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1997 PathfinderSE. At speeds in excess of 60mph the vehicle rocks from side to side when it runs over the slightest indentation in the road.What is causing this? Not the shocks,struts,or tire pressure.

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Hey it either ball joints or stabilizer bar.I hope it will help
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Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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    You should check the ball joints and stabilizer bar.

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Change the bushings in the rear bars that go from back to front.

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The sway bars was my problem, would it act like you hit a patch of ice? they have lower and upper sway bars! mine were the lower!
hope this helps

Posted on May 19, 2009

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I had the samething, very dangerous and scary when it occurs, lots of opinions but it turns out it will be your rear bushings.

Posted on May 14, 2009

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I had the same exact problem with my 97 Pathfinder. Here are a couple of ideas:
At first, I thought it might be the suspension links. There is a lot on the web about the problem. Here is a good website that describes it:
http://www.wallpaperama.com/forums/nissan-pathfinder-how-to-replace-suspension-links-t6856.html

...and Nissan published a service bulletin about it. Search the web for Service Bulletin_NTB98001.
HOWEVER, when I took my Pathfinder to the shop, they took a look at the suspension links and said they were fine. It turned out my TIRES were causing the problem! The rear tires looked fine, and were maybe 5 years old. But the mechanic said they were warped (he was a lot more technical ... I'm paraphrasing). He put on two new tires in the rear, and the problem went away!
Hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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