I have bought two sets of tires for my 2001 Nissan Pathfinder and neither set has made it very far with respect to tire wear. The first was a set of Michelins that wore funny from the start. Two tires wore in the middle and the other two wore on the inside/outside edges. Only go about 30,000 miles on those before replacing with OEM tires for the Patfinder, Bridgestone Duellers. These have worn evenly but again only getting about 35,000 miles and need to replace. Both tires were rated at 60,000 miles. In both cases, I had the tires rotated and balance every 6-7000 miles. Is there a different brand to recommend? Am I not using the right tire pressure? The book says to inflate at 26 PSI but I have to say that looks way too low. I was keeping them at 32 PSI.
Hi there it good u haveing 32 psi but i will suggest u to have a wheel aligment done the way u saying the tyre wears are i thinks really need are wheel aligment .wheel balance do help are lot but doing wheel aligment every 20.000ks do makes diffent on the no of ks the tyres do .hope that helps pliz do send the rating thanks
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sway bar bushings/ endlinks, all the other rubber parts under there by the control arms and what-not does degrade over time
you can live with it & just make sure the tire wears evenly
or start replacing those affected parts either one-by-one in stages or bend over with your wallet and change everything!
some tire shops auto service shops do a "free inspection" and will let you know what's worn under there ( like when you're buying a set of tires or doing an oil change... just mention to look around and list the things that are worn out)
Usally after setting your tire pressure to specs. and driving your vechicle for a mile or so it should reset it self. If not try disconnecting the negative battery post for a few minutes. Worse case scenerio take it to your tire dealer. Good luck
Considering the age of the car, you are on a need to fix basis. there is set guide line for front end parts wearing out or being replaced, If the struts are shot, and you replace them, It doesn't mean you have solved the problem, the whole steering linkage could be bad as well as the ball joints if it has them and anything else in there that takes the bumps. My 03 pathfinder makes an awful sound when I turn the wheel just right, I have yet to get under there to see what's wrong. The rear is a marshmallow, no shocks at all, and the tires practically rub on the wheel wells. So, It is your call. You could go ahead with the struts, then see how it goes, if it is still bad, check the linkage out see if anything is wore out. All the tie rods ends and the ball joints are suspect. You can get a bar under each tire and have someone lift up on the wheel while watching the joints move, you will be able to tell if they are bad or not. But,,, big but here, most front wheel drive cars have better front ends. Hope this helps.
Yes, its all about wear rates and actual tyre sizes, wheel speeds etc. If one tyre is 2 mm smaller than another this one will turn faster than the rest causing, abs faults, traction control faults and transfer gear faults. Always change all four together and rotate the wheels to keep even tyre wear. I know this can be expensive but the transfer case and transmission are a far greater expense.
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Occasionally your 2001 pathfinder will accelerate when the brakes are applied. And there is a very loud squealing of the tires with the lunching of the car.
Your pathfinder has a TPS sensor which is your throttleposition sensor if this sensor is stuck or bad it will send a MSG to your computer saying that it's not gettingenoughfuel so it will compensate and cause your engine to rev unusually hi and causing your tire's to chirp also your apm's should jump while doing that you should se a big difference in your gas mileageas well.