2004 Pathfinder stall

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2004 Pathfinder stall

Postby cmsjr9991 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:21 pm

I was driving my 2004 Pathfinder today and it suddenly stalled. Most of the warning lights came on for a brief second, then turned off except for SLIPS, VDC, and service engine (just changed my oil). I tried starting it several times, finally turned over and haven't had a problem the rest of the day ( started it several ties and drove very short distances). Thinking it may be the battery? IDK, it seems to be running great now. Anyone else have any experience with this?


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Postby disallow » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:00 pm

Any codes?

I've had this happen with a bad crank position sensor. Cam sensor will do similar.

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Postby smj999smj » Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:53 pm

I would definitely have the battery and charging system checked/tested. Make sure you're battery connections are clean and tight and charging system voltage should be 13.2-15.5 volts, with and without loads "on" and both at idle and at 3000 RPM.
I would also check for stored codes. If the ECM detects an engine management problem, it will disable traction control, which causes the VDC/SLIP warning lights to illuminate.

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Postby cmsjr9991 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:29 am

The code I pulled is p1163, so oxygen sensors

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Postby smj999smj » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:05 pm

cmsjr9991 wrote:The code I pulled is p1163, so oxygen sensors
Not oxygen "sensors," but, specifically, a lean shift monitoring code for the upstream oxygen sensor on Bank 2, which would be the left bank, or driver's side. This could be caused by a faulty, upstream oxygen sensor on Bank 2, but this could also trigger because of intake leaks, faulty fuel injector(s) or low fuel pressure. Also note that if there is a charging system malfunction, it could trigger false codes, so I still wouldn't rule out a charging system issue. If you do replace the oxygen sensor, I would recommend NTK or Denso brand.


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