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97 Pathfinder Question
Hello All. I am a known offender on the Titan version. I am looking at a first car for my 16yr old. I have found a 1997 Pathfinder and need some input. Yes I realize this is the Fronty spot and not the Pathy spot, but it is about the same as a Titan/Armada.

the Vehicle.

1997 Pathfinder XE
191k miles.
normal wear and tear for age and mileage. The only bright warning light on this is the check engine light being on. I know this could be as simple as the gas cap. But she has a mechanic outfit who has maintained it since her sister, the original owner, bought it new. He changed the Distributor cap, [lug wires, and otherwise maintained it. Says he doesn't knwo why light it on.

My Question:

For $1500 is there something known to go terminally bad on these things at this mileage?

I get it that it could be a cat, O2 sensor, etc... But is there something hideously expensive I should know about?

Thanks for your quick response.
Take it to most auto parts stores they will give you the code and sometimes the reason. It take it is the 6 cyl? As long as the engine and transmission has not been abused it will last a good 250 - 300k. Look for any oil leaks close to the firewall that is where the plugs are that are usually difficult to remove.
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Welcome to Fronty Spot. I saw Pathfinder and thought I could help, but the R50 version is out of my jurisdiction. I agree that you should get the codes read and go from there.
#4 is a good spot for Pathy info. Nice crowd there too.
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I agree with taking it to an auto parts house to get the codes read. I use Advance Auto. O'reilly and Auto Zone said they couldn't, but I think it is on a store by store basis.
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