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  1. Thanks Gamellott.. This is what I had figured, I just remember I had a 300 with the same engine block but it was timing chain, but it also was dual over head cam if I remember correctly, I just thought someone may have figured out how to do it by now.. But I am super happy I did find the new Blue racing Gates belts.. I don't plan on doing anything crazy, its my daily driver during bad weather to keep my other new vehicle off the roads.. I have to go to work no matter what, being I'm a fire fighter.. But I am also a ex mechanic and seen how much new stuff has come out for these old rides, so it never hurts to ask.. Thanks again!
  2. Hey everybody.. I have a 1991 pathfinder with the VG30 engine. I've been searching for this, but I am not getting any answers.. Probably for two reasons, one I'm searching wrong, or it does not exist. So the short question is Do they make a timing chain conversion kit for these engines, to change out the timing belt and gears and tensioners?? Meaning, Yes I am aware its is a timing belt. But wondering if they make a kit to change it over to a chain??? I do not have to explain the advantages to this.. I'm getting ready to tear down mine and change the gear seals, timing belt, water pump, the whole works. I figured while I had it down I would switch it over if they made one.. for the moment, I did purchase the new blue Gates racing belt, which apparently they are 300% stronger than the factory belt..
  3. Dude that is funny.. I guess if it were today they would say blow vape in front of it.. LOL.. Thanks for that Info though..
  4. Hey Guys!!! So I was remounting the radio in my 91 pathfinder. The guy I bought it from never really installed it. when I pulled it out I noticed some slack wires was hitting something behind the radio and it made a buzzing sound. ( at first I heard this sound I thought it was the blower motor never shut off and some leaves were stuck in it) as I looked closer it was a small electric motor that was right behind the radio area and the AC controls. As it would turns the wires that were not tied up and out of the way were hitting it and making a rubbing noise. Needless to say I go it all back together, and its no longer making any noise, but for the life of me Have no clue what that motor is or does. I've searched all the post and even looked at drawings on line and do not see it anywhere.. Would love to know what it is and the purpose of it. Any Body have a clue on this???
  5. Ok Guys.. I'm really Upset at myself .. I cant believe no one on here could figure this out form me explaining it in detail.. this was the answer.. So I tried everything but pull the whole lock mechanism out, which I tore the door down again and took the lock mechanism itself out and cleaned it up and checked for any rods in the wrong place the whole works.. Still nothing wrong. So while it was out, I totally worked every piece on it to see what was unlocking the door and how each piece worked together. It came down to when the door shut, the door pin latch, it twisted the center of the lock. which had a cam that would unlock it manually.. the plate the cam hit was attached to two places.. the lock "up and down" rod to manually lock or unlock the door, and the outside door handle.. I did notice a little white adjustable rod that slipped into a slide that allowed you to remove slack from the door handle.. Which I tried to adjust that and it made it worse.. Only thing left was the door handle itself.. Then it dawned on me, maybe it was like my nissan 300 I had 20 years ago.. maybe you have to hold the handle in the up position, when you shut the door to lock it.. Low and behold problem solved.. My dumbass tore that door down 3 different times to find out all I had to do was lift the handle when I shut the door and it stayed locked.. Why did no one pick up on this??? I really wasted some serious hours on this.... Only good news is everything works like it should and I know these doors in and out now.
  6. Ok Guys.. I did go through the ignition switch and unplugged it and the door still would not close without unlocking the door.. I also tried to lock the doors with the key and it does unlock them all when I unlock them, but it does not lock them all when I lock the door.. it does lock the one I'm locking though.. Here is the weird thing, So I finished installing the battery hold down and the radio.. while I was doing this I had the battery completely disconnected from power and ground.. and just for trial and error I locked the doors and shut them and they still unlocked.. I did it with the right and left front doors and they did both unlock when I shut the door with no power on them.. Now I'm thinking something I did in the doors while replacing everything was put back wrong, or the lock latch mechanism has failed somehow and unlocks the door manually when they shut. I'm stumped.. I guess I will have to tear the doors down again and move the lock trigger manually on the side of the door to simulate it shutting and see what is actually moving on the inside to unlock them.. UGH!!! maybe its something simple, like I got the right door lock and left door lock switched during the install and its working backwards.. I guess I will try and track down a drawing of what each direction everything goes..
  7. Thanks so much I'll give it a try. And let you know what I find.
  8. Hello Guys. New here so I apologize for asking a question that may have been covered. As a matter of fact I was going through the new guys discussions to try and find answer here Hopefully.. if someone can direct me that would be awesome. So, I was having issues with locks of course, so I changed out all the plastic pieces and locks and even new handles which I wanted the metal version being I already broke a plastic one. Now..All doors work with a key to lock and unlock. All doors lock and unlock with the power lock button also. My main two issues is I hit the lock button and all the door lock and when I shut the driver or passenger door it immediately unlocks. which I have noticed if I lift the front right or left lock manually inside all the doors unlock automatically too. Which is fine by me. But basically I can not lock the vehicle up, being once I lock everything and shut the door they all unlock. I have read a couple of things about a "timer", but not sure it would do this. At the moment the only way to lock the vehicle up, is shut all the doors except the back driver door, reach in and hit the power lock button and then shut the back door. they all then stay locked. remember. all the plastic clips (even the hard to find yellow sliding ones) were replaced. everything was lubed and all rods were fine. Now with that said, did say I had another issue. one my driver switch panel I have a button that you push to lock down or a second time to unlock. It says "power Locks" I believe, but I have not been able to figure out what it actually is or does, everything works exactly the same as I have seen with it depressed or not.. I don't have a manual yet to see what it is, Does anybody know about either of these issues. Thanks!
  9. Hello, I'm  new member. I'd like to say I'm honored to have found a good forum for pathfinders. First let me say Ive always been a fan of Nissan since I have owned 3 different 280's and one 300 in my days.  But I must say I have always like the look of the D21 harbody trucks. recently I was looking for an early model to make a daily driver back and forth to work during bad weather, being I'm a full time fire fighter. during my search I was looking for the 4X4 version for snow and hurricane days. Needless to say during my search I found a Pathfinder with the front end of the D21 hard bodies, and instantly fell for it. I was able to buy it for 2000.00 with what was told to me minor issues. Before I wanted to dry it back and fourth I had to go through it completely and replaced the whole front end now, and ordered all new parts for anew timing belt change out with everything to change while in there. I have been a mechanic in my past on big trucks and robots, but not a lot of cars or trucks, just my own. during my over haul I have learned quite a bit so far about these vehicles and want to be able to share when I can. But on little things I will need your guys help. Thanks again.

