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Nissan Quest, Van
Jun 08, 2007 (7:21 pm)
Okay I need help with my 2005 Quest. I have had a horrible smell in my Quest since last August. I have taken it in to Nissan 7 times. Nissan has sprayed antibacterial spray in it, deep cleaned it, installed new carpet and cleaned the rear air conditioning out since they think it might have leaked in the back. Has anyone else had a problem with the rear part of the van stinking? I have looked for leaks in the rain. You can't even leave anything in the rear compartment b/c it smells like mold just over night. Has anyone else had this problem? My husband wants to sell the van just b/c of the horrible smell, oh course who wants to buy a stinking van. We can't even take anyone in our van b/c of the horrible smell.
#2190 of 2475 Re: Smell in 05 Quest [helpwithquest]
Jun 09, 2007 (11:27 am)
No, I have ever heard of such problem of bad smell. Some dead animal in the compartment? Even the emission from the beautiful VQ engine has no such "bad" smell.
Our 2004 Quest has 36000 trouble free miles. Just finished a round trip from St. Louis to New Orleans. Gas mileage was 22.8 MPG with air conditioning on all the time and speed mostly at 80-85 MPH. We really appreciate the handle and stable of the van, especially in the heavy rain road. It handles like a Champ and boost the driver's confidence during the merge and pass other cars/trucks.
BTW, the front brake pads are still the original factory installed. Had it checked in Dobbs and they recommended changing it after the summer.
The 2004 Quest has been a really great car for us so far.
#2191 of 2475 Re: Smell in 05 Quest [green_tea]
Jun 10, 2007 (3:04 pm)
Nope, we have doubled checked for dead animals. It only grows worse when it rains. Off, we go to Nissan again tomorrow since we had another rainstorm this weekend.
#2192 of 2475 Re: Smell in 05 Quest [helpwithquest]
Jun 12, 2007 (9:22 am)
Is it wet in the back area after it rains? Have you tried the AC vents in the ceiling? Could be mold in there. How about the compartments in the 3rd row seat? If not check regularly, could easily have food, spoiled milk bottles, etc.
#2193 of 2475 2004 Quest SE - seat worn out/hole
Jun 18, 2007 (7:09 am)
While cleaning our van this weekend, I removed one of the kids carseats and found that there was a hole that has been worn in the 3 row bench seat. Seems that seat is vinyl and not leather like the other seats. The edge of the carseat must have worn through it. I thought it was leather, like the other seats. To top if off, the material seems to have a thin layer of vinyl on the surface, then a spongy area, then another backing of vinyl before you get 'thru' the covering. Wow, what a disappointment...
#2194 of 2475 how to change the air filter
Jun 25, 2007 (6:07 am)
It looks like the hose connected to the air filter box needs to be disassembled, otherwise there's not enough room for the air filter box cover to come off. Is this right? I didn't want to force it open. My other car used to have the same set up. Can anyone who's done this tell me? Thanks!
Jun 25, 2007 (8:01 am)
I posted my mileage on a recent trip
#2196 of 2475 Re: how to change the air filter [tamu2002]
Jun 26, 2007 (7:59 am)
Never mind. I did it.
#2197 of 2475 Re: how to change the air filter [tamu2002]
Jun 28, 2007 (6:49 pm)
I've been thinking about changing the air filter myself. Glad to find your recent post. Do you know how often it is recommended to change the air filter on Quest? Where can I find some instructions on how to do it? Which brand did you put in? On autozone website, they listed 3, 2 generic ($6-9), and one K&N filter ($45). There was some discussion about air filter on this forum a while ago, but I can't remember if it's worthwhile to spend $45 on the K&N filter. Thanks.
#2198 of 2475 Re: how to change the air filter [vinhphuc]
Jun 29, 2007 (8:23 am)
Our van is two years old and has 25K miles on it. The filter looked very dirty with bugs and black oily stains. I put in the regular Fram filter which is good for 12k miles according to the box. I guess the frequency really depends on your driving conditions.
It was actually fairly easy to pull the filter out. The cover has two clips on the right side and two pins that snaps into two slots on the left. You unbuckle the two clips on the right side, then push the cover down while sliding it to the right to pull it out of the two slots on the left. Then you just replace the filter. The hard part for me was close the cover back up. I don't know if it was me not being handy enough, but the rubber seams on the Fram filter were too big. I ended up tearing them off to close the cover. I think next time I'll try a different brand to get a better fit.