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1989 Nissan Pathfinder Tires, Repair & Service


1989 Nissan Pathfinder Tires

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1989 Nissan Pathfinder Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your 1989 Nissan Pathfinder tire size? Use the following chart to find information on tire size, speed rating, and inflation.

Trim Level Speed Rating Inflation in PSI F/R Tire Size
1989 Nissan Pathfinder XE None 26 PSI/26 PSI P215/75R15
1989 Nissan Pathfinder SE* None 26 PSI/26 PSI P235/75R15
1989 Nissan Pathfinder SE* None 26 PSI/26 PSI 31x10.50R15LT/C

1989 Nissan Pathfinder XE

P215/75R15

Speed Rating: None

Inflation F/R: 26 PSI/26 PSI

1989 Nissan Pathfinder SE*

P235/75R15

Speed Rating: None

Inflation F/R: 26 PSI/26 PSI

1989 Nissan Pathfinder SE*

31x10.50R15LT/C

Speed Rating: None

Inflation F/R: 26 PSI/26 PSI

* Note: these models have different tire sizes depending on vehicle options.

Recommended Tires for Your 1989 Nissan Pathfinder

What tires are best for a 1989 Nissan Pathfinder? Check out the following tire brands and types.

Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2
Blizzak DM-V2

  • No warranty
  • Winter
  • Winter
Firestone Destination LE3
Destination LE3

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Firestone Destination A/T2
Destination A/T2

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Firestone Destination M/T2
Destination M/T2

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Firestone Destination X/T
Destination X/T

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Firestone Winterforce 2 UV
Winterforce 2 UV

  • No warranty
  • Winter
  • Winter
SUREDRIVE ALL-Season
ALL-Season

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
SUREDRIVE ALL-TERRAIN
ALL-TERRAIN

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
SUREDRIVE HIGHWAY
HIGHWAY

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
SUREDRIVE ALL-TERRAIN LTR
ALL-TERRAIN LTR

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Toyo Extensa A/S II
Extensa A/S II

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Toyo OPEN COUNTRY A/T III
OPEN COUNTRY A/T III

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Toyo OPEN COUNTRY HTII
OPEN COUNTRY HTII

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Toyo OPEN COUNTRY M/T
OPEN COUNTRY M/T

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Toyo OPEN COUNTRY R/T
OPEN COUNTRY R/T

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires

About 1989 Nissan Pathfinder Tires

Other than getting the proper tire size, you also want to consider a handful of other factors when buying new Nissan Pathfinder tires like where and how you drive, and what tire brand you trust most. Think about where you live (countryside vs. city vs. mountains) and the kind of unexpected weather you're likely to experience when evaluating your driving conditions. Many drivers who live in states that experience all four seasons choose to purchase two sets of tires: one for summer and one for winter. Other drivers prefer the convenience of all-season tires. They make one trip to the tire shop and they're pretty much ready for rain, light snow, or sun!

Your personal driving style is the next factor to consider. If you're an avid off-roader who yearns to pioneer new paths, you have very different tire needs than a highway commuter who doesn't hit the hills very often. Talk to a tire technician at Firestone Complete Auto Care for help choosing the best tire for you, or start shopping for Nissan Pathfinder tires online.

Nissan Pathfinder Installation and More

Firestone Complete Auto Care installs more tires on more cars than most other companies. We're your one-stop shop for tire installation, rotation, and ongoing maintenance! Buy 1989 Nissan Pathfinder tires online and schedule your installation when it's convenient for you.

Questions About 1989 Nissan Pathfinder Tires

  • Why check Nissan tire inflation? A small decrease in tire pressure can have a big impact on your driving. Maintaining proper tire pressure can help improve braking time, increase fuel economy, and boost tire lifespan.
  • What do the tire sidewall numbers mean for my Nissan Pathfinder? Your tire sidewall numbers tell you the recommended load carrying capacity, speed rating, treadwear, traction, and tire size. Talk to a tire technician to learn how to read Nissan tire numbers.
  • Can I check the tread depth on my Nissan tires at home? Stay on top of your tire tread depth to help avoid a dangerous drive. You can check tread depth with a penny. Hold the penny so that Abraham Lincoln is facing you, then place your penny into a tread groove upside down. If you can see the top of Abe’s head, your tread is shallow and it might be time for new Nissan Pathfinder tires. Grab a penny. Hold the so that Abe Lincon's head is facing you and his hair is pointing toward the ground. Then, place the penny into a tread groove. If you can see the top of Abe’s head, your tread is shallow and it might be time for new Nissan Pathfinder tires.

