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#85 of 126 Path vibration
Oct 31, 2009 (2:48 pm)
I have a 2006 pathfinder with 73K on it, I also have a front end vibration. Front struts and wheel bearings were replaced 3,000 miles ago. Front tires were cupped, so I thought this was still causing the problem. I just put new tires on it today, the vibration is still there at 50mph and get worse until the whole vehicle is shaking at 70mph. Any suggestions? I am calling Nissan on Monday to see if it can be figured out.
#86 of 126 Re: Engine chirpping/squeaking... [jdpathfinder]
Nov 17, 2009 (11:21 am)
Did you resolve? Shortly after I purchased a 2006 PF, I hit a pot hole and from that point forward there is an intermitant squeek that I can't seem to trace. The dealership replaced the fuel tank (?!) and that didn't help. They then said it was the spare tire chain. They taped it with elec. tape but that didn't help. Sometimes I can replicate the sound by closeing the car door after the car is stopped and the engine is turned off. Help!... anyone!
#87 of 126 Re: Engine chirpping/squeaking... [boatingboy]
Nov 17, 2009 (4:52 pm)
If the engine is off and you shut the door what kind of noise comes from the engine, like a loose motor mount
#88 of 126 Re: pathfinder engine noise [ronkennedy61]
Nov 17, 2009 (4:56 pm)
i suggest a compression test if the piston is knocking it will show up low compression
#89 of 126 Re: Front end noise [stevem9]
Nov 19, 2009 (9:37 am)
I have a 2006 pathfinder and have 62k on it and have had viberation problems as well for a short while. At first i thought it was the tires which i replaced and still viberation at 40 mph and up. I took it to a transmission shop that i knew and we started looking at different things. We thought it could be the drive shaft and U joints in the back and he checked both and they seemed to be OK. We disconnected the front wheel drive shaft , test drove the vehicle and the viberation stopped. It appears that the front drive shaft still rotates even if the vehicle is NOT in four wheel drive. He checked the U joints for the front wheel drive and they were bad so i am about to replace them. He says that he has seen a few pathfinders with viberation of this sort and it seems to be Bad U Joints front or back or the Drive shaft being out of balance are the problem. Hope this helps..
#90 of 126 Re: 06 Pathfinder shutters at low speeds [scrap]
Nov 19, 2009 (9:42 am)
I would check out those CV joints as the front ones were the problem with my vehicle.
#91 of 126 Re: Path vibration [bikeguy]
Nov 19, 2009 (10:09 am)
My 2006 pathfinders had viberation as well at 40 mph and over. I took it to a transmission shop i knew and we found out that the front drive shaft appears to turns even thought the vehicle is Not in 4 wheel drive. The problem for me was the front U/ CV joints were bad. Apparantly if you disconnect the front wheel drive and test the vehicle on the road and if the viberation is no longer there that should indicate some sort of front drive problem. Hope this helps you.
Nov 19, 2009 (5:20 pm)
yes they can go bad the first indication is a clicking sound while doing a tight turn going slow
#93 of 126 Re: CV joints [99accent]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 19, 2009 (10:35 pm)
You can eyeball the boots for cracks and tears too. Good thing to check at every tire rotation.
#94 of 126 Re: CV joints [steve_]
Nov 19, 2009 (10:46 pm)
yes this is a very good idea while they have the tire off check those boots,If you can ask they guy doing the job spray a little silicon on the boots it keeps the rubber softer to last longer.