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1990 Nissan Pathfinder Repair, Service & Tires


1990 Nissan Pathfinder Tires

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1990 Nissan Pathfinder Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your 1990 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
1990 Nissan Pathfinder XE None 26 PSI/26 PSI P215/75R15
1990 Nissan Pathfinder SE* None 26 PSI/26 PSI 31x10.50R15LT/C
1990 Nissan Pathfinder SE* None 26 PSI/26 PSI P235/75R15

1990 Nissan Pathfinder XE

P215/75R15

Speed Rating: None

Inflation F/R: 26 PSI/26 PSI

1990 Nissan Pathfinder SE*

31x10.50R15LT/C

Speed Rating: None

Inflation F/R: 26 PSI/26 PSI

1990 Nissan Pathfinder SE*

P235/75R15

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 1990 Nissan Pathfinder

What tires are best for a 1990 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 Winterforce 2 UV
Winterforce 2 UV

  • No warranty
  • Winter
  • Winter
Firestone Destination X/T
Destination X/T

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
SUREDRIVE HIGHWAY
HIGHWAY

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

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

  • 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 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
Toyo OPEN COUNTRY HTII
OPEN COUNTRY HTII

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires

Choosing 1990 Nissan Pathfinder Tires

Apart from finding the right tire size, you also want to consider a handful of other factors when buying new Nissan Pathfinder tires like which tire brands you like most and where you drive. 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. Drivers in states that fully experience all four seasons often buy two sets of tires: one for winter and one for summer. Other drivers buy one set of all-season tires instead. That way they don't have to return to the tire shop and their vehicle is always ready for sun, rain, and light snow!

Next, consider your driving style. If you're a big off-roading fan who forges paths where others can't, you have very different needs than a long-distance commuter who sticks to the highway. Browse Nissan Pathfinder tires online or come to your nearby Firestone Complete Auto Care for help selecting the tire that's right for you.

Nissan Pathfinder Installation and More

Firestone Complete Auto Care installs more tires on more cars than most other companies. We're a tire store that also offers professional tire installation, maintenance, and rotation, along with complete auto care. We make it easy to buy new 1990 Nissan Pathfinder tires online and book an installation appointment at the same time.

Questions About 1990 Nissan Pathfinder Tires

  • Why does Nissan tire inflation matter? 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.
  • Why are there numbers on the side of my Nissan Pathfinder tires? Your tire sidewall gives you information about load carrying capacity, speed rating, treadwear, traction, and tire size. Talk to one of our tire technicians to learn how to read the numbers on your tire!
  • 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 1990 Nissan Pathfinder Repairs

No driver looks forward to car repairs. We’re here to change that, though. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we want to make car repair painless and hassle-free. When it’s time for 1990 Nissan Pathfinder repair services, head to your nearest Firestone location and our technicians will take care of your Pathfinder like it was their own. We'll work to evaluate the scope of repairs needed and explain your options. We value your trust, so we recommend only the repairs we think are necessary for your safety on the road.

What Will Nissan Pathfinder Repairs Cost?

Several factors can affect the cost to repair your 1990 Nissan Pathfinder, including the type of repair, prices of appropriate replacement parts, the labor involved, and your locale. They're updated regularly!

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1990 Nissan Pathfinder Auto Repair Questions

  • Do I still need scheduled maintenance even when nothing is wrong with my Nissan? One of the best ways to prevent 1990 Nissan Pathfinder repairs is by staying on top of your Nissan maintenance schedule. This schedule is written by the people who made your vehicle and they know best how to keep it running smoothly.
  • Should I bring my Nissan in even if I can't pinpoint the problem? You know your vehicle. You also know when something feels 'off' with your vehicle. Pay attention when things don't run like they used to and stop by for a Courtesy Check when you notice an unusual sign, smell, or sensation. We might be able to help you prevent Nissan Pathfinder repairs!
  • Why do you recommend certain repairs for my Nissan? Talk to your technician. We'll never recommend a service or repair for your 1990 Nissan Pathfinder that we don't think is necessary for your safety.

