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05 Pathfinder, 97,000 miles, always had updated maintenance and runs great. Yesterday it shook hard at 45 mph like trying to shift but kept going. 1 minute later it started shuddering, in gear, and would not move when I pressed the gas. The check engine light and other things were flickering badly. I put it in park, shut it off. It started and ran fine after that. What happened? Computer chip? Dropped cylinder? Transmission?

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Provide few more details :-

1. Is there any driveability issue's now?
2. Do you see check engine light being ON?


Posted on Aug 02, 2010

  • bikermark2 Aug 03, 2010

    Took it to the Nissan dealership yesterday and the computer found no problems and the chip had recorded no incidents. They sent me home with it. I drove it three hours last night and it stumbled twice again, but never as bad as the first time. No more check engine light. Could this be water in the gasoline?

  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Aug 03, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    It's a bummer, as diagnostic check failed. However, have you done any recent repair? You may want a compression test on the engine .This would tell you if you have any leaking valves stuck rings worn out cams shafts.

    Good Luck!!




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