Last post on Nov 04, 2011 at 2:34 PM
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Nissan Quest, Van
#2459 of 2475 Re: MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR [dtownfb]
Aug 07, 2010 (11:17 am)
Dont know Dtownfb if you resolved this thing or not but sorry for not posting earlier. I had the exact same problem as yours. I was driving- the van cut off,shut down and the 3 lights SES,Slip and TCS came on. I shut the van --restarted again and drove straight to the dealer. The van was driving kind of rough.Dont know if it is a safety issue or not -b`cos the van just shut off on the road. Luckily there was no one behind on the road.
The problem is the Camshaft Position Sensor. The dealer replaced the sensor and said there were 2 error codes--the same ones you mentioned. He said this is a common issue with the Quest. The cost was $350 including parts and labor.
Also , I would be very wary of using aftermarket parts like sensors and computer/electronics on any Jap 3 vehicles. These parts can mess up the engine and driveability as everything nowadays is computerized and has to be reprogrammed. One of our office staff had a O2 sensor/cat.converter problem on his 2000 Nissan Sentra -- both had to be replaced-dealer cost was $1500.So he went aftermarket and purchased aftermarket O2sensor and the cat.converter-- and it messed up his engine as it could not be reprogrammed and his engine needed replacement .Was not worth fixing it with 140k miles-so he dumped it and got a Corolla.
Mechanical parts like tires,brakes,batteries are fine but for sensors,chips,cat. converter or computer electronics -- I would always go OEM instead of aftermarket ones- more so for Asian makes. Hope this helps.
#2460 of 2475 Re: MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR [deltheking]
Aug 09, 2010 (6:35 pm)
Thanks deltheking. There is a TSB on this issue that recommends replacing both camshaft sensors. I did use aftermarket parts and so far, so good. I understand the hesitancy with using aftermarket parts but I did read up on this issue and did not find anyone that had a problem with aftermarket camshaft position sensors. Plus there is a bigger market for this engine since the Maxima and Altima share the same basic parts.
I did have issues with P1800. It doesn't trigger a "check engine" light but does bog the engine down esp. at take off. Basically you have to change the VAIS intake sensor. This is a Nissan only part. I ordered it online from a dealer and replaced it myself.
We just returned from vacation to Atlanta (over 1600 miles) and no issues.
#2461 of 2475 driver seat problems
Sep 01, 2010 (4:02 pm)
Hi I have an '04 quest and all of sudden the driver seat which is electrical, stopped moving backwards, all the other features work fine but the rear activation not. I called the dealer and they told me that I might need to replace the whole chair together with the motor. I need to know if there's any other way to fix that. At first I thought that the switcher was the problem but later while searching for answers was told that it could be the motor. At this point I'm lost and I have no clue what could be the problem or how to solve it. Please help!
Oct 14, 2010 (8:27 am)
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#2463 of 2475 control arm quest 04 05 06 07 08 09
Dec 01, 2010 (10:20 am)
Hi you can change ball joint ($23) instead of whole control arm ($350) dealer price. I did on my 2004 nissan quest easy to do it.
#2464 of 2475 2005 Quest oil pan
Jan 27, 2011 (6:14 pm)
Was driving on the parkway today and couldnt avoid some moving road debris and it struck the front of my car......put a hole in my oil pan and it ripped up that big black plastic piece underneath the front bumper. I am trying to see what that black plastic piece would cost from some online parts dealers but cant seen to find that particular part described anywhere. Does anybody know what it is called and where i may find it online? Thank you for your time!
#2465 of 2475 Re: 2005 Quest oil pan [rbudn83510]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 27, 2011 (6:29 pm)
Try searching for an "engine splash shield". I had to put some zipties and new screws in mine a couple of times when it got loose underneath. You could probably punch some small holes along the rip and ziptie it back together. But they don't look all that expensive online.
Have you got a quote for the oil pan replacement yet? Mine has a bunch of dings in it but it's not leaking and the oil pickup seems ok.
Mine's a '99 Quest btw.
Steve, visiting host
#2466 of 2475 2004 Quest front driver/pass lower control arm
Sep 12, 2011 (9:57 am)
I took my van to the dealership for alignment. They sais they can not do it coz I need to replace front driver/pass lower control arm and that would cost $950.00(labor+parts). I didn't do it. I was not sure you can change just the ball joint on this 2004 quest??? I was just checking the control arm pricing on internet and it is lot lower than dealer and just came through your post. Just want to make sure again that you changed only ball joint and not the control arm? Looks like Nissan do not sell ball joint seprately...just another way to rip off customer.
#2467 of 2475 Re: 2004 Quest front driver/pass lower control arm [nquest]
Sep 12, 2011 (10:07 pm)
Hi, yes you can do it. I did it 6 months ago.
#2468 of 2475 Re: 2004 Quest front driver/pass lower control arm [udister]
Sep 13, 2011 (5:58 am)
Thank you for quick response.
Any particular web site r u using to order auto parts? Actually I am doing this first time so need any recommendation if you have any reliable web site?