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Nissan Quest, Electrical, Engine, Van
#1420 of 2128 Re: Brakes/Steering Wheel Vibrations - Final Update (hopefully) [kcs]
Aug 03, 2005 (9:36 pm)
Wow, it's amazing how similar our experiences are, not only the pattern of the vibrations, but the reaction of the service department. They too asked me to keep a log and got no help over the phone from Nissan Tech Support. I wish I could offer you some specific suggestions beyond those in my last post, but really the only way I eventually got it fixed was to take it in so often the dealer was forced to throw in the towel, admit they were clueless, and bring NTS on-site to check the problem out themselves. Like I said before, it took NTS a month to get to my van, but within two hours it was fixed. I'm coming up on 2000 miles since the fix and my Quest is running better than ever, with absolutely no hint of a vibration.
We're leaving on vacation this weekend, and I'll post any developments (I don't expect any). When I get back, if you're still having problems I can try and scan my service records in and e-mail them to you to see if that helps your dealer. Sorry I can't be more help. Good luck. I can definitely feel your pain.
#1421 of 2128 Re: Satellite [garycox]
Aug 04, 2005 (4:38 am)
I have an'04 Quest and I bought the Delphi SkyFi from Crutchfield while they were having a sale.:
I use the FM modulator method of receiving the signal through the car's stereo, and have absolutely no trouble with it-great reception,no static,and superb sound.
It was incredibly easy to installand wecouldn't behappier with it.
Let me know if I can be of further help to you.
#1422 of 2128 Winshield Cracks
Aug 04, 2005 (5:32 am)
My wife's 2004 Quest has received it's 4th cracked windshield yesterday. The first was simply a rock on the right side. However, 3 have all started on the lower left edge, facing the car, and therefore appear to be stress cracks. Is anyone else experiencing this problem?
Aug 04, 2005 (10:25 pm)
My wife and I recently noticed a scraping sound from the right side (sliding door?) at highway speeds on our 05 Quest SE. Is anyone else experiencing these problems? One time I discovered my son had accidentally dropped a marble outside the track of the sliding door. No encore marble appearance this time. I am having the dealership check it out this weekend.We love our Q!!! Thanks!
#1424 of 2128 Re: Winshield Cracks [swoolio]
Aug 05, 2005 (3:47 am)
If you get multiple windshield failures, 90+% of the time it is a problem in installation.
#1425 of 2128 Re: Brakes/Steering Wheel Vibrations - Final Update (hopefully) [chuck0731]
Aug 05, 2005 (12:31 pm)
Thanks for your note and encouragement. Since my last note the vibration occured 3 more times (every 220 to 280 or so miles) and now lasting about 8 minutes each time-always at highway speeds (betw 60 to 75 mph), always worsening when the brakes are applied -- but not as severe as before I took the Quest in. Thanks for the offer to share the info on your service papers. I'll wait for one more occurence and then call my Nissan dealer with the info and see what he and tech support can figure out. I'll let you know what happens (if anything). Glad to hear your Nissan is still cruising smoothly, it gives me hope.">
#1426 of 2128 Vibration in Floor/Pedals at 2000RPM
Aug 05, 2005 (2:23 pm)
We just bought the 2005 Quest SL and we love it... with one exception. When driving at 2000 rpm (either accelerating or decelerating to), there is a vibration in the floor coupled with a louder than normal torque/rev sound. Although it's not as significant as some of the vibration problems that I have read, it's certainly annoying.
I took it back to the dealer and I drove 2 other 05 SL's and they behaved the same way. The tech told me that there is nothing in "the book" on this and there doesn't appear to be any problem with the engine or transmission. He said it appears to be "normal". For a new $30K vehicle, it's doesn't seem normal to me.
I found a Nissan Service Bulletin indicating that the 2004 SE built before January 2004, had a "booming noise and/or floor vibration at about 2,000 RPM" because a mass damper needed to be installed onto an exhaust hanger (???). Could this somehow be related?
My feeling is that there is something that needs to be adjusted, but until they get a Bulletin from Nissan, there's nothing that can be done and I guess that would only happen if enough people complain to Nissan N.A.
I'd appreciate any info/feedback or suggestions or to find out if anyone else has experienced this.
#1427 of 2128 2005 Quest Warped Rotors
Aug 05, 2005 (4:43 pm)
I own a 2005 Quest 3.5S with 3500 miles. I started to get a vibration in steering wheel upon braking also could feel the vibration at highway speed in the steering wheel. I called the dealer and got in the next day. The dealer was well aware of this problem. They used a on the vehicle rotor lathe. It took one hour while I waited. The brakes are fine now. I decided to do some research on this problem. I found why this problem occurs, lateral run out on installation of rotor. Go to www.performanceoiltechnology.com/brakingsystems.htm and read this article. It speaks of the PRO-CUT hub mounted computer controlled on vehicle brake lathe. Now go to www.procutinternational.com click on awards/evaluations, look down the list to Nissan TSB 04066. This is the only fix Nissan warranty will pay for. It seem that the rotors are of good quality, the problem is in the installation of the rotors, over torqued lug nuts etc. This Pro-Cut tool is mandated by most all major vehicle companies. The tool costs $8000.00.
#1428 of 2128 Window lock button by njdude101
Aug 05, 2005 (7:06 pm)
The window lock button does not illuminate. You will find this on most Nissan. Why? I don't know, maybe it's not used often enough to jusitfy putting a bulb under it.
#1429 of 2128 Re: Vibration in Floor/Pedals at 2000RPM [toddm1]
Aug 05, 2005 (8:03 pm)
Check my posting, # 1409.
I know it is unusual for an out of alignment condition to manifest itself as vibration. I felt vibration up thru the steering wheel, and thru the floor. Plus a side-to-side wiggling. It made my calves shake...
My experience is, after re-balancing tires N times, and then replacing all four tires, the alignment (which did show both the front & rear whells to be out) made a dramatic improvement and ultimately fixed the problem. I have since driven over a thousand highway miles, and the van is extremely smooth.
And of course, Nissan was cluesless. They did load balancing, and diligently checked all bolted connections on the front end to see if anything was loose. But they neglected to check the wheel alignment. I did it on my nickel, on a lark while getting the oil changed at a local tire store. Best $40 I spent in a long time, plus 3 year warranty.
After thinking about it, I can see how mis-aligned wheels could cause the tires to wear, and then get out of balance. Oddly, the van tracked pretty straight on the highway, both before and after the alignment.