Brake Repair for Your 1990 Nissan Pathfinder

You might have a strong and reliable engine in your Nissan  Pathfinder. But if you can't stop it, then it's scrap metal. Don't wait if you're experiencing brake squeaks or a loss of braking power. Safe driving and responsive brakes go hand in hand. What's more, waiting for things to figure themselves out can result in more damage to your brakes and your wallet. Get your 1990 Nissan Pathfinder brakes fixed at Firestone Complete Auto Care. We offer a variety of brake services like pad/shoe replacement, rotor/drum resurfacing, brake fluid exchange/bleeding, and brake caliper and wheel cylinder service.

Questions About Your Nissan Pathfinder Brakes

  • What can cause my Pathfinder to shake when I apply the brakes? Your Pathfinder could shake when you brake due to worn brake pads or rotors, warped rotors, loose or worn suspension components, or faulty brake calipers. You can always schedule a free brake inspection at the first sign of strange brake behavior.
  • How long can I expect my Pathfinder brake pads to last? Brake pads generally last between 30,000 and 40,000 miles. Your driving can affect how long your Pathfinder brake pads last, though. For example, mainly driving on highways and gradually braking can help increase the lifespan of your brake pads, and carrying hefty loads or riding your brakes can shorten it.
  • Should my Pathfinder be leaking brake fluid when the car is off? Because your Pathfinder brake system is a closed hydraulic system, it should not leak brake fluid. However, if components in your brake system have worn out or been damaged, it might cause brake fluid to 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 help repair all of your 1990 Nissan Pathfinder drivetrain components Your Pathfinder might need driveshaft repair if you notice vibration as your vehicle accelerates, clunks when shifting, heavy vibrations in your floorboards, or resistance when turning.

Questions About 1990 Nissan Pathfinder

  • How do I know if my Nissan drivetrain is damaged? Hear noises toward the back of your Nissan Pathfinder? See fluid leaking? Having issues turning? These could all be signs of drivetrain damage you don't want to ignore. Take action quickly to catch repairs or replacements before something more severe happens.
  • Why is my Pathfinder malfunction indicator light (MIL) on? If your Pathfinder has its malfunction warning light (more commonly called the check engine light) illuminated, it could indicate engine troubles, problems with the transmission, electrical issues, malfunctioning sensors, connector problems, or misfire issues.
  • Is a drivetrain malfunction in my Pathfinder serious? A drivetrain malfunction in your Pathfinder should never be taken lightly. Driving with a malfunctioning drivetrain can put you in danger and lead to further vehicle damage, so it's essential to have a qualified mechanic assess and repair the problem as soon as possible.

Wheel Alignment for 1990 Nissan Pathfinder

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, your tire angles are adjusted according to measurements recommended by Nissan. Why? So that your tires can make contact with the road at the best possible angle. When you bring in your 1990 Nissan Pathfinder, we’ll perform an alignment check first. If needed, we'll adjust your wheel alignment angles to match Nissan recommendations.

Answers to Nissan Pathfinder Alignment Questions

  • How can I avoid knocking my Nissan Pathfinder out of alignment? Hitting a pothole or curb can alter your wheel alignment. So can general wear and tear over time.
  • How frequently should you get a wheel alignment for your Pathfinder? It’s usually suggested you check your alignment about every 6,000 miles or 6 months (whichever occurs first). Still, you should reference your Pathfinder owner’s manual for Nissan's recommended interval.
  • Do you need an alignment with new Pathfinder tires?  It’s not mandatory to get an alignment after installing new tires on your Pathfinder, but it can be a smart decision! Proper alignment from the jump can help improve handling, fuel efficiency, and tire wear.

1990 Nissan Pathfinder Engine Repair

If your 1990 Nissan Pathfinder needs engine repair, our technicians will provide you with a thorough explanation beforehand. We make recommendations, but you make the final decision. If a repair isn’t urgent right now, we’ll let you know. We'll also tell you if it's necessary for your safety. We want to give you all the details you need to make an informed decision about your engine repairs. Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your 1990 Pathfinder engine repairs and you can feel good knowing that we only use Nissan-compliant replacement parts such as the timing chain or belt, valve guide seal, ignition coil, or another part.

