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#177 of 1246 Re: nissan transmission, etc [mutty]
Feb 05, 2010 (5:18 pm)
you done the right thing, and maybe the pathfinder wont give you any more problems, because I bought a brand new Sonata and had it fixed several times and it wasnt out of my pocket but they finally find some sensors and transmission issues, now knock on wood this is the best running car you could ever want ,smooth as ever and powerful with 135.000 miles on it. My 2003 path finder runs very good with 31K on it so Im keeping my fingers crossed when its up there with mileage, good luck.
#178 of 1246 Re: nissan transmission, etc [mutty]
Feb 05, 2010 (7:33 pm)
After replacing trans and radiator, had same thing done to mine by Pat Barrett Transmission. They reversed the line,bypassing the radiator. One thing to look for. when you're on the highway at 60mph+, keep an eye on your tach. it should read no more than 2000 -2300. if it's up at 2500 plus, the trans may be downshifting to 4th gear from overdrive. If this happens, they have to put the hoses back the way they were. Mine has been fine since the switch. Good Luck
#179 of 1246 2005 Pathfinder Transmission Cooler Failure
Feb 08, 2010 (11:57 am)
I removed the splash plate under the radiator and the parking light grill. Blocked off the radiator running 5/16" hose between the two radiator in and out ports. Spliced a 5/16" butt connector joining the trans cooling lines through the auxillary cooler. Dumped the ATF. It was bad... carmel brown. Added 8 quarts Dextron ll to the safe mark. Ran the truck in gear wheels chocked and hand brak on for about five minutes. I guess there was 4 quarts entrained in the trans. Will dump again when the weather moderates. What a mess. Ckeck light still on.The CD Service manual I got on line is a great help. Want a Concult ll service tool? $7,000.00 will get you one.
#180 of 1246 Re: Radiator leaking into Transmission [lildavidjax]
Feb 08, 2010 (12:19 pm)
My 2005 Pathfinder's radiator and transmission need to be replaced. As of yet...I'm not getting any help from Nissan NA. Truck has less than 21,000 miles on it. Less than 5,000 no-tow miles per year. Seems it's year that count, not milage.
#181 of 1246 WOW, they told me it was TIRES
Feb 08, 2010 (8:06 pm)
Well, I felt the vibration, took it in and guess what! They said no mixing in fluid, my trans and radiator are fine and that the vibration was from cupped tires.
Hmmm, not quite sure if I believe that. I have 109,000 miles on the 05 Pathfinder SE. 2WD. bought in Hawaii, Tony Nissan.
They did flush it. that was it, I did not replace my tires and I seem to not notice the dreaded vibration now. Im just not convinced it was my tires.
I can tell you that I threw the biggest stink with Nissan NA when I called because I thought it was the tranny problem. What got North America ears perked was that when I called the local dealership, they told me that YES, they are AWARE of the tranny probs...so North America seemed interested in knowing what that meant.
Anyway, I was saved, for now! I feel for the rest of you! I would keep pressing.
BUT my sensor lights are a mess, ABS and SLIP stays on and I did have my fuel pump redone at 50,000 which is bogus.
I dont get it, how Nissan cant do a defective part recall. I would lawsuit.
#182 of 1246 Re: CONTACT THESE COMPANIES, COMPLAIN!!! [alisonl]
Feb 13, 2010 (11:47 am)
Great Information, Thanks!! I just filed my complaint with safecar.gov and will be calling the FTC on Monday to file a complaint with them as well. My truck needs both a new radiator & transmission and Nissan is refusing to honor the powertrain warranty since they say the transmission failed because of the radiator. Of course I am no longer under warranty for the radiator but I still have 2k miles left on my transmission. They even told me that they could not assist me as I am not considered a "loyal" customer with this being my first Nissan vehicle. I am livid and I refuse to give up and pay 5k to fix a problem that they are clearly aware of.
#185 of 1246 Pathfinder Transmission Noise????
Feb 14, 2010 (12:32 pm)
i have a 93 nissan pathfinder V6 4x4 stick shift. it is making noises coming from one of the bearings on the transmission. i dont have money to buy a new tranny or a complete bearing set, was wondering if anyone knew which one it was??? it makes a grating/marble grating type sound, it goes away when the clutch is pushed, it makes the sound while driving in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th, not 4th... any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks a bunch!!
#186 of 1246 Re: Pathfinder Transmission Noise???? [kyleky08]
Feb 14, 2010 (6:56 pm)
kyleky08- I'm pretty sure that is your "throwout bearing". Pretty common issue with standard trannies.