OMG, Tranny Failed! Why????!!! 2005 (Oil + Coolant)

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webmastir

Postby webmastir » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:48 pm

aw, good suggestion, ty.

i gotta admit though. mine looks nothing like this persons
http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f8/t ... now-57547/
(yet)


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Postby richardekirby » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:52 pm

webmastir wrote:aw, good suggestion, ty.

i gotta admit though. mine looks nothing like this persons
http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f8/t ... now-57547/
(yet)
Yeah, I would be freakin' out if mine looked like that. :shock: Good luck.

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Postby eieio » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:54 pm

webmastir wrote: i gotta admit though. mine looks nothing like this persons
http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f8/t ... now-57547/
(yet)
that's a good thing!
now, just do it! :)

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2008 affected also?

Postby Plumebuster » Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:55 pm

Just picked up a 2008 LE 4x2 with automatic transmission. Are these model years also subject to the transmission / coolant contamination issue? Unfortunately, I found out about this issue when searching for a Pathfinder forum. I hope I don't regret this purchase.

Any idea on the % of Pathfinders that have this issue?

Saw a comment that the supplier to Nissan believes the problem radiators were part of a batch shipment. Any idea on years affected?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: 2008 affected also?

Postby eieio » Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:45 pm

Plumebuster wrote:Just picked up a 2008 LE 4x2 with automatic transmission. Are these model years also subject to the transmission / coolant contamination issue? Unfortunately, I found out about this issue when searching for a Pathfinder forum. I hope I don't regret this purchase.

Any idea on the % of Pathfinders that have this issue?

Saw a comment that the supplier to Nissan believes the problem radiators were part of a batch shipment. Any idea on years affected?

Thanks in advance!
ah yes, the $64,000.00 questions......... :wink:
welcome to The Nissan Path! :D

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Postby mrfatboy » Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:24 pm

I just did the bypass today. :D Thankfully I saw this thread before it was too late. My ATF was still a nice clear red color.

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Check in the mail!

Postby CPLTECH » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:24 pm

Just to let everyone know that around the first of January I was notified that the radiator/trans fiascos was covered by an extended warranty OR if repairs had been made, submit the documentation. Back in September I had a local shop replace the radiator at my expense and today the mailman presented me with a letter from Nissan with a check enclosed for the full amount of the replacement. Great news!

Also, this past week the local dealer replaced the ECM relay that is under recall. Now I should have no fear of the engine stalling, right?

Now the next thing to worry about is the timing chain tensioner. I did add MotorKote friction reducer to an oil change at 67K. I hope that will hold me for a while longer…

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Postby allisojh » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:42 pm

Diagram I made to complete the radiator bypass.

It should take you all of 30 minutes to complete.

All you need to buy is 2 vacuum caps and two hose clamps to hold them on to complete.

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Postby mikeg22 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:01 pm

Does anyone know, does this whole trans fluid coolant mixing mess occur with the V8 as well?

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Postby pawjr74 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:50 pm

mikeg22 wrote:Does anyone know, does this whole trans fluid coolant mixing mess occur with the V8 as well?
The V8 uses the same radiator.

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Re: 2008 affected also?

Postby kev1n » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:44 pm

Plumebuster wrote:Just picked up a 2008 LE 4x2 with automatic transmission. Are these model years also subject to the transmission / coolant contamination issue? Unfortunately, I found out about this issue when searching for a Pathfinder forum. I hope I don't regret this purchase.

Any idea on the % of Pathfinders that have this issue?

Saw a comment that the supplier to Nissan believes the problem radiators were part of a batch shipment. Any idea on years affected?

Thanks in advance!
Well, I have feeling that all the problems faced by early model year pathfinders will eventually find their way to the newer ones. Its just a matter of time and mileage. I bought a late build 2006 thinking I would be in the clear on all the major issues that have been uncovered with the R51, it turns out I was wrong. I just got done paying for a timing chain tensioner job and also had the fuel level sensor and leaking crank case fixed. I'm at 64k miles. I did the bypass when I first got the car to avoid any transmission issues. Nissan really put out some junk with this car, I am used to much better based on my maxima. Very disappointing.


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