1998 Nissan Pathfinder Suspension Service & Repair

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1998 Nissan Pathfinder

When does Nissan recommend steering and suspension service for 1998 Nissan Pathfinders?

Does Your 1998 Nissan Pathfinder Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first drove your 1998 Nissan Pathfinder, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Perhaps your Pathfinder feels bouncy, drifts to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1998 Nissan Pathfinder in for steering and suspension services. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shocks, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis, wheel bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if steering and suspension service is needed, 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. If your Nissan Pathfinder’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Nissan Pathfinder Replacement Shocks & Struts

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1998 Nissan Pathfinder suspension system. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your Nissan up off the ground. But there's no set schedule for 1998 Nissan Pathfinder shock and strut replacement since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or rocking back and forth could all be indicators of worn Nissan Pathfinder shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1998 Nissan Pathfinder’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1998 Nissan Pathfinder Steering & Suspension

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Nissan's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also alert you to the need for new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Nissan Pathfinder? 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 connect with the road how Nissan intended.
  • When does Nissan Pathfinder power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your power steering fluid needs to be filled, we’ll top it off per Nissan's guidelines to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Nissan Pathfinder

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1998 Nissan Pathfinder. From shocks to ball joints, your Nissan will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.