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#2086 of 2771 Re: 2001 Nissan Pathfinder Performance Muffer [greenrach]
Aug 01, 2006 (8:37 am)
Greenrach, one other piece of advice. You will be shocked at the dealer price for a muffler on this truck. There seems to be a huge premium for OEM versus aftermarket. I suggest you also get a price from Midas, although the Midas unit to fit this truck is not exactly the same as the OEM unit...the tailpipe comes out at an angle (like it did on the '99-'00 model years) versus straight out. May not be the look you want, but you may be surprised at the cost savings.
#2087 of 2771 Re: 2001 Nissan Pathfinder Performance Muffer [shark715]
Aug 04, 2006 (5:51 am)
Thanks for your help!
#2088 of 2771 Re: Loss of Power [only1pf]
Aug 04, 2006 (9:02 am)
I just had this problem myself. After $900.00 in service and no results. It was the actual distributer. Not a tune up - the distributer had to be replaced. I am confident that is the problem. I had a full tune up, replaced all the fuel injectors, air filter, exhaust was disconnected and then reconnected. That should solve your problem.
#2089 of 2771 Re: 95 nissan pathfinder dies [mowdddy2]
Aug 07, 2006 (10:31 am)
I also have a 95 pathfinder that has the very same issue. It dies and then a couple days later it is fine. I have taken it to the dealer and several mechanics and no one can find anything wrong.
#2090 of 2771 Re: Liftgate issue [elpanther]
Aug 08, 2006 (7:05 pm)
umm i had the same problem. i gave up, left it alone, and later that day it worked again. just try unlocking it manually with the key a few times. its what i ended up doing.
#2091 of 2771 2003 Nissan Pathfinder
Aug 16, 2006 (5:16 pm)
Getting ready to purchase a 2003 Pathfinder with 37,000 miles. Having looked through some of the posts here, I have to admit I am having second thoughts. The dealer did have to do a repair kit on the catalytic converter as the vehicle sounded like it had a hole in the muffler. They indicated this had been a problem with this year. My wife only drives about 1/2 mile to work and back each day so gas mileage is no issue. Would you 2003 owners purchase yours again? Thanks
#2093 of 2771 Re: 2003 Nissan Pathfinder [robert52]
Aug 17, 2006 (6:06 am)
I have a 2001 - basically the same as the 2003. Have had no problems with the vehicle, other than O2 sensors early on. It's a large heavy SUV, but considering that, it gets pretty good mileage.
I'm happy with the purchase, and given what I wanted when I purchased it, if those conditions existed now, I'd buy it again.
#2094 of 2771 Re: 2003 Nissan Pathfinder [robert52]
Aug 17, 2006 (6:37 am)
Like Pathstar, I have an '01 which is very similar to the '03 model year. Mine has 105K miles on it, and it drives like new. While it has not been perfect, if I had perfect foresight as to the repairs I would still buy it again. Problem areas are: 1) the O2 sensors as Pathstar mentioned, 2) the intake timing sensors (there are two) which seem to last 40-70K miles (cost $200-300 to replace, including labor), 3) tires/wheels are hard to balance, but it's no big deal, you just need to find a garage with a Hunter 9700 road force balance machine...see Hunter's website or numerous past posts here, 4) brake rotors are easy to warp if you overheat the brakes. I tend to be easy on the brakes and have not suffered this problem, but many others have. My sister also has an '02 with 60k miles, and has had no serious issues with her truck at all. It's odd that the catalytic converter rusted out at 37K miles, are you sure it's not a flood/hurricane car? One piece of advise, driving a car only 1 mile a day is rough on any car. Be sure to religiously change the engine oil every 3 months irrespective of the miles driven, and expect problems with the exhaust system rusting out as it will never get heated up enough to evaporate the moisture in it.
#2095 of 2771 Re: 2003 Nissan Pathfinder [robert52]
Aug 17, 2006 (10:41 am)
I just sold my 2001 PF LE in June of 2006. Although, I miss the Pathfinder and really liked it alot, I don't miss the poor gas mileage it received. If I had to do it over again, I'd probably purchase a more fuel efficient SUV/CUV. With these current gas prices that sadly are most likely here to stay, there are better choice IMO. Currently, I'm driving my other vehicle a 99 Accord, but thinking of purchasing a wagon type vehicle for the utility aspect... Home Depot is my second home.