Last post on Oct 23, 2006 at 1:23 AM
You are in the Nissan Quest
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Nissan Quest, Mercury Villager, Van
#521 of 2519 Hi Sblum- Cylinder locks.
Dec 05, 2000 (12:38 pm)
Interestingly, I just saw some decorative cylinder locks at the auto store and I almost bought them for my 99 Quest. Although a good theft deterrent, I can see how they could sometimes be inconvenient. Have you asked your dealer if he could replace them for a regular key lock?
Btw, you should also post this in our regular http://townhall.edmunds.com/cgi-bin/townhall?c=Vans&t=1294">Nissan Quest forum. I'm sure some of the owners there would be interested in knowing about some of the new 2001 Quest features.
#522 of 2519 quest 98 brake noise
Dec 06, 2000 (1:44 am)
I bought my quest 98 almost 2 years ago. the car has 24,000 miles now. about 3 weeks ago, I replaced the tires and took the car for yearly inspection which they do check for brake problems. the car passed without any problems. about 2 weeks ago, the car started making noise which is coming from driver side front tire. it makes a squeaky griding noise only when i ma driving forward. the noise goes away when I put the brakes on! why do you think may be the problem? I assume whatever the problem is, it must be covered under the basic 3/36K warranty and therefore the dealer shouldn't charge me. right?
thanks in advance 4 your help,
#523 of 2519 Brake noise - ABS?
Dec 06, 2000 (1:25 pm)
This may have been addressed earlier - but I couldn't find the post, so here's my question:
After starting my 2000 SE and while backing down the driveway, the brakes make a brief noise accompanied by a pulsation felt in the pedal. It's very noticable, but does not happen again until the van is restarted. Could this be the ABS "resetting"? Anyone else notice this? Thanks!
#524 of 2519 Hello,Waynerp
Dec 06, 2000 (6:21 pm)
If you feel this every time you start up this is just your ABS system way of checking it's components..
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#525 of 2519 locks and automobiles
Dec 06, 2000 (7:45 pm)
yeah, that is cheap taking out the linkage/electronics on the 2001 passenger side lock cylinder. i've got a 2k-VillSport and checked it (since i always use the remote) - it does have a lock. you're right, batteries go dead and certainly there should be a backup design - especially on a door lock.
my (very insignificant minor) "question" is: where is the fuel door lock. if anything, it guards against vandalism (don't minivans normally travel and stay at hotels?). that's a simple 60-cent solenoid tied to the power locks.
#526 of 2519 Brake pads
Dec 06, 2000 (11:56 pm)
Has anyone changed out brake pads on a 99 Quest? I looked at them last nite and it looks like you need a special (star) tool to remove two bolts.
#527 of 2519 No more Changes-No more vans
Dec 07, 2000 (3:51 pm)
Since the Villager/Quest twins will be discontinued during the 2002 build run (Ford has pulled out of the agreement to build them anymore) talking about any changes becomes moot.
Sigh, just when he van has received a 5-star crash rating and just may be the best van buy on the market -- including the most reliable. I'll have to go out in the garage and kick mine again -- maybe something will go wrong then>>> chuckle.
#528 of 2519 sopman
Dec 07, 2000 (3:53 pm)
While I haven't looked at replacing the pads on my 99 Quest yet, I'll bet the fastener is what is called a "Torx" head. It has become pretty much the standard fastener head for auto & motorcycle manufacturing over the past few years in the U.S.. You can get bits for these (that fit into a standard ratchet) at Sears.
#529 of 2519 Hi Jkrolak- Well ya know...
Dec 07, 2000 (4:26 pm)
the Quest will still be around after 2002. As a matter a fact, Nissan is planning a "bigger & better" one. Read Edmund's Future Telling.
Dec 07, 2000 (6:47 pm)
So, what are Edmunds sources on this?
More powerful? Will they be using the 3.5 engine from the Pathfinder? That would be great. Maybe I'll trade ours in yet.