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About leeuniverse

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  • Your Pathfinder Info
    4x4
  • Place of Residence
    Carson City
  • Mechanical Skill Level
    Wrench And Socket Set Mechanic
  • Your Age
    40-45
  • What do you consider yourself?
    Weekend Warrior
  • Model
    SE
  • Year
    1993

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  • Location
    Nevada
  • Country
    United States
  1. Questions: 1. After replacing a knock sensor on my 93, is there anything that has to be done other than clearing the check engine light? For example, do I have this "safe mode" thing? Because my vehicle seems like it doesn't have any power unless I almost floor the gas pedal? I've replaced my knock sensor and my Cat Converter, and it still seems like I have little power. Or were Pathy's simply made this way? 2. I wish I had heard about this "before" I replaced the knock sensor so it would have been easier, but has anyone "moved" their knock sensor, attaching it to the top screws of the manifold for example?
  2. Well, discovered it WAS apparently the Catalytic Converter, and maybe also the EGR Control Solenoid. (changed both at the same time) No check engine light after 5 days, so it looks good so far. Knock on wood. Anyway, thanks for the help. BTW... Also put in my Tranny Cooler all by myself even. Just took off the front grill found two bolts, and hooked up the hoses. Will still stick in a simple inline filter later, ran out of money.
  3. I'm having the same problem, and me and my mechanic checked all the hoses and we can't see anything, leaking, loosness, etc. We were thinking it was maybe the "seal" of the full pump top of the tank since I only really noticed the smell during the cold, and not all the time, and thus we were thinking the seal is maybe expanding etc., thus not a good seal? But, then I'm clearly having a clogged Catalytic converter, and from what I hear a gas smell can be part of that problem. Though, we would think that the smell would occur all the time then? So, we are still thinking the seal as the problem? Anyone have any thoughts?
  4. Do you or others have recommendations for these.....? I'm guessing changing these will improve gas mileage and power etc.?
  5. Ya, it's definitely Carbon related. The moment I cleaned out the fully plugged diverter, it was all good.
  6. Since we are on this, my alarm is doing stuff also. When I have the switch in the "Off" position, the alarm will just randomly go off by itself, and I don't think because of wind or anything. But, when I put the switch in the "Middle" position, in between on and off, it stays nice. I don't know yet what will happen when it's in the "On" position. Have bigger issues I'm trying to resolve first. One thing though, both my door locks are broke (won't work), one door won't open from the outside, one door using the electric lock the nob won't go up and down, and one door the light switch that comes on and off is broke. Don't know if any of those things might be related to the Alarm problem, thought I might mention just in case.
  7. Ya, cleared and ran the codes again. Still the EGR Function code. Looking through the service manual, there is also no trouble shooting for the CAT, at least in relation to the EGR. Yes, and you are correct, there is no Error code for the CAT. I've talked to a Desiel mechanic friend, and while he can't be entirely sure with OBD1's, he said the symptoms described might be correct. I'm thinking the CAT will have to be taken off, the car ran to shoot out any Carbon, then the EGR Valve, Diverter, and hoses taken off, made sure they are clear and again starting the car to shoot any carbon, then sticking everything back on and a new CAT and that hopefully will fix the problem??? I'm still trying to find Mopar Carbon Cleaner, cause I want to do that once before I do the above, to hopefully get rid of all the carbon.
  8. WOW.... You got lucky to get such a clean ride.... My 93 I just got had only 115,000 on it, and it wasn't even close to as clean as yours. Check your SHOCKS also. I put new shocks in, and my car raised a bunch, between the tire and the car.
  9. Hey guys.... Here's the latest. As you know the light wen't off for a good amount of time. However, today the light came back on. In between the time, I Seafoamed everything. The Engine, gas, Tranny, and through the Vacuum. My mechanic says my problem is likely the Catalytic converter. It was likely a little plugged already and then with the cleaning that caused it to get plugged up more, which according to them can also shoot carbon "back" through the system, and still cause the similar seeming problems. Loss of power is supposed to be a symptom, and I've always thought that it didn't seem to have the "pick-up and go" like other cars normally do. It seems to have a very low power to it. Also, during the colder days I get a gas smell in the back of the pathy. We thought it might be the gas tank "seal", but gas smell is often a symptom of the catalytic converter from what I here? Anyway, that is where I'm at..... Any ideas guys? Could it be a CAT like claimed? It seems pretty old, and with all the carbon in the system, it might indeed be clogged? Thoughts?
  10. Ah.... That all makes sense now. Thanks
  11. I'm a Newbie, and my "joints" are loose, and so I'm wanting to change everything to the good system. Can someone show me exactly what I need for my 93 4WD? The way to go seems to be RockAuto Parts, and I tried to follow these instructions: http://www.nissanpathfinders.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=32345&view=findpost&p=610966 Are these all the parts I need to make it work in mine? Only thing is I get hung up on the last listing. It's no longer listed under the listing. It still lists the "Outer" with that name but not the inner. A search of the sight apparently still finds it, but it looks like the wrong part and name, i.e. they switched parts for the part #??? Anyway, I just need a list of what I need, and where to get the parts the cheapest new, and basic instructions. Thanks much.... P.S. I've read the thread twice trying to follow, but then I get confused. Also clarify the "tapping 18mm" thing. At first I thought that simply meant some adjustment, but then another post seemed to say a "machine shop" was required??? Here's some pics you all can use to explain to us all the process....
  12. That's it.... Thank you...! No wonder I couldn't find it, it was named "Center Link". Me newbie, no idea what that is.... haa haa
  13. Sorry to ask this dumb question, but I've looked over and over and I just can't find that thread in which a guy etc. were moding their front suspension, and there were links, discussion, etc. of different ways of doing it, what parts to use, etc. Anyone know where it is?
  14. Thanks... BTW, for those of us who don't off-road in mud, would people recommend the better way to go is to use an engine spray, that's designed for cleaning engines etc.? Don't know, haven't seen, just heard I guess dealers do that?

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