Got a 2005-2014 Nissan Pathfinder SUV? Trying to work out how to change the oil, fuel pump or thermostat? Our YouTube channel has all the answers!
Haynes’ YouTube playlist includes 21 FREE videos that show you:
How to check the fluid levels
How to fit new wiper blades
How to change the starter motor
How to renew the rear brake pads
How to change the engine oil and filter (shown below)
How to fit headlight bulbs
How to replace the drivebelt
How to replace the alternator
How to replace the air filter
How to fit a new cabin filter
How to remove and replace the battery
How to replace the auto transmission fluid
How to replace the coolant
How to replace the front shocks
How to replace the fuel pump
How to replace the O2 sensor
How to replace the PCV valve
How to replace the rear shocks
How to replace the tail light bulbs
How to replace the thermostat
How to change the headlamp bulbs
The videos are designed to complement our print or online manuals for the Nissan Pathfinder
Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Nissan Pathfinder, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your SUV. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Nissan Pathfinder can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.
This video shows you how to change the engine oil and filter on a Nissan Pathfinder
Buyer’s guide: the Nissan Pathfinder story
2012 and earlier Pathfinder models are equipped with either a 4.0L V6 or 5.6L V8 engine. 2013 and later models are only available with a 3.5L V6 engine. All models are equipped with a sequential multi-port electronic fuel injection system.
2012 and earlier Pathfinder models are of body-on-frame construction with a longitudinally mounted engine and transmission; 2013 and later models are of steel uni-body construction with a transversely mounted engine and transaxle.
On 2012 and earlier models, the engine transmits power to the rear wheels through a 5-speed automatic transmission via a driveshaft and rear driveaxles. On 2013 and later models, the engine transmits power to the front wheels through a continuously variable automatic transaxle (CVT) via independent driveaxles.
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) was available as an option on the Nissan Pathfinder. On 2012 and earlier AWD models, the front wheels are also propelled by way of a transfer case, driveshaft and two front driveaxles. On 2013 and later models AWD models, the rear wheels are also propelled by way of a transfer case, driveshaft, rear differential and two rear driveaxles.
All Pathfinders are equipped with four-wheel independent suspension. The rack-and-pinion steering unit is mounted behind the engine. Power assist is standard on all models; 2012 and earlier models utilize a belt-driven hydraulic power steering pump, while 2013 and later models are equipped with an electric motor-driven hydraulic power steering pump.
All models are equipped with power-assisted front and rear disc brakes. An anti-lock braking system is standard equipment on all models.