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#654 of 1246 Re: 2006 Nissan Pathfinder [blastlane]
Feb 22, 2011 (2:32 am)
I have recently purchased a 2006 pathfinder from a dealer and am curious as to how I should go about finding out if I possibly have a tranny problem or how to determine if there is a future problem that I should look out for. I do know that there is an external tran. cooler on my vehicle and it looks like a factory installed unit. I know that the vehicle has a towing package from Nissan (at least that is what I was told at the dealer).
I also noticed during the initial driving test at the time of purchase that there was a slight noise during takeoff but the salesman put it off to sand on the driveway? Even my wife noticed this and she was the driver when this occured. Now I have my doubts after reading all the problems from Nissan owners of 05, 06, and 07 models.
Is the name of the radiator readily visible on the radiator as it is installed in the SUV? Can the radiator fluid be tested for water content?
Any help on this matter will be most appreciated and thanks for any advice that I receive.
#655 of 1246 Re: 2006 Nissan Pathfinder [andony06]
Feb 22, 2011 (3:55 am)
IF THE COOLER IS OUTSIDE THE RADIATOR AND THERE ISNT ANY CONNECTO TO THE BOTTOM OF THE RADIATOR WITH OPTIONAL COOLING LINES THEN YOUR 100% SAFE THAT NO ANTIFREEZ WILL GET INTO THE TRANSMISSION
CHECK THE SIDES OF THE RADIATOR ALSO FOR POSSIBLE TRANSMISSION LINES GOING TO IT . A LOT OF OWNERS HAD TO INSTALL AN INDEPENDANT COOLING KIT AND DISCONNECTED THE ORIGINAL SET UP INTO THE RADIATOR TO REMEDY THIS PROBLEM. HERES A VIDEO ON HOW TO INSTALL A COOLER KIT---http://www.etrailer.com/Transmission-Cooler/Nissan/Frontier/2000/D13502.ht- ml?vehicleid=20005360
#656 of 1246 2006 Pathfinder SE transmission, Charlotte NC
Feb 25, 2011 (8:19 am)
I have a 2006 with 73,000 miles and it seems to be the transmission issue. I just replaced the tires and still get a slight shimming in the front end at 50-60mph,I also get a clicking sound in the front end when I slow to stop which sounds like it slows down as the wheels slow down to stop then is gone when stopped. Do you think this is the transmision and what should I tell the dealer ? Thanks for any guidance.
#657 of 1246 Re: 2006 Pathfinder SE transmission, Charlotte NC [tim2011]
Feb 25, 2011 (8:07 pm)
Check to see of wheel bearing or CVC joint problem.
#658 of 1246 Re: 2006 Pathfinder SE transmission, Charlotte NC [gharpman]
Feb 26, 2011 (5:51 pm)
I cannot find any loose parts in front end will have to check further. Thanks.
#659 of 1246 Re: 2006 Pathfinder SE transmission, Charlotte NC [tim2011]
Feb 26, 2011 (11:10 pm)
you will hear a rasping noise if it's a wheel bearing. similar noise with possibley more grinding if it's a cvc joint. Also could be a bad engine mountif noise is not coming from wheels.
#660 of 1246 Re: 2006 Pathfinder SE transmission, Charlotte NC [gharpman]
Feb 27, 2011 (12:31 pm)
It makes a clicking sound like something is not engaging and slows down as the wheel slows down-when in 4 wheel drive sound goes away and 4 wheel drive sounds very rough.
#661 of 1246 Re: 2006 Pathfinder SE transmission, Charlotte NC [tim2011]
Feb 27, 2011 (12:57 pm)
Still sounds like cvc or wheel bearing.
#662 of 1246 Just wait, theres more!!
Feb 28, 2011 (8:41 pm)
So...I am back. One of many who not only got shafted on the fuel pump replacement but the full transmission/radiator replacement. I'm down ~$5,000 out of pocket for major repairs. NOW can you believe, my 2005 Nissan Pathfinder that I drove off the Nissan lot brand new has paint peeling on the hood and down the side of the front windshield. Yup, under the paint is green. I am so beyond disbelief. A 6 year old car...peeling paint. What do we do? Who do we go to? Who is listening? This is beyond what I can take. The car has been the worst nightmare financially. And now Im going to HAVE to drive around w/ a spotted embarrassing paint job because my savings went to nothing since the transmission incident. Its so sad. Noone listens. I think I may truly find free consultation from consumer lawyers just to see what they say.
#663 of 1246 Re: 2006 Pathfinder SE transmission, Charlotte NC [tim2011]
Mar 02, 2011 (7:27 pm)
My 2005 Pathfinder made similar noise and vibration around 40 mph and higher. Turned out to be the universal joints in both the front and rear. Had to replace them twice over the 125K miles I have on the vehicle.........still beats replacing the transmission.