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by smj999smj
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: R51 General Chat
Topic: Very Last Warranty Service Appointment!
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Very Last Warranty Service Appointment!

Possible cause of front end vibration outside of a bad tire issue could be a bad U-joint on the front propeller shaft, assuming it's 4WD. The front shaft constantly rotates while driving regardless if it's in 2WD or 4WD. Assuming the vent isn't clogged on the foglamps, the other possible cause is th...
by smj999smj
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: R51 Electrical
Topic: New morimoto frontier lights to fit 09 pathfinder?
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: New morimoto frontier lights to fit 09 pathfinder?

They wouldn't fit a 2008-2012 Pathfinder. 2005-2008 Frontier and 2005-2007 Pathfinder headlights are the same. In 2008 through 2012, the nose of the Pathfinder was extended 3-inches, which gave it a steeper rake in the headlights, and grille. In 2009, the Frontier headlamps and grille changed, but t...
by smj999smj
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: Gear Shift Sticks
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Gear Shift Sticks

I had a similar issue on my 2008. It turned out to be the micro-switch in the shifter assembly. When you move the shifter into "PARK," it pushed a little lever on the switch which allows the shift interlock to receive voltage and release with the brake pedal released. I had to remove the switch and ...
by smj999smj
Mon May 31, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: General Automotive
Topic: Squirrel nest inside my HVAC!
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Squirrel nest inside my HVAC!

Better the nest than the whole squirrel, which is what I found in the blower cage of my 08 Pathy several years ago. Yes, the smell was nasty! Who knows how long he was laying in the cage, spinning around and around?! If you sprinkle a little Carpet Fresh deodorant on the top side of the cabin filter...
by smj999smj
Fri May 28, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: R51 Brakes, Tires, and Wheels
Topic: Nitto Terra Grappler
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Nitto Terra Grappler

Nitto Tires is a subdivision of Toyo Tires and they are pretty good! The Terra Grapplers share the same tire construction with the Toyo Open Country.
by smj999smj
Fri May 28, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: P0420 but front left cat rattles
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: P0420 but front left cat rattles

I would replace both upstream converters if I were you. They may have been cheap, but they only lasted 3-years, so...? I've had good success with Walker Ultra converters from Rockauto; mine are 7-yrs old and still doing good. I deleted my rear converters with Doug Thorley mid-pipes. I would also not...
by smj999smj
Fri May 28, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: Manifold crack :[
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Manifold crack :[

V8's are pretty rare on the whole of the R51 production, so rather than say it's not common on R51's, it would be more accurate to say it is a common problem on the VK56DE engine, regardless of application. I wouldn't say that the aftermarket versions are any worse nor any better than the OE manifol...
by smj999smj
Tue May 11, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: I hope I didnt mess up my evap canister tonite
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: I hope I didnt mess up my evap canister tonite

Probably didn't affect the canister. I wouldn't worry about it.
by smj999smj
Fri May 07, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: Radiator air lock
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Radiator air lock

Yes, it will, because it impedes the coolant flow to the reservoir. Replace it with the correct cap. If the correct cap won't fit the new radiator, some have addressed the issue by cutting off the spring. The only cap that should have a spring on it is the one on top of the coolant reservoir in this...
by smj999smj
Fri May 07, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: R51 Suspension and Steering
Topic: How To: Fix Rear Alignment After lift
Replies: 13
Views: 507

Re: Rear Alignment Hell

Good info deserving of "sticky status," and now it is so..
by smj999smj
Tue May 04, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: R51 Electrical
Topic: 2008 Rear blower issues
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: 2008 Rear blower issues

The updated it by putting a larger heat sink on it to help cool it. Aftermarket replacements are hit and miss. The reason it won't shut off is because it is in fail safe mode. If it's the rear blower that is constantly on, then your new part has failed. My advice is get one from Nissan.
by smj999smj
Tue May 04, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: Radiator air lock
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Radiator air lock

Make sure you don't have the reservoir cap, which is the pressure cap in the system, mixed with the radiator cap, which will NOT have a plunger nor spring on the bottom of it. Top off the radiator and install the cap. Fill the coolant level in the reservoir to the "MAX" line on the side of it. Jack ...
by smj999smj
Tue May 04, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: Should the heater pipe be a preventative maintenance part?
Replies: 38
Views: 5244

Re: Should the heater pipe be a preventative maintenance part?

palmerwmd wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 3:34 pm
Found this!:
https://www.z1offroad.com/z1-products/z ... 18561.html
*Note: That's for Pathfinders without rear HVAC.
by smj999smj
Tue May 04, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: XTP intake spacer installed
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: XTP intake spacer installed

Some fit by just threading the bolts into the plenum so that they sorta "clamp" the top of the bracket. I did that with mine, but the bolt holes were actually a little under the top of the bracket, so I had to round file a lit bit of the bracket away to allow the bolts to thread in without any issues.

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