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BENT ROD

1999 Nissan Pathfinder

Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Nissan Pathfinder 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 200000 miles

The car makes a noise and my uncle says it is a bent rod, but it still runs. Should I buy 4 new tires to get this car on the road or is it a gonner.
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Aixaix
December 12, 2008.



As a mechanic I can tell you rods dont bend the bearing on the crank end can be worn causing a rapping sound if crank has not been scored by a spun bearing and assuming the rod end is still " round" you can replace the bearing but it could also be the other end of the rod which contains the wristpin connecting to the piston !

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Jonnybones
Sep 6, 2009.