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 QuestionsUnder steering wheel (1 answer)
OK my 97pathfinder ran good I fixed a leaky valve cover than hours later it started running weird it would act like it was running out of gas than the the check engine light came on it flashed3times went off did it again than I shut it of went out a hr or so later it wouldn't start it acted l...
I got 97 pathfinder it ran gray it had a valve cover leaking on the passanger side I fixed it well ours later I went to a friends house and I shut it off and then it wouldn't start it acted like it wasn't getting gas but it would fire but not start and run so than it stopped rolling over...
OK my pathfinder ran good one day it started acting like it had bad gas than the check engine light came on it flashed3times than stop later that night I went to a friend house shut it off than it wouldn't start rolled over acted like it wasn't getting gas now all it dose is click and I h...
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.