Question about 1997 Nissan Pathfinder
This is not a wheel wobble. It is the entire shifting of the vehicle. The particluar model does not have a dampner. Both front axles, shocks and struts, tires, CV boots, and rack and pinion have been replaced. The alignment has been checked.
It is a side to side type feel, much like a boat rock. It is predominent with hitting the gas and if it does start shaking then hitting the gas will stop the shifting.
It is most notable at higher speeds.
This is a 4x4 with a 3.3 liter engine.
I have had the same problem with my 96 Pathfinder for several years. When it got really bad I decided to look into it. The bushings on the rear stabalizer arms were worn out. The mechanic checked all bushings of the six stabalizer arms (two front and four rear) with a crow bar. The bushings of the two rear lower arms were bad as the arms were clearly loose. He tried to remove the bushings but could not as they were fused to the arms. So he had to cut the arms out with a torch and install new ones that came with the bushings. This completely solved the problem.
Posted on Aug 28, 2011
I had the same problem....pretty pricey...had to replace the lower 'trail' arms....but that fixed the problem right away and haven't had a problem since. It should have been a recall in my opinion.
Posted on Nov 24, 2008
Im 100% positive that your problem is caused by worn out trailing arm bushings.
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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