Hi All I was wondering if you could help I have an oil leak on my Pathfinder 2001. Looks like oil is dripping from the right arm next to the coil. My mechanic also mentioned that front ball joints can be a problem later in the Q's life. Mine did not look flat, but I wasn't going to take a chance. Service manager called me and told me that the mechanic had not replace oil drain plug thus causing the engine to seize. I looked at 3 years 2000 thru 2002 they all take.
Can result in accident at high speeds. I normally tell my clients when you start to see me on a regular basis for repairs its time to start thinking of anther vehicle. I am back in love with my Q and really happy it was an easy fix. Reply to Nissan Pathfinder Engine Oil Cooler gasket o-ring post. Would it perhaps help to switch over from synthetic oil to regular high mileage oil? Replace the Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve and vacuum line. I asked if I would receive paper work as to the engine and warranty. Replace it along with any hoses that feed it or that it empties into, since if the valve is bad, or sludged up, it's likely that the hoses have a coating of oil sludge inside as well.
By then I knew my silver 2007 Pathfinder is turning blue. Body starting to rust, plastic molding over rear wheel fell off due to rusting would take weeks and cost thousands to replace the rear body panels. Is there only one bolt holding the thing on? But they will not give me any papers concerning the motor that was put in the car. I do not know what that part could be. We welcome your comments and suggestions. To reinstall -- do everything in reverse.
Also free the cable from the support bracket on the top of the platic fan housing. Does anyone know if it is possible for the oil pump to have a leak of its own? It started slow and now leaks a small puddle over night. Is there only one bolt holding the thing on? Thanks in advance I believe this is what mpe235 is talking about. Found pictures of the oil cooler on the internet, so I had an idea what the center bolt looked like. I took my q to a local shop who specializes in nissan.
It helped me decide to do the work myself and gave me an idea where to start. Oil leaks are annoying, make the driveway spotted with oil and slippery to walk on when wet. From underneath, push in on the clips and the lower half of the fan housing will come out of the bottom. Use the First In Synthetic Motor Oil's. If all clear, replace the gaskets. Took it back to the dealer, and they told me it's the oil cooler seal, and they swore they never touched it.
Remove the upper radiator hose some coolant will drain out. Change Your Mind, Not Your Oil. If anybody has any clue I would really appreciate it if you could share any info, thanks. The gasket connecting the oil pump to the block does not appear to be leaking, nor do the oil lines coming out of the pump. I have a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder with about 203,000 miles on it. Hope this helps remember to rating this answer and leave some testimonial comment.
The contact stated that the vehicle was leaking oil. My mechanic also mentioned that front ball joints can be a problem later in the Q's life. Also handy for when you buy a used vehicle. Never mix it with other oils, despite the manufacturer telling you it may be safe to do so. So sergio007 see if you can find a good person with nissan to fix your problem sometimes not the dealer it should not be that much unless it is a problem getting to the leakSorry to bring up an old thread.
Went back to the parts dept and bought the orings. This will make for the need to keep an eye on it as it will fill up with oil eventually thus negating the purpose of placing it there in the first place. All engine is clean and dry except one part which seems to be leaking. Over the past year or so it developed a rear main seal leak. It is any easy fix by yourself, or at someone who knows nissans. Ok This pump is not driven off a belt.
I took my q to a local shop who specializes in nissan. I am fairly mechanical, but I am really busy right now and I was going to start calling dealerships and possibly shops to see if I can get this fixed. The air cleaner housing being full of oil is like how the oil is being consumed. It seems to be attached to the engine block I am guessing it is a pump because it has 2 lines coming off it and they head towards the back of the engine. You must first remove the pastic cover under the motor. From underneath - remove the plastic shield underneath the front of the car. Add 4 quarts of the correct weight oil and start the engine.
Remove the center bolt, and then the whole thing comes off in your hand. The oil cooler is on the passenger side, directly above the steering boot. If you have the owner's manual, it will show you how many quarts of oil this thing will take. I am assuming this is a car or truck. I've never worked on engines before.