1997 Pathfinder Nissan Steering & Suspension Services

1997 Nissan Pathfinder Maintenance Schedule

Is the steering and suspension system in your Nissan Pathfinder due for service yet?

Is It Time For 1997 Nissan Pathfinder Suspension Service?

During the first few years you had your 1997 Nissan Pathfinder, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. 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 1997 Nissan Pathfinder in for suspension and steering service. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock dampeners, springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, wheel hub bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your Pathfinder suspension system needs repair, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. 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.

Nissan Pathfinder Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Your 1997 Nissan Pathfinder’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your Pathfinder’s shocks and struts since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or rocking back and forth could all be signs of worn Nissan Pathfinder shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1997 Nissan Pathfinder suspension shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1997 Pathfinder Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Pathfinder's steering and suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why should my Nissan Pathfinder get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires 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 power steering fluid needs to be filled, we can fill it per Nissan's recommendations to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Nissan Pathfinder Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1997 Nissan Pathfinder. From shocks to ball joints, your Nissan will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.