1996 Nissan Patrol/Safari Car Problem.

Tiny
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  • 1996 NISSAN PATROL/SAFARI

Electrical problem
1996 Nissan Patrol/Safari 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 111500 miles

Hello,

I have a nissan patrol KingsRoad edition 1996, Im facing many problems nowadays,

Problems:

- Engine hesitates to open sometimes and sometimes it doesn't open. I have to try 2 or 3 times.

- Sometimes when I drive and press hard the car just moves really fast, but sometimes I press it to almost the end, the car moves very slow.

- Car works fine when the AC is on, When I use the car for like 1 hour then I press the brakes or slow down and stop, the RPM gets really low and switches the engine off by itself.

- The cars shakes very often.

- Thermometer is always on C and when I drive, it gets like maximum 1 CM above the C. Usually cars have it stable on the middle.

I took the car to Nissan workshop, they told me that these problem can be solved by changing or repairing the following:

- IAA Unit.
- Valve ASSY-AAC
- UNIT control
- Chmbr ASSY-THRO
- Harness Enigine
- Harness Chassis
- Relay
- Device ASSY-TRA
- Hosetube - P/STG
- Fan with motor.

Price: $5000

Please advise me.

and please tell me if they are ripping me off.

Regards,
Bassel

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Friday, June 12th, 2009 AT 9:38 PM

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Tiny
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Hi Bassel,

Thank you for the donation.

Did they diagnose the problem and provide the recommendations? I don't see the reason for replacing the engine and chassis harness.

Some of the items listed might just require some cleaning and they should work well.

I would suggest getting a second opinion.

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Saturday, June 13th, 2009 AT 10:46 AM
Tiny
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Hello,

What is the Harness engine and what does it do?

Thanks :)

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Saturday, June 13th, 2009 AT 2:04 PM
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Engine harness is the whole bunch of wire for the engine.

What they are telling you is to replace almost all the wire of the system.

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Saturday, June 13th, 2009 AT 3:46 PM
Tiny
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Hello,

Thanks for replying,

but do these cost $1000?

And please do let me know if its better to repair it in a garage or just let the Nissan workshop do the work?

And please tell me if $4500 is too much for repairing anf replacing all mention parts.

Thanks

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Saturday, June 13th, 2009 AT 3:49 PM
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$4500 is rather high for the problems you mentioned. I would suggest getting a second opinion or even a third one if it warrants.

Just tell them you have such problems and let them provide you with a quote for the job and what needs to be done.

Parts price varies from place to place and it is good to get different quotes as it involves a rather large amount of $.

If you get the harness, it could cost $1000 but if any section is faulty, which seldom requires replacement of the harness assy, a repir might cost you less than $200.

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Saturday, June 13th, 2009 AT 11:35 PM
Tiny
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Hello,

Thanks again for your reply,

They gave me a quoted report, the things I told you in the first message are these they told me to change.

Range $4500

what do u think about the car temprature is it normal?

Thanks

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Sunday, June 14th, 2009 AT 8:54 AM
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No, the temp reading is too low and it could possibly be due to a faulty sending unit or thermostat.

If you send it to an independent repair shop I believe you would get a better deal based on what was quoted.

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Monday, June 15th, 2009 AT 8:58 AM

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