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1998 Nissan Pathfinder repairs by problem area

Engine (60%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (7%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 42 repairs.

1998 Nissan Pathfinder repair cost distribution

$2500+ (11%)

$1000 - $2499 (15%)

$500 - $999 (22%)

$100 - $499 (48%)

< $100 (4%)

Chart based on 27 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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1998 Nissan Pathfinder

Engine not specified

Nissan in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2010 - Feb 2011
Feb 2011

161200 mi

C $300
coolant leak found. told was head gasket leak, decided to sell not repair 
Nissan in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2010 - Jan 2012
Sep 2010

199000 mi

US $1200
Jun 2011

199000 mi

US $600
Brakes failed due to rear wheel cylinders. Had to completely replace both front rotors, front pads, rear hardware, rear drums, and rear shoes. Needed complete brake system flush. Also front right abs/wheel sensor replaced.  
Nov 2011

202500 mi

US $300
Evap. Charcoal Canister, Purge Check Valve. Sunroof was leaking acquired one via- salvage yard, and now windshield leaks. 
Jan 2012

204000 mi

US $260
Driver Side Caliper & Passenger Side Caliper Needed to be replaced after new master cylinder, wheel cylinders, pads, rotors, shoes, and drums were just replaced. 
Nissan in South Carolina, United States
May 2010 - Apr 2013
Jun 2010

121000 mi

US $1500
fixed cracked exhaust manifold. valve cover gaskets. 
Jan 2012

136000 mi

US $350
Exhaust piping engine to catalytic converter and converter to muffler. 
Nov 2012

146000 mi

US $850
Evaporative canister 

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1998 Nissan Pathfinder 4-door

6-cylinder manual 4WD

Nissan in Oregon, United States
Aug 2009 - Jan 2011
Sep 2009

155000 mi

US $680
Lower Rear sway bars replaced...bushings were worn Both cv joint boots torn...had entire short axles replaced on both cv noise was present..although boots appeared to have been torn for some time 
Oct 2009

156000 mi

US $13
Leaking Clutch Slave cylinder. Came on suddenly. Replaced and all works great now. 
Sep 2010

162000 mi

US $200
Mass Air Flow sensor failing, was replaced 
Nov 2010

164000 mi

US $523
Car stalled while driving. Failed Distributor. Replaced with New one. 

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1998 Nissan Pathfinder 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

Nissan in Ontario, Canada
May 2009 - Mar 2010
Sep 2009

106020 mi

C $400
Seized caliper. 
Nissan in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2009 - Jul 2012
Dec 2009

82000 mi

US $400
CV Joint Boot tore 
Jan 2010

83000 mi

US $1700
Replaced alternator 
Jun 2012

109000 mi

US $600
Exhaust system rusting out 
Nissan in Manitoba, Canada
Sep 2009 - Nov 2010
Oct 2010

120280 mi

C $200
Flex pipe broke and resulted in massive leak. Was replaced with OEM parts and is no longer a concern. 
Nissan in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

114080 mi

C $80
Faulty tension pulley replaced 
Jan 2010

114700 mi

C $480
The damper pulley broke and everything driven by the 2 belts ceased working. The damper pulley is composed of 2 parts joined by a rubber piece. The exterior part got loose and fell off. 

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1998 Nissan Pathfinder 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Nissan in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2014
Jul 2010

249000 mi

US $367
Brake pad replacement and rotor  
Nov 2011

265000 mi

US $110
Vehicle would not start intermittently. Complete power failure. Suspect old electrical connections. Clean, polished replaced battery cables. If problem reoccurs, replace electrical harness. 
Apr 2012

268700 mi

US $150
Aug 2012

272000 mi

US $2800
Missing ignition. Replace defective fuel injector. Replace timing belt (first time), water pump, oil gaskets, overhead gasket 
Jan 2014

290300 mi

US $2900
Vehicle required rack and pinon repair and replacement. replace gaskets, seals, oil leaking 

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1998 Nissan Pathfinder 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 4WD

Nissan in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jan 2010 - Sep 2010
Jun 2010

62000 mi

C $600

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1998 Nissan Pathfinder Repair Histories

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