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About mechanic58

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  • Your Pathfinder Info
    1995 SE
  • Place of Residence
    Lake Wylie
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    Skilled/Experienced Mechanic
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    South Carolina
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    United States

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  1. mechanic58

    a/c compressor fan clutch grinding noise

    You had to google that, didn't ya? Amateur. lmao
  2. mechanic58

    95 Pathfinder Interchangeable parts?

    Common failure with these. I just overhauled mine. Ended up having to replace the front pump (due to a severely worn stator) and the reverse drum. Those parts are not commercially available anymore either btw...I got lucky and found some good used parts on eBay. All total it ended up costing me $500 to fix the transmission - myself. New converter, good used front pump, good used reverse drum and a full rebuild kit. And FIVE days of my time. I was crippled for 10 days afterwards too. GOOD LUCK.
  3. Probably the reluctor or magnetic pickup as some refer to it as. It's inside the distributor. They commonly go bad with old age or high miles (lots of heat cycles). Generally a very cheap part if you can just buy the part. Not sure what you'll get into on this though. May have to buy a whole distributor to get it.
  4. mechanic58

    a/c compressor fan clutch grinding noise

    Hi. A/S/L?
  5. mechanic58

    Headers - time to bite the bullet

    Also - I'm dreading dealing with the EGR tube. :|
  6. mechanic58

    Headers - time to bite the bullet

    Anytime you have to do work at the exhaust manifold level you run the risk of breaking studs. No amount of penetrating oil can prevent it either, in most cases. Really, the only correct way to to get them apart is via heating them with a torch, which isn't always an option either. Mine is leaking like a stuck pig from about 10 different locations between both exhaust manifolds. I have decided to leave it alone for now. I want to put headers on it, but I just can't muster the gumption to dive into that train wreck waiting to happen. I've recently had my y-pipe off, so not really anticipating a collector stud problem. What I'm worried about is the cylinder head studs. I have at least 3 either broken off or missing already. I'm hoping they just backed out and are missing.
  7. mechanic58

    Headers - time to bite the bullet

    Should. I have fabbed lots of flanges out of 3/16 and 1/4 plate. Not a big deal.
  8. mechanic58

    update on my 1995 pathfinder xe

  9. Omg...I tried to read this thread. Tried.
  10. mechanic58

    Headers - time to bite the bullet

    You can buy weld-in o2 bungs on ebay. Install the headers, cut the front flange off your old intermediate pipe (or cat) and just have the muffler shop make a new catless pipe using the old flange. They can install the o2 bung in the same exact spot. I have done this countless times. Fixing to do it to mine here shortly. Both of my cats are rattling like bastards, its about to drive me batty.
  11. mechanic58

    95 Pathfinder Interchangeable parts?

    A small block Ford is a better choice for a V8 swap. They're significantly smaller than a SBC and they have a front distributor. If I was going to put a V8 in mine that's the way I'd go. However, I just overhauled the automatic trans in mine and the VG30E that's in it runs perfect. I don't reckon I'll mess with it.
  12. mechanic58

    Headers - time to bite the bullet

    Cut the cats out and throw them in the garbage. That's my advice.
  13. mechanic58

    a/c compressor fan clutch grinding noise

    ! (I'm 47)
  14. mechanic58

    a/c compressor fan clutch grinding noise

    Were you a show girl? (It's ok to lie to me)

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