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    1. AaronHorrocks


      When I was 16 years old, I knew I wanted a 4x4, but which one, was the question. I really wanted a HMMWV, but my parents wouldn't buy me one. Since I played Hockey, I wanted a vehicle that I could put my gear into, so a Jeep would be fun, but not really big enough. I also didn't want a pick up truck, because the guys that played hockey that had pick ups were always worried someone would steal their gear... and there goes thousands of dollars. Also, if it rained, your gear would get soaked.

      Even the guys that had pickups tried to get me to buy a pickup. But I'd have to buy a camper shell for sports and camping, and the stuff that I wanted to do. 

      I eventually settled on a 1988 Nissan Pathfinder. 2 door, SE spare tire in the rear. 4x4 for offroad and camping, and a hatch on the back for putting in my hockey gear and what not. Great little truck that did everything that I needed. When it finally died, and this time I had money and time to be a little more picky, I went and got a 1994 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4x4 with 4 doors, the external tire carrier, and in Green. It's my daily driver and I've been doing lots of little modifications here and there.

    2. AaronHorrocks


      Wait... "I found a Pathfinder with the front end of the D21 hard bodies" 

      So that would be the 2 wheel drive version on the Nissan Pathfinder you have there?

    3. whoizitcc69


      No its a 4X4.. I just replaced everything on the front end from all the ball joints, upper and lower, sway bar bushings, shocks, brakes and calipers along with new front axles.. now moving to the back stuff.. October I will finish up the engine tune up, replacing, and upgrading the timing belt, all new seals in the front, water pump, hoses, injectors, spark plugs and wires, valve cover gaskets and all new AC system..


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