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Old 03-07-2011, 11:18 AM
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1998 Nissan Pathfinder 4x4 (Rear suspension issues Drunk Elephant?)

I am aware that this is a Mercedes site, and I have received lots of help for my Mercedes vehicles. Because you guys have been so helpful, I decided to see if anyone could help me.

My pathfinder has had a series of things done to correct the rear suspension. When driving at speeds above 45 mph, I can notice a sway or rocking feeling from side to side. This seems to become more exaggerated when attempting to change lane or travel downhill. I was told tat the sway bar linkage needed replacing. I had the rubber bushings replaced on the sway bar linkage, rear upper linkage, and various other rubber components.

There has been some improvement in the performance of the rear end. Though the problem Is still present. I was told that the rear upper linkage needed to be replaced. Since Ive already had the bushings replaced, is there still a need to replace the upper linkage mechanism? Are there any other suggestions for replacement? The mileage is 150,000 miles on my vehicle.

I did have the rear end checked, and was told that the mechanic did feel the problem but did not see any items to replace.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Ron
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Sounds like you need rear shock. If you press down and release the back of your Pathfinder, does the suspension bounce a few times?
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the shocks have been replaced with KYB shocks
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I've got an '01 Pathfinder. Does the same thing at anywhere from 65-75 mph. Vehicle will start this sort of wobble that will continue to get worse until i apply breaks. Had both shocks and struts replaced. It isn't as bad as before but it's still there. Please lemme know if you find a soloution.
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Hi Ron,Worn bushes both ends top and bottom trailing arms.When I bought mine 4 years ago, it would start the 'death wobble' at 50kph, real scary.Next day new shocks,same, put the big bar on the arms and lifted the body up, bushes were worn.Arms out, 10 ton press to push out bushes and fitted hand push in Nolathane bushes.Sorted!Have replace afew for customers in our workshop. Warren.
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