1997 Nissan Pathfinder Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Nissan Pathfinder
1997 Nissan Pathfinder Problems
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.starter motor.
The distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.
1997 Nissan Pathfinder Questions
Died in middle of road, loss of power rpm were down and took allot to cold start it in morning's, would start but took a couple of mins to wake up then varoom it would go, but took allot to start,
motor temp was in the middle
bad gas mileage
Replaced all plug's,
i changed the brake lines and bled them still no brakes.changed the master clyinder and still no brakes
1997 Nissan Pathfinder Recalls
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.
1997 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews
I am actually Canadian but the site doesn't accept my postal code. I owned my used 97 pathfinder SE since 99. It initially had 27000km when I bought it from a guy who babied it. It now has around 150000km and it's still drives like new. There has been a few but expected repairs done on the vehicle. Three door lock actuators ($300 per), knock sensor (approx. $800 part of it was covered un...
I have had an excellent experience with my '97 Pathfinder. It was leased 11mos before I bought it in '97 and have been the sole owner. In respose to wwehmeyer...I found a site with older posts that describe the side to side wobble that you and I both have experienced. There is detailed info on how others have repaired this issue, here's the link www.topix.com/forum/autos/T5LSTPR50NPCO9CTL ...
my 1997 Pathfinder is junk. It was in several accidents before being sold to me and I didn't know that. I've had nothing but problems with it and now I can't get it to pass some stupid drive cycle for the emissions test.