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jjonez last won the day on March 15 2018

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About jjonez

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  • Birthday 07/19/1992

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    1997 Pathfinder SE (RIP) 1987 Pathfinder SE 2002 Pathfinder SE
  • Place of Residence
    San Diego
  • Mechanical Skill Level
    Screwdriver Mechanic
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    Weekend Warrior
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  1. While this is up, does anyone know if this is a concern with 5-speed vq35 Pathfinders? They have the direct mechanical linkage from accelerator pedal to throttle body.
  2. Awesome! I actually just saw a white 2-door today on my way home from a trip. How many miles/km's?
  3. Just to follow up. The rubber boot on the inside of the brake master cylinder reservoir cap was folded over funny and was pushing on the switch in the reservoir. I set the boot straight and it's been fine
  4. Wow, only 79k km?? I thought my 87 was a rare find at 126k MILES. Show some pictures!
  5. That would be great! I'm in San Diego and definitely don't go wheeling enough. Mine mostly end up getting used for getting me up to the mountains for snowboarding. I'm not on Facebook. Try using an image hosting site like imgur or you can use Google photos to create a link to an image. When typing a post click the paperclip icon up above to insert a link. For example
  6. Really? Sounds like a fancy feature for an 80's truck. The fluid level looks good, slightly below max. I removed the center console to find that the switch harness had been disconnected by the previous owner, which explains why it wouldn't turn on when pulling the brake with key in, engine on. I cleaned up the switch and ground and put everything back together and it worked! Turned on and off as it should when the parking brake is pulled. For 5 minutes... Shortly into the drive the light came on and stayed on no matter how I fiddled with the brake. The only thing i can think of is something related to the ignition. With ignition on engine off, all the dash lights are on, right? And when you start the engine they all turn off unless they receive a signal otherwise. So maybe the brake light somehow gets stuck in "ignition on engine off" mode? What do you guys think?
  7. Lately my parking brake light will stay on after setting off. Sometimes it will stay on for the duration of the drive, other times it will eventually turn off. This happens maybe 50% of the time, the other half it turns off with the seatbelt light shortly after the engine turns over. I've noticed that when working normally, unlike newer vehicles the seatbelt light and parking brake light seem to be independent of their respective components, i.e. the lights turn off even if the seatbelt isn't fastened and the parking brake is applied. Does anyone know why then the parking brake light would stay on?
  8. If it seems to be driving well, has a steady idle, no drama getting it started, 4x4 works, no major rust, no transmission whine, then $1500 I'd say is reasonable. I paid $2800 for my '87 and it seemed like a steal given it had only 125k miles, same owner since 1991, excellent paint and zero rust. I might pay $1500, but most people accept a few hundred less than they're asking so it doesn't hurt to try.
  9. What kind of issues to look out for with the TBI? So far mine has been good except for having to replace the cylinder head temp sensor which was causing weird running conditions and random stalling. I'm in CA too and so far was able to pass emissions. And that was with a rusted out air induction valve filter. That got replaced later, but I ended up pulling it off when I saw moisture collecting in the new one within weeks. So now it will just go back on come testing time. Mine came with a long service history, but I think a lot of it was the guy wouldn't say no to things that mechanics said needed to be done during routine maintenance. I don't think I remember seeing anything relating to the TBI that had to be fixed.
  10. So cool that you're an original owner! How many miles now? What were the most expensive/difficult fixes you had to do? Cool that people like your truck. Where I'm from I've had maybe two compliments the three years I've owned my '87, and she's a peach compared to most vehicles half her age! Oh well, I kind of like the fact that it's very rare and under the radar compared to similar Toyotas.
  11. I usually get 17-18 mpg with about 70/30 highway/city. That's accounting for the 265/75/16 tires which adds about 8-9% additional miles per revolution over stock size. Without factoring that in it would be around 16
  12. While this is still on the front page, any insight on regearing with a VQ manual tranny? With my 265/75/16 tires I definitely notice that I have to slip the clutch more to get going from a stop, and crawling in 4lo is a little too fast. Some extra pep in lower gears and a lower crawl ratio would be nice. Do you guys think 4.6's would be a noticeable change with a manual?
  13. See what's in there right now. My '02 manny has GL4 in the trans and had ATF in the case, so that's what I switched it with. Meanwhile my '87 had GL4 in both, so you can guess what I did there. I'm betting since yours is an auto it has ATF in the case.
  14. If you're willing to spend more time poking around, I bet you could narrow it down to the specific switch that's causing the problem. Then you could disconnect/replace/try xplors fix and not deal with the "hack" and have the security system working. It's nice being able to use the key fob as it was intended

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