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2005 Nissan Pathfinder Service, Tires & Repairs


2005 Nissan Pathfinder Tires

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your 2005 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
2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE T 35 PSI/35 PSI P265/70R16
2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road T 35 PSI/35 PSI P265/75R16
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE S 35 PSI/35 PSI P265/65R17
2005 Nissan Pathfinder XE S 35 PSI/35 PSI P245/75R16

2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE

P265/70R16

Speed Rating: T

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road

P265/75R16

Speed Rating: T

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE

P265/65R17

Speed Rating: S

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2005 Nissan Pathfinder XE

P245/75R16

Speed Rating: S

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

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

Recommended Tires for Your 2005 Nissan Pathfinder

What tires are best for a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder? Check out the following tire brands and types.

Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 3
Dueler A/T Revo 3

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Bridgestone ALENZA AS ULTRA
ALENZA AS ULTRA

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2
Blizzak DM-V2

  • No warranty
  • Winter
  • Winter
Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 3 - LT
Dueler A/T Revo 3 - LT

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Bridgestone Dueler H/T 684 II
Dueler H/T 684 II

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Bridgestone R265
R265

  • Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Firestone Destination LE3
Destination LE3

  • 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 LT
Winterforce LT

  • Limited Warranty
  • Winter
  • Winter
Firestone Destination A/T2
Destination A/T2

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

  • No warranty
  • Winter
  • Winter
Firestone Destination LE2
Destination LE2

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

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

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

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires

Choosing 2005 Nissan Pathfinder Tires

Apart from finding the right tire size, there are a couple of other factors to consider when buying Nissan Pathfinder tires like how and where you drive, and how much you want to spend. 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 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!

Driving style is next on the list to think about when buying tires. 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.

2005 Nissan Pathfinder Tire Installation & Rotation

Firestone Complete Auto Care installs more tires on more cars than most other companies. We're your tire shop and a complete service center for tire installation, maintenance, repair, rotation, and alignment! Buy 2005 Nissan Pathfinder tires online and schedule your installation when it's convenient for you.

2005 Nissan Pathfinder Tire Questions

  • Is Nissan tire inflation important? Even a tiny decrease in tire pressure could impact your safety and fuel economy. Maintaining proper tire pressure can help increase fuel economy, improve braking time, and boost tire lifespan.
  • Why are there numbers on the side of my Nissan Pathfinder tires? 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 2005 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 you come to us for 2005 Nissan Pathfinder repair services, our technicians will take care of your Pathfinder like it was their own. Before we begin any repair work, we’ll diagnose any issues and answer your questions about potential repair options. We value your trust, so we recommend only the repairs we think are necessary for your safety on the road.

How Much Does Nissan Pathfinder Repair Cost?

The cost to repair your 2005 Nissan Pathfinder depends on which repairs are needed, prices of appropriate replacement parts, the labor involved, and your locale. They're updated regularly!

A few different aspects can influence repair costs for your 2005 Nissan Pathfinder, like

2005 Nissan Pathfinder Auto Repair Q&A

  • Do I need to follow Nissan's maintenance schedule? One of the best ways to prevent 2005 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.
  • What's wrong if something feels 'off' in my Nissan? 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!
  • Do I have to get the repairs you recommend for my Nissan? Talk to your technician. We'll never recommend a service or repair for your 2005 Nissan Pathfinder that we don't think is necessary for your safety.

2005 Nissan Pathfinder Brake Repair

Your Nissan Pathfinder engine may be strong and reliable. But if you can't stop it, then it's scrap metal. If you notice your brakes are squeaking or not working well, don’t wait! Safe driving is difficult when your brakes are anything but their best. Plus, ignoring your brake problems can result in more damage and higher brake repair bills. Visit Firestone Complete Auto Care for the right brake repair for your 2005 Nissan Pathfinder. We offer many affordable brake repairs like pad/shoe replacement, brake rotor/drum refinishing, brake fluid exchange, and wheel cylinder and brake caliper installation.

