GU PATROL PROBLEMS AGAIN

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 20:46
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HI ALL,

I have a 2002 gu patrol auto,

I took the car to abs to get the brakes checked as i heard a noise from the rear
of the car . They advised me i needed to completly replace the whole of the rear brakes and that the car would need to be towed to a nissan dealer to be rectified
as they have not worked for 6 months or more as they are completley rurened
has anyone had this occur around the 40,000 kms mark.

I also had to have a new drive chain, airconditioner, and seat belt fited

are these vehicles a problem on the road as all i am having is problems ...
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Reply By: hoffy - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 21:01

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 21:01
Hi Travis
Would be interesting to know a little of the history of the vehicle.
I have a 2001 3.0 auto with 70000ks on the clock; almost totally problem free (touch wood).
Maybe yours is a Friday built job.
Cheers.
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Follow Up By: travis - Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 07:49

Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 07:49
Hi hoffy,

the drive chain went at 31,000 kms but they have fixed this under warranty , the driver side seatbelt won't retract and needs to be replaced this should be warranty , the airconditioner is rattleling whitch
at first i thaught it was the winch cable but since found out it wasent the case the airconditioning compressor needs to be replaced, and my big
concern is the rear brake problem as when i was informed by abs and arb that they haven't been working for 6,000 kms or more and the car had been to a nissan dealership for a service at 35,000 kms why wasent
i told any of this information then. nissan think this is wear and tear item
but what amases me is the fact the front are perfect, normaly the front go first i thaught anyway,
and was the service done that it the question im asking ,,,,
if you know of a good dealership that lookafter you please let me know?

have a great day
travis
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Reply By: Member - Ken - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 21:42

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 21:42
Maybe a bucket of petrol and a match would help these vehicles perform better
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Reply By: joshinthecity - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 22:22

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 22:22
Very helpful post Ken, thanks.

Travis,
My series IV is at 48,000 klm now and has ben the model of perfection so far.
Did you buy the truck new?

What is the definition of the "drive chain" of which you speak ?
You're saying the whole A/C system bit the dust at 40,000klm ?
What the hell happened to your seat belt ?

Josh * I'll get more than 40,00klm out of the "drive chain" on my Hayabusa ! *
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Follow Up By: Member - Ken - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 22:32

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 22:32
Evening Josh

I've been watching these type of posts for so long, and sitting silently hoping they will end, well it just got to me tonight. (I think I took one too many pills today)

Check the following out, it could be God's answer to all your problems.

http://www.freshalloy.com/site/cars/nissan/2004/pathfinder-armada/firstdrive/home.shtml

Regards

Ken Robinson
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Reply By: Bilbo - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 22:53

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 22:53
I can see you have a serious problem, Travis. But how can one drive a car with no rear brakes for 6 months?? Especially an automatic??? You must have noticed something was wrong???

Bilbo
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Reply By: joshinthecity - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 23:36

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 23:36
Thanks Ken.
Actually, as I mentioned, I don't have any problems.
However, in the interest of , well... interesting things, I'll check out the link.

Josh *I took too many pills once too, I was bouncing off the walls for 24 hrs...... ahh.. the good old days... *
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Reply By: JR - Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 09:13

Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 09:13
Travis,
more history reqd though rear brakes wearing first is common, from my experience, mostly due to mud and dust getting caught in them Im told. All four of my Gus have had rear pads replaced, though auto wasnt until 80+km, before the fronts.
Nissan should have picked up worn brakes at last service for sure.
AC comp is located quite low and has fairly weak dirt seal, once submerged in muddy water dirt cant get out, wears bearings again so Im told
I have a 2000 3.0tdi and have had plenty of issues too although all under warranty and all to do with engine.
Drive chain sounds strange, havent heard of that one

JR
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Reply By: crayman - Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 09:45

Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 09:45
JR
Im about to buy a new 3L and am alarmed to see you are having motor problems, i thought these had been solved with the of int droduction of the Serries 3 model, what sort of problems have you had, any one ealse having similar trouble with serries 3
Maurie
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Follow Up By: Rob W. - Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 12:49

Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 12:49
My series III 3.0 TD 5 spd manual DX has 76,000 K's on the clock, do regular maintenance, change oil & filter evry 5000 K's ( i'm pretty pedantic about my vehicle and check things regularly) tows off road camper trailer a couple of times a year. No problems with diffs, aircon, brakes etc, (touch wood). Performs brilliantly.

Rob
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Reply By: crayman - Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 09:47

Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 09:47
Soory JR i see yours is a 2000 model not 2003 3 serries
Maurie
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