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  • Your Pathfinder Info
    Rainforest Green Pearl 1997 SE 4WD
  • Place of Residence
    Queens, New York
  • Mechanical Skill Level
    Wrench And Socket Set Mechanic
  • Your Age
    22-29
  • What do you consider yourself?
    Rarely Go Off-Road
  • Model
    SE
  • Year
    1997

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    New York
  • Country
    United States

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  1. Yes I did install them back in April. There was an issue with the front set from Rockauto where the wrong ones were sent in the box. But got the correct ACDelco after contacting the company and they ride great in my opinion. No problems at all and the rear no longer sags when loading up heavy items. Front rides great as well. I changed the shocks as well and struts in front (kybs). Along with suspension bars in the rear, control arms in front, sway links, sway link bushings, rear sway links and bar bushing, ball joints, steering rack, tie rod ends, strut mounts and bearings, and the coil spring rubber seats front and back. I can say that the vehicle drives as solid as can be. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Could the pressure sensor necessarily cause a leak in the power steering system other than from the sensor connection itself? I'm in a similar situation. I've replaced the rack with an Ac Delco reman as the original one was leaking from the driver's side and internally needs to be rebuilt due to excessive play. The new one has been on there for about 3 months now and recently the return line from the rack to the reservoir developed a leak on the rubber section of the line. Around the same time, the hose from the reservoir to the pump was leaking at the connection to the hard line on the pump after the hose clamp. I initially thought new the rack was leaking from the driver side just like the original one until I saw the hoses leaking. The original high-pressure line is still good with no leaks. I changed both the hose and line yesterday, purchased from Nissan. Washed everything down and there were no leaks found after bleeding the system of air. I went underneath again today to check and I'm finding residual power steering fluid on the driver rack boot, the rack itself, and skid guard. I cleaned and spray everything out again with parts cleaner, had someone turn the steering back and forth lock to lock several times while I checked for leaks underneath and found nothing. Every connection was bone dry. But I never had steering issues like you experienced. The new rack has been functioning fine from day one and it is slightly stiff when parking but that's about it.
  3. How about the MAF sensor? The TPS should be adjusted and set with feeler gauges and a multimeter. Then idle relearn must be set. You can turn the key to ignition for 10 seconds then off for 5 seconds and repeat this about 14 times consecutively. If TPS isn’t set right it will also mess with your transmission shift points. I had a problem similar problem to yours a few years back and it turned out to be MAF sensor. But I had gotten a code for it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Was it the 36R0788 like you have listed above? Where did you get it? Yeah that’s the one I installed. Everything has been great so far. And I ordered from summit racing and it took about a month to get to me as they ordered from the manufacture. Didn’t have in stock. Rockauto has it as well. It says 2 day delay but I’m not sure if it would be longer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. It wasn’t bad honestly. I tied down the steering wheel first with it centered. I removed the splash guard underneath and then the sway bar brackets, allowing it to drop down. Then I loosened the banjo bolts on the two lines and all the fluid will leak out now so have a pan. There is a single bolt on steering shaft that has to be removed. Then I unbolted the rack and pulled it down and out. Make sure you check back if the new rack is centered. I got a ACDelco and they had said in the instructions it’s centered at factory but it wasn’t. You can use a vise grip pliers and a cloth on the shaft and turn the shaft from lock to lock to count the total turns. And then turn back until it’s half that amount and you’re centered. Installing is simply the reverse and then fill it up with fluid once everything is bolted up. Turn the steering wheel lock to lock several times with engine off and wheels still up in air. Then turn the engine on and turn lock to lock again several times. All the air should be out the system now. Make sure to use new copper washers on the banjo connections. And when installing tie rod ends count the threads on the old rack and set the new one to the same so you’re alignment is close enough until you align at the shop. Took me about 3 hours. I definitely wouldn’t pay that much to do it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Yes I do post it on other forums as well as I like to see the experiences others have as well with any part or job. Some individuals have different views or run into different issues. As with the bearings I have gotten different answers. One moderator member would say Timken is used out of the factory by Nissan, another runs into issues when trying to install them. So I’m just trying to make the best decision possible and know everything before hand, to get the job done once. I have done the research, trust me and they are quality bearings. But I’d like to know when it comes to installing them on a Pathfinder. Thanks for the feedback. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Are timken wheel bearings good? Timken SET37 (inner bearing and race) Timken LM300849 (outer bearing) Timken LM300811 (outer race) Ive heard they may be fitment issues with them? Has anyone used them? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I bought it through Walmart. Had a set of Michelins from there that lasted about 7 years. but they don’t make them anymore for my rim size. (265 70 R15). So I got Bridgestone. And jeez that’s a long time ago. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I did make a complaint an hour ago and got a $250 discount. So I think it works out fine in the end. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I bought some new tires for the Pathy and they’re manufactured on the 34th week of 2019. Is that too far back for new tires? They were bought online and shipped to me today. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. This weekend I installed a new rack and pinion. I also installed new coil springs on the front and rear. Along with new kyb shocks on the rear and strut on the front. I also got new kyb strut mounts, bellow, bump stop, and bearing. My strut didn’t need the spacer supplied. Everything went good with the installation. Except on the left wheel it looks like the bearing might be binding a little. You can feel and hear a slight thudding when trying to turn the wheel. And when I have someone do it and look at the strut I can see the wheel and strut assembly turning a bit before the top hat starts to turn. The bearing was a bit tight before I installed it and I did question it in my mind but thought because it was new. Will this break in over time or should I take it out? I did a string alignment after for now as I will be doing a machine alignment when my new tires are installed in the coming weeks. It came out pretty great to be honest. Drives straight. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Got the new set of coils today. You were right, looks like someone did a little funny business with the last set that came. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Just over 181k but I live in NYC (Queens) and as you know city driving sucks the life out your vehicles. But it’s in amazing shape despite. I do get some stretches of highway driving in every week though. And used to do some Florida and Canada trips before with it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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