Questions About Your Nissan Pathfinder Brakes

  • Why is my Pathfinder shaking as I brake? Feeling shaking or vibrating in your Pathfinder as you brake might indicate a few different problems, including worn brake pads or rotors, loose suspension components, damaged brake calipers, or warped rotors. Book an appointment for a free brake inspection as soon as you notice a problem with your brakes.
  • How often do I need to replace my Pathfinder brake pads? In general, brake pads can last from 30,000 to 40,000 miles. Certain factors, like driving on highways mostly and braking smoothly, can help your brake pads last longer. Hauling heavy loads and riding your brakes can shorten brake pad lifespan.
  • 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

Drivetrains for front, rear, and all-wheel-drive and 4WD vehicles are quite different, so you don't want to go to just anyone for drivetrain repair. You want to visit Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can fix many 2005 Nissan Pathfinder drivetrain components Your Nissan could be crying out for driveshaft repair if you notice clunks when shifting, vibration as your vehicle accelerates, resistance when turning, or heavy vibrations in your floorboards.

Questions About 2005 Nissan Pathfinder

  • What are the symptoms of a damaged Nissan drivetrain system? Your Nissan Pathfinder drivetrain might be damaged if you notice strange noises from the rear of your vehicle, see fluid leaking, or have issues turning.
  • Why is my Pathfinder malfunction indicator light (MIL) on? A multitude of problems can activate your Pathfinder’s malfunction indicator light (better known as the check engine light), including issues with the engine, transmission, sensors, electrical system, or connectors.
  • How worried should I be about a drivetrain malfunction in my Pathfinder? If you experience a drivetrain malfunction in your Pathfinder, it is important to have it inspected by a professional mechanic as soon as possible to identify the underlying cause and perform the necessary repairs. Driving with a malfunctioning drivetrain can be dangerous and cause further damage to your car.

2005 Nissan Pathfinder Wheel Alignment

An alignment involves making adjustments to your Nissan Pathfinder's suspension system, which serves to attach your wheels to your vehicle. During the 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. Bring your 2005 Nissan Pathfinder in for a wheel alignment and we'll start with an alignment check. After that, we can adjust your wheel alignment angles until they match Nissan’s recommended measurements.

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 frequently should you get a wheel alignment for your Pathfinder? Generally, it’s wise to have your alignment looked at around every 6,000 miles or 6 months, whichever happens first. You should check your Pathfinder owner’s manual to verify Nissan’s suggested 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.

Engine Repairs for Your 2005 Nissan Pathfinder

If your 2005 Nissan Pathfinder needs engine repair, our technicians will make sure you understand what’s going on before they start working on your engine. We never do any work without your sign-off. If a service can wait, we’ll make sure you know. We'll also tell you if it's necessary for your safety. We seek to give you all the info you need to make a smart decision about our services. By choosing Firestone Complete Auto Care for Pathfinder engine repairs and you can feel confident knowing that we use Nissan-approved parts and components like the cambelt, engine oil seal, sensors, or another part.

2005 Nissan Pathfinder Engine Q&A

  • Why does the check engine light in my Pathfinder turn on when I start my car? Generally, your check engine light turning on upon ignition is not a bad thing. It’s just your Pathfinder firing up its circuits. The light should turn off in a bit, but come see us if it doesn't.
  • Why is my Nissan Pathfinder making engine noise? Strange engine sounds can be a sign something’s off in your Nissan Pathfinder. Knocking or tapping could be a symptom of low oil. A high-pitched whistle could signal an intake leak or misaligned belt. Squealing can be traced back to a loose fan belt, and grinding might be a sign of brake problems rather than engine issues.
  • What could damage a Nissan 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.

2005 Nissan Pathfinder Tire Repair

Firestone Complete Auto Care is here for you when your 2005 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. 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 we determine that your 2005 Nissan Pathfinder tire can be safely repaired, the repair process is actually fairly simple: (1) Take the tire off the wheel for easy inspection, (2) fill in the area that’s been punctured to prevent damage from moisture, and (3) re-seal the inside lining of your tire so that air won’t escape.

Nissan Pathfinder Tire Repair Questions

  • Can I drive my Nissan on a flat tire? Driving on a flat or underinflated tire can put extra stress on your wheels and alignment. While it’s sometimes necessary to drive a short distance on a flat tire to get to a safe place, don’t take any other trips in your Pathfinder until you can have the flat tire repaired or replaced.
  • Can I use an emergency/temporary sealant to 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.

