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#893 of 2519 1995 Quest Considering a Purchase by
Feb 12, 2002 (8:37 pm)
I own a 1995 Nissan Quest XE and love it. I have 102000 miles on it. It still drives like it did when I first purchased it. I haven't experienced any major mechanical problems since day one. This week, I will be putting it in the shop to have some deserved maintenance completed: CV Boot replacement, new fan belts, timing belt, tranny flush, and possible water pump if necessary. All of this is to be completed by a trusted Nissan Dealership who has completed all the maintenance on the Quest. I have been quoted a price of $850 for parts and labor.
If you decide to purchase one, have it inspected. You will be pleased with your decision.
Feb 13, 2002 (7:11 am)
I'm with sopman. Change by time, every 6 months with bosch filter. Just got a case over xmas of valvoline dino. With rebate = .49cents per quart (big diff over full-syn cost).
#895 of 2519 Radiator problem for Quest?
Feb 13, 2002 (9:50 pm)
Thanks for all the postings here - very useful!
Have anyone encountered radiator problem for your Quest?
I have a 96 Quest. Recently it has gone through several major repairs, fuel pump, etc.. Now the dealer has suggested me to replace the radiator!
Every item costs > $500! I am wondering if Nissan makes good and reliable vehicles.
Your experience is appreciated.
#896 of 2519 Oil Brands
Feb 15, 2002 (10:54 am)
Great price on the oil. I caught Castrol on sale and with rebate for .69 cents about three years ago. Bought 8 cases. Getting low now. Been looking for some more sales. Don't care what brand.
#897 of 2519 Rad Problem
Feb 16, 2002 (7:55 pm)
FYI. Have 93 Quest XE (with trailer towing package and 2 Row radiator) Had have my radiator replaced at about 90k miles because it had developed a significant leak. Learn, to my local mechanics dismay that -- surprise -- Nissan has discontined the heavy duty two row radiator and superseded the part # with a single row. Mechanic couldn't get a dual row from Nissan, Ford (Villager equivalent) or from any other parts houses.
$500 seems a bit high; think I paid less using for it installed.
#898 of 2519 Engine mounts & Door locks
Feb 16, 2002 (7:59 pm)
Any one else experiencing problems with the engine mounts or door locks? I've just had to put in my second full set of mounts in 90k miles (first set died under warranty). Never had so frequent a replacement. 1st set broke; the second set collapsed (guess fluid insert died or something).
Also, any problems with the door locks? It appears both front door locks are worn out in my 93 Quest (95k miles). Passenger door started binding up (can't unlock if from outside with the key) at about 50k miles; now the driver's door sticks (can't unlock with the key or from inside). I've lubed everything in sight to no avail; dealer quoted me $120 for the new lock (should say latch) mechanism plus labor. (Checked -- it's not hte power door lock motors binding, The plastic pieces of the lock it self appear worn out).
#899 of 2519 Soft brake pedal fixed
Feb 18, 2002 (8:18 am)
I complained to the dealer about the brake pedal being too soft and spongey on my '99 SE. They said they checked it out and I got the "they all do that" line. This was about 15 to 17k miles. Fast forward to ~49k miles and I am getting the front brakes done again, first set of pads lasted 32k miles.My mechanic told me the rear wheel brake cylinders were starting to leak, but it could go a little longer before I need to replace them.
So a few months and 3k miles and I finally get them replaced. My soft pedal is gone!! I cannot believe how nice and firm the pedal is. If anyone has what they believe is too soft a pedal, have the rear wheel cylinders checked.
#900 of 2519 silent warranty 95 Quest-Engine Knock
Feb 18, 2002 (4:30 pm)
Does anyone know where I can find out more re: the silent warranty for the 95 Quest? I called Nissan and they can find no information about this.This is the 84month/100k warranty.
#901 of 2519 Coolant level after major service???
Feb 18, 2002 (6:08 pm)
I have had a 60K service for the Quest.
Right after the service, the coolant level was at MAX. Five days later, the coolant level is now in between MAX and MIN.
Should I be concerned there is a major leak? Or the coolant is now in the radiator? I was told by the dealer that my radiator has (minor) leak.
Thanks for your advice.
#902 of 2519 Electronic door locks chattering
Feb 19, 2002 (9:39 am)
One of my door locks on my 99 Quest(50k)is chattering when I hit the central locking system with the fob. If anyone has experience with this, am I about to have a locking problem? Had a similar problem fixed once just before the 36k warranty ran out but will not get it done until necessary when it is on my nickel.