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#2206 of 2475 Engine Problem 3.5 SE
Jul 05, 2007 (11:12 am)
Well, the day before we left for a week long trip to the beach, I noticed a loud knocking in the engine at 2500 RPM. I called the local Nissan dealer and they wanted me to bring it by. So, at 2pm on a Friday evening I took it by. You know you've got problem with the service advisors and the mechanics come to listen and all shake their heads in bewilderment!
So, they checked the oil a few times, changed it, checked the oil pressure, ran a computer diagnostic, and all OK.
Time to call the engineers in TN. So, they were on the phone with those guys for almost an hour. They have never heard/seen this, and the engineers hadn't either. They authorized the dealer to drop the engine and check the timing chain and tensioners.
So, no van for the beach trip!
After working on the engine, sure enough, it was the timing chain hydraulic tensioner that had gone bad. So, be aware of that, as you couldn't tell unless reving the engine....
2004 Quest SE
#2207 of 2475 Re: Engine Problem 3.5 SE [famof3kids]
Jul 05, 2007 (11:27 am)
I hope your van is still covered by the extended warranty?
#2208 of 2475 Re: Engine Problem 3.5 SE [tamu2002]
Jul 10, 2007 (7:49 pm)
He should be covered byt the extended bumper to bumper warranty and/or the powertrain warranty.
#2209 of 2475 Re: Now our van runs like new [vinhphuc]
Jul 12, 2007 (12:19 pm)
I just changed my air filter at 19K, I usually do it based on visual inspection, not mileage. I was quite dirty and I'll be checking it at 12-15K from now on. We just completed our 1st long trip since getting this van new in 11/06, it's an 06 S Special Edition. The only problem we've had which I did post about in April was transmission, dealer replaced it at 16K due to slipping/downshifting. We drove from Rochester, NY to North Carolina Outer Banks and got 27-28 MPG south of DC and 26 going through PA hills. Mileage was better than I thought it would be; we get 19 MPG during weekly driving. Still have not had to touch the brakes, tires look like I'll get the common 30K for the OEM.
#2210 of 2475 Re: Engine Problem 3.5 SE [dtownfb]
Jul 13, 2007 (10:43 am)
Oh, left that out...yep, covered 100% under warranty. Just out a van during repairs. All seems fine with it now....
#2211 of 2475 Re: Engine Problem 3.5 SE [famof3kids]
Jul 16, 2007 (9:57 am)
I just sent my van in this morning to have a engine noise checked. The noise would come on whenever the van is under load or going uphill around 2000~2500 rpm. I hope it is not something like yours. Fingers crossed.
#2212 of 2475 Re: Engine Problem 3.5 SE [f1236089]
Jul 16, 2007 (2:03 pm)
Have had our 06 SE in twice for exactly the same thing...the service mgr keeps trying to tell me it is the car's "natural harmonic" please keep me appraised of what yours says...we are bringing ours in Wed again for the same issue and could use some backup
#2213 of 2475 04 SE Engine Control Module
Jul 20, 2007 (1:21 pm)
One morning the quest would not start. Had it towed to the dealer on June 20, 2007. The dealer said the Engine Control Module was the cause. Now it is July 20 and still no module in stock. Nissan Canada said it should be available around August 6. Almost 2 months with no van. Am I unlucky or is this common?
#2214 of 2475 Re: 04 SE Engine Control Module [afp1]
Jul 24, 2007 (7:05 pm)
I had the same problem with my quest 04 last summer.had it towed to the dealer.Told me it was the ECM lucky it was still on warrenty ,new module cost a 1000.00$ dollars.no more problem since excep with the right hand sliding door.
#2215 of 2475 Re: Engine Problem 3.5 SE [f1236089]
Jul 24, 2007 (7:54 pm)
Well, another trip to the dealer and the diagnosis is that I am imagining the vibration, or that I am too sensative. The diagnostics on the engine show it to be running fine. I recall some months back reading that someone here had found a service bulliten for this problem, anyone recall where to find that bulliten?