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Nissan Quest, Electrical, Engine, Van
#1440 of 2128 Re: 2005 Quest Warped Rotors [billy8]
Aug 08, 2005 (1:24 pm)
Thanks for all your help and research on this topic. I took my '04 Quest into the dealer at 7:30 this morning. The fellow who wrote up the problem again mentioned the brakes as the probable cause, but the guy who actually worked on the van said it was feathering in the tires due to them being out of balance and suggested replacing all four tires. He didn't say anything about the brakes. We've had the tires rotated without fail every 7500 miles, but just had them balanced once, last week. Van has 40000 miles; tire wear appears even and normal to my eye.
Here's my dilemma: Would they NOT mention the rotors as a solution so they wouldn't have to perform warranty service? Since I'll be out of warranty in another 20,000 miles, they might think I'll need pad replacement around that time anyway, so I could then return as a paying customer for a complete brake job. Make money on tires now, make money on brakes later. Sounds like a car dealer to me.
Considering the tire mileage, I'm going to replace the front tires and have the alignment checked, but not at the dealership. If the alignment is OK and the vibration continues, I'll take the thing to another Nissan dealer across town and get a second opinion.
#1441 of 2128 Re: A/C Temperature [cirruss] by derekjason
Aug 08, 2005 (2:05 pm)
The recirc will surely cool the cabin further, but you shouldn't need to use it after the car has been driven for 1/2 hour or more. Once the cabin is cooled, the regular A/C (without recirc) should have no problem keeping the cabin cool. I don't live in Texas or Phoenix where temperature is 100+. That day it was only 88F outside. Also if you use recirc mode all the time, after couple years, your A/C will have that stinky moldy smell. I am going to investigate further and will try to find the exact spec Nissan has for the Quest.
#1442 of 2128 Re: A/C Temperature [cirruss] by derekjason [cirruss]
Aug 08, 2005 (2:12 pm)
Well, then, we would be in the same boat, as my Quest's A/C doesn't get the cabin cool if it is mixing with outside air. I always have to use it in recirc mode. Outside temps above 90F this summer.
#1443 of 2128 Re: 2005 Quest Warped Rotors
Aug 08, 2005 (2:15 pm)
How much tread you still have on your tires? If it's a tire problem (according to your dealer 'Nissan'), then take it to a Goodyear dealer have them prorate the tires when you get the replacement. Like you said, you rotate them to schedule, so you are not at fault for neglecting these tires. If Goodyear dealer say it's not the tire, then you tell your Nissan dealer to talk to them and let them battle it out. Don't let them push you back and forth on this. Demand a proper fix for your vehicle and if new tires don't fix the problem, tell the dealer to put in writing that they will pay you back for the new tires. Why should they pay, because they are the one that misdiagnosed the problem in the first place. I might sound bit harsh with this approach but if you don't stand firm on this, you will pay $$$$$$ at the end.
#1444 of 2128 Re: 2005 Quest Warped Rotors [derekjason]
Aug 08, 2005 (4:24 pm)
Any brake or tire shop can put a device on your rotors to check for high spots or run out that would cause vibration in the steering wheel. It sounds like your dealer may not have purchased the Nissan mandated Pro-Cut rotor lathe yet. Ask them if they have this machine. If you are going to buy tires have that shop check your rotors first, I bet they are the problem.I bet at 40k miles the dealer does not think Nissan will pay to resurface your rotors. At least they could have checked them.Good luck.
Aug 08, 2005 (5:22 pm)
I have a problem and was wondering if any one else has experienced this problem. I drove my vehicle on Saturday all day and parked in my garage, when I went to start it the following morning it would not start. The gauges were bright and everything worked just not enough power to turn over. I jump started it and drove it for most of the day and I parked it washed it and when I went to move it, the same thing happend. I figured let me jump start it and just drive if over to my local dealer and leave it there. I checked the battery fluid level and everything was ok. This battery is only about 8 months old. It was replaced before I took delivery of the vehicle. So I doubt if it is a dead battery that is causing this problem. Something else is going on.
#1446 of 2128 Re: 2005 Quest Warped Rotors [cirruss]
Aug 08, 2005 (6:28 pm)
Here's my saga...Got the tires rotated for the second time (16k on 04 SL). First time it was because steering wheel shook. Second time, didn't shake until outside shop rotated tires. Took to Nissan. They turned the rotors and said my front tires were out of round (oval instead of circular - Goodyear Eagles LS2). Said they couldn't do anything, tires should be under warranty, no expense. Finally found a shop to replace the tires - they prorated them and I had to pay over $100. Well, took a long family trip and all the way, the steering wheel shook and vibrated (regardless of stopping or on highway - more at higher speeds). This cannot be just a rotor problem or tire problem - steering column? Anybody got an idea? I'm taking it in a couple of days from now. As far as I'm concerned, they should pay for the two tires since they missed it the first time.
#1448 of 2128 Re: A/C Temperature [cirruss]
Aug 08, 2005 (7:20 pm)
Try measuring the AC with the vehicle moving. The compressor works better when the vehicle is moving. I just came back from a 10 day vacation where temperatures were routinely in the mid to upper 80's and reached 100 on one occasion and did not have an issue with the AC. My kids actually complained about it being too cold. Total time in the van: over 45 hours
Last year I also complained about the AC until I started using the recirc mode more often. The Recirc mode works well then after some time I switch to outside air to "warm" the vehicle up and to get some fresh air. I did notice the outside air setting was fine after using the recirc mode. Either way, absolutely no complaints with the AC in the 10 days.
You have to remember that there is a lot of space to cool down plus there are a lot of windows. And if you have the rear vent sgoing, you may have to keep the AC at ahigher level then normal. I kept my fan setting on 2.
#1449 of 2128 Re: Vibration in Floor/Pedals at 2000RPM [mgrino]
Aug 09, 2005 (9:57 am)
Checked mine. Yes, a portion of it is flattened.