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Hi, i am looking at a 93 nissan pathfinder, it has a clean interior, a straight body, but the guy says it have a broken rocker arm. I know what rocker arms are. can you tell me, what damage this would do to the motor, if it is a broke rocker arm and how likely is it to be a broken rocker are. it starts and runs he say. with damage and repair, would it be worth it to buy it for 200.00...thank you

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Just about any vehicle is worth $200 for scrap.
It would depend on how or why the rocker arm broke if the engine is worth fixing. You would not know without removing the valve cover and looking at the rest of the parts.

Posted on Feb 08, 2014

Testimonial: "Thank you Stephen,what do you think worse case scenerio would be??? with out looking and what would couse a rocker arm to break...it still starts and runs. cant be timing belt, i wouldnt think..."

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  • Roger Feb 08, 2014

    Thank you Stephen,what do you think worse case scenerio would be??? with out looking and what would couse a rocker arm to break...it still starts and runs. cant be timing belt, i wouldnt think..."

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    Stephen Feb 08, 2014

    For one thing it depends on where you live what it would cost to fix. And I really could not guess without pulling the valve cover. There are several possible causes, including old age and lack of oil. Its possible some of the other valve parts are about to fail.

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    Stephen Feb 08, 2014

    Without pulling the valve cover, you would have to buy it based on junk value of about $400. Then figure the cost of a used engine compared to the value of the truck on the used car market. Its probably not worth investing in a used engine if it is going to need one and then sell it, you would have to plan on keeping it. And then you would have to figure on the fact the drive train has lots of age and lots of miles.

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    Stephen Feb 08, 2014

    You may be able to fix the rocker arm and drive it another couple of years. Or it may need an engine next month. Thats the gamble. And my 96 Pathfinder blew a transmission the second year I owned it. Not worth fixing at that point.

  • Roger Feb 08, 2014

    Thank you Stephen, i am going to look at it today....thank you for the advice...

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Does the clicking ever go away? valve adjustments are tricky and must be done in a certain sequence. It's best they be done by a knowledgeable mechanic or it can get all messed up. No offence. I'm not sure if the lifters are hydraiulic or solid. If hydraulic, a quart of dexron trans fluid in the oil should free up a sticking lifter. Watch your oil pressure and add only to clean oil and filter. Do not overfill engine. If it calls for 5 quarts then put 4 + the trans fluid. if it quiets down after running for about 10 minutes. a sticky lifter was your problem and crappy oil was the cause.
Good luck.and change the oil again whether it works or not within 50 miles.or once it clrars up.

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