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BamaQX402

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  1. > Left back door weather strip > A pair of black leather headrests > Qx4 Bose stereo head unit > Black cargo cover Items I wish I could find > Brush gaurd > Skid plates/ armor > Set of 4.25" center bore center caps > Swing out spare tire rack Anyone have any items they'd ship to 36453, let me know! Thanks, Alan
  2. Waiting on my front springs and panhard bushings. I think I hear my front bearings starting to make noise, but it could be any of the other worn parts or a combination. I picked up a set of 8x15 aluminum wheels for my AT 31s. But only have 3.5" of backspace, another reason for bearings. I think while I'm lifting and doing suspension bushings I'll go ahead and replace steering components so I'll only need 1 alignment. I had just paid for Firestones lifetime alignment on our Rogue about a week before my wife totaled it
  3. So when I lock these hubs the loud noise stops, however now I do hear a constant faint noise. I believe when I unlock them they allowed the bearings to overclock, thus letting me know it's time for new ones, I bought this off a lot that someone traded in, so I don't have any history. With almost 200K showing and the fact that all the bushings are bout shot, I'll add bearings and go ahead and do the steering while I'm rebuilding the suspension. Should I go ahead and plan to do rear bearings? I'm not too enthused to pull rear axles...
  4. Looks like this turned into a 16" wheel thread? I just bought a set of 15x8 aluminum wheels for $100. I tried one on and had no brake clearance issues, but I got home and measured the backspace to discover its 3.5" I'm lifting 2-3" and have 31 10.5 15 AT tires that I want to run, but now I'm worried about the outside edge clearance at full lock. I'm going mount one and experiment with it in stock form. I'll keep you posted.
  5. I did order my springs from Desert Rat! I'm gonna go ahead and order strut bearings and bellows. I ordered 1 set of camber bolts, will 1 per side work with OME HD springs + 1" spacer, or will I need all 4? My panhard bushings are backordered ;'( So suspension is temp back-burnered. I was getting the code for right vvt-solenoid, replaced it, now getting code for the left, ordered it. When I did my power valve screws I didn't have a thinwall deep 12mm to get the lower intake off, if I go back in to replace pcv & water valve do I need another new set of manifold gaskets, or am I safe to reuse the set I just replaced? I did install a rear spoiler and replaced a cracked taillight in between working on sis-n-laws pathfinders overheating problem. Great learning experience
  6. I got the water valve replaced, fuel injection back on, some rain and the day running out I quit for today, I'll finish putting intake back on in the morning. If that doesn't do it the only thing left is a radiator or waterpump. Sucks to have to do all this when I could be working on mine. So while we waited on a radiator to arive I went ahead and flushed the coolant system. Didn't remedy the problem, but the new radiator did! Thanks for the help! The way I see it, everything else was prevented maintenance, to include power valve screws, pcv, and cleaned the maf & TB.
  7. I got the water valve replaced, fuel injection back on, some rain and the day running out I quit for today, I'll finish putting intake back on in the morning. If that doesn't do it the only thing left is a radiator or waterpump. Sucks to have to do all this when I could be working on mine.
  8. The radiator looks clean. Bubbles come up when decelerating. She drove it today and it did seem to take longer before temp rose. I'll burp it again in the morning, and I guess go get a tester and see if it will hold pressure.
  9. Tried to edit year, it's an 02, same as my Qx4
  10. Sis-n-law is down from N. Ga, her 92 LE is overheating. Idles at normal temp, but after driving 20 or so minutes the temp starts to rise, putting it in neutral and reving drops it back to normal, so does turning on the heater. Her boyfriend diagnosed it from 400 miles away as a bad thermostat, which she bought, and I installed to no avail. I could stop the fan so I thought it needed a clutch, still to no avail. No coolant in oil, or oil in coolant, no visible leaks, no steam from exhaust, radiator looks nice and clean, swithed caps with my Q. Trying to burp the system, the metal tube was stopped up with crud, I cleared it. Ive been jacking up the front and clamped on a clear hose and routed it into a jug with water. While running (w/heater on), I rev it and get air bubbles when I let off, and it takes water from the jug. Radiator and purge tank maintain correct levels. I've done this 3 times. Am I missing something, or am I about to be forced to change the water valve (rear thermostat)? I'd really, really hate to do that if I can help it.
  11. I was looking at your list of parts, namely wheels, your link shows those have 4" of back spacing. I've yet to order a set (I was gonna get 15s) but from what info I've been gathering, we need 3.75" to clear the lower spring perch on the struts. Will 4" clear or are you planning to use wheel spacers?
