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What should I expect to pay for a 4WD service : drain and replace the differential oils, transfer case oil and the tranny fluid and filter. Did it at 75K miles, now have 113k miles 2 years later.

Does the 2001 have an interior cabin filter? Where is it? Is it a DIY project ?
 

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For my '03 (quantities should be very close, if not exactly the same), I paid roughly the following for the materials in Canada:

A/T Filter Kit = $60
8.5L Dexron III A/T Fluid (for transmission): $35 (2 x 4L jug, 1L bottle)
3.0L Dexron III A/T Fluid (for transfer case): $15 (4L jug)
5L 80W90 LSD Gear Oil (1.85L front, 2.8L rear): $30 (5 x 1L jug)
Total: $140

Depending on where you are, there may also be disposal fees for the old fluids.

The cabin air filter is behind the glove box. You'll have to undo a couple of screws to remove the glove box, then pop it out and you'll see the air filter. Very much a DIY project. Pics are here: In-Cabin MicroFilter Installation Instructions (page 1 of 2)
 

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Dear Matty: Man you're Good. Thanks so much. II'm presuming that you did the 4WD service yourself DIY..... I am unable to do that. Local outfits want $425 to $450 (American -Whatever that means anymore :):):) ) to do that job.

BTW, you seem to know what your talking about... do you know anything about replacing power window motors? I have atleast 2 that are really operating with a slow moan.
 

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Usually, slow windows can be fixed by lubricating the window tracks. Get a spray can of silicone lubricant (with a tiny straw), then roll down the windows and lube things up. Worst case, you spent $3 and have a useful lubricant lying around. ;)
 

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Matty: Been there.....Done that, as they say. Didn't relly help. I think after 7 years the window motors are failing. I'm still wrestling with putting about $2k into the vehicle: 4WD service, window motors, repair the water seepage [I thought I fixed it, but keeps happening], tune up, replace belts & hoses, New Tires {that's a big one $600 or so}, OR buy a new Hyundai Santa Fe - there are some great deals and the it comes with a 10 year warranty on the power train - 5 years on all Bumper to Bumper !!. I know: new car loan $$$, but Pathy will bring best Trade in price right now in snowy weather, BUT much better MPGs, lower insurance and better overall safety (5 Star Crash rated). What do U think???
 

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Nissan had a $199 special in late fall of 2007 on the front and rear diffs and transfer case. I think it was $100 off. Check with your local dealers and see if they have any winter specials. I paid just under $500 for the above plus, oil change, trans flush and coolant flush.
 

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Pathfinder 100: That was a good deal. So far from 3 sources, one Nissan Dealer included, Tranny flush & new filter/fluid; 4WD service & OFL: $450. I'm going to see if they will include Coolant flush.
 
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