Engine Q&A 1990 Nissan Pathfinder

  • Why does my Pathfinder’s check engine light come on when I start it? It's okay if your check engine light comes on when you first start your vehicle. This is a sign that your vehicle is testing its circuits. The light should go off shortly. Bring your vehicle in if it doesn't.
  • Why is my Nissan Pathfinder making engine noise?  Strange under-the-hood noises can point to problems within your Nissan Pathfinder engine. Tapping or knocking could mean you need an oil change. Whistling sounds could mean you have an intake leak or misaligned belt. Squealing may be caused by a loose fan belt, and grinding could be a sign that something is wrong with your brakes — not the engine.
  • What could damage my Nissan Pathfinder engine? Certain driving habits can damage your engine and should be avoided. These habits include 'running on fumes,' revving the engine while still in Park, or pushing 'the pedal to the metal' before the engine has warmed up. Help sustain your engine’s performance and efficiency by staying miles away from these bad driving practices.

1990 Nissan Pathfinder Tire Repair

If your 1990 Nissan Pathfinder is in need of a tire inspection or possible flat tire repair, Firestone Complete Auto Care has your back. 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. To start, we’ll consider the location of tire damage, the type of issue, the size and scope of the damage, and the amount of wear on your tires.

If your 1990 Nissan Pathfinder tire puncture can be repaired, we'll follow three basic steps to repair it: (1) Take the tire off the wheel for easy inspection, (2) fill the puncture to keep the moisture out, and (3) seal the inner liner with a repair unit to prevent air loss.

Your Questions About Nissan Pathfinder Tire Repair, Answered

  • Can I drive my Nissan on a flat tire? Driving on a flat tire is not a good idea. Your Pathfinder engine will keep running with a flat tire, but you could damage your wheel by continuing to drive on a flat.
  • Will a temporary sealant fix my Nissan's flat tire? Temporary sealants will solve your problem… for a little bit. If you’ve seen temporary or emergency tire sealant before (it usually comes in a can), it can be tempting to turn to this as a solution for your flat tire. Keep in mind that these fixes could buy you some time to get to Firestone Complete Auto Care for a proper repair, but they could also cause some harm in the process (for example, damage to your TPMS). Plus, using a product like this could void your tire warranty.
  • Why do the tires on my Pathfinder keep losing air? Your Pathfinder tires might keep losing air due to a leaking valve stem, puncture or hole in the tire tread or sidewall, or damaged wheel.

1990 Nissan Pathfinder Maintenance Information

It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Pathfinder maintenance. Just follow your 1990 Nissan Pathfinder maintenance schedule! Nissan knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like 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, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 1990 Nissan Pathfinder problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your 1990 Nissan Pathfinder Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1990 Nissan Pathfinder and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Pathfinder’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1990 Nissan Pathfinder maintenance. So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

1990 Nissan Pathfinder Maintenance Questions

  • When should I have Nissan Pathfinder alignment checked?  Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When does my Nissan Pathfinder need high mileage oil?  Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Nissan Pathfinder? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can Nissan dashboard warning lights wait?  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.

The Right Battery Size for a 1990 Nissan Pathfinder

Researching battery replacements for your Nissan Pathfinder?

Battery Engine Warranty Cold Cranking Amps
24FT-5 V6/3.0L Replacement 24 months Performance months 600

1990 Nissan Pathfinder Batteries

Generally, car batteries last from three to five years. You want to replace your 1990 Nissan Pathfinder battery before it fails and leaves you stranded. Look out for symptoms of a faulty car battery. A slow engine crank, a blinking battery or check engine light, bloated battery case, corrosion-covered posts, or faded headlights can all be signs that your battery is waving goodbye.

Or, you can get a complimentary battery check at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care. Stop by for a free battery test and, if necessary, a battery replacement to help keep your 1990 Nissan Pathfinder running! Car batteries are only one of our many strong suits. Our expert technicians understand Nissan service recommendations for Pathfinder battery CCAs and reserve capacity. Get help identifying the type and size of battery that's best for your Pathfinder, and schedule a fast car battery replacement at your earliest convenience.

Answers to Your Nissan Pathfinder Car Battery Questions

  • Why doesn’t my Nissan Pathfinder battery stay charged?  A car battery that needs to be jump-started every time is as good as dead. It may be getting old. Or, you’ve been leaving the doors slightly open and the dome lights on during the night. Stop in for a free battery check at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and learn more about your battery's charge.
  • What is the average lifespan of a car battery?  Car battery lifespan varies depending on a few factors, including driving conditions, accessories, how well it’s maintained, and the type of battery. On average, a car battery lasts about three to five years.
  • What is the white, crusty 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.

