1990 Nissan Pathfinder Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Nissan Pathfinder

1990 Nissan Pathfinder Problems

Engine won't crank due to starter relay failure
The engine may not crank when the key is turned to "start" if the starter relay fails. This can be confused with a defective starter motor.
Exhaust Manifold Can Warp and Cause the Studs to Break Off

The exhaust manifold often warps and cracks, breaking off the studs between the cylinder head and the exhaust manifold. The noise may be most noticeable when the engine is cold.

Ignition coil may cause misfires and Check Engine Light

Problems with the ignition coil can cause poor engine performance due to misfires and the symptoms may be intermittent. This may cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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1990 Nissan Pathfinder Questions

How long can I drive with my water pump leaking? (1 answer)

Water pump in a Nissan pathfinder

Idk were each sparkplug wire goes on the destributer (1 answer)

I tolk of all of my sparkplugs off my motor and destributer cap and idk how they go back together

I'm having battery and timing issues (1 answer)

Battery is drained or dead. Sputters like its out of gas, timing is incorrect and speedometer is reading wrong

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1990 Nissan Pathfinder Recalls

Recall 95V103002
THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTONS CAN BREAK. THESE RED PLASTIC RELEASE BUTTONS ARE MARKED "PRESS." IF A BUTTON BREAKS, PIECES CAN FALL INTO THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE BUCKLE TO OPERATE IMPROPERLY.
Recall 90V072000
INCORRECT TIRE INFLATION PRESSURES WERE PRINTED ON CERTIFICATION LABELS.

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1990 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

I purchased this vehicle in 1990 not knowing what I was in for. Being in the marines I traveled all over the country in my truck and back. today it has 235,000 miles on it and it'ss still going strong. The body is showing a bit worn but it still holds up well. I just incountered my 1st major issue with accelerating and it's sputtering. What ever it is I will get it fix because it has to be chea...
I have owned my 1990 Nissan Pahtfinder SE v6 5spd 4x4 since I purchased it used in 98. It had 65k when I bought it. This Pathfinder looked and drove as If it had just come off the showroom floor when I purchased it. The lady I purchased it from bought it new and constantly kept it garaged. All maintenance had been done at the dealership she purchased from and on schedule. The only repairs made...
1987 nissan pathfinder 2dr v-6 automatic does not have air cond.. added aftermarket cruise control reliable vehicle..now approaching 200,000kms. regular maintanance travelled western canadian provinces..to eastern seaboard states-side now going thru second child..had suv since 6 months old...NO regrets body showing rust...34 yrs old..still runs like a top had sent letters to nissan abou...

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