super old thread I know, but do you still have the Pathfinder and how's the repair held up?asgard wrote:Yip. They took out about 2 feet of alu pipe - well they cut the pie and left it still in the carrier. Then the inserted a length of rubber hose with alum ferrel on each end and compression fitted it into the line.
It is repaired about 4 inches back from where there is a flex rubber section and onto the pipe beneath the stell cover plate, it is run between the body and the chassis. I have my doubts as to the suitability of this repair, but then again the rubber won't corrode.
I will take some pictures when I get time. Invoiced Nissan for 6.5 hours.
Well that sounds great! Was it a Nissan kit for the dealership to do it without lifting the body off the frame, or did they use something aftermarket?ShipFixer wrote:Dunno about his repair, but mine has been fine since I posted this in 2012. A Nissan dealership in Arkansas did it after I specifically asked them about A/C line repair kits. Cost me something like $300 I think.
A pipe cutter would be the correct tool.nutbar78 wrote: ↑Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:00 pmsmj999smj - you are absolutely right, if it took the same ammount of time I would certainly do the repair properly.
Anybody recommend the correct tool to use to cut these lines? I know that the 2 outer, narrower diameter lines are the a/c lines and the center larger diameter lines are for the rear heat.
Sorry for the threadjack!
HaHa! Let us ever know if you sell your truckShipFixer wrote: ↑Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:51 amIf anyone is wondering, a new compressor replacement by the dealer is ~$1600. I knew mine was dying for a loooooong time though.
Upside...with everything I've had done in the last few months, this is the most noise-free my truck has ever been New A/C compressor (no warbling noise from something dying slowly inside), no timing chain tensioner noise, and no power steering pump rattle. Have no complaints left!