The Nissan maintenance manual states that the timing belt should be replaced at 103,000 miles.
The recommended mileage to change a timing belt on a 1995 Nissan Pathfinder is 100,000 miles. The belt may need replaced before this.
120,000 miles is pushing it i am told
I have your answer for you. I talked to Nissan about this before. First of all, the 2001 Nissan Pathfinder doesnt have a timing belt. It has a timing chain. And Nissan doesnt set a life to these components. It is pretty much ment to last a long time and when it does go. then you need to replace it. Sounds odd but that is what the mechanic at Nissan told me. when it goes it will warp the valves and possible the pistons will hit the head and just destroy the engine. what to listen for when u need the timing chain replaced is metel slapping something or should i say like it isn't oiling properly. i would have it checked out every 60,000 miles.
Every 60,000 miles.
The 2001 Nissan Pathfinder has a 3.5 liter engine with a timing chain rather than a belt. http://www.samarins.com/reviews/pathfinder.html
The 4.0 litre V6 engine in a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder has a timing CHAIN
nissan micra has timing chain or cam chain and should be replaced at 200.000k
Yes, it has a chain.
how do i adjust my distributor for timing
A mechanic old me about 100,000K
It must be changed every 105,000 miles or 10 years whichever comes first. Warning: This is an interference engine.
It has a timing belt which must be changed every 106,000 miles.
Normally it will last the life of the engine and is replaced when the engine is overhauled.
Timming is off. I replaced the water pump on my 95 pathfinder and the fact that the timing belt has to be removed, there is a good chance that one of the cams turned. When the timing marks are lined up, it does not take much for one of the cams to get off its mark. Even a slight bump will do it, and it doesn't help that Nissan does not make the timing marks that visible to see. I used white paint and a small detail brush to mark the timing marks.
A 2006 Nissan Pathfinder has a timing chain. For more details on location and repair, check your owners manual.
Behind the timing belt cover.
It is 15 dedrees BTDC (non-California). It should be listed on the hood placard.