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    1992 XE 4x4 - stock
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  1. jgt

    smaller size spare?

    yeah, but mine is 17" wheels and the spare is a 16". Thanks for everyone's replies, sounds like it's 'okay in a pinch' but don't run it on 4wd or on the rear wheel if at all possible. btw, yes I did the the 5.4 triton, why, are the other engines bad?
  2. Not pathfinder related, but f150. Looks like the fx4 we bought is missing the spare tire. Can I run a 265/75-16 spare on when my actual wheels are 265/70-17? Or is the diameter too small? I can pick up one for $25 and would like to have something if I flat. Thanks!
  3. yep, just like he said. We put a 2wd 1994 engine in my 4wd 1992 pathfinder, those are exactly the parts we moved over. ps dont forget to transfer the oil dip stick, oil pan depth is different.
  4. jgt

    Alternator Light

    as far as i know, it's the original alt. The batt light only flickered once, while idling, then went away. The battery is new. I checked the belt, it has some cracks in it, but I can't see/tell if it's glazed. I suppose it could be electrical, but everything had been fine until we tightened up the belt. I will take it into Napa and see what they say.
  5. Hi all- my belt was squeaking the last month or so, so my BF tightened up the alt belt and squeak is gone. But today, the alt. light was flickering on/off. What do you guys think? Could the loose belt for a month have caused the alt. to go bad or did we tighten it too much? thanks all. julie
  6. found it, thanks for your help guys. Will adjust it this weekend. hope this link works. ** update: done this weekend! easy just like you said, two 12mm wrenches and tightened up the slack. Also adjusted the alt. belt and no more squeak! thanks guys
  7. can anyone tell me how to adjust my handbrake? I have to pull it up 90% of the way up until it engages, or else it'll roll down the hill. thanks, julie
  8. ignition switch? bad answer, sorry didn't read everything! "It doesn't do anything,all the lights come on and I turn everything on, it just wont turn over. "
  9. jgt

    Bam! Backfire

    what would cause a single *loud* backfire? It never did it before and never did it again, just one time. the only thing that's been happening recently is a squeaky belt right at start-up (not sure which belt is squeaky).
  10. check the lower fan shroud cover. Maybe it's the plastic hitting/rattling.
  11. I had a leak from the oil pan gasket. I thought it was the rms, but my guess was the rubber gasket got pinched when the 2nd clutch was installed.
  12. thanks for your input guys. I am hoping when we jack it up and replace the bolts this weekend, the control arm and axle will look more 'straightened out' rather than saggy like now. btw, the rust is just the thing when you are in Hawaii, esp. if you're a beach bum like myself.
  13. I found 1 of misisng balljoint screws that came undone and they were cross threaded during installation. So I got 2 new bolts from Napa. If I replace the two bolts and locktite them, is this totally unsafe to drive cuz that bj boot is torn? It's got only a few thousand miles on this cv/balljoint. Does it look like I did any more damage (i.e. tre or ??) other than the Cv boot and lower BJ from the pix? I included a pix of the driver side for comparison to the bad side.
  14. so I looked under my truck cuz another cv boot got ripped, just had the mechanic replace both axles ball joints. Then I see 2 of the lowerball joint screws missing. The head of the screw worked it's way up and punctured the cv boot. So that 'new' balljoint is toast and I'm gonna have to replace that boot again. I'm so done with the clowns who worked on my truck.
  15. if a starter relay is bad, would it cause this problem? turns over strong and tries to crank but won't start. Will have to try many times and it'll finally start. I just got the a/c relay fixed on my toyota (interminent warm air blowing and they said it was a relay) Starts great 98% of the time, but wondering if a relay can act up like this? Or does it just not turn over if the relay is bad? thanks
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