Last post on Jun 02, 2008 at 2:32 PM
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Nissan Quest, Van
#1 of 4 Nissan Quest Manifolds
Jul 23, 2007 (6:54 am)
I had to get 2 new manifolds on my 95 quest for almost 1000 dollars - Nissan wanted even more. I never heard of having to replacing manifolds before. I new they were leaking 5 yrs ago but just now replaced them do to cost. Does anyone know if this is a manufacture defect. My repair man said he done many on quests. My previous mechanic said they warp and cause the mounting bolts to break. They had to drill out the broken bolts adding to the cost of job. In my opinion this is por quality manifolds and I should not have to pay for this.
My 88 stanza is still running like a top and without any manifold problems. Anybody know how I can get reimbursed. I contacted Nissan and they said my van is too old. I told them the problem was 5 yeard old but they didnt want to here it.
#2 of 4 Re: Nissan Quest Manifolds [morleyrj]
Jul 26, 2007 (1:42 pm)
I had the same problem with my '94 Quest back in 2002. It had 145,000K miles on it at the time. My mechanic told me the manifold had warped and the bolts were broken. What's more, he really, really didn't want to fool with it. I wound up going back to the dealer; they took a day and a half for the labor, and it cost just under $1,000. I realized from other postings at Edmunds that this was a problem common to Quests. The service manager at the dealer was poker-faced. I couldn't get him to acknowledge this was a recurring problem, but I