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#115 of 135 Re: rear brakes - service cost? [wolfie1]
Apr 30, 2010 (6:08 am)
Had my 2004 FX35 since 2004 and replaced the rear pads at 45K with a ceramic pad and now at 82K, need another one. Buy a Hawk PC pad for about $70.00 on the internet and have a repair shop install it for you for about $60.00. FYI, I replaced my front rotors and pads with EBC green stuff at 60K and so far it is still good, hope it last for 60K like the original. Infiniti dealership here in Virginia Beach, VA wants $290.00 to resurface and replace the rear pads.
#116 of 135 Re: Brake Fluid Flush [kingandy]
Apr 30, 2010 (10:25 am)
Thanks for the input, kingandy.
Since posting I have done some research. Googling "brake fluid flush" turns up a number of hits. Apparently, most manufacturers US and foreign, including Ford, but not GM, now recommend a brake fluid flush every two years or 30K miles. The reasoning is glycol-based fluids absorb water over time promoting corrosion and lowering boiling point. Modern ABS systems do not tolerate the rust well. Also, engine compartment temps are much higher today than in the past, which can exacerbate fluid degradation. Several references say brake fluid flushes are mandatory in many European countries.
#117 of 135 Rack and Pinion
Jun 12, 2010 (6:00 pm)
I have a '04 FX35. The vehicle will be six years old in a couple of weeks and it has around 68K miles. I took it in for its 67,500 maintenance and they told me the rack and pinion assembly needs to be replaced. They said it was starting to leak. I'm not overly knowledgeable on cars but I don't recall having to replace the rack and pinion assembly on either of my last two cars which each had over 100K miles when I got rid of them. Does it seem reasonable that at less than 70K miles the rack and pinion would need to be replaced? They quoted me $1650 for genuine Infiniti parts and $1150 for aftermarket parts. Do these prices seem reasonable?
#119 of 135 Maintenance nightmare
Nov 11, 2010 (9:05 am)
I have a 2004 FX35 with 90k miles. This car has cost a lot of money to keep running over time. It was fine for the first two years and was a lot of fun to drive. My suggestion is if you are planning on keeping it for any length of time then buy something else.
I am not hard on a car but here are a couple of the things that have gone wrong.
Replaced the driver seat that broke (frame cracked, I am not that big)
Rear wiper replaced
All 4 bearings went. My guess is they did not size them properly for the 20" wheels.
Replaced all 4 rotors and calipers twice due to rusting (I just received an estimate of $2500.00 to repair)
The gas gauge works intermittently (they want $300 to replace)
Tie rods went bad.
Heat shield on muffler rattles and had to be removed.
Go into it with your eyes open if you decide that this is the car for you. When I replace it I am going with a Jeep as my old Grand Cherokee cost me much less to keep running.
#120 of 135 Re: Problems with car starting [susanfx]
Nov 16, 2010 (1:47 pm)
Hi Susan. My FX35 has begun developing a similar condition. If it sits overnight, it's dificult to start the first time. I suspect it's the fuel pump. Did you ever diagnose and correct your problem?
#121 of 135 Re: Problems with car starting [susanfx]
Nov 17, 2010 (6:55 am)
I have been having the same issue, have an '06 as well. With mine it seems to be directly tied to the temperature - the problem is much worse after sitting overnight in cold temperatures.
If it is 50 degrees or warmer it will either stutter a bit and then start or start normally. Or if the engine is warm from a previous drive in the past few hours the problem does not occur. But if the temp dipped overnight it may take 3 attempts to start.
Do you find it to be tied to the outside temperature as well?
#122 of 135 Re: Problems with car starting [audreym]
Nov 26, 2010 (8:32 pm)
I had my battery tested today, and it did need replacement. Pep Boys said that it had been leaking. Since it was not actually dead yet they said that is why it did not have the classic "click, click" sound when it wouldn't turn over.
Anyway, looking forward to starting up the first time even in the cold
#124 of 135 Rear Hatch Latch
Jan 03, 2011 (7:40 am)
I own an 04 FX35. About six weeks ago the rear hatch locked one day and could not be unlocked. The dealer replaced some type of controller card, and it worked OK for about two weeks. Then one day I opened the hatch, and it would not relock. The dealer replaced the latch mechanism, and it worked OK for about two weeks. Now the hatch latch will lock, but not snug the hatch up against the weather seals. The dealer is at a loss as to what is happening as is Infiniti tech service with whom they have been consulting. All this work has been done under my extended warranty.
Anyone out there had this problem and had it fixed successfully?