1997 Nissan Pathfinder Repair and Maintenance
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1997 Nissan Pathfinder ProblemsEngine won't crank due to starter relay failure
The distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.
The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a defective charcoal canister vent control valve. The charcoal canister is a component in the Evaporative emissions (EVAP) system. Our technicians tell us a failed vent valve will require replacement.
1997 Nissan Pathfinder Questionswhat is the procedure to reset the sensors after erasing codes. (1 answer)
Failed NJ inspection. did not wait long enough after erasing codes. I do not know the drive time or procedure to reset the sensors.
bug and it runs perfect for awhile. also last time it happened it burned a hole in the cap I replaced it.
What am I missing? also no engine lights are on
Throwing code PO325 knock sensor. Nissan site has no diagram for replacing knock sensor. Any body got any ideas or links to diagrams?
1997 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.