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Nissan Quest, Van
#2390 of 2475 Re: Our 2005 Quest SL [deltheking]
Jun 01, 2009 (1:42 pm)
We've had no brake problems at all. And believe me when I tell you...I'm REALLY picky when it comes to steering wheel vibration from warped rotors. We just did the rear brakes but only the pads needed changing. We also had the rear shocks replaced because we thought the rears were worn but it didn't change the ride at all....kinda like you're afraid it'll bottom out. Luckily it doesn't actually bottom out though.
Our SL has the 5 spd tranny and we had Nissan change the fluid not too long ago. I can't rememebr now if we had the coolant flushed. I'll have to look into that. I changed the cabin filters myself and geez...what a PITA! The Bose amp on the firewall behind the glovebox has to be removed! Yeah, those AVID TRZs are amazing the way they change the charactoristics of the van...especially in the rain. The tires are cheap too!
Not too much else to do really. I use only Mobil1 synthetic every 5 to 7k miles. That's it. It's been trouble free with only regular maintainance.
#2391 of 2475 Re: Catalytic Converter Replaced for SECOND time [deltheking]
Jun 01, 2009 (3:45 pm)
I have frozen rotors and hawk HPS pads all around...
No shake after the installation and even now (~ 12,000 miles)
Front about 90% life; Rear about 80% life
The only downsize of HPS is that it takes some extra distance to stop when it is cold!
Goodyear is wearing down and have around 50% of the tread life 22k miles on the tire; Winterforce still have 90% tread after 2 seasons (8k miles). i also agree these new Quest eats the tires... I have a older model (first gen) and it shows very little wear on OEM after 6 years (still has 70% before i replaced it).
btw... this is a 2005 Quest base model!
#2392 of 2475 Re: Our 2005 Quest SL [joenissan]
Jun 02, 2009 (5:40 am)
No more front end wandering in the rain and what a smooth ride.
heh...hated those OEM's...I would get the 'stink eye' from my wife when that would happen...sort of "slow down...there are kids in the vehicle".
#2393 of 2475 Re: engine mount replaced [sopecreek]
Jun 02, 2009 (9:27 pm)
The problem has been fixed. Lower shaft that connects to the steering wheel became loose and caused both squeal noise and bumps. I was able to use my Nissan extended warranty for both repairs and the service rep in charge of my van waived $50 deductible for steering wheel repair, so I'm happy with the service this time.
The van handles like new now. Regarding the tires, I'm also on 2nd set of Yoko Avid tires, purchased from tirerack.com both times, and as many have noted they are great in rain and also pricewise. If I hadn't run over a piece of brick on the freeway at 65 mph which ripped my rear tire, the 1st set of Avids would have lasted about 40k.
#2394 of 2475 finally replaced the tires @40K miles
Jun 03, 2009 (5:06 pm)
And for $615, ouch!! The Yokohamas would've been ~$50 cheaper. I wish we had rotated the OEM tires more diligently to make them last longer. Here's hoping the Michelins will last forever. I haven't driven it yet but my wife and kids say the ride is SMOOTH.
#2395 of 2475 Re: finally replaced the tires @40K miles [tamu2002]
Jun 04, 2009 (9:42 am)
Don't beat yourself up over not rotating the tires. The most important thing is to get an alignment done when you buy new tires. Minivans have long wheelbase and can get out of alignment very easily.
I am also impressed with the Michelin Primacy. I hope they last longer than the hankook Optimo H418. The Hankook performed OK but only lasted 25k miles. sometimes it is not worth buying based on price.
#2396 of 2475 Re: finally replaced the tires @40K miles [dtownfb]
Jun 04, 2009 (12:02 pm)
I'm anxious to drive the van to see what the fuss is about . We weren't really unhappy with the OEM tires per se, just wish they lasted longer. We could probably go another 10K miles but we were feeling quite uneasy about out-of-town trips. Now rotating the tires will be a breeze cause we shop at Costco everyweek and we can simply drop it off before going shopping. Costco refuses to rotate tires not bought there.
#2397 of 2475 impressions with the Michelin Primacy
Jun 08, 2009 (8:00 am)
I drove our van over the weekend, and was very happy witht he Michelins. Two major impressions: 1) they obsorb road bumps much much better than the old worn out OEMs, and 2) they are a lot quieter. There's hardly any road noice at highway speed. Overall a quiet and smooth ride. I must say I'm very satisfied.
#2398 of 2475 Re: impressions with the Michelin Primacy [tamu2002]
Jun 09, 2009 (9:56 am)
My very same impressions. I see that Sears and Michelin are running another special where you get free mounting, balancing, etc. with a set of 4 tires.
The good thing is Quest owners have more options for tires other than the Goodyear OEM.
#2399 of 2475 interior lights
Jul 19, 2009 (1:36 pm)
Can not find a fuse for the interior lights on my 2004 nissan quest. lights will not work. tried changing bulbs didn't solve problem