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Nissan Pathfinder Maintenance and Repair



  • Unfortunately, the dealer refers me to NNA who is not returning my phone calls.
  • markjennmarkjenn Posts: 1,142
    I'd replace it again. I bad batch of gas might have gummed it up.


    - Mark
  • HI,


    I just got a call from my service department and the part came in to fix the intake manifold on my 2005 Pathfinder. I'm scheduled for 2/21/05. I'll let you know how it sounds when they put in the new part!
  • Go to the Dealer late at night and........

    Then THEY can deal with it.
  • gruchgruch Posts: 2
    I'm having a similar problem with my 05. At 800 miles the VDC, Slip, and Service Engine Soon lights are on. The manual mentions a reset but I can't find where it says how to do it. The dealer service department said there is no way to reset it. How did you perform the reset? Also, how did the dealer remedy your problem? Thanks.
  • rs4rs4 Posts: 25
    Thats great news. So they will be replacing the existing part with a new intake manifold? I will check with my dealer to then. Yah please do let me know how it sounds after the fix. All the Best
  • At 2500 miles on my new 05 Pathfinder LE I started getting an annoying low end vibration at around 1500-1800 RPM that seems to be coming from the transmission. Around the same time the shifting began to feel like it was slipping, especially from first to second gear. I suspect a tranny problem, or maybe a computer issue but I haven't had time to get it to the dealer. Based on the other posts about dealerships, I'm sure they will say No Problem Found until it drops parts on the freeway.
  • I have both of these problems. I was able to isolate the dash rattle to the A pillar on the right side where the lower screw of the handle attaches. If you push on that area of the A pillar trim near the handle while someone else is driving you can find when it goes away. Trying to stop it is harder. I tried stuffing kleenex and rubber stripping in between the windshield and the trim piece and it stopped it for awhile, but it came back. I also tried taking the handle off and stuffing things in there and it seemed to reduce the frequency og the rattle. It is annoying but I don't have the enthusiasm to hassel it with the other problems I'm experiencing with my tranny. See my post #1252 about that.
  • Is the FM Reception on 05 Pathfinders w/ NAV pretty weak? I was told there may be a TSB regarding this issue. Our radio keeps fading in and out on FM and the ST (Stereo) indicator is always coming on and off on stations that are very powerful and local to our area.
  • My 05' Pathfinder SE was making (what I thought to be) "spark knock" noises when I acceleraate (close above 2000RPM). The dealer contacted Nissan's "Techline". They shipped a new intake mainfold, and after installation, there was not much improvement. While it isn't as loud, it still exsists when the engine has run for a long while. In fact, the engine is rather noisy for a new truck, and I still can't get over 14 MPG on the highway. I am (to say the least) very disenchanted with Nissan's 05 Pathfinder.

    I just don't know what I should do about this?
  • The same happened to me... I went to local body shop for oil change and explained the same sound situation and he tightened the engine belt and now I don't hear that sound again....

    Hope this helps...
  • can anyone tell me what I might look for on my 97 pathy???? failed the state test with 3 codes, po446, po443 and po450, changed plugs and pcv and the first 2 codes went away, the ses came back on shortly with just the po450, any help is appreciated.
  • lbinhlbinh Posts: 190
    Refer to post #1217 for info.
  • my SES light has been on for about 3 weeks. I pulled the codes and it showed 1135 (intake valve timing control circuit-bank 2) and 1110 (intake valve timing control solenoid). The engine seems to be running fine. Has anyone else had these codes before and is this a "do it yourself" job and where would I find parts? Also, any idea on cost and where these parts are in the engine. Thanks.
  • I have an 05 frontier with the vq40 engine and the rattling noise at 2100 RPM. I took it in today - they had not heard of this problem - but within two hours of leaving the dealership, they said Nissan is aware, and they ordered a new intake manifold, gasket, and some adapter.
    I'll let you know if this resolved the problem - I think it will.
  • lbinhlbinh Posts: 190
    I had the 1135 code but it went away by itself after a week or so. Time may depend on things. Wait a few weeks and a couple tanks of gas from different gas stations to see if it will reset. If it is an immediate safety or poor performance need then by all means address the issue but, I would give it some time.

    Sensors are relatively easy to replace but not yet though....Haynes repair manual shows you how.

    SES light may come up again because it may not be a real code and then you wasted time and money for parts.
  • I have a 1996 pathfinder and it has the same problem gas mileage sucks and no acceleration on the highway I was told it could be the fuel pump but I checked the pressure and it was 34 psi Some body told me it could be a blocked catalytic converter I don't know can any body help???

  • Are you using premium gasoline? If not you are lowering performance and MPG. As for the loud engine, did you not test drive the vehicle?
  • gruchgruch Posts: 2
    After 1 day, the SLIP and VDC lights went off. The SES remained on and I had to take it back to the dealer. The mechanic explained he couldn't tell what the malfunction was because several cycles passed before I was able to bring it in. So far all malfunction lights are still off.

    Also, in my search to discover a reset procedure I noticed the manuals on line and in print are different. The manual that came with it referenced a reset procedure that was no where to found. I checked the online pdf manual and I found it.
  • rs4rs4 Posts: 25
    It would be of great help if you could let me know if the rattling noise was resolved or not. Thanks
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