About 1989 Nissan Pathfinder Repairs

For most drivers, the words “car repair” don’t exactly spark excitement. But at Firestone Complete Auto Care, we strive to give you the excellent repair experience you deserve. Bring your 1989 Nissan Pathfinder in for repair services and rest easy knowing that your Pathfinder is in capable hands. We’ll start by assessing what repairs may be needed, and we’ll provide you with a detailed explanation of what we recommend. We’ll never recommend a repair we don’t think is necessary for your safety or the performance of your Nissan.

What Will Nissan Pathfinder Repairs Cost?

The cost to repair your 1989 Nissan Pathfinder depends on which repairs are needed, prices of appropriate replacement parts, how much labor the repair will take, and the state you live in. But no matter your location, you may be able to save money with one of our many auto repair coupons or offers.

A few different aspects can influence repair costs for your 1989 Nissan Pathfinder, like

1989 Nissan Pathfinder Auto Repair Q&A

  • Do I need to follow Nissan's maintenance schedule? Don’t neglect scheduled maintenance. Sure, you could skip out on a few recommended maintenance services, but you may pay the price later. Bring your vehicle to Firestone Complete Auto Care at recommended service intervals to address minor issues before they get out of hand and keep your car running newer, longer.
  • Should I bring my Nissan in even if I can't pinpoint the problem? You’re in your car, day in and day out. So, it’s only expected that you know your car better than anyone else! If you notice mysterious smells, strange engine noises, or other out-of-the-ordinary symptoms while driving, trust your instincts and stop into Firestone Complete Auto Care for a Courtesy Check. Catching a potential issue early could help prevent Nissan Pathfinder repairs.
  • Are the repairs you recommend for my Nissan actually needed? We won’t recommend a service or repair for your 1989 Nissan Pathfinder unless we think it’s necessary to keep you safe. Want to know more about a specific recommended repair? Ask! We’re here to help.

Brake Repair for Your 1989 Nissan Pathfinder

Your Nissan Pathfinder may be powered by a strong engine. But if you can’t stop it, it’s as good as scrap metal. If you’re experiencing squeaky brakes or a loss of braking power, don’t wait! Safe driving is difficult when your brakes are anything but their best. Plus, waiting can lead to more expensive parts wearing out and requiring replacement. Go to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for 1989 Nissan Pathfinder brake repairs. We offer many affordable brake repairs like pad/shoe replacement, brake rotor/drum refinishing, brake fluid exchange/bleeding, and wheel cylinder and brake caliper installation.

Questions About Your Nissan Pathfinder Brakes

  • Why does my Pathfinder shake when I brake? If your Pathfinder shakes when you brake, you could be dealing with warped rotors, faulty brake calipers, worn brake pads or rotors, or loose or worn suspension parts. Schedule a free brake inspection at Firestone Complete Auto Care for help diagnosing your brake issue.
  • How long should my Pathfinder brake pads last? You can usually get around 30,000 to 40,000 miles out of your brake pads, but how and where you drive your Pathfinder can affect this. Hauling large loads or riding your brakes can shorten their lifespan, while smoothly braking and mostly sticking to highways can help your brake pads last longer.
  • Is it bad if my Pathfinder is leaking brake fluid when off? Your Pathfinder has a closed hydraulic brake system, meaning you should not have a brake fluid leak under normal conditions. However, parts of your brake system can wear out over time or become damaged, which can lead to a brake fluid leak.

Repairing Your Nissan Pathfinder Drivetrain

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 come see the technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can take care of most 1989 Nissan Pathfinder drivetrain components Your Nissan Pathfinder may need driveshaft attention if you feel resistance when turning, heavy vibrations in your floorboards, clunks when shifting, or vibration as your vehicle accelerates.

