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    Morning.

    So last Saturday I decided to quickly replace the front brake pads on my Pathfinder, as I have bought a set about 8 months ago, when replacing the rear pads. There was no need for the front pads to be replaced. Till now. Quickly removed the one wheel and the bolt on the caliper, as well as the old pads.

    When fitting the new pads, I know the protruding caliper pistons might give issues sometimes and where ready for that, but............................................... ........ThE FREAKIN' PAD AT THE REAR DON'T WANT TO SLOT INTO PLACE!!!!!!!!

    Closer investigation and it does look a little different to the old ones, look on the packaging and there it clearly states.........F B/Pads for NISSAN MURANO!

    So if anyone needs new pads for their Murano, contact me, I have a set for the front.


    So back to the topic:
    Suspension:
    As I had the Patty jacked up and one front wheel off, I had a look to see if anything was out of place. There has been a slight metal screeching / squeal sound when the left front suspension moves up and down. Previously had the vehicle at 2 suspension repair shops, they couldn't find anything wrong.

    On inspection now, I found this:
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    Seems like the bushes flex and touch the on the outside of the mountings, all on the lower control arm.

    The right hand side has no such marks.




    Body Spacers(?):
    Then just checking on the rest of the bolts and other stuff underneath, my caught this:
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    There is gaps between the "washer" and the spacer itself on the front mounts, but not towards the rear (or at least very little).


    Could anyone with experience on these vehicles give me some feedback as to these 2 scenarios, is this normal?

    Did try and get a second opinion from this one, but she wasn't too helpful at 3 months old.
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    Thanks in advance,
    Marius
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    Default Re: Pathfinder Suspension and Body Spacers

    Those gaps in the last two pics, was that with the vehicle jacked up? If so, that might explain it. Can's comment on the first pics.

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    Default Re: Pathfinder Suspension and Body Spacers

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Farquart View Post
    Those gaps in the last two pics, was that with the vehicle jacked up? If so, that might explain it. Can's comment on the first pics.
    Thanks for the reply Lord Farquart.
    The space is still there, even when not jacked up.
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