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#1424 of 2519 "H" rated tires really required on '95 Quest?
Jan 27, 2004 (4:11 pm)
We have a 1995 Nissan Quest which needs another tire replacement w/in a few thousand miles.
The orig. tires were Goodyear Eagle "H"-rated size 215/70R15 (97H). This van had larger tires because it had the optional towing pkg. - not that we needed it - it was just a left-over '95 model at years end. Most of these Quest vans did not have H-rated tires; most tire charts do not even show it as an option when I was looking for the first replacement tires.
In any event, at 45K miles the Goodyears had to be replaced. Installed Michelin MXV4, same size but V-rated (97V). The only "H" rated we could get was the Goodyear again. Even one Goodyear store did not have a high opinion of them and they were more expensive than Michelins!
After about 40K miles and 5 years on the Michelins, they are due for replacement soon. Is there any reason to replace with an H or V-rated tire for this van? We do haul things in it occasionally, but not more than 500 lbs.
When we were getting the last set, some tire stores recommended an S or T-rated tire; others would not install anything less than an H-rated tire. Even the Nissan dealer was not sure - more or less said should buy a H-rated tire. The other day, a tire dealer said that if I had bought an S or T-rated Michelin, it would still be good for another 30K miles rather than needing replacement now.
This van does not need an H or V-rated for speed. Lucky if we can get up to 70mph in 2 minutes.
Even so, it has been a good van and serves its purpose and is not worth anything on a trade or resale.
I would appreciate any thoughts on this matter. I am at a dead-end on this. Hope that some of you have this type van w/ the larger tires. Did not get much response in the tires forum.
#1425 of 2519 Re:"H" rated tires really required on '95 Quest
Jan 27, 2004 (7:35 pm)
Any tire listed in your owners manual would be an acceptable replacement. It sounds like you already know about the speed ratings of tires so I wont go into why the H speed rating isn't required for your van.
I just got a set of tires for my 2000 Villager. I used the following web site which had a very good rating system,(http://www.tirerack.com/). I ended up getting Yokohama Avid Touring tires which were the top rated tire for my van. So far I have been very happy with them. They cost about $45 each.
#1426 of 2519 Radio Display Fix testimonial
Jan 28, 2004 (12:11 pm)
Just wanted to mention that I used the link for the radio display fix (See msg # 1399) http://www.shareamemory.com/radio/index.htm) about a year ago on my 99 Quest when the display went dead.
I paid for the detailed info and tried fixing the solder connections on the power supply board myself. Couldn't get it to work, so I sent the board in for a repaired board, credited for the money I'd already paid, then sent my old board back in the same box.
I'm very happy and the display has worked fine for a year now. You know, even though it's a relatively trivial problem, it's the most annoying thing since it stares you in the face every time you get in the van!
Disclaimer: I have nothing to do with the website or individual running it; just confirming it worked for me.
#1427 of 2519 M6che Radio Display
Jan 28, 2004 (5:34 pm)
I had to go back and look, sure enough, I posted that link. I'm glad it worked for you. Sounds like the exchange program is the way to go. Though, I hope I never have to use it!
#1428 of 2519 Quest door interior panel
Feb 06, 2004 (8:17 pm)
Could you teach me how pop the interior door trim?
I want to change side mirror of my van,
but I could not find out the way to pop the door panel of driver side.
Feb 06, 2004 (8:58 pm)
What year is your Quest?
Mine's a '99. On it, you have to remove a screw in the door handle where the power window switches are, and then gently pop the panel out by popping the clips. Start at the bottom, and use something like a putty knife on the first two or three. The top of the panel slides down into the window glass channel area, so after you pop the clips you lift the panel up and out.
There's a trianglar plastic panel opposite the mirror that also comes off (one screw?). You have to remove the door light connection at the bottom of the door too. The mirror itself attaches to the door with three bolts (plus the wiring harness), iirc.
If you break a clip, Home Depot supposedly has replacements.
Why are you replacing your driver side mirror? Did you drop a canoe on it? (j/k).
#1430 of 2519 Quest '99 Brake Caliber Bolt Socket Size
Feb 09, 2004 (1:55 pm)
I am wondering if anyone knows the socket size for the brake caliber of Quest '99. I am trying to replace the front brake pads but do not have the right wrench set.
#1431 of 2519 Quest '99 Brake Caliber Bolt Socket Size
Feb 17, 2004 (7:47 pm)
The socket for the brake caliper is a Torx T40. Buy a good quality one, or a couple of cheap ones, I've heard it is easy to break then taking the bolts out.
Mar 02, 2004 (6:46 pm)
hi..i have the sticking gas pedal problem. I read back in alot of the posts but cant find any detailed instructions on how to repair it. Is this a job a novice can do? I would appreciate anybodys help on this. Thank you!
Mar 02, 2004 (7:47 pm)
Here's a post on how to clean it:
dhoff Jan 24, 2001 4:54pm
For more, search for "throttle body."
And yes, you can d-i-y without much difficulty.