Last post on Nov 18, 2009 at 10:01 PM
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Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan, SUV
#5 of 13 Re: 01 NISSAN STARTS TO FISH TALE WHEN NOT APPLYING GAS [ogperro1]
Jan 07, 2008 (8:58 am)
This can be VERY DANGEROUS. DO NOT drive the vehicle. The fishtailing you describe indicates that the rear end linkage assembly may be about to fail. If this occurs while driving, the entire rear end will swing out from behind you, causing the vehicle to immediately turn sideways and roll over and over. At highway speeds or in traffic you will become a statistic. Inspect the linkage assemblies described below for damage and/or get it towed.
The rear end assembly of the Pathfinder is held in alignment by two struts that are attached to the frame below the posts between the doors. These struts are called LOWER REAR LINKS. They are TUBES. If you bend a tube back and forth, the metal suffers fatigue damage and the tube will break. Once a tube is dented, (such as by impact with road debris), this bending starts. By the time you detect the fishtailing, it is about ready to go.
#7 of 13 Re: 01 NISSAN STARTS TO FISH TALE WHEN NOT APPLYING GAS [ogperro1]
Jan 16, 2008 (5:54 pm)
YIKES- I had a simulat issue a few years ago, with my 97 SE. I would feel it "sway" while coasting around very light turns, and it only got worse. Mine needed new rear shocks, and the main rear center-rubber "bearing".....good luck, staty safe.
#8 of 13 fish tailing
Sep 27, 2009 (12:40 pm)
does this happen when in 4 wheel automatic
#9 of 13 Re: 01 NISSAN STARTS TO FISH TALE WHEN NOT APPLYING GAS [mcclancy]
Oct 27, 2009 (8:58 am)
This is exactly the solution to your problem, Get it fixed right away The upper and lower rear link bushings need replacing. Ask to have just the bushings replaced. There are 8 in total. The bushings probably just need replacing not the whole link. Much cheaper that way
#10 of 13 2005 Pathfinder 2WD / 4WD selector switch
Nov 06, 2009 (2:33 pm)
Switch in 2WD. 4WD light lit. Screen blank. Truck drives in 4WD. After a few blocks it goes into 2WD and indicator is back-lit showing 2WD.
#11 of 13 Re: 2005 Pathfinder 2WD / 4WD selector switch [chipsr1]
Nov 06, 2009 (6:50 pm)
If your going into the low low 4 wheel settings its only for pulling out tree stumps, but if your into the automatic 4 wheel drive it should stay there and not go back into 2 wheel drive.
#12 of 13 4WD Warning light
Nov 18, 2009 (12:04 pm)
Selector switch in 2WD mode. 4WD warning light is on. I drive at 30 MPH for a few minutes and problem clears. Truck now drives in 2WD mode and 4WD light is off. I have a Service CD that does not contain the Trouble Dianosis for a 3 way selector switch. The 4 way switch includes "AUTO" mode. Anybody got the diagnosis sequence for a 3 way selector switch.
Nov 18, 2009 (10:01 pm)
if you can spray some wd 40 around the switchi t may help