858 of 2771 Re: Service Engine light right after spark plug change [fischerjones]
Jan 19, 2006 (7:25 pm)
I have an 02 pathy. FWIW, when I bought it, the dealer told me to always turn the ignition off when filling the gas tank. Otherwise, he said, the SES light would come on. Prior to this vehicle, I frequently would pump gas while the engine was running (not smart maybe but it kept the heater going).
#1859 of 2771 Re: 97 rocks like a boat...bumps and wind/drafts seem to be the cause. [xpl
Jan 20, 2006 (3:25 pm)
thanks...i know it's been awhile but i just now saw your response and wanted to thank you for the help.
#1860 of 2771 01 Pathfinder P1110 code driving me crazy!
Jan 20, 2006 (4:11 pm)
My 01 Pathfinder gave me an SES code P1110,Intake Valce Timing CKT bank 1. I replaced the sensor and later that day got the code back. thinking that this and the bank 2 sensor may need replacing replacing together I replaced the bank 2 sensor also. things were fne for about 6 hrs, then the SES light came on again giving me the same code, only the code reader sees 2 P1110 faults stored now.
I'm scratching my head on this one now, any suggestions on where to go from here?
#1861 of 2771 Re: strange bird like whine from the engine on my '05 Pathfinder... [nissanmoe]
Jan 21, 2006 (8:44 am)
I think I have experienced something similar, I was highway driving for about 2 hours when I slowed down at a light my pathfinder sounded like a diesel truck most notably from the passenger side of the engine. I was very loud, next morning on my way to the mechanic it slowly disapated to nothing. The other thing I remember was when I stopped my engine coughed and almost stalled. NO SES light though. Is this similar to your situation, and did you ever find out what the problem was?
#1862 of 2771 Loud noise (sounds like a diesel truck)
Jan 21, 2006 (9:01 am)
2002 Pathfinder - 117,000KM - Need help, I was highway driving for about two hours and when slowed down to stop at a light I could hear this loud clanging noise coming from the passenger side of the engine. My rpm's dropped and my vehicle almost stalled, when I reved the engine the noise did similaneously. It sounded exactly like I was driving a diesel truck. The next morning when I started my Pathy it was there again loud and clear but as I drove off it slowly diminished to nothing. Never had it looked at however, on a previous extended drive I did notice that the noise was fading in and out and the vehicle performance was sluggish.
I plugged in my OB2 reader and nothing came up except a P1058 which I've had for quite some time. The SES light has never came on which really puzzles me. Any help would be great, I am somewhat mechanically inclined and also hate going to the dealer, local dealer is a rip off.
If anyone has experienced this please advise
#1863 of 2771 Help changing V-Belts
Jan 22, 2006 (11:51 am)
I have been trying for the past hour or so to change my drive belts. I see the belt tension pulleys, but cannot get them to budge. Can anyone tell me how to loosen the drive belts on a 2001 Pathfinder SE 3.5L?
Thanks in advance!
#1864 of 2771 Re: Loud noise (sounds like a diesel truck) [ancor71]
Jan 23, 2006 (6:07 pm)
What you described sounds very serious to me. Lound clanking noises that vary with engine speed are bad- very bad. You may have a broken connecting rod or other serious problem with the engine. If your engine is sluggish, it's because one of the cylinders may not be working properly.
Have a qualified mechanic provide a professional diagnosis for you, or if you have the tools, perform a compression check on all cylinders. Doesn't have to be the dealer. However, if you still qualify for the powertrain warranty, this may be covered.
Have you kept up with regular oil changes? If not, be prepared for a rather expensive repair bill.
#1865 of 2771 Re: Help changing V-Belts [johncase142]
Jan 23, 2006 (6:13 pm)
I have a 3.3L, but if the 3.5L is similar to the 3.3L, the process is probably similar:
1) loosen the nut on the front of the adjuster pulley. (Turn counter-clockwise.)
2) Find the adjuster bolt for the accessory drive belt you're removing. On the 3.3L, they are pretty easy to find near the top front of the engine in front of the timing chain/belt cover.
3) To loosen the belt, rotate the bolt in the appropriate direction: clockwise moves the pulley CLOSER to the bolt-head; counter-clockwise moves it FURTHER from the bolt-head.
I hope that helps.