1988 Nissan Pathfinder Drivetrain Service

What Does the Drivetrain Do In Your 1988 Nissan Pathfinder

Your Pathfinder’s drivetrain has a very important job. It transmits power from the engine to the wheels. It spans the length of your vehicle, from the transmission to the axles. It's one of the most complex systems in your Pathfinder and is made up of everything after the engine transmission: differentials, driveshafts, joints, axles, and wheels. When you maintain the drivetrain in your 1988 Nissan Pathfinder, you help maintain your vehicle's power. You can help prevent repairs by checking and changing differential fluids, and lubricating bearings and gears according to Nissan's recommendations.

Nissan Pathfinder Drivetrain Repairs

You don't want to go to just anyone for drivetrain repair. Drivetrains for front, rear, and all-wheel-drive and 4WD vehicles are all different. You want to go to Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can fix many 1988 Nissan Pathfinder drivetrain components including the CV axles, joints, and driving shaft. Your Pathfinder might need driveshaft repair if you notice clunks when shifting, vibration as your vehicle accelerates, resistance when turning, or heavy vibrations in your floorboards. It's hard to put a timeframe on drivetrain repair. There’s no expiration date on the system’s pieces and parts. So much depends on the climate and your driving style. That’s one reason it’s a wise idea to visit Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign your Nissan Pathfinder doesn’t drive like it used to.

How much does it cost to fix your 1988 Nissan Pathfinder drivetrain? Again, it depends! Some more minor differential repairs, like gasket or seal replacement, can lean toward being more affordable. Major repairs, like gear or bearing replacement, can sometimes be more expensive since they’re more labor intensive.

Nissan Pathfinder Drivetrain Q&A

Drivetrain problems mean driving problems. Get answers to common drivetrain questions and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for drivetrain help.

  • How does Nissan drivetrain maintenance help save money? Yes. Servicing the drivetrain system can help you avoid more significant repairs. A bad drivetrain can put more stress on other vehicle components.
  • What are the symptoms of a damaged Nissan drivetrain system? Noises toward the back of your Nissan Pathfinder, leaking fluid, trouble turning — these could all be signs of drivetrain damage you want to address. Take action before something more severe happens.
  • How often should I come in for Nissan Pathfinder differential service? We recommend getting your differential inspected and the differential fluid changed as a part of your regular vehicle maintenance routine. Your vehicle cannot function without a differential. Differential service frequency varies from car to car.

1988 Nissan Pathfinder Repair

Nothing lasts forever. Even your Nissan Pathfinder's many parts and pieces. When something breaks, we're ready. Click on a repair below to learn more about 1988 Nissan Pathfinder repairs.

Service Your Nissan Pathfinder Drivetrain

Maintain your vehicle power by maintaining your drivetrain. Firestone Complete Auto Care technicians are equipped to fix 1988 Nissan Pathfinder drivetrain systems. Schedule your appointment.