2005 Nissan Pathfinder Maintenance Information

There's no need to guess when it's time to get Pathfinder maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 2005 Nissan Pathfinder maintenance schedule! This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Nissan themselves. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Pathfinder running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 2005 Nissan Pathfinder problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your 2005 Nissan Pathfinder Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 2005 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 the place to go for 2005 Nissan Pathfinder maintenance. Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

Questions About 2005 Nissan Pathfinder Maintenance

  • When should I have Nissan Pathfinder alignment checked? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 2005 Pathfinder is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my Nissan Pathfinder to 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? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Nissan Pathfinder to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Battery Size & Replacement for 2005 Nissan Pathfinder

Need more info about Nissan Pathfinder batteries?

Battery Engine Warranty Cold Cranking Amps
24F-6 V6/4.0L Replacement 36 months Performance months 750
24F-RP V6/4.0L Replacement 48 months Performance months 750
24F-AGM V6/4.0L Replacement 36 months Performance months 710

2005 Nissan Pathfinder Batteries

On average, auto batteries last anywhere from three to five years. Check your battery regularly and replace it as needed so it doesn’t leave you and your Nissan Pathfinder stranded. Pay attention to clues that your battery is on its way out. A slow engine crank, an illuminated battery or check engine light, swollen battery case, corrosion-covered posts, or faded headlights can all signal that your battery is on its last leg.

You can also get a Free Battery Test at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. Visit us for a complimentary battery check and, if necessary, a battery replacement to help keep your 2005 Nissan Pathfinder running! Car batteries are only one of our many strong suits. Our technicians are well-acquainted with Nissan’s service specs for Pathfinder car batteries’ reserve capacities and cold cranking amps. Get help figuring out the battery size that matches your vehicle, and schedule a fast car battery replacement at your earliest convenience.

Top Nissan PathfinderCar Battery Questions

  • Why won’t my Nissan Pathfinder battery hold a charge?  A battery that won't hold a charge is almost as good as dead. The battery might be old. Or, you may have a habit of leaving your car doors open and the lights on overnight. Stop by for a free battery test at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to learn more about the state of your battery.
  • 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.
  • What is the white, crusty substance accumulating on my Pathfinder’s battery post?  If you notice white, crusty stuff around the battery terminals of your Pathfinder, it's likely corrosion. A chemical reaction between battery acid and the air can create a white, powdery substance that builds up over time on the terminals. This buildup can interfere with the electrical connection between the battery and your Pathfinder’s electrical system, potentially leading to poor performance, difficulty starting, and other issues.

2005 Nissan Pathfinder Oil Change Service

Nissan recommends changing your 2005 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 knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Nissan if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds.

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Nissan Pathfinder. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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 your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Pathfinder's engine.

2005 Nissan Pathfinder Oil Change Questions

  • What does it mean if my Nissan Pathfinder oil light comes on?  The oil change light in your Nissan Pathfinder could be triggered by an overdue oil change. However, if the oil pressure light is on, you may be dealing with low engine oil, a failing oil pump, a clogged oil filter, or a malfunctioning 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.

2005 Nissan Pathfinder Tune-Up & Engine Service

Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your Pathfinder. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to Nissan Pathfinder engine tune-up services. The standard Firestone Tune-Up is one service option. It includes a complete visual inspection of engine components, installation of new spark plugs, and a lifetime warranty on parts*. Another service option pays special attention to the filters in your Pathfinder. Specifically, we replace the fuel filter and air filter. The third tune-up option is a fuel system cleaning service, which is a three-step process that removes varnish, dirt, and carbon deposits on your Pathfinder's fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. This goes a long way in boosting your fuel system’s overall performance. Consider this when choosing a tune-up service for your Pathfinder: your vehicle’s maintenance record and mileage can determine which service is best. Chat with a Firestone technician before you jump into a specific service to ensure your engine tune-up money is well-spent.

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

2005 Nissan Pathfinder Engine Tune-Up Q&A

  • 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 often do Nissan Pathfinder fuel injectors 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.

