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Re: Power steering hose
I just found out that mine was leaking pretty badly. Had to fill up reservoir twice in two months. I took it to Goodyear to have the tires rotated (because the damn wheels were seized on to the rotors) and I had them look at the power steering unit because I knew that it had been leaking. They told me that the source of the leak was the high pressure hose. They wanted $327 to fix ($140 for hose, $90 for labor, $50 for power steering pump flush, and misc charges and tax). I am planning on doing this repair myself.
As a side note, this is, by far, the worst vehicle that I have ever owned! I have had it in the dealership at least six times while it was under warranty. The first was for the bad shimmy in the front end during braking, four more times trying to get the hvac damper issues fixed, and once when they had to replaced the back bumper because they had backed into a lightpole. I have a check engine light that has been on for two years (I have to replace a $70 evap solenoid that has rusted open). Nearly every bolt is corroded to the point of no return. The engine skid plate cannot be put back on because the bolts holding it to the frame corroded and snapped in half. The transmission makes a strong clunk when shifting from first to second gears (only the first time after starting the truck). I really love my truck, but I have very little faith in any of Nissan's products any more, and I don't think that I will ever by another Nissan product again.