20 Most Recent 1997 Nissan Pathfinder Questions & Answers


There will be slippage in the transmission of any vehicle. Do you have larger than original wheels and tires for this off roading which would aggravate the situation further?

Do you think that the transmission is slipping or the differential is more to blame?

1997 Nissan... | Answered on Apr 15, 2019


I just solved this problem on my 1997 with 183K miles . First I checked all of the following:1) sensor on distributor; 2) wires from distributor to back of instrument cluster; 3) connections of wires to instrument cluster; 4) 4 screens going through the soft circuit board to tachometer; 5) the SOLUTION- I removed the tachometer from the instrument cluster and looked at the hard circuit board of the tachometer. On one side there is a plastic square housing about 1/4 x 3/8" soldered to the circuit board that has a plastic screw facing out. it was lose, so I tighten it and now my tachometer is OK. A simple test to check for this type of an error is hit your dash when the tachometer is erratic. if you see a fluctuation based on the tap on the dash you either have a lose connection of some type like this one. Fix is easy, once you have the instrument cluster out you only have to remove the four screws on the back of the cluster holding the tachometer in place. Remove the tachometer carefully and tighten the plastic screw being careful not to over tighten.

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1997 Nissan... | Answered on May 15, 2018


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1997 Nissan... | Answered on Mar 23, 2018


It sounds like a plugged fuel filter. Coming to slow and running out of fuel. Cud be the fuel pump also.

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1997 Nissan... | Answered on Feb 21, 2018


Do you have spark? If not it may be the ignition module...

1997 Nissan... | Answered on Feb 14, 2018


It could be as simple as a fuel pump it could be yes your timing belt has finally snapped and when a timing belt snaps then pushes the valves up into the motor and I just want to tell you that's why a lot of people get cars have timing chains over timing belt you have a timing chain there is no. That that chain is going to break and send everything in the valves like they did for the Lexus LS400 that I had to work on so yeah I hope it's not that bad but you may want to check your fuel pump to see if your getting proper fuel but yeah if it's that bad and I'm really sorry

1997 Nissan... | Answered on Feb 06, 2018


Clean all cables and spray electronic cleaner on junctions. Sound like a dirty contact.

1997 Nissan... | Answered on Dec 29, 2017


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1997 Nissan... | Answered on Oct 26, 2017


Sometimes a brake light switch sticks and remains closed regardless of pedal position.

1997 Nissan... | Answered on Oct 26, 2017


Check the 10amp fuse 21 in the fuse box. If that is good, try to find the manifold vacuum solenoid valve. It s near the air filter as shown in the figure below. It will have two wires in the connector and two hoses attached. Test the valve by applying battery power to see if it opens. If not, replace the valve. If it opens, check the connector and wiring. The above steps are intended to resolve the 1105 code.
I'm not sure this code is making the truck hard to start. With good spark and fuel pressure, the next thing I would check is for AC voltage at the Injectors. Put an AC voltmeter on one of the injector connectors and watch the voltage while someone cranks the engine. Your meter should read at least 5 volts AC.

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1997 Nissan... | Answered on Aug 17, 2017


The next time this happens have a can of spray starting fluid handy (available from any hardware or auto parts store), spray it into the air intake of the engine if it starts you most likely have a sticking in tank electric fuel pump problem.

1997 Nissan... | Answered on Aug 16, 2017


Check your valve cover gaskets, bet they are leaking and that is burning off.

1997 Nissan... | Answered on Jun 27, 2017


How was it running before the work was done? A vacuum line in the wrong place could be holding the EGR valve open. Try unplugging the vacuum line from the EGR valve to see if it idles different. Plug the vacuum line with a small bolt or golf tee

1997 Nissan... | Answered on Jun 15, 2017


indicates that the torque converter clutch servo/ solenoid has lost the electronic controls
could be a wiring/ connection problem in the harness , or a TCM problem
run the fault codes to see what shows up

1997 Nissan... | Answered on Jun 05, 2017


On the passenger door, look for a broken wire in the door opening.

So you found power on one of the two wires. That was with holding the switch in one position, either up or down, right? Try it again, now hold the switch in the opposite position as before, now the other wire that had no power the first time should now have power. If not, probably a break in the wiring, look in the door jamb. If not a broken wire in the passenger door, it could be in the driver's door.

You see, the power is reversible to the window motors. When power goes down one wire to the motor, the other wire serves as a ground. The ground path goes back to the driver's master switch, where the ground for all the windows originate. Ground wire from master switch carries power to ground somewhere inside the cabin. Since other windows work, your ground is good. but the pass. window is, or seems to be missing a wire. Check by looking for power on both wires, but the window switch has to be opposite from the first time for the second wire to have power. Only if both show power is the wiring good, but they wont both show power at the same time-the switch has to be in right position to show power.
I hope this is clear, post back if you don't understand.

Oh yes, use the ohmmeter function of your multi-meter to check the wires' integrity. Just don't have any power on any of the wires you are checking, but check between the pass. door and the driver's master. Check both wires that go to the passenger window. That should tell you if you have a break in the wiring.

1997 Nissan... | Answered on May 13, 2017

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