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post #1 of 9 Old Oct 7th, 2010, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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2005 Pathfinder Vibration problem.... alignment, balance done and still vibrating, it's there at low speeds (I probably notice more than a mechanic would b/c I drive it daily) but its really bad at interstate speed. Drive Shaft checked by a pro, and it's ok. Tires are only about a year old, wheels were checked by tire shop and they're ok. Nothing else obviously bent or damaged by visual inspection. My husband is a weekend-mechanic and he's stumped. Any other suggestions? We have a trip planned next week and I need to get this fixed ASAP.
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2005 Pathfinder Vibration problem.... alignment, balance done and still vibrating, it's there at low speeds (I probably notice more than a mechanic would b/c I drive it daily) but its really bad at interstate speed. Drive Shaft checked by a pro, and it's ok. Tires are only about a year old, wheels were checked by tire shop and they're ok. Nothing else obviously bent or damaged by visual inspection. My husband is a weekend-mechanic and he's stumped. Any other suggestions? We have a trip planned next week and I need to get this fixed ASAP.
the two most common causes of vibration seem to be worn u-joints and the dreaded transmission fluid/coolant contamination issue
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Does the vibration disappear if you put it in neutral while driving?
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have the motor/trans mounts been checked?
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the two most common causes of vibration seem to be worn u-joints and the dreaded transmission fluid/coolant contamination issue
how do you check the u-joints ?
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Mine just vibrates alot when at a stop light...
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have the motor/trans mounts been checked?
how often do those go bad on pathfinders? i know on my acura the oem ones are complete crap & most are driving on bad engine mounts w/o even knowing about it.
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how do you check the u-joints ?
look for rust where the rubber boot meets the metal of the ujoint on the front driveshaft.
I just had this fixed on my 06 with 37K miles, and the vibration is gone.

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ok...wil do, thx
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