What's wrong with my Pathy

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awmorris
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What's wrong with my Pathy

Postby awmorris » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:35 am

I have a 2006 LE with about 90k. On the way to take my kids to school last week the engine died. Rpms went to 0 and service engine soon light blinked twice. I pulled over and tried to start it and it fired up like nothing happened. It happened again about 2 miles up the road and I put it in neutral and started it back up. Got the kids to school and went to work about 10 miles away. At lunch, I went to the bank and was on my way back to the house when it died again. Tried to start it up and it wouldn't start. Was spuddering like it not was getting enough fuel. Called a local shop and had it towed there. They got a chance to look at it this morning and of course it fired right up. They said there were no codes logged. Told them it took awhile to act up. I haven't heard from them since then.

Has anybody seen this behavior?


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Postby disallow » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:27 am

Sounds like the ECM relay/IPDM issue.

Here is a related post:

http://www.thenissanpath.com/viewtopic. ... =ecm+relay

You need to either replace your ECM relay:

http://www.courtesyparts.com/ipdm-relay ... cPath=6833&

Or the IPDM can be replaced, but these appear to be in short supply andkind of hard to find (at least i couldn't find any).

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Postby deermjd » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:12 am

Just replace the relay and you should be fine. That's what I did when mine went out two years ago. I haven't had any other problems since. You're fortunate that Nissan now sells the relay separately.

If you want to know for sure that the ECM relay is bad just swap it with another relay such as the rear defroster or fog lights and see if that fixes your problem.

Good luck!

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Postby awmorris » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:00 am

Thanks guys... I got the relay replaced at the dealer. I'm going to see if I can get reimbursed for the towing now.

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Postby ramseyspath » Fri May 11, 2012 11:41 am

what those CAT converters too!!!!!!!!!!! big $$$$ there ... believe me i know and the same thing happened going through Atlanta I85 to Braves game in far left lane running about 90 and truck just shut off ..... try that and crossing 6 lanes of traffic with dead truck!!!!!!!!

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Postby deermjd » Fri May 11, 2012 2:13 pm

I agree. This is poor design by Nissan. The failure of a relay should not cause the engine to shut off and without any warning. Fortunately I was just in a parking lot when my ECM relay went bad.

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Postby doctorwhom » Mon May 21, 2012 6:42 pm

I'm tired of it all...Sick of the Pathfinder!
I have this same problem as mentioned above...92,000 miles...The car doesn't sit...Had the ECM relay recalled and replaced on Feb. 2011...New Fuel pump about 5 months ago...All of these things occur like the Original Poster...It has died while driving...it has done all of this...
I'm getting pretty fed up w/ this vehicle...After reading nearly a thousand posts over the weekend, I called the Nissan dealer today and said to check the IPDM...
They've had my Pathfinder for over a week...first they said it the BCM Body Control Module was bad...then said the Fuel Sending Unit was bad...Well, they all turned out fine...
So. . . They told me it's not the IPDM...
I feel like we are at a stand still . . . They do not have a clue what is wrong w/ my Pathfinder! ! ! ! ! ! ANYONE WANT MY JUNK!?!!?!??!

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Postby doctorwhom » Wed May 23, 2012 7:46 pm

There ya go partner...Hope you feel better.
Maybe my Pathfinder just can't handle one of the hottest parts of the planet!
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Postby dared3vil00 » Wed May 23, 2012 9:19 pm

Alright Doctorwhom, you've said your peice in (more than one) post. Stop. We get it. You don't like your truck? Sell it. Yawn.

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Postby doctorwhom » Thu May 24, 2012 7:47 am

Truck?
I need a truck.

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Postby dared3vil00 » Thu May 24, 2012 8:46 am

You need a truck? Ever heard of craiglist? Autotrader? Etc?

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Postby pandarturo88 » Thu May 24, 2012 8:58 am

For someone who joined this forum for help I guess, you're pretty negative on your outlook of the truck, why don't you just take your nastiness and take it down the road or shove it where the good Lord split you. I understand you are having problems with your pathy but why do you want to take it out on our forum, take it out on the dealership that sold you the vehicle, if what you claim happened then they shouldn't have any problem fixing it or taking the car back, and if that doesn't work pursue legal action.

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Postby FLiPMaRC » Thu May 24, 2012 9:09 am

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Postby dared3vil00 » Thu May 24, 2012 9:22 am

We see him trollin'
We be thinkin'
He immature



I tried. Applaud my effort :D

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Postby pandarturo88 » Thu May 24, 2012 1:16 pm

LOL, maybe we are just too hostile on these forums.


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