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#30 of 55 Transmission problems
Aug 21, 2009 (8:40 am)
I purchased a 2004 quest in 2005 with a significant amount of mileage. Haven't had any "major" issues until now. Should I be having transmission issues? If not, is there any recourse for me? A new transmission is $2500. A used one at the junk yard is $900 not including labor. I no longer have a warranty and cannot afford to pay outright to have it repaired. The van was not purchased at Nissan but at a lot. Is there some type of lemon law to protect me? Is there a statue of limitation? Or am I stuck with the bill. I'm a single mother of four and can barely afford gas much less a new or used transmission. Will it pay for me to buy into one of those "extended warranty" programs. PLEASE someone advise. I cannot go much longer without a vehicle.
#31 of 55 Re: Transmission problems [marsha615]
Aug 23, 2009 (5:24 pm)
First, how many miles do you have on the van? Second, did a mechanic actually say you need a new transmission?
If you are over 60k miles (the powertrain warranty for Nissan), you really have no recourse. Also it sounds like you bought it used, 4 years ago. Not unless the van was sold with a warranty.....
The reason I ask that second question is the Quest has had software problems with their transmissions that has caused numerous issues. If you need to replace the transmission, you may want to go the used option if money is tight. Also ask your mechanic about rebuilt transmissions. They are cheaper than new and come with a modest warranty.
Don't buy the extended waranty programs. They are too expensive for what they cover. Basically you are paying for your repairs upfront for limited coverage. Also some of these programs have horrible consumer ratings. I wouldn't trust any of them. They are preying on people's fear.
#32 of 55 Re: '99 Nissan Quest GXE rpm and shifting issues [supernet]
Aug 29, 2009 (1:39 pm)
there' re 2 problems:
1/ TCM = transmission computerized module. Need to be replace.
2/ Lay down on the floor in front of vehicle at the driver side, you will see the trans.
fluid pan. Check for dents or damage. It so visible you can't miss it.
If dented on pan, take your tools out and unscrew 10-12 bolts, the gasket should
comes out with pan. If gasket broken, buy another.
Put pan on flat surface , use a piece of wood to knock flat the dent. Do not damage
surrounding pan lip which the bolts connect to trans housing.
Clean the fluid residue.
Check the filter, if damage, replace or use tool to straighten out the metal mesh.
Put bolts in order when remove pan then put back together in order.
Check manual book to see how much fluid to fill in. Done. Good luck. BTW,
not too difficult to do, don't panic and do it slowly.
#33 of 55 Re: '04 transmission issue [dek0621]
Aug 29, 2009 (1:47 pm)
lay down on floor at driver side to see any damage, dent on trans. fluid pan.
Big black pan, won't miss it.
If dented, take it off from trans. pan from trans. housing and flatten the dent by
mallet or piece of wood. Try not to damage the bolt holes and gasket.
Gasket should comes off easily with pan, if broken, replace it.
If no dents, then replace the TCM = transmission computerized module.
Problems will fix. Not too expensive to have new TCM. Good luck.
Oct 29, 2009 (5:52 pm)
my nissan is cutting out when ever it is warm outside, even though the motor is not over heating. Now im having trouble getting the speed over 45 mph. ive had it to two reputable mechanics and the nissan dealer mechanics, still no-one can fix. any ideas?
#35 of 55 Re: 2001 nissan quest [vinniesgirl]
Nov 14, 2009 (11:05 am)
I'm having very similar problems in my 2004 Quest. Earlier, I used to have situations where it seemed to get stuck in a higher gear and it looked like all the power wasnt getting transmitted to the wheels. After pulling over and putting it back in park, it seemed to fix itself. Dealer had typical response "Could not reproduce the issue reported". I had a transmission flush done some months ago try and fix this issue.
Now it seems to be getting worse - on three / four different occasions, the gas pedal would just not work - you pump it and it was just coasting. The most recent ones were the most scary - not only did it stop transmitting power, but the brakes LOCKED UP !! It's coasting and I cannot brake - all lights on the panel came on, almost as if I was in park, but I am in motion, in the highway, and I cannot stop. Luckily, I rolled to a stop without too much traffic on the multi lane highway, put my hazard lights on and switched off/switched on a few times and it seemed to fix itself. Guess what the dealer had to say? "Cannot reproduce the issue on test drive".
Nov 14, 2009 (11:11 am)
It's getting critical as a safety issue for me, since my wife drives this most of the time on major highways. If anyone has found a solution, please post it ???
#37 of 55 Re: 2004 Quest problems [nissanowner1]
Nov 17, 2009 (11:17 am)
About the only thing you can do is pressure the dealer to take a look at it further. Or try another dealer.
Another idea is call Nissan consumer Affairs (number is in the owner's manual) and log a complaint with them. Be very, very specific with details.
#39 of 55 Engine knock sensor
Mar 15, 2010 (11:45 am)
would a faulty knock sensor cause my quest to shift hard as it changes gears?