1990 Nissan Pathfinder Oil Change Service

Nissan recommends changing your 1990 Pathfinder’s oil at regular intervals. No matter the mileage, your Pathfinder may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, 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 go long distances at low speeds.

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1990 Nissan Pathfinder motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Consult Nissan's recommendations to select the right  1990 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. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your Pathfinder’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important 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.

1990 Nissan Pathfinder Oil Change Q&A

  • What does it mean if my Nissan Pathfinder oil light comes on?  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?  First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also helps your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Nissan Pathfinder spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke?  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.

1990 Nissan Pathfinder Tune-Up & Engine Service

Periodic tune-ups can bring more power back to your Pathfinder’s engine. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to Nissan Pathfinder engine tune-up services. One option is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. It includes a complete visual inspection of engine components, installation of new spark plugs, and a lifetime warranty on parts*. A second service option replaces the air and fuel filter in your Pathfinder. Yet another service is a fuel system cleaning process, which involves removing varnish, dirt, and carbon deposits that have built up inside the fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate in your Pathfinder. This can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s performance). Keep in mind that your Pathfinder's mileage and maintenance history can uniquely impact its tune-up needs. Ask one of our technicians what your vehicle needs, based on your driving habits and your car’s current condition.

*Check with a teammate at Firestone Complete Auto Care for complete terms and conditions regarding warranties.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A for 1990 Nissan Pathfinder

  • What happens if my Nissan Pathfinder spark plugs fail?  Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Spark plugs are small but mighty. The spark of electricity that the plug emits across a small gap creates the ignition for the combustion needed to start your car. Without that spark, your car won't start.
  • What does a puddle underneath my Nissan Pathfinder mean? Don't ignore puddles of fluid under your Nissan Pathfinder. It could signal a coolant leak, brake fluid leak, or an oil leak. Let any one of these leaks linger and it could cause engine damage.
  • 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.

Suspension Service & Repair for 1990 Nissan Pathfinder

During the first few years you had your 1990 Nissan Pathfinder, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your Pathfinder bounces, sways to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1990 Nissan Pathfinder, bring it in for steering and suspension services. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your Pathfinder suspension system needs repair, we’ll explain what your car needs and how much it’ll cost to get it done. We won't begin any work without your permission.

1990 Pathfinder Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Why is my Nissan Pathfinder bouncing so much?  If your shocks or struts are in bad shape, they can’t dampen road bumps like they should. This can cause your Pathfinder to bounce more than usual.
  • Why does my Pathfinder tilt forward when I hit the brakes?  When you brake, the forward momentum combined with your vehicle's weight sends a lot of force to the vehicle's front end. A bad suspension can cause all that weight and force to push the front end downward.
  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Pathfinder's steering and suspension?  Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also alert you to the need for new tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.

1990 Nissan Pathfinder A/C Service Near You

Technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care are ready to help you address your 1990 Nissan Pathfinder A/C problems. During an A/C performance check, we'll determine the condition of your 1990 Nissan Pathfinder A/C system to evaluate what repairs are necessary (if any). This check includes a visual inspection, performance test, and pressure and leak test.

Let's say we repair your 1990 Nissan Pathfinder A/C system. We will also perform an A/C evacuation and recharge. To do this, one of our technicians will remove the refrigerant in your A/C system (if there is even any left to remove). Then, they’ll use Nissan’s specifications to evacuate the system. Finally, we’ll recharge the A/C system with new refrigerant.

Questions About 1990 Nissan Pathfinder A/C Systems

  • Why is my Pathfinder A/C blowing hot air?  An A/C blowing hot air has several possible root causes. There could be an issue with your compressor clutch, a blown fuse, a leak, or a clog in the expansion valve.
  • What causes A/C system leaks?  Over the years, the rubber seals and gaskets in your Pathfinder’s A/C system naturally degrade. Moisture can get into the system and cause a malfunction, or parts can simply wear out so that your system no longer seals properly.
  • Why does my vehicle have to be moving for my Pathfinder’s A/C to work?  A problem with one or more of your air conditioning or electrical system components could cause the A/C to only work when your Pathfinder is moving. You may be low on refrigerant, or the cooling fan could be faulty.