1989 Nissan Pathfinder Drivetrain Q&A

  • How do I know if my Nissan drivetrain is damaged? 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.
  • Why is my Pathfinder malfunction indicator light (MIL) on?  The malfunction indicator light — also known as the check engine light — on your Pathfinder can illuminate for a variety of reasons, including engine issues, electrical problems, damaged sensors, transmission problems, misfires, and faulty connections.
  • How concerning is a drivetrain malfunction in my Pathfinder? If your Pathfinder has a drivetrain malfunction, don't wait. Get it checked out by a professional mechanic. Identifying the underlying cause and performing the appropriate repairs right away can help prevent further damage and avoid unsafe driving conditions.

1989 Nissan Pathfinder Alignment Services

An alignment involves making adjustments to your Nissan Pathfinder's suspension system, which serves to attach your wheels to your vehicle. When your car has an alignment service, calculated changes are made to the angles of your tires. This is so that your tires hit the road at an optimal angle for your vehicle’s performance — just as Nissan intended. When you bring in your 1989 Nissan Pathfinder, we’ll perform an alignment check first. If needed, we'll adjust your wheel alignment angles to match Nissan recommendations.

Nissan Pathfinder Alignment Questions

  • How can I avoid knocking my Nissan Pathfinder out of alignment? When it’s safe to do so, avoid driving over potholes or hitting curbs. These road obstacles can wreak havoc on your wheel alignment, as can wear and tear from rough road conditions.
  • How often does your Pathfinder need a wheel alignment? Typically, your alignment should be checked every 6,000 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first. Double-check your Pathfinder owner’s manual for Nissan's exact recommended schedule.
  • Do you need to get your Pathfinder wheels aligned when you get new tires? While you don’t necessarily need to get an alignment when putting new tires on your Pathfinder, it’s still a good idea. Ensuring your wheels are properly aligned can help support optimal handling, tire wear, and fuel efficiency.

1989 Nissan Pathfinder Engine Repair

If your 1989 Pathfinder engine needs repairs, our expert techs will let you know what needs to be done and why before they get started. We never do any work without your sign-off. If a repair can wait, we'll let you know. If it's necessary for your safety, we'll make sure you understand that, too. We want to give you all the details you need to make an informed decision about your engine repairs. Choose Firestone Complete Auto Care for Nissan Pathfinder engine repairs and you can feel confident knowing that we use Nissan-approved parts and components like the serpentine belt, motor oil seal, ignition coil, or other parts.

Questions About 1989 Nissan Pathfinder Engines

  • Why does the check engine light come on when I start my Pathfinder? It’s usually normal for your check engine light to turn on upon ignition. This is just your Pathfinder testing its circuits. The dash light shouldn't stay on. If it does, you might want to bring your vehicle in for service.
  • Are Nissan Pathfinder engine noises bad? Unusual noises can signal a problem with your Nissan Pathfinder engine. Tapping or knocking could mean you're low on oil. Whistling could mean a belt is misaligned or there's an intake leak. Squealing can indicate a loose fan belt, and grinding might be coming from the brakes, not the engine.
  • Are you unknowingly damaging your Nissan Pathfinder engine? Certain driving habits can hurt your engine. These habits include driving on an empty fuel tank, revving your engine while the vehicle is in Park, or slamming the gas pedal while the engine is still cold. Steer clear of these habits to help protect engine performance and efficiency.

Get Your Nissan Pathfinder Tire Repaired

Firestone Complete Auto Care is here for you when your 1989 Nissan Pathfinder needs flat tire repair or inspection. In some cases, a tire doesn’t have to be replaced – it can be plugged and patched with a simple repair. Depending on the damage, though, a repair might not be the right move. Our technicians can determine which option is best for your situation. We’ll begin by taking a look at where the damage is, the type and extent of the tire damage, and how all of your tires are wearing.

If we determine that your 1989 Nissan Pathfinder tire can be safely repaired, the repair process is actually fairly simple: (1) Remove the tire from the wheel for inspection and repair, (2) fill in the area that’s been punctured to prevent damage from moisture, and (3) secure and seal the inner tire liner to ensure the tire is airtight.

