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by kramer
Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: 2005-2012 Pathfinder (R51)
Topic: OMG, Tranny Failed! Why????!!! 2005 (Oil + Coolant)
Replies: 85
Views: 48075

If your engine is running at 260F you've got problems ;)
by kramer
Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: 2005-2012 Pathfinder (R51)
Topic: OMG, Tranny Failed! Why????!!! 2005 (Oil + Coolant)
Replies: 85
Views: 48075

The transmission cooler inside the rad is a supplementary piece, and I suspect it has more to do with bringing the temperature UP in winter rather than DOWN in the summer. You know the more I think about this, Im not so sure how true that is. The thermostat in the cooling system isnt going to open ...
by kramer
Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: 2005-2012 Pathfinder (R51)
Topic: OMG, Tranny Failed! Why????!!! 2005 (Oil + Coolant)
Replies: 85
Views: 48075

^ correct The Pathfinder already has an external cooler mounted by the radiator. The transmission cooler inside the rad is a supplementary piece, and I suspect it has more to do with bringing the temperature UP in winter rather than DOWN in the summer. But a bypass is an afterthought for the origina...
by kramer
Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: I by-passed my in radiator tranny cooler
Replies: 614
Views: 531082

Mine's done! I was becoming paranoid about the prospect of cooking my transmission :shock: , so I visited a familiar independent mechanic and paid him $50 to make the change. Yeah, I coulda done it, except I didn't have any jack stands to hold it in the air while I crawled around under the thing. M...
by kramer
Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: I by-passed my in radiator tranny cooler
Replies: 614
Views: 531082

Don't be nervous, and don't worry about the Arizona temps. You're only bypassing the small internal trans cooler, there's still a big external one in place! There's nothing to worry about, seriously. I suspect that the internal cooler serves more to WARM up the transmission in cold winters than it d...
by kramer
Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: I by-passed my in radiator tranny cooler
Replies: 614
Views: 531082

I wouldn't count on any year being excluded from having this problem. Most of the trucks that have this issue are '05 models, but that's most likely just because they're the oldest now. Wait another year and the 06s will start popping up in shops too, guaranteed. Fix it!!! It takes 25 minutes and $3...
by kramer
Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: 2005-2012 Pathfinder (R51)
Topic: how far up does your hatch open?
Replies: 13
Views: 9367

My struts are basically shot so they don't keep it fully open... but if I force it all the way up it still grazes the top of my head when Im under it. There's no way that's normal....?

If you're 6'2" and clear it fine, then I guess I have my answer. I wonder why though..
by kramer
Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: 2005-2012 Pathfinder (R51)
Topic: how far up does your hatch open?
Replies: 13
Views: 9367

how far up does your hatch open?

I'm 6' tall and I have to duck a little to get under the hatch when its fully open... which is incredibly stupid. Im wondering if its just mine, or if all of them barely open beyond 90 degrees? I also have to buy new hatch struts because they're not holding the thing open... so I thought maybe there...
by kramer
Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: 2005-2012 Pathfinder (R51)
Topic: Anyone Else Get an Intermittent Rattle Behind Dashboard?
Replies: 27
Views: 14662

I have an occasional rattle from around the front defrost vents and it goes away if I adjust the temp dial a little warmer or cooler. Not sure what it is, but obviously has something to do with the blower or whatever.
by kramer
Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: 2005-2012 Pathfinder (R51)
Topic: Transmission Chattering at low RPMs
Replies: 12
Views: 7457

Inspect your trans fluid, drain it all if you have to. Slight chance you have the dreaded transmission cooler leak in your rad which means your trans would be on its way out.
by kramer
Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: 2005-2012 Pathfinder (R51)
Topic: I top off the gas tank but the fuel guage never hits the top
Replies: 2
Views: 2130

Yep, fuel sender issues. Best is to just learn to live with it. Mine is still somewhat accurate, but it's on its way out.

I reset the trip meter when I pump a full tank and I know its good for at least 450km.
by kramer
Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: I by-passed my in radiator tranny cooler
Replies: 614
Views: 531082

No adverse effects here either, it shifts fine. Your problem is unrelated to the mod.
by kramer
Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: I by-passed my in radiator tranny cooler
Replies: 614
Views: 531082

but you will still have the leaky radiator, which in time will eventually leak out all the coolant and eventually you will have to replace the radiator right ? Wrong. The radiator doesn't spring a leak externally. In fact, the coolant radiator doesn't leak at all... its the transmission cooler insi...
by kramer
Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: 2005-2012 Pathfinder (R51)
Topic: ANYONE NOT HAVE FUEL SEND PROBS.?
Replies: 37
Views: 21154

Re: fuel sensor

I have a 2005 SE with 110K miles on it and the fuel sensor is starting to act up. If I let the gas level get too low to the point when the warning light comes on, I get a check engine light and the DTE goes (-----). After filling up, it takes a while before the gage shows full. The check engine lig...
by kramer
Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: 2005-2012 Pathfinder (R51)
Topic: door locks
Replies: 6
Views: 3792

My 05 doors automatically lock after a short period of time, it happens when I pump gas or stay in the car while its off. Is this standard?

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