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#396 of 2519 Uh, oh...now I'm worried
Jul 31, 2000 (12:17 pm)
We're thinking very seriously about buying a 1997 Nissan Quest (we were going to talk price today!). All this talk about crank shaft problems has me worried. Does anyone know if the problem was corrected before the 97's came out? The van is loaded...leather and all extras and in immaculate condition...40k miles...sticker price $17,900 (which is very much in line with the blue book value). We're hoping to get down to $16k. Ok, all you experienced Nissan people...please help!!
#398 of 2519 '94 Stalling Problems
Aug 03, 2000 (2:26 pm)
In response to #356, I'm new to this site and we are considering buying another Quest because of great performance we have received. We have 105K on the '94 and have definitely gotten our moneys worth, but we have been experiencing this same intermittent problem for the last 9 months. As usual it works perfectly for the mechanic. We have tried the normal stuff, such as tune ups, fuel filters, O2 sensors, idle bypass valves, etc. There are no codes being registered on the computer. It also does not seem to be an electrical problem (high probability w/cars this old), but inline with a fuel problem. We have also tested the fuel pressure and it seems to be fine, too.
This is the first real problem with the car, but my wife is getting scared to drive it (that's why we are looking). If I could get this fixed, we would keep the car for another 100K.
Any other suggestions?????
Aug 03, 2000 (5:52 pm)
I'm guessing it's your fuel pump. i have heard of intermittent stalling problems with Quests of that vintage due to a bad fuel pump or clogged pump screen.
Is your pump noisy? This might be a sign that it is on it's way out.
Check out the Villager/Quest forum at www.egroups.com . There has been some discussion of just this issue recently.
Aug 03, 2000 (8:21 pm)
I have Quest GXE 1999 with 30k on it. Very happy with it so far.
1. About 3 month ago after I've changed breaks, I noticed that every time when I release breaks at traffic lights, they make a king of a grinding noise. Very definite noise. My dealer says it is normal and caused by friction of metal parts and he cannot do anything about it.
2.Also he told me that there is no air purifying filter on Quest 99. They exist only on 2000 models. From previous posts I thought I've read that someone changed them on 99.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
#402 of 2519 Shafted by Nissan!
Aug 04, 2000 (5:17 pm)
For anyone who has suffered through the broken crankshaft problem, or has otherwise been "Shafted by Nissan":
#403 of 2519 Dealer offer for Y2K Quest SE
Aug 05, 2000 (7:07 pm)
I was just quoted $4000 off MSRP for a 2000 SE w/cloth & comfort/convenience package. Final price is $21718. First, is this a good price? Second, are there rebates currently available? Edmunds doesn't have any listed, but there must be some rebates and/or incentives factored into this price. Thanks, from a dad w/ 2 kids and only 1 small car.
#404 of 2519 97 Quest miscl problems
Aug 05, 2000 (10:33 pm)
Hi, I have a 97 Quest GXE with 31K on it, and am experiencing a few problems: 1) the "swishing" noise coming from the steering wheel and it's also very slightly loose (?) where it attaches to the steering column (2) The "Check Engine" light just came on and stays lit (3) the stock CD player/changer has a mind of it's own - I think it's an electrical short...it just goes "off" when I hit a bump in the road and some of the rear speakers also come and go with bumps in the road. also the CD player will sometimes say "No DJ" when I try to turn it on, even though the CD changer stack thing is pushed in firmly.
Anyone experience any of these and have any advice?
Also how long to you suppose the "original equipment" tires that come on it new, will last? I have Goodyear Eagle LS which as "new" last 60,000 miles, but mine are looking a bit worn at 31K.
thanks to anyone who can give some advice!
#405 of 2519 '95 crankshaft update
Aug 07, 2000 (8:11 pm)
To stevenb 1-sorry I can't find the relevant Consumer's Report. We are having our engine replaced with a remanufactured engine. Nissan gave us 20% off the parts, the dealership gave us 25% off the labor. We aren't as happy as they think we shoud be! The service dept. insists they put our belts on correctly...and, well, who's to know? Its not like they keep a record of the specifications they used to tighten the belts. They did squeal on start up, a bad sign, I think, but not unusual, the damn things were aways squealing a little! So, it was take them to court and jprove they screwed up or eat it and trade the damn thing in as soon as possible. According to all the people I complained to at Nissan, the only possible reasons for a broken crankshaft were 1) one of those things, 2)off market parts 3) overtightened belts. They admitted that courts expect cars to go for 100K, rather than 84K, so #1 probably wasn't it, #2 wasn't an issue cuz we had it serviced by Nissan, so # 3 seems most likely. Those little pieces of rubber shouldn't hurt a big piece of metal, but in a Quest engine they can! I hope pat Mahoney means business about a class action suit, cuz I am irritated. A little bad publicity alone woud make me sleep better!