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Macker



Joined: 30 Apr 2012
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:12 pm    Post subject: Newly purchased 2005 Pathfinder Reply with quote

Hi all

New here and have just picked up my new to me pathfinder, 05 with 121k km's, anything I should look out for? Any pointers? Tips to make sure engine is reliable enough to keep me going?

Also, I notice a few others with what appear to be roof bars running down side, is this an option extra from factory and can they be retro fitted???

Cheers all
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Pathfinder101



Joined: 16 Feb 2011
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Location: Clearwater FL

PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure you do the radiator bypass before you run into transmission problems that's the most important thing to take of. I beleive there is a how to on top of the first page

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dared3vil00



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PLEASE PLEASE check for coolant mixing in the transmission fluid. If there is, return it to the dealer yesterday. If there isn't, count your lucky stars and do the transmission bypass. If you don't, your looking at a new transmission and rad.
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dared3vil00



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pathfinder101 wrote:
Make sure you do the radiator bypass before you run into transmission peoblems that's the most important thing to take of. I beleive there is a how to on top of the first page


You ninja.
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2005 Pathfinder LE 140,000 KILOMETERS
Michelin LTX AT2 265/65/R17
Transmission failure: 106,000KM's
New ABS system: 106,000KM's
New battery/spark plugs: 144,000KM's
2000 Maxima SE, Michelin pilot sport A/S
1995 Maxima GLE, Blizzak tires, winter beater
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Pathfinder101



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a link to that thread

http://thenissanpath.com/viewtopic.php?t=2139
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Macker



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh well now I'm worried!!!!

I also have a faulty rear door handle this a common thing?? Just doesn't work at all so assuming latch is broken???
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Macker



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, it's as simple as disconnecting two hoses from bottom of rad and plug them into each other?
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nutbar78



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Macker wrote:
Wow, it's as simple as disconnecting two hoses from bottom of rad and plug them into each other?


YES!

It will take you longer to get to the hoses than to actually do the actual job.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends where it's made. The door handle problem seems to be more common on the European models than North America. I haven't heard of many (if any) issues with the radiators in those Pathys built in Spain.
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cgray



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My rear door got stuck once. The linkage in the hatch broke loose and I had to have the dealer take apart the whole rear hatch to get it hooked back up. It was a PITA.
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Macker



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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me how to tell wether its spanish made or other? i believe there is a tell tale with the chassis? mines starting with VS
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