Well between scarce days off and un ending rain here in Virginia, it took a while to get back under my Nissan. As I had my thumb over one of the u-joint end caps of the Front driveshaft I flexed the shaft very vigorously. I felt a very small amount of movement, repeating several times to confirm I actually could feel it. When I got the shaft out from under the truck and pulled the u-joints out,, the front one had 2 caps with zero needle bearings, nothing! I thank you guys for your thoughts and expertise. she's a runnin' good again. 307k miles
Hello, I have been a reader for years ... joined the forum today. I have always found this site helpful with my 1999 Pathfinder issues over over this span of time. My vehichle is a daily driver with over 305k miles. New tires 5 months ago. recently experiencing a vibration strong enough to shake rear view mirror, yet not noticable in the steering wheel starts 40 mph or so smooths back out above 65 mph. noticed the left frt tire threw a weight so had all four tires balanced.still having same level of viration. I haven't investigated any further yet,, thought I would consult the "Forum" first I have considered the following: Tire out of round drive shaft lost a balance weight U-Joints either drive shaft need replaced. The vibration is constant with road speed between 40-65... same when I put it in neutral. I don't want to spend a ton of money as the old girl is in her twilight years, but as I mentioned she is a daily driver and I want to give her the respect she deserves. Any thoughts are appreciated.