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Nissan Pathfinder



  • When are these new units supposed to hit the showrooms? Thanks.
  • er2ver2v Posts: 12
    I know this is a frequent problem. I need any leads, links to past discussions, websites, solutions for repairing or replacing the OEM cd changer in my 01 Pathfinder. I get only a constant gear grinding noise for thirty seconds after start up. No cds eject, none play, and the error2 message shows up. If you have replaced yours (the path I'll likely follow), I would love to know which model deck or changer you've used and your satisfaction with it. Thanks!
  • mbpickensmbpickens Posts: 1
    I have a 99 1/2 Pathfinder and just recently our cigarette lighter has stopped working. We use it with our Panasonic DVD player for the kids, so obviously this is an important problem to resolve (!). I checked the fuse for the lighter and it appears fine and we have not completed any work on the car, such as removing the radio or anything like that. I really don't want to take the car in to be fixed if its a small repair. I just don't want to spend $150 on this, but I might have to. Does anyone have any ideas on this? Also, to note, the extra power source on the middle console in front of the rear seat also doesn't work, and quite honestly I don't think it has ever worked. That fuse is okay as well. Thanks for any help or ideas you guys can provide!
  • mrmag001mrmag001 Posts: 1
    I have a '99 pathfinder and it won't turn over. I get NO spark and have installed a new rotor AND distributor cap but still does not start. I get 12V out from the coil to the cap....can anyone help me with this ASAP!!!!
  • narking35narking35 Posts: 1
    I am having the same problem. I have an infiniti g35 and the 6 disc cd player will not eject cd's it gives me a error code " cd err fo " could you tell me if i can remove discs from this code stand point or do i have to pay the 460 dollars to have them removed?
  • polsensnrpolsensnr Posts: 1
    My cigarette light does not have power. Could it be a fuse and does anyone know where the fuse is located? Inside the car by the steering wheel or under the hood?
  • shark715shark715 Posts: 382
    This info will be in your owners manual.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
    For the benefit of those buying a used Pathy that didn't come with an owner's manual, perhaps you could summarize what it says?
  • shark715shark715 Posts: 382
    Anyone driven one yet, or better yet bought one? What are your thoughts? Is the engine rather noisy, like the Armada?
  • shark715shark715 Posts: 382
    I'd be happy to, but my PF is an '01 and the fuse chart is likely different.
  • DRL's work on drivers side only. Headlights work both High and Low on both Left and Right. Is there a rely that controls (lowers Voltage) and if there is where is it located. BTW this is a Canadain vehicle.... :(
  • My girlfriend's 2000 PF just recently began having an intermittent problem with the fan switch. When you turn on the fan, nothing happens. The AC compressor won't even come on (so at least it won't freeze up!) Eventually, if she turns it on and off and on and off enough, it will suddenly come on. She's not having any other problems. Any ideas would be very helpful?

    Also, is it difficult to remove the center panels to get in to the switch itself with a meter?

  • I have a 95 pathfinder in great shape. 95,000 original miles. However, when overdrive is engaged the tranny seems like it can't make up its mind what gear it wants to be in. it will do this at lower speeds in town also, but once you disengage the overdrive. it works fine. Obviously, you cannot run the vehicle at high speeds without the OD. P :confuse: lease help!! No one can figure it out!!
  • shark715shark715 Posts: 382
    Larry, is it possible it's not the transmission shifting, but a problem with the torque converter repeatedly locking and unlocking?
  • some one else had mentioned that also. i am not a mechanic. if that is the case, how would they check for that and what kind of $ are we talking about?

