Last post on Oct 23, 2006 at 1:24 AM
You are in the Nissan Quest
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Nissan Quest, Electrical, Engine, Van
#1932 of 2128 Re: 04 Quest Break Pads [exploder750]
May 07, 2006 (5:10 pm)
Yes, you are proablably right, I don't think Nissan has their own brake rotor plant but as far as Nissan's bid process I really don't think they are going strictly low bid either. You are also right about a very very few of these new rotors being out of spec at the time of installation. All new rotors must be checked with a caliper at time of installation.Out of spec rotors should be rejected. If these out of spec rotors are just slapped on the hubs at the factory and not set up correctly this would cause warpage. This may be a small part of the problem. I believe the vast majority of new vehicle rotor problems are caused by incorrect installation. The rotors are fine. Many of these vehicles have new rotors installed only to have pedal pulsation start as soon as the new rotors have 2000 miles on them. You could slap 100 sets of new rotors on these vehicles and every set will go bad untill you actually machine the new rotors on the vehicle using a hub mounted lathe. The hubs are slightly off, the calipers are off, the brake pads are off, lateral runout. In my case a 2005 Quest developed brake pedal pulsation at 3000 miles. I thought warped rotors at first but not all the symptoms matched classic warped rotors. At 70MPH I could feel a slight pulsation in the steering wheel without touching the brake pedal, almost like a tire out of balance. Long story short dealer used Pro Cut hub mounted lathe and now 15000 miles later rotors are perfect. If I ever do need new rotors I will have the new rotors machined using Pro Cut. Does this make sense?
#1934 of 2128 Re: 04 Quest Break Pads [spoonieboy1]
May 07, 2006 (5:44 pm)
Spoonster, I think we're on the same page. Here's some food for thought. If the hub itself has a certain amount of lateral runout (ie the hub face is not machined perpendicular to the wheel bearing centerline) and lathing the rotor on the vehicle straightens out the brakes, what would you do about the hub lateral runout that is magnified out onto the wheel? Your wheels would wobble off of the car.
May 07, 2006 (5:44 pm)
After you folks have read this link, I feel I must now take a humble bow and accept all your thanks for solving this rotor issue. You may applaud if you wish.
#1936 of 2128 Re: 04 Quest Break Pads [exploder750]
May 07, 2006 (5:47 pm)
The Kings Royal wheels don't wobble
#1937 of 2128 Re: 04 Quest Break Pads [spoonieboy1]
May 07, 2006 (7:42 pm)
If your wheels don't wobble your hubs don't have lateral runout, Royal One. LOL
#1938 of 2128 Re: The Rotor King [spoonieboy1]
May 08, 2006 (9:18 am)
I was about to applaud and thnak you until i saw this post. lol
that was an interesting article. it seems that the key to the rotor issue is to do the on vehicle machining as opposed to the bench mounted machining. I had my rotors machined back in April 2005 at about 8,000 miles. All has gone well since then. I'm at 37,700 miles now and have done more city driving the last 8 months. I think the rotors are starting to get thin and will need replacing soon.
My question is how do you insure that they install the rotors correctly to begin with? I don't want to have to worry about lateral runout in 2000 miles.
#1939 of 2128 Re: "Service Engine Soon" warning [chuck0731]
May 08, 2006 (9:21 am)
chuck: did they happen to give you a code for the SES?
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May 08, 2006 (9:51 am)
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#1941 of 2128 Re: "Service Engine Soon" warning [dtownfb]
May 08, 2006 (2:07 pm)
No, they didn't, but I didn't ask. If it helps the invoice they gave me said "28922 DTC FOR P1283 A/F SENSOR1 B2// TESTED FOUND 3 DEFECTIVE FUEL INJ ON BANK 2 PARTS ON ORDER"
I'll ask when I take it back in (they gave me no idea how long the parts would take to get here). Is there something specific I should be looking for?