Your Questions About Nissan Pathfinder Tire Repair, Answered

  • What happens if I drive my Nissan on a flat tire? A flat tire that’s not addressed can take a terrible toll on the rest of your car. Until you have it repaired or replaced, drive your Pathfinder as little as possible to reduce your risk of damage to the wheels and alignment – or further damage to that already struggling tire!
  • Can I use an emergency/temporary sealant to fix my Nissan's flat tire? Fast fixes are a mixed blessing. They’ll help you get your Nissan Pathfinder to Firestone Complete Auto Care, but don’t count on them to keep you on the road for very long. Using a temporary sealant may also void a Bridgestone or Firestone tire warranty.
  • Why do my Pathfinder tires keep losing air?  If your Pathfinder tires are always losing air, you may have a puncture, damaged wheel, or leaking valve stem.

Guide to 1989 Nissan Pathfinder Scheduled Maintenance

Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Pathfinder, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 1989 Nissan Pathfinder maintenance schedule! This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Nissan themselves. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Pathfinder running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 1989 Nissan Pathfinder problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your 1989 Nissan Pathfinder Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1989 Nissan Pathfinder and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Pathfinder's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1989 Nissan Pathfinder maintenance. We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

1989 Nissan Pathfinder Maintenance Questions

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Nissan Pathfinder?  You know your Nissan Pathfinder better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When does my Nissan Pathfinder need high mileage oil?  Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Nissan Pathfinder engines.
  • Why are my Nissan dashboard lights on?  Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Nissan Pathfinder in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

1989 Nissan Pathfinder Battery Replacement & Size

Researching battery replacements for your Nissan Pathfinder?

Battery Engine Warranty Cold Cranking Amps
34/78-4 V6/3.0L Replacement 24 months Performance months 800

1989 Nissan Pathfinder Batteries

On average, auto batteries last anywhere from three to five years. Don’t get stranded by your Pathfinder’s car battery. Replace it regularly instead! Pay attention to clues that your battery is on its way out. A sluggish engine start, an illuminated battery or check engine light, bloated battery case, corroded battery terminals, and subpar electrical performance can all signal that your battery is on its last leg.

Or, you can get a complimentary battery check at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care. Drop in for a free battery check and, if needed, a replacement battery for your 1989 Nissan Pathfinder. Car batteries are one of our many specialties! Our expert technicians understand Nissan service recommendations for Pathfinder car batteries’ reserve capacities and cold cranking amps. Get help choosing the battery size that fits your car perfectly, and schedule a weekday or weekend battery replacement service for your car.

Answers to Your Nissan Pathfinder Car Battery Questions

  • Why won’t my Nissan Pathfinder battery hold a charge? A battery is in its final hour when it will no longer hold a charge. The battery may be too old. Or, you may have been leaving your car doors ajar and the cabin light at night. Stop by for a complimentary battery check at your favorite Firestone Complete Auto Care and get a handle on your car battery’s health.
  • How long do car batteries last?  A car battery normally lasts three to five years, but this number can vary based on battery type, your driving habits, and battery maintenance.
  • Why is there white, flaky stuff around my Pathfinder’s battery post?  A chemical reaction between battery acid and the air can cause a white, crusty buildup to form on the terminals of your Pathfinder car battery. This buildup — known as corrosion — can impede the flow of electricity and cause a range of issues, from poor performance to premature battery failure.

Oil Changes for 1989 Nissan Pathfinder

Your 1989 Pathfinder’s oil should be changed according to Nissan’s recommended oil change intervals. Outside of Nissan-recommended oil change intervals, your Pathfinder may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Nissan recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances.

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1989 Nissan Pathfinder motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Consult Nissan's recommendations to select the right  1989 Pathfinder oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your Pathfinder’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Pathfinder's engine.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1989 Nissan Pathfinder

  • Why is the oil light on in my Nissan Pathfinder?  Your Nissan Pathfinder oil change reminder light may come on if you're overdue for an oil change. The oil pressure light will typically come on if the oil level in the engine is too low, the oil pump is failing, you have a clogged oil filter, or there's a faulty oil pressure sensor.
  • How hard is it to change Nissan Pathfinder oil at home?  Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Nissan exhaust smoke gray or blue?  You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

1989 Nissan Pathfinder Tune-Up & Engine Service

Periodic tune-ups can bring more power back to your Pathfinder’s engine. The Firestone Complete Auto Care location in your community offers several Nissan Pathfinder engine tune-up services. The standard Firestone Tune-Up is one service option. This includes the installation of new spark plugs and a visual inspection of your engine’s components, plus a lifetime warranty on parts*. The second service focuses on your Pathfinder's filters, specifically replacing the air filter and fuel filter. Our third service is a thorough cleaning of the fuel system. During this type of tune-up, we use a three-step process to get rid of harmful varnish, dirt, and carbon deposit buildup in your Pathfinder’s fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. The result? Restored fuel system performance. Here’s something to remember when choosing services: the mileage and service history of your Pathfinder can determine what kind of service it needs. Chat with a Firestone technician before you jump into a specific service to ensure your engine tune-up money is well-spent.

