Showing articles & questions for topic
Pathfinder

Related articles

A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Nissan Pathfinder
Whether you have plans to go off-road or just want a vehicle that’s nice and roomy, the 2012 Nissan Pathfinder is definitely worth a closer look. Key Features As a dual-purpose vehicle, Nissan...

Related questions

Question
My car shuts off at 40mph and i have to restart it
Hi there: In many cases when a vehicle simply shuts off while under operation it is caused by a main relay that is failing or a distributor issue. Most professional mechanics will begin to trace this issue by determining if...
Question
The battery, the brakes, and trans temperature lights all stayed on after starting first day they went right off. Today stayed on
Warning lights will turn off and on due to the way they are triggered in the first place. The vehicle's computer is constantly testing components to make sure they are working correctly. If the component that is on its way...
Question
Is this a transmission issue? Do I need to replace the car? Is it an easy fix?
Hi there: The symptoms you're describing are typically an indication of a slipping transmission; however, it could be a simple sensor that is faulty or damaged that is causing this problem to occur. Before you decide to sell your car,...
Question
Multiple cylinder misfires
Generally, misfires are caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft position sensor, spark plugs, spark plug wires or ignition modules...
Question
Car is stalling when giving too much gas. Won't start.
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on...
Question
Service engine light flashes when accelerating and driving rough
This is a common sign of a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
Question
Vibration in the front while driving upwards of 35 mph - 2000 Nissan Pathfinder
Hi there. The vibrating issue at lower speed indicates that something is either loose, not properly aligned, or that a different front end component like ball joints or shock mounts is damaged as well. The best thing to do is...
Question
Cooling system
The thermostat is a commonly known part to fail causing the coolant to not flow through the radiator properly causing the engine to overheat. The diagnosis sounds about right and is consistent with a thermostat failing. This can be caused...
Question
Engine stalls and serving tick over 2.5 diesel
Hi there. If the crank sensor is used only for misfire detection and NOT spark timing, the vehicle should start and run with the engine light on. Usually the crank sensor or the reluctor ring may have been damaged and...
Question
Check Engine Light is on. Car idles high when put in drive or reverse and engine stalls when too much gas is applied.
Is there also a loud hissing or sucking noise and maybe a lean code stored in the engine control computer? The high idle sounds like there may be a problem with the idle air control valve or there may be...
Question
It is hard to shift into gear
Without knowing what year your vehicle is, I don't know if your clutch is hydraulic or cable-operated, so I will cover both. If it is cable-operated, it is possible that the cable is simply out of adjustment. If it is...
Question
When I push on the gas it is like it floods out but then it goes.
Hi there: In most cases, the issue of stumbling is caused by dirty or clogged fuel injectors or throttle body components. It can also be caused by malfunctioning mass air flow sensor or other ignition system problems. Due to the...
Question
how do you disconnect the car alarm on a 1996 Nissan Pathfinder?
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Disconnecting an alarm to your vehicle depends on which alarm you are removing. If you are attempting to remove the alarm that is built within the factory settings, then that is not possible for...
Question
Throttle Position Sensor replacement - Re-learn Needed?
Hello - there is a step missing in your throttle position sensor replacement, and that is the "re-learn" procedure. This step allows the engine computer, transmission controller and other components of engine management to "learn" the specific behavior of the...
Question
broken timing belt do i have a boat anchor?
Unfortunately pretty much every Nissan engine, whether belt or chain-driven, is an interference engine. The valves and pistons occupy the same space but it is the job of the belt or chain to make sure they move in the proper...
Question
Car will not shift gears, stuck in neutral.
Hello - your symptoms suggest a failure or disconnect of the shifter linkage to the transmission (whether cable or mechanical linkage). Most likely, this is external to the transmission, and can be repaired without having to get inside the transmission....
Question
Service light soon turned on today
Your check engine light may come on for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow sensor, a faulty O2 sensor, a bad catalytic converter, bad spark plugs or wires and many other reasons. Since you just had...
Question
My car needs a throttle body cleaning, but I'm worried about the idle and relearning process
Hi there. This is a very good question that I wish more people would ask. Your 2006 Pathfinder's engine control unit (ECU) does evolve and learn as it goes. Anytime you clean the throttle body or complete major "routine" service,...
Question
Temperature guage stays on cool, heat inside is not very warm
If your heater is not getting warm enough and the engine is not reaching operating temperature for a long time then your engine most likely has a thermostat that is stuck open. A stuck open thermostat can be verified by...
Question
i installed a new radio and was having issues, i just wanted to know if i can solder the ground wire to the chassis.
Hi there. The ground wire should not have anything to do with applying the brake unless the wire is coming in contact with the brake pedal assembly causing poor contact when using the brakes. You do need to secure the...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


Ask a question