Suspension Service & Repair for 1996 Nissan Pathfinder

1996 Nissan Pathfinder Maintenance and Service Schedule

When does Nissan recommend steering and suspension service for 1996 Nissan Pathfinders?

Does Your 1996 Nissan Pathfinder Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first drove your 1996 Nissan Pathfinder, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Perhaps your Pathfinder feels bouncy, pulls to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1996 Nissan Pathfinder in for suspension and steering service. We'll pinpoint the problem.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis, wheel bearings, and power steering components. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your Pathfinder suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your Nissan Pathfinder’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Nissan Pathfinder

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1996 Nissan Pathfinder suspension system. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. Struts support the structure of the suspension and shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your Nissan up off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1996 Nissan Pathfinder’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be signs of worn Nissan Pathfinder shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1996 Nissan Pathfinder’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1996 Nissan Pathfinder Steering & Suspension

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Nissan's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Why should my Nissan Pathfinder get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way Nissan intended.
  • Does my Nissan Pathfinder power steering fluid need to be checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your Pathfinder is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow Nissan service specifications when topping it off to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Nissan Pathfinder Suspension Service

When your 1996 Pathfinder’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Nissan will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.