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92SEPathFindr last won the day on February 24 2021

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About 92SEPathFindr

  • Birthday 02/04/1971

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    1992 Nissan Pathfinder SE Manual 5 speed
  • Place of Residence
    Southwest USA
  • Mechanical Skill Level
    Screwdriver Mechanic
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  • What do you consider yourself?
    Serious Off Road Enthusiast
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    Southwest USA
  • Country
    United States
  • Interests
    Gold Prospecting & Mining, Metallurgy, Travel, Desert & Mountain Off Road, Foraging, Hunting, Trapping, Camping Etc.

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  1. What's good NPORA friends? Aside from A LOT else that happened last year, I was in a fender bender (not my fault) which resulted in my Pathfinder being deemed a "Salvage" vehicle status. All headaches aside, the DMV requires a Brake & Lamp CERTIFIED ($$$) INSPECTION ($$$). According to the certified shop this means NO cracks (even hairline and airtight) in the light lenses and all lights functional as should be. ANY CRACK in a lense will fail the inspection. All my lights function and the bulbs are the correct original colors yet I have purchased all new lenses now because they all had fine cracking after almost 30 years on the roads. So that takes care of the Lamp Part, then ....there is the Brake inspection. No, it's not just do the brakes work, function, and stop the vehicle but the tolerances MUST be within specifications of the pads and rotors. My model pathfinder has front and rear disk and rotor brakes. I figure Okay, let's get ALL the brakes in order to make the best of the needed work. I'll get new rotors and pads front and back since I haven't done any brake work/maintenance since I bought the Nissan & they are in need of the work ...and I can hear GRINDING now. My local shop said the FRONT ROTORS on my Nissan ARE VERY DIFFICULT and require about $350 in labor!? Apparently this has to do with the 4X4 front end? What's the deal, how hard is the Front ROTOR and pad replacing? How hard are the rear Rotors and pads replacing? How difficult is proper bleeding of all four corners? I'm one guy in my small driveway and the HOA (home owners association) doesn't allow much time for vehicle work in the driveway... Should I do the rears myself because they are actually rather SIMPLE and ask the shop to do the fronts. The shop is saying the front brakes (pads and rotors and labor) is $400 and the rear is $250 more (parts and labor total job $650). Or should I do the job myself? What are your seasoned opinions, advice? Thanks again for any help. Aaron https://imgur.com/gallery/xofME4v<blockquote class="imgur-embed-pub" lang="en" data-id="a/xofME4v" ><a href="//imgur.com/a/xofME4v">Pre Brake &amp; Lamp Inspection WD21 Nissan</a></blockquote><script async src="//s.imgur.com/min/embed.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
  2. Update, the work is done )a couple months ago now) . Found a reliable and reasonable local shop who did the whole job (timing belt and seals, new radiator & hoses, thermostat, water pump, belts, bypass hose, filled coolant, and replaced the brake master cylinder with a new one) for $560 in labor. I supplied the parts and found two shops that won't use parts they don't provide. So, they had the pathfinder a few days total and did a great job all told. Thanks to all the friendly help adamzan, Sassafrasparilla, Slartibartfast ! https://imgur.com/gallery/XjrW3Y3<blockquote class="imgur-embed-pub" lang="en" data-id="a/XjrW3Y3" ><a href="//imgur.com/a/XjrW3Y3">1992 Nissan Pathfinder SE Repairs</a></blockquote><script async src="//s.imgur.com/min/embed.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
  3. Thanks very much! That would be great. If you have one or not let me know. I appreciate the help. Cheers, Aaron
  4. Hey friends what's good? Looking for an Interior Cruise Control Switch for my pathfinder. The original switch I have has recently fallen apart ad into pieces (very strange). I must have bumped it with something no realizing. Anyway until then my cruise control worked and now long drives are more of a chore. Aside from a replacement switch, if you know of where to buy a similar switch or a modification that will work to replace the switch. Or, if you have a replacement switch from a wrecked vehicle, etc. please let me know. I have paypal and appreciate any help fixing this issue. Thanks very much, Aaron
  5. Hey thanks very much for your help with this. I'm not able to work on the vehicle on the property (small property neighborhood rules, etc) and I'll probably hand it off to local shop. The last estimate I got for the necessary jobs with me supplying the part was about $850. I'm okay with that yet I wish i had total confidence in a shop and was okay with the quoted price. In your experience, does the timing belt fit on intuitively or are there difficult aspects to it like some have. I remember mid 80s Subarus were a little tricky. Hey thanks again and good luck with your work and in that rain. Take care, Aaron
  6. Okay right, I have ordered and received a timing belt kit, water pump, thermostat, and new belts to do the whole deal at once. I'm hoping to replace this hose myself and buy a little time before I ask a shop to do the other work (timig belt, etc). Do you think i can slip in a new hose to replace this failing one? Thanks again, Aaron
  7. Attempting to add photos here friends. It's the small hose with the flashlight focused on it. <blockquote class="imgur-embed-pub" lang="en" data-id="a/hOtEs6c" ><a href="//imgur.com/a/hOtEs6c">1992 Nissan Pathfinder SE water hose ID please?</a></blockquote><script async src="//s.imgur.com/min/embed.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
  8. Please help ID this coolant hose? Part number would be great ...Rock Auto if possible. Today it has a pin hole leak and it has been bulging for a while. Maybe it IS NOT a “formed” hose and I can use a generic inside diameter hose to replace this one. If so, what is the size hose to buy? It appears to be about five inches long. It looks like I will be able to cut out the old one and then slip the new one on without removing other parts. Anyone have experience buying, removing, and replacing this little hose? Thanks very much! Aaron https://imgur.com/gallery/hOtEs6c
  9. Thanks for the message and sorry about my delayed response. I'll wait for one with the Tilt hole. Cheers and thanks again, Aaron
  10. Thanks VERY much for your input and help. I really appreciate it, GREAT info, thanks again! Yes, indeed, let me know if you find a clamshell. Also I need to figure the best way to add cup holders (2) and I recall reading that some later model center consoles fit our years ...and have cup holders. Hey Slartibartfast, thanks very much my friend! Aaron
  11. My 1992 SE drivers seat belt has the same problem and it TERRIBLE! I have never heard of this "warranty", how far back does it go? Thanks and good luck with your R50. Cheers

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