Vehicle1997 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4dr SUV
ReviewI bought this car used from my uncle with 98,000 miles and ever since I've owned it, it has been nothing but trouble. Replaced the manual transmission and drive shaft $1800. Struts and shocks are so bad the car wobbles as you're driving. The drive shaft has already messed up again just recently as an experienced owner I will never buy another Nissan any make or model.
Best Featuresi hate this car it is the worst car i have ever driven
Worst Featuresthe whole entire thing
on 04/08/12 04:30 AM (UTC)
It is not the struts that cause the pathfinder 'death wobble'. It is the lower trailing arm bushings. These are the 3 feet long bars in the back that sort of resemble traction bars used on old racecars. There are also 1 foot long shorter trailing arms above these. The driver's side upper trailing arm is a pain to remove but the lowers and passenger upper are easy. You will need a good 1/2 inch breaker bar though and an air impact would be handy too. Have the bushings pressed in by a local machine shop and save 1/2 of what the whole bar will cost. But to save time just buying each bar for about $80 each might be best. Then won't need this again for another 100,000 miles hopefully.Report it
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