Transmission Services for 1990 Nissan Pathfinder

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Pathfinder’s performance. Nissan Pathfinder transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. Let Nissan Pathfinder transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Pathfinder at all. Our technicians know how to service your 1990 Pathfinder up to Nissan-recommended standards. If you think there’s something wrong with your Pathfinder’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Questions About 1990 Nissan Pathfinder’s Transmission

  • How often does my Pathfinder transmission fluid need to be checked?  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. Nissan Pathfinder transmission fluid can leak as time passes, which may lead to transmission problems. Transmission fluid leaks are often caused by worn or damaged transmission components, such as the transmission pan, cooler lines, seals, or housing. An overfilled transmission may also be behind your transmission fluid leak.
  • Can I drive my Nissan Pathfinder with a transmission fluid leak?  You should avoid driving with a transmission fluid leak. Your transmission system relies on transmission fluid to operate properly, and a leak may decrease performance, cause your Pathfinder to overheat, or even lead to transmission failure.

Get a 1990 Nissan Pathfinder Vehicle Inspection

When you bring your vehicle to Firestone Complete Auto Care for any service, we’ll automatically do a multi-point Courtesy Check. First, a technician will pop the hood on your Nissan Pathfinder and test the battery to find out how much charge is remaining on it. The check will continue with a visual inspection of your Nissan Pathfinder's filters, lights, wiper blades, alignment, tires, hoses, belts and fluid levels.

We perform a Courtesy Check any time you bring your car to a local Firestone Complete Auto Care for service, but we can also dig deeper and perform a Complete Vehicle Inspection on your 1990 Nissan Pathfinder if you prefer. A Complete Vehicle Inspection includes everything in a Courtesy Check, plus a hands-on examination of your steering, suspension, brakes, and exhaust system. This inspection is aimed at informing you of any major problems that could wreak havoc on your 1990 Nissan Pathfinder if left unaddressed.

Depending on where you live, you may be able to take care of your state inspection or safety test at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. Inspections are performed on a state-by-state basis and requirements vary.

Common 1990 Nissan Pathfinder Vehicle Inspection Questions

  • When does my Nissan Pathfinder need an inspection? If you’ve noticed something that doesn’t feel quite right in your car lately, a Courtesy Check could give you peace of mind. We can help you get to the bottom of strange engine noises, a jerky steering wheel, or an engine that's hard to start.
  • Can you fix my 1990 Nissan Pathfinder so it will pass a state inspection test? 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 should I get a complete vehicle inspection for my Nissan Pathfinder?  It’s generally a good idea to get a complete vehicle inspection for your Nissan Pathfinder before a road trip and/or when something strange occurs and you are unable to find the cause. Signs something is up include dashboard lights illuminating, odd noises coming from the engine, and your steering feeling loose or tight.

1990 Nissan Pathfinder Radiator Service

Keeping up with regular radiator maintenance in your 1990 Nissan Pathfinder is a huge factor in the longevity of your engine. Nissan recommends that you replace coolant (also called antifreeze) at certain intervals, but you can also take note of any signs your radiator is going bad. You could be on the verge of a radiator-induced engine breakdown if you notice leaking coolant, overheating, or an illuminated low coolant dashboard light.

If you bring your vehicle to Firestone Complete Auto Care, we start with a comprehensive inspection of your Nissan Pathfinder’s cooling system. Then, we’ll move on to a machine-powered coolant exchange. Finally, we’ll refill the flushed sealants, lubricants and chemicals, then do a pressure check to catch any possible leaks. From the heater core to the radiator cap, your 1990 Nissan Pathfinder is in good hands at Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1990 Nissan Pathfinder Radiator Q&A

  • What does the coolant light on my Nissan dashboard mean?  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.
  • What is causing my Pathfinder to overheat?  Your Nissan Pathfinder engine could overheat due to low coolant, a clogged radiator, a damaged water pump, a malfunctioning cooling fan, or a faulty thermostat.
  • My Pathfinder radiator sounds like it's rumbling or boiling! What's up?  Air pockets in your Pathfinder’s cooling system may cause a rumbling or boiling noise. You could also have a clogged radiator or simply need to replace the radiator cap.