  12. So everything is either in my shop or on the way, ordered 1" spacers from SFcreations last night. What is up with the exorbitant shipping from 4x4parts? Are there any other options as to where to buy springs? Bilstein lift & Ironman show they're out of stock. Help! The last part, maybe should've been the 1st??
  13. I did a write up on replacing rear bushings, you will have to remove the locating tabs inside the front pocket for the lowers, I tried to grind the 1st one with a dremel, that took a long time, then just used a small chisel/hammer on the remaining 3, quick & easy. I still have to do my panhard, swaybar, shocks, & I have the 9447s on the way to complete the rear, then on to the front! I've yet to order front lift, but am planning to use the same set-up!
  14. So I finally started useing my ever-growing pile of parts, got engine tuned up. Next I'll service the transmission, and install aux cooler >Do most folks bypass factory cooler? I've always installed aux coolers in line to increase efficiency, I worry just running the aux won't be sufficient. (I have a good Derale 19 row series 10000 stack plate cooler) And I've got, or have ordered, everything for the suspension (all polly bushings, endlinks, 9447 rear springs, & KYBs) except for whatever I decide to use for front lift. I dont like the idea of stressing the CVs with spacers, & I know it would be cheaper to use AC springs for 2 inches, but don't want to listen to the ole lady complaining about topping out. So I'm leaning towards ARB/OME HD springs & a 1 inch spacer. Currently no bumper mods, but am leaning towards at least a brush guard and skid plates. My overall goal is a dependable, comfortable daily driver with 245/75-17 ATs, and some occasional off roading (here in lower Alabama; hills, sand, mud, water, ruts. No rocks or mountains) Does this sound like a reasonable set-up? As soon as I figure out new phone and how to get pics to post, I'll be sharing more as I make more progress and project evolves!
  15. Yes, mine are plastic, bummer... I'll start looking, that's better than having to go into the engine or head, I guess? Thanks for your help.
  16. So yesterday I gave the Q some love; belts, hoses, power valve screws, filters, VVT solenoid, plugs. When I pulled the #3 plug there was quite a bit of oil dripping from the threads. Plug was not fouled & no oil on the valve cover or coil. Where can it be leaking from, and I still have oil around the cooler, but I've already replaced it's O-rings. So I believe this is where my oil is going, but ignorant as to where it could be coming from. Has anyone had anything similar?
  17. I see both single and double bevel poly bushings for front, rear lower control arms, with no explanation. Am I correct in assuming that the double is to help tune alignment with a lift?
  18. Yeah I didn't add any, it had a pretty good coating on them, I figure once they wear in some it will stop. I need to lock them and see if it persists, just to verify. I made a point to jack it up and try to wiggle tires to check bearings/ball joints, nice and tight. Thanks
  19. So I bought a set, made a world of differance. But now every so often on the passenger side it's making a buzzing sound for an instant, and once yesterday I was pulling a trailer & when I had to stop suddenly it did it. Did I waste my money on those? Am I ruining my axle? I have a set of new axles...
  20. I've been in the process of gathering parts; engine tune, belts/hoses, gaskets to do my power valves. And also struts/shocks and bushings, to complete rear and start the front. I accidentally bought 2 sets of rear swaybar bushings, one set of PSBs and another of the Siberian bushings (which is what I bought for the front) Any opinions on either brands?
  21. My 02 Q has the same as the Pathfinder, white-red-white w/red boarder. I know because it came with one cracked, and I've been shopping around for 1 on eBay.
  22. So I'm in the process of gathering parts for our Q (general maintenance, tune up, and some upgrades to include lifting). I've already replaced the rear link bushings, but still feel an ever so slight torque shift in the rear. I want to replace swaybar & panhard bushings with poly. I'm having a hard time finding them as my swaybar is 16mm, all I'm finding is 18mm. I'd really love to upgrade to a thicker bar. Can anyone enlighten me as to which model Pathfinder has the largest swaybar to fit our R50s? And the best place to buy poly panhard bushings, I'm confused with what I'm finding, as none give me conclusive fitment info. I'd like to find a set of split bushings, like I used in the links. Please point me in the right direction, thanks
  23. I have a set of 31/10.5-15 AT tires with around 1000 miles on them. I do like my stock 17" Qx4 wheels. But, probably putting off doing a lift till I address other maintenance & cosmetics. Looking at tires and wheels I can replace wheels cheaper. But I cant find any info on weather I have to stick with 8" wide wheels or if a 10" wide would work with the stock suspension, both have the 3.75 backspace. I love the look of wide wheels, but Im worried about rubbing fenders. Not really planning to go off road till it's lifted. Has anyone run this combo, any issues? TIA

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