*Ask a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate about full terms and conditions for warranties.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A for 1989 Nissan Pathfinder

  • Will it hurt my Nissan Pathfinder to drive with old spark plugs?  Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Without the spark of electricity created by spark plugs, your engine doesn’t have the combustion it needs to start — which could leave you stranded on the road. Always replace your spark plugs on time based on Nissan’s recommendations.
  • What does a puddle underneath my Nissan Pathfinder mean? Puddles could indicate that your vehicle is leaking coolant, oil, or brake fluid. Ignoring these leaks can lead to permanent engine damage, so address these symptoms ASAP with a tune-up service.
  • How frequently do the fuel injectors in my Nissan Pathfinder need to be cleaned? The cleaning schedule for vehicle fuel injectors varies depending on your driving conditions and the type of fuel you use. Some manufacturers suggest cleaning your fuel system as part of routine maintenance, while others will recommend it on an as-needed basis if you’re experiencing poor performance. Reference your Nissan owner’s manual for exact guidelines.

1989 Nissan Pathfinder Suspension Service & Repair

When you first bought your 1989 Nissan Pathfinder, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Perhaps your Pathfinder feels bouncy, pulls to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1989 Nissan Pathfinder in for steering and suspension services. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost.

Questions About 1989 Nissan Pathfinder Steering & Suspension

  • Why is my Nissan Pathfinder bouncing so much? Damaged struts or shocks can't dampen road bumps properly, causing your vehicle to feel like a trampoline after each dip or bump.
  • Why does my Pathfinder tilt forward when I hit the brakes?  The forward momentum and weight transfer to the front wheels during braking can cause your Pathfinder's front end to dip forward. A damaged or faulty suspension system may fail to distribute the weight and force effectively, causing the front end to dip even more.
  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Nissan's suspension?  Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, nd also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.

A/C Service for Your 1989 Nissan Pathfinder

Our technicians will work to solve your 1989 Nissan Pathfinder A/C problems to the best of their ability. During an A/C performance check, we'll determine the condition of your 1989 Nissan Pathfinder A/C system to see if repair work is required. This check will include an examination of system pressure, a visual inspection, and a leak test.

When we perform an A/C repair on your 1989 Nissan Pathfinder, we’ll also do an A/C evacuation and recharge. To start this process, a technician will flush out the old refrigerant from your vehicle’s A/C system. Then, they’ll use Nissan’s specifications to evacuate the system. To finish, we’ll add new refrigerant to recharge the A/C system.

Frequently Asked Questions for 1989 Nissan Pathfinder A/C Systems

  • Why is my Pathfinder A/C blowing hot air? Maybe your A/C starts cool but then gets warm. Or maybe it never gets cold in the first place. Either way, your A/C troubles could be traced back to a clogged expansion valve, faulty compressor clutch, blown fuse, or leak.
  • How does my A/C system get a leak?  A/C system leaks are often due to a combination of age and moisture. Rubber seals and gaskets naturally degrade over time, allowing refrigerant to exit and moisture to enter your Pathfinder's A/C system.
  • Why does my vehicle have to be moving for my Pathfinder’s A/C to work? There could be issues with one or more components in the air conditioning or electrical system. Your Pathfinder may have a faulty cooling fan or low refrigerant.

