If THINKING about purchasing '95 Pathfinder...

You gotta Love these old VG30E/i powered beasts, raw truck DNA to the core.

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onewingman
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If THINKING about purchasing '95 Pathfinder...

Postby onewingman » Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:07 pm

This is taken from another post...But should be read before buying a "95 or there inabouts...
A bit more on the trans/tcase removal NIGHTMARE!
I believe that these rigs perform well enough. However, at in this age group, when something inside the drivetrain goes down, THROW the FLIPPIN' THING AWAY!!!
oN DISASSEMBLY, one can "cheat" a bit, by partially separating the trans from the block, so that you can un-bolt the torque converter...HOWEVER, on RE-ASSEMBLY, one does NOT have that option...and there is NO DIRECT LINE OF SIGHT, which is needed to properly aliogn the torque converter and then flex plate, per the match marks you made on dis-assembly...
I realize that as a distant second to TOYOTA, that Nissan engineers are handed the daunting task of making more from less and as such they must make numerous compromises. Wisely enough, these compromises are made at the expense of serviceability. Granted, all the manufacturers do this to one degree or another, but this is a nasty little bastach. If it were a Porsche or a Ferrari, it would be more understandable.
I know this will ruffle some feathers
S, I guess what I am saying is NEVER, NEVER BUY AN OLDER PATHFINDER, AS ONE DAY YOU'LL GET STUCK IN THIS VERY SITUATION...THE VEHICLE IS SIMPLY NOT WORTH IT.
aS i SAID BEFORE, WHEN NEW they are, no doubt great and work fine, when an oil change and rotating the tires is all that's required. It's just later on, they're too difficult, wrong nearly impossible to work on, making them a TERRIBLE CHOICE when shopping for an older/used vehicle.Because the repair will cost more than the vehicle is worth...if you have a mechanic who is familiar with the vehicle and does a respectable job...


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