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AlwaysWrenching

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About AlwaysWrenching

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  • Your Pathfinder Info
    1997 stock
  • Place of Residence
    Michigan
  • Mechanical Skill Level
    Skilled/Experienced Mechanic
  • Your Age
    36-40
  • What do you consider yourself?
    Weekend Warrior
  • Model
    SE
  • Year
    1997

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  • Location
    Michigan
  • Country
    United States

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  1. Of topic but how did you repair your sunroof? Any chance you found a gasket you could make work? Mines currently sealed with RV tape. I didn't want to caulk it because the motor is still good.
  2. I ordered these struts from Summit Auto. Hopefully they are good quality. I didn't want to lift it since it's my daily driver and I have a rusty 1988 Bronco that's going to get 35s and have all the sway bars removed. I also ordered AC Delco progressive rate rear coils. Rear shocks are new, just NAPA shocks. Going to upgrade to Bilstiens if I need to. This thing is a little beast. Took it down a 4 wheeler trail today.
  3. Does KYB make a loaded strut? Strut, spring, etc? The truck has 217,000 and I'm planning on replacing the springs as well.
  4. I saw Gabriel also makes a pre-loaded strut? Anyone tried these?
  5. I was able to get to it by first putting the spark plug socket on and then attaching everything. I had an inspection mirror and light so I could see in there.
  6. Did you guys remove the radiator? Was it necessary to remove the AC pump?
  7. I purchased a timing belt and water pump kit from NAPA. The serpentine belt and tensioner appear to be in good condition. Are there any other parts I will want to replace while I'm in there? Any special tools needed?
  8. Yeah I can't see how I'm going to break the Milemarkers with mild off-roading and stock 235 size tires.
  9. Thanks guys. Ordered up the Milemarkers. Should be here next Thursday.
  10. Has anyone used these? They are super affordable if the quality is good. https://www.carparts.com/details/Nissan/Pathfinder/Replacement/Locking_Hub/2004/LE/REPN287001.html?TID=gglpla&origin=pla&utm_source=google&utm_medium=pla&utm_campaign=221983653&gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=Cj0KCQjw09HzBRDrARIsAG60GP9DufuXWbbP_naZba81acezqrNkHPAduYknkkYlYb_x_BVbkalOYU8aAgI1EALw_wcB
  11. Bushing can be totally shot. I was installing poly bushings and damaged one upper control arms removing the old ones.
  12. What method did you use to remove the old bushings? I don't have a press and tried to cut the bushing the then use a punch and hammer. Most came out ok. But I damaged the end of one of my control arms with the saw. Not terribly. Its questionably usable, but that was far below what I was aiming for. Any tips on getting the bushings out?
  13. Are these any good? Thinking of putting on new front struts while I have to do the controlling arm bushings. https://www.1aauto.com/nissan-pathfinder-infiniti-qx4-front-and-rear-complete-strut-assembly-and-shock-absorber-kit-4-piece-set/i/1assp01312?f=1095012&y=1997&utm_campaign=gb_csv_br&utm_content=SSP&gclid=Cj0KCQiAwP3yBRCkARIsAABGiPp7t1t14ZddXvWAD0KpRF1MrgsPaiBdDTpqkoUUGdYdNe5yqoInm6UaAii1EALw_wcB
  14. The bushings are worn out on the rear suspension of my Pathfinder. I have found a kit that has all new arm with bushings for around $125. This seems quicker and easier but am wondering if it's not too difficult if the poly-urethane bushings are worth the time to install?
  15. Thanks a bunch. It seemed really odd. Well I guess it gave me an excuse to change the fluid in the front diff, t-case and transmission.

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