1989 Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Service & Repairs

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. 1989 Nissan Pathfinder transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. Let Nissan Pathfinder transmission problems linger and your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your Pathfinder’s not even driveable. Our technicians are trained to service 1989  Nissan Pathfinder transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Questions About 1989 Nissan Pathfinder’s Transmission

  • When should I have my Pathfinder's transmission fluid checked or exchanged?  Caring for your Nissan Pathfinder’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your Nissan, so check with your technician first. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.
  • Can transmission fluid leak from my Nissan Pathfinder? Yes, your Nissan Pathfinder can develop a transmission fluid leak. As your Pathfinder ages, parts of the transmission system might wear out or break down, leading to a leak and possible transmission issues. Common causes of transmission fluid leaks include worn seals, a damaged transmission housing, a loose or cracked transmission pan, an overfilled transmission, or faulty transmission lines.
  • Is it okay to drive a Pathfinder with a transmission fluid leak?  It’s not advisable to drive your Pathfinder if it’s leaking transmission fluid. Your transmission system needs transmission fluid to function properly, and a leak can lead to significant problems, such as overheating or reduced performance. You might even experience transmission failure.

Vehicle Inspection for 1989 Nissan Pathfinder

Every service performed at Firestone Complete Auto Care includes a multi-point Courtesy Check. To start, one of our technicians will check the battery in your Nissan Pathfinder to see how much charge it has left – and determine if it may fail in the near future. We’ll follow the battery inspection with a visual check of your Nissan Pathfinder’s filters, lights, wiper blades, fluid levels, belts, hoses, tires, and alignment.

We perform a Courtesy Check any time you bring your car to a local Firestone Complete Auto Care for service, but you can also request a Complete Vehicle Inspection for your 1989 Nissan Pathfinder if you suspect there may be a bigger problem. In addition to a visual check of everything that's included in a Courtesy Check, a Complete Vehicle Inspection also includes a thorough manual inspection of your exhaust system, steering and suspension, and brakes. This inspection is aimed at informing you of any major problems that could wreak havoc on your 1989 Nissan Pathfinder if left unaddressed.

Depending on where you live, your local Firestone Complete Auto Care may be able to perform state-mandated inspections or safety tests on your vehicle. These inspections are governed by state automotive laws and may vary in different locations.

Common 1989 Nissan Pathfinder Vehicle Inspection Questions

  • How do I know if I should have an inspection on my Nissan Pathfinder? You drive your car, day in and day out, so you know it best. If you notice unusual engine noises or you can’t shake the feeling that something is 'off,' start with a Courtesy Check to stay ahead of potential issues.
  • Help! My 1989 Nissan Pathfinder failed the state inspection test. Can you get it to pass? There's a good chance we can. Stop by for a full system inspection and we'll get to the root of the issue.
  • When’s the best time to have a complete vehicle inspection performed on my Nissan Pathfinder?  You should bring your Nissan Pathfinder in for a full vehicle inspection if something weird happens and you can’t find the problem. A new dashboard light might come on, you may hear strange sounds under the hood, or your steering might feel off. A complete inspection is also a great idea before a road trip for added peace of mind.

1989 Nissan Pathfinder Radiator Repair & Service

Keeping up with regular radiator maintenance in your 1989 Nissan Pathfinder is essential for long-term engine health. In fact, Nissan recommends replacing coolant/antifreeze at specific intervals, but it’s a good idea to keep your eyes open for any indication that your radiator is failing. Your radiator could be close to causing an engine breakdown if you see coolant leaks under your car, high engine temperatures, or a dashboard light that indicates low coolant.

When you come to Firestone Complete Auto Care, we’ll begin your radiator repair with an in-depth inspection of the cooling system in your Nissan Pathfinder. We then do a machine-powered radiator exchange, replenish flushed chemicals, sealants, and lubricants, and then pressure check for leaks. From the heater core to the radiator cap, your 1989 Nissan Pathfinder is in good hands at Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Common Nissan Pathfinder Radiator Questions

  • What does an illuminated coolant temperature light mean for my Nissan?  f the coolant light illuminates on your dashboard, your engine could be overheating. Pull over to a safe area and wait for the engine to cool down. Then, head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care for a coolant system check.
  • My Pathfinder overheated! What can cause that?  Low coolant, a damaged cooling fan, a faulty water pump, a malfunctioning thermostat, or a clogged radiator could all cause your Nissan Pathfinder engine to overheat.
  • What is making my Pathfinder radiator sound like it’s boiling or rumbling? There could be air pockets in your Pathfinder’s cooling system. You might also have a clogged radiator or faulty radiator cap (this last one is an easy fix!).