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Nissan Pathfinder Club-FAQ



  • I think they added those in the 1999.5 model.
  • I have a 1995 SE pathfinder with a 110000 miles on it, I started hearing a clicking noise on the drivers side. When I shut the engine off it clicks slower like a timer, if somebody could tell me what this is I'd really appreciate it.
  • pathstar1pathstar1 Posts: 1,015
    I would suspect the fuel tank venting system. Check the valves in the system, one is probably worn out. This can also cause a "buzzing" noise when you shut off the engine.
  • mook1mook1 Posts: 1
    Well... not completely dead.. it will go down, but not up!

    I've had the door panel off but frankly can't figure how to remove the motor, (I'd be happy with being able to push the window up, but it won't budge.

    Anyone done this before? any hints/tips?

  • toad517toad517 Posts: 2
    I'm looking to get a 2002 SE, and was wondering how the truck rides while towing about 2700lbs.. A guy I know said that it can be a bit sluggish, but I wanted to see what the general thought out there was. Also, with towing that kind of weight, does the SE need a tranny coolant system?

    I appreciate any help!
  • lbinhlbinh Posts: 190
    2001 LE towed the largest Uhaul trailer, 6'X12' 3300 lbs, with reslative ease. Car has plenty of power to handle that load. Vehicle tow rated at 5000lbs. It is recommended to have the AT aux cooler if you tow frequently. Only issue is the tongue weight sagging of rear end. Pathies have soft rear springs so there will be some sag with any added tongue and cargo weight. I recommend air lift spring helpers to level the load in the rear during towing. Look for the Outback Special Air Lift kit for Pathies.
  • :cry: I have a 2001 Pathfinder. The spare tire is under the rear of the SUV. I had a flat this morning and was able to remove the tire, but can't figure out how to remove the spare tire to put it on. The owners manual doesn't explain how to get it off. Help! I would greatly appreciate any help you are able to give. I can't call the dealership since it's Sunday evening and my baby is sitting in the driveway on a jack and my trash truck comes early tomorrow a.m.

    Thank you so much!
  • pathstar1pathstar1 Posts: 1,015
    Take the long rod with the bar through the end. Open the hatch, and in the bottom centre you will see a hole (a tube actually). Insert the rod in the hole, bared end first. You will find a handle in the vehicle as well (I think it's under the rear seat with the rod). Slip the handle on the end of the rod and turn - as I recall counterclockwise will lower the spare.
  • I have a '95 four door and I'm about to destroy the interior panels in order to get the front doors open again. They are stuck shut. Does anyone have a picture showing the guts of the door so I know what to avoid when drilling/cutting?
  • Hi,

    I've become an instant daddy and need to add shoulder belts to my 88 Nissan Path SE to support child seats.

    I can buy aftermarket devices, but how and where should i mount them?

  • I have been trying to get a sport suspension for muy path koni or bilstein type, but haven't been able to find it, anyone has tryed some shocks to better handling and stability?
  • marcus36marcus36 Posts: 2
    I am considering buying a travel trailer with an unloaded weight of 4625lbs, to pull with my 2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE. If I'm reading the specs corrctly, I should be OK, with about 1375lbs available for cargo weight. I have the Nissan-mounted tow package which is rated at 6000lbs. I'm a little concerned, however, that the 4.0V6 engine and automatic transmission might not handle the mountains in Arizona or other parts of the west. Any thoughts? Marcus36
  • pathstar1pathstar1 Posts: 1,015
    Just switch off OD on the uphill parts and you'll be fine. If you leave OD on you can heat up the transmission and engine. Your tow weight is not very big. If you're going to be towing on really hot Arizona days, you might want to consider adding an extra transmission cooler. It's easy to do and will extend the life of the transmission and lessen the chance of heating up the engine too much as well.
  • marcus36marcus36 Posts: 2
    Thanks for the helpful advice, especially on the extra transmission cooler. I installed one on a 67 Buick LaSabre to pull a 18' TT up the Alaska Hiway (when it was still dirt!) and back and never had a problem. The Nissan has plenty of pep, but pulling 6Klbs could be a challenge. Again, thanks.
  • dennismndennismn Posts: 4
    I have a 26' Jay Feather which weighs 4800# the way I tow. I am very intrigued by the Pathfinder, and would like anyone else who tows to chime in with advice.

    I currently use a 97 F-150, but it has 120K miles on it and I need to go from three vehicles to two. I don't want to have to buy another big pickup. The only real alternative to a Pathfinder is an Explorer, and the quality is poor.

    Thanks, Dennis
  • Just wondering how the towing went. I'm in a similar situation deciding between two TT's, one weighing 4250 & other 4520. Towing with a 2005 Pathfinder Le and not sure if the 4520 would be too much, wondering how your experience went.
  • c4lc4l Posts: 1

    I am trying to locate a company that provides driver/passenger side chrome mirrors for a 05 Pathfinder. The Nissan dealer states that its only available on the Armada, Titan, and Frontier.

    I have seen pictures online of the chrome mirrors on a 05 Pathfinder, but they dont have information on where they were purchased. Any suggestions?

  • Don't waste your time looking, they don't make them. However, you can order chrome mirror covers like I did. They come with 3M tape, which I didn't trust, so I used car emblem adhesive and they look great!! I also ordered chrome door handles and they worked well too.
  • No problem. I have a 2005 Pathfinder and it pulls it with ease.
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