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#2225 of 2771 Re: 1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE- Swerving problem [smokey75]
Jan 05, 2007 (7:22 am)
The bushings in question are in the rear suspension. They wear and allow play in the rear axle. Any side forces will then allow the rear axle to shift slightly, affecting the steering. They can be replaced with Urethane or stock rubber, but are difficult to remove from the arms they are pressed into. Some owners have forced them out, some have just purchased new arms (which cost less then the labour to remove the bushings). I haven't heard of this being a problem in the newer models (2000 and up) but lots of the earlier ones had problems.
#2226 of 2771 1997 SE with unbelievably poor gas mileage
Jan 06, 2007 (7:27 pm)
Ok, I thought that I was just driving my PF a little hard, but my gas mileage has significantly dropped in the past year. Im talking 12-13 mpg with an equal combo of city and highway driving. I have done everything I could think of to improve it's mileage (at least to what it was when I got it back in 2001). I have replaced the fuel and air filters, changed the plugs, cleaned out the fuel system, everything they tell you to do. I spoke with a gent at the dealership and he did not have any insight to the problem. I do realize I drive an SUV and mileage is not something that comes cheap, but this same car got much better mileage in the past and now it is getting worse by the tank. Does anyone have any idea what is causing this? Have any of you had this problem in the past? Please help me, i'm tired of literally watching the fuel gauge drop as I drive.
#2227 of 2771 Pathfinder Engine Noise
Jan 09, 2007 (2:50 am)
I read with interest, that others have experienced different engine noises at intermittant intervals but usually when cold. Mine is a 2006 2.5 SVE PF, 20k miles on it, the dealer tells me that nothing is wrong. but i instinctly feel that the springy tappity engine noise when accelerating is definatley not normal. does anyone else have any ideas what causes this. i am so frustrated, please help. thanks
#2228 of 2771 Re: 02 pathfinder losing 2 much oil [rhsbob]
Jan 13, 2007 (12:15 am)
Ive heard of this before, my moms crapalier did it too the additve package in the oil used doesnt agree with the materials in the engine and the oil turns almost like a molassess type substance in the bottom of the oil pan.... we found this out because a week later the engine spun the main bearings, broke the crank, conrods, and siezed a piston. and once the stealership dissassembled the engine they discovered this stuff in the oil pan. dont know if this is true for you, but id definitly have that possibility checked.
#2229 of 2771 2006 Pathfinder Electric Seats
Jan 13, 2007 (4:41 pm)
I was cleaning my patherfinder today and accidently unplugged the electric seat on the Drivers side. Where can a get information on how/where the unplugged wire goes. I looked extensively under the seat, but it was not obvious where to plug in
#2231 of 2771 Re: 2006 Pathfinder Electric Seats [silverghost]
Jan 13, 2007 (7:07 pm)
Thank you for your help!
#2232 of 2771 Timing Belt or Chain on a 2001 Pathfinder?
Jan 14, 2007 (5:32 pm)
Does a 2001 Pathfinder have a belt or a chain?
#2233 of 2771 Re: Timing Belt or Chain on a 2001 Pathfinder? [budmantom]
Jan 14, 2007 (5:50 pm)
It has a Timing chain.
#2234 of 2771 Re: Pathfinder Engine Noise [ssteveb]
Jan 15, 2007 (5:37 am)
I have a 2005 SE, and mine only has 18K on it. My engine seems to be making a lot more noise than a fairly new car (or truck) should make. It roars on accelleration. Almost like a race car. It just seems much louder than it did when it was newer. I feel like I should bring it in, but I think I would feel stupid telling the maintenance guy "It seems loud, can you fix that?" I'm not the most mechanical guy in the world. Do they all sound really loud? I spoke to another person who has a 2006, and she said hers is loud too.