2005 Nissan Pathfinder Suspension Service & Repair

During the first few years you had your 2005 Nissan Pathfinder, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your Pathfinder bounces, leans 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 2005 Nissan Pathfinder in for suspension and steering service. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your Pathfinder suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost.

2005 Pathfinder Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • 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's nose dive down 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.
  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in 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.

Convenient & Local 2005 Nissan Pathfinder A/C Service

Our trained technicians will do what they can to solve your 2005 Nissan Pathfinder A/C problems. During this initial A/C performance check, we’ll look at the state of your 2005 Nissan Pathfinder’s A/C system to see if repair work is required. We’ll test overall system performance, check for any leaks, and measure the system pressure.

While your 2005 Nissan Pathfinder’s air conditioner is being serviced, we’ll also do an A/C evacuation and recharge. During this process, a technician will remove the old refrigerant from the A/C system. Then, they’ll perform an evacuation (also known as a discharge) on the entire system per Nissan guidelines. The A/C system is recharged with new refrigerant.

Questions About 2005 Nissan Pathfinder A/C Systems

  • What’s making my Pathfinder A/C put out warm air? If your car’s air conditioning isn’t blowing cold air at all (or it tries, then turns warm), you could have a clogged expansion valve, a faulty compressor clutch, a leak, or a malfunctioning fuse in the system.
  • What causes A/C system leaks?  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.

2005 Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Service & Repairs

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right 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 or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, 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 your Pathfinder isn’t working at all. Our expert techs are familiar with 2005 Pathfinder services and perform them according to Nissan-recommended specifications. 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.

2005 Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Q&A

  • 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 Nissan Pathfinder transmission fluid leak? 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.
  • Should I avoid driving my Nissan Pathfinder if there is a transmission fluid leak?  Driving with a transmission fluid leak is not recommended. Transmission fluid is essential to the proper operation of the transmission system, and a leak can cause serious problems, including reduced performance, overheating, and potentially transmission failure.

2005 Nissan Pathfinder Inspections

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 see how much charge it has left – and determine if it may fail in the near future. The check will continue with a visual inspection of your Nissan Pathfinder's lights, windshield wipers, filters, 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 also offer an in-depth Complete Vehicle Inspection for your 2005 Nissan Pathfinder. During a Complete Vehicle Inspection, we’ll visually check everything that’s on the list for a Courtesy Check. Additionally, we’ll perform an examination (by hand!) of your steering and suspension system, brakes, and exhaust components. The goal of this type of inspection is to unearth significant issues that might wreak havoc on your 2005 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.

2005 Nissan Pathfinder Vehicle Inspection Q and A

  • How do I know if I should have an inspection on my Nissan Pathfinder? 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.
  • My 2005 Nissan Pathfinder failed the state inspection test. Can you fix it? Don’t panic! Come in for a complete inspection today and we’ll find (and repair) the root cause before you have your vehicle retested.
  • When is the best time to 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.

Radiator Service & Repair for 2005 Nissan Pathfinder

Staying on top of routine radiator maintenance for your 2005 Nissan Pathfinder is crucial to keep your engine in the best possible shape for years to come. Nissan recommends that you replace coolant (also called antifreeze) at certain intervals, but it’s also wise to keep an eye out for signs of a failing radiator. 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.

If you bring your vehicle to Firestone Complete Auto Care, we start with a comprehensive inspection of your Nissan Pathfinder’s cooling system. We’ll do a machine-powered coolant exchange on the system, and then we’ll top off or replace the fluids that were removed (like chemicals, lubricants, and sealants). Lastly, we’ll perform a pressure check to look for leaks. When it comes to radiator service and repair, we’re here to give your 2005 Nissan Pathfinder the top-notch service it needs.

Questions About Nissan Pathfinder Radiators

  • What does an illuminated coolant temperature light mean for my Nissan?  Your engine might be about to overheat. If your low coolant light is on, pull over in a safe area and wait for your engine temperature to go down. Once it’s safe to do so, bring your car to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care to have the coolant system inspected.
  • Why is my Pathfinder overheating?  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.
  • 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.