I basically destroyed them by drilling and mangling them out. Now it is more than three years since I had the recall performed but I have no way of knowing if the Pathfinder three and a half years later is now safe to drive. His advice to me was simple. It has been checked and I have been told that everything is tight so the rattling mystery continues. The contact was concerned that the strut tower housing could crack and cause a catastrophic failure concerning the suspension and steering. Installing revised manifold studs are the best solution to this problem. Then I stumbled upon this sight and found out why.
General Comments: The Pathfinder is a fairly popular car among Canadians, however, it is not to my liking. You can switch between gears and actually feel a click when placed in reverse. The steering stops are built with plastic caps, which can fall off or wear out. The suspension was designed to handle streets and trails alike. Even if you can't see it, the resulting wind noise is quite loud. Try asking your question in the garage section as a new topic. I find it comfortable and especially love the cargo room when you put the back seats down.
This is fairly easily fixed by welding on two new bushing cups or just plain flat washers over the top of the old ones. Used a dremel and went thru about 4 discs. I'm by no means an experienced mechanic and was wondering if someone here could advise me in the right steps to proceed. Meh, its not too comfortable sober, but I only do that when I drink and can't drive anywhere! Acceleration and power is atrocious. The company says that that happens sometimes.
If you live in an area with frequently salted roads or on the coast with salt air, always wash out your frame seasonally and do a manual inspection for rust. There are two upper control arms and two lower control arms, with 16 bushings total to be replaced. It's easy to do under the back seat, more difficult to do in the cargo area. Yeah I'm at that point. You can prevent this annoyance by gluing them on. Eventually it won't release all the way. This is better left to the pros, since it's so difficult I'd never do it again.
It involved reseating a piece of circuit board, and repairing the traces on the board that had been worn through. If the tension rod bushings wear out and allow excessive movement of the rod, the frame-side mounting hole may become elongated or rust away to a significant degree. Anyways I pulled off the heat shield on the passenger side exhaust manifold and saw a crack on the manifold. I feel the click it is good, I don't it is bad? If an engine will start, but then it gets rough and stops, it usually means it ran out of fuel or there is a vacuum leak. If you get to the point of replacing the bushings because the carrier is loose and rattles,it's a good idea to also replace the plastic bumper pad on the latch end.
No, the clutch won't engage with the engine off and the trans fluid removed. This car reminds me of the old Toyota LandCruiser ads from the 70s. One place went so far as to explain that it could not be aligned because the rear axle was crooked. The biggest problem is that the cable has a housing that bolts to the floor, under the carpets, and behind the console. The pin and the bushings have to be replaced. Another question then - are the manifolds for sale online at most auto parts places the new manifold that will not break its studs? Then start checking all your vacuum lines and connections. Might want to briefly tell us what problem you were having that resulted in this work just in case it is related.
I cannot provide information on all the covered items in this article, so please don't email me about it, simply post questions in this thread. A simple solution is to mount a cheap trailer hitch which will protect the fragile bits. The interior is quite nice looking and driver-friendly. The failure and current mileages were 130,000. Right now I am at 413,000 miles - yes, that is real, not a typo - and I have only had to replace a front axel. It happened put of the blue, no warning signs.
If I an on a drive way with an incline it rolls back. A few months ago I had to get the transmission replaced and the rear and front shocks replaced and the car is only 3 years old. First, I guess I would carefully check engine related fuses and the fuel pump fuse. Now in its fourth model year, the present Pathfinder differs little from the version offered last year. I have had one major repair fuel injector system in 2008.
Over time, the bolts can loosen, allowing the crossmember to shift slightly every now and then, causing noise from the front end. The e-brake cable is only available from the dealership or a junkyard. It was troublesome to figure out. Interior is nicely designed, but could incorporate a more space-efficient layout with seats down. The dealer did not offer any assistance since this failure was not included in the previous recall. Dealer told me that they did not think it was repairable, but Nissan wanted them to repair.