    thanks for the response!!
  • shark715shark715 Posts: 382
    You need to find an honest trans shop no matter what the issue is. Unfortunately some trans shops will try to sell you a re-build when it's not needed. Take them for a ride to demonstrate the issue. You might want to get more than one diagnosis given that the truck is driveable, but it's also possible that even an honest shop may not be able to give you a price without spedning some $ on labor to dig into it. If the converter is the problem, I think (I'm really not sure) that the trans won't need to be disassembled to repair the converter (although the trans will definitely need to be removed to get to the converter). If the trans needs to be disassembled, given the age/mileage of the truck they will likely suggest a complete trans rebuild (which may be prudent while they have it apart). No matter what the problem is, it sounds like you do need to have it fixed and that more damage will eventually occur if you don't. I have no idea what it might cost, but it sounds unlikely that it will be an inexpensive repair, sorry.
  • thanks so much. ihave been fighting with this for over a year now, and you are thefirst to shed some light as to what it may be. we do have a pretty good trans shop where i live. my next move is an appointment with him.

    thanks so much.
  • shark715shark715 Posts: 382
    There is some chance it could be an easy repair, such as an electrical/computer issue if the converter is electronically controlled, but if it is a converter issue it's more likely mechanical. It could also be a problem with the throttle linkage causing the trans to kickdown a gear, but that's not likely. Please let me know what happens, I'm curious.
  • absolutley!

    i will defenatley keep you posted once we find out. again, thanks so much

  • I had the same problem with my 2001 Pathfinder. I went to Nissan and bought a blower motor resistor (aka Fan control Amplifier) for about $45. You need a screwdriver and about 20 minutes from start to finish. My resistor was below the glove box underneath the dash (not behind it as some posts have mentioned - but it may vary from vehicle to vehicle). Its a plug about 2 inches wide by 1/3 inch thick with 2 scews on either side with wires running into the back. Do some google searching for "fan control amplifier" and you'll see diagrams on location and what to look for. Hope this helps.
  • shark715shark715 Posts: 382
    Larry, just curious, what did the trans shop have to say about your truck?
  • I am considering the purchase of the 2008 Pathfinder but have read numerous posts related to hard transmission shifting at around 40 mph. Some owners expressed concerns with the transmission torque converter , in stating their dealer's had no know fixes.

    Does anyone have more information on this issue ?

  • The drop resulted in the way manufacturers determine horsepower. I asked about this with my uncle at nissan corporate.
  • shark715shark715 Posts: 382
    I don't believe that's correct. There has been no changes to the way SAE certifies and measures horsepower ratings for many years. I'm wondering if this has something to do with the class action lawsuit against one of the manufacturers regarding horsepower ratings, and if perhaps certain manufacturers on certain engines have gone to more conservative ratings due to avoid potential litigation. Also, are we sure that something wasn't actually changed on the engine, such as minor changes to the camshaft or engine chip, possibly for reliability purposes or so that the engine creates more low end torque? Was there a simultaneous change in the torque rating, too?
  • I was just wondering if anyone knew of any manufacturers that may good chipsets and engine tuning upgrades for pathfinders. I have a 2001 SE
  • shark715shark715 Posts: 382
    I stand corrected, thanks.
  • Hello. I haven't posted in a while but I'm glad to see this site is still up.

    I have a little problem. When my Pathfinder is running or is shut off, I can really smell gas. There are no leaks. In fact I had one repaired because Nissan stopped
    manufacturing the one line I needed. The smell is on the driver's side of the vehicle. It's like the odor from fuel comsumption is being pushed out somewhere and sometimes into the cabin.

    Thanks for your help guys.

    Tony ([email protected])
  • smokey75smokey75 Posts: 434
    I have a 2001 Pathfinder & the recommended cold pressure is 26 psi. I seem to remember in 2002 they raised the recommended pressure... this was around the time of the whole Firestone/Ford Explorer blowouts. Anyway, I'm trying to find the Nissan recommended cold tire pressure found on the placard for 2002-2005 Pathfinders. This should be an easy one. Anyone?
  • hi,

    I need to know if my 2002 SE model Pathfinder is strong enough to haul and get a 19 to 21 foot boat out of the water using the ramp, because I want to put a trailer hitch to my PF but don't know if it has the power to get the job done or will it stay burning tires on the ramp while I have the boat on the water ready to come out. If someone knows please help me. Thanks
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