4x4 Low gear...

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4x4 Low gear...

Postby 00pathySE » Mon May 17, 2010 11:54 am

Sometimes it's a little hard to get the pathfinder into 4WD Low. It grinds just a little when it goes into gear. Is this normal for you guys as well or is it signs of something wearing out. It's got a 160000kms and in great shape.
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Postby mar1 » Mon May 17, 2010 3:32 pm

how are u shifting into low gear?

car must be fully stopped, with neutral gear, and brakes pressed.

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Postby 00pathySE » Mon May 17, 2010 5:52 pm

yea thats how i do it.

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Postby 180sx » Wed May 26, 2010 11:19 am

have you checked the fluid level in the transfer case?

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Postby 00pathySE » Wed May 26, 2010 1:25 pm

It's an automatic.

The fluids were all changed a few months ago. (front and rear diff, and transmission). They have been checked for correct fluid qty.

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Postby fleurys » Wed May 26, 2010 4:47 pm

Automatic or not, there is fluid that needs to be changed in your transfer case. Most probably, judging by your answer, it has never been changed...

Have a look..

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Postby 00pathySE » Wed May 26, 2010 8:02 pm

Thanks for pointing that out.

I almost had a heart attack. Just looked through the service manual and I now remember changing the transfer case as well. Don't know how I forgot about that, it was a pain with the hand pump that i used to fill the fluid.

Any other ideas? It's not severely grinding or anything, just doesn't go in smoothly sometimes.

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Postby fasani » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:17 am

00pathySE wrote:Thanks for pointing that out.

I almost had a heart attack. Just looked through the service manual and I now remember changing the transfer case as well. Don't know how I forgot about that, it was a pain with the hand pump that i used to fill the fluid.

Any other ideas? It's not severely grinding or anything, just doesn't go in smoothly sometimes.

I have the same issue since I got my 2000 3.3 Pathfinder with 65.000 on it. I just make it quickly and even that it sounds a little, it had never failed.
Any comments?

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Postby 00pathySE » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:27 am

I've had no problems with mine. Still a little churp when you put it into 4 LOW sometimes.

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Postby fasani » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:31 am

00pathySE wrote:I've had no problems with mine. Still a little churp when you put it into 4 LOW sometimes.
I asked a friend a he told me that is normal. Well, as I thought that since I got my Path I never worried about... May be I have to check it!!! :(


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