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About chrisq

  • Birthday 06/07/1990

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    1994, 4WD, XE, UPDATE: Running smooth...kinda! Transmission reverse has been out for about 3-4 years since I flipped it on its side. UPDATE 3/5/15 Plan of action: So I just wanted to bleed the brakes, but I found the master cylinder was leaking, so I decided to get a new one. Then one of the brake line nut fittings wanted to strip to hell so I am working on that. I have the new cyclinder ready to go. Once I get that last one off I can install new one and bleed brakes. After that, I already have new valve cover gaskets for a very slow but annoying valve cover leak. After that, i will have the frame inspected for rust...I might do it myself but I would rather have another set of eyes looking too. After that, I will meet my maker and drop the transmission....depending on how much trouble that caused me i will decide whether to rebuild it myself or buy a remanufactured one....after that I would like to redo the exhaust system for dual exhaust...might need to replace the catalytic converter....after all that I will look into lift kits. Open to any tips/suggestions...
  • Place of Residence
    Pensacola, FL
  • Mechanical Skill Level
    Wrench And Socket Set Mechanic
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    Weekend Warrior
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    Offroading, fishing, basketball, table tennis, electricity, and just about everything else.

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  1. That was exactly what I was talking about. Thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Accidentally posted twice due to weird error I got using the app. Sorry! Feel free to delete if anyone has that capability.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Quick question, while I keep researching, I am wondering because I thought I read somewhere that if you take your pathfinder somewhere to be balanced, most places will no do it properly. What I am trying to figure out, does the pathfinder (mine or any other) require something special (maybe recommended from manufacturer) for a proper balancing? Thanks for any clarification. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Hi, I am trying to change my transmission fluid and filter. I inspected the pan before hand and one bolt on the pan (on the side towards the rear) looks like I will have trouble getting to. I think it's a transmission mount in the way that won't let me get anything on it. Curious if anyone has encountered this? My initial thought would be to support the transmission with a jack and temporarily remove the mount but I wanted to get insight before I do anything (well that and order new bolts for the pan since they are pretty old). Also, noteworthy the suspected mount has a large "4" printed on it. If that helps anyone/rings a bell. Any assistance would be appreciated. For the time being I think I'm going to drive it to a car wash and power wash the underside (never been done). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Yea, it was just funny cause I was definitely letting it get the better of me. Can I get your suggestion, I have the no reverse problem with my tranny. It's automatic, I want to attempt to drop it myself but everyone tells me it's a pain. If I go slow I think I can do it. The real question I guess is should I get a rebuild or a reman tranny? I feel like rebuild is cheaper but I hear remans are reAlly good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Definitely check the timing with and inductive timing light. Seems like you are describing some of the symptoms of off timing. Your FSM will tell you where it should be (probably 15 before top dead center). Easy to reset or adjust. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Disregard my last few comments. I just kept trying and it finally lined up perfect. Tuned it and test drove it seems to be running fine. Boy do I feel foolish. Anyhow, thanks for the original post! Chris
  8. Still troubled, I tried to rotate the crank to be at TDC and try to reset the distributor cap rotor to look at spark plug wire #1, still no turn over. Also tried to find valve #1 at the top of it's compression stroke by placing something over the hole and waiting til it blew out, then set dist. cap rotor to look at plug #1, still no turn over. Couple questions, should I be setting the distributor cap rotor to look at spark plug wire #1 or at the actual direction of the spark plug #1? Second, I noticed my crank varied from my FSM in that the crank on the manual had 4 marks (for 0, 10, 20, 30), where as the crank actually has 7 marks (I assumed it was for 0-30 by 5, but hoping someone could confirm? I have heard some start at ATDC like -5?). Let me know if anyone has any suggestions, for I am starting to lose hope and patience and tempted to put a for sale sign on her. Chris
  9. Good looking out though....by chance would you (or any others) know if I want to turn the crank clockwise or counter clockwise? It's a 94 4WD AT. Also, I imagine I want to put the key in and place the vehicle in Neutral? Chris Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Thank you for giving me my confidence back. I may take a shot at it tonight instead of tomorrow. Chris
  11. I pulled the rotor and shaft that goes down into the engine block with the little gear on the end, which seems to let me insert it back in almost any direction.
  12. Precise1, For someone who simply disrupted the timing by removing the dist. cap rotor and didn't mark it's direction, I need to rotate my crankshaft to get the pulley to line up at TDC. Have you gotten to the bolt from underneath? I am trying to avoid removing the radiator and fan shroud, and whatever else that will probably have to come out, am I just high hoping or can this be done? Chris
  13. Am I dreaming when I think I can get to the crankshaft bolt without removing anything (aka radiator/hoses/etc)???
  14. UPDATE: To anyone interested or following, found someone else had a post of the exact same problem and someone had the steps to properly set it, here http://www.nissanpathfinders.net/forum/topic/22081-distributor-diagram/ Now there is one step of rotating the crank to get the belt to align that I am trying to learn more details on where the 'crank bolt' is or how you do that. Thanks for all the input.
  15. Actually, can you reference where the 'crank bolt' is? I think I am comfortable with everything else but I will looking and I don't know where that is, or how I could rotate it. thanks. Chris

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