1996 Nissan Pathfinder Repair and Maintenance
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1996 Nissan Pathfinder ProblemsNo Start, Engine Stalls
The distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.
1996 Nissan Pathfinder QuestionsCost to replace the rear control arm bushings. There are four of them. The bushings cost me 68 dollars. What is the labor cost (1 answer)
I have replaced fuel pump, fuel filter, distributor cap and button. Also replaced fuel relay. Still having problems starting, stalls out and rough idle. Any suggestions what to try next? Also engine light is not coming on.
The car will not start sometimes, but may start after several turns of the key, or after sitting for a while.
1996 Nissan Pathfinder RecallsRust May Form on the Strut Tower Housing
In areas where winter road salt is used, a mixture of snow/water and salt may enter an assembly location hole in the upper strut housing. This corrosive mixture can collect on the mating surface of the strut housing panel and the inner hood ledge assembly; over time, this can cause rusting of the strut tower housing. The rust can weaken the housing, causing it to crack and pull away from the inner hood ledge assembly. This can lead to grinding noises and increased steering effort, which, if severe enough, can cause the steering column to break. This would result in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the strut housing and repair the vehicles as necessary. An interim notification letter should be mailed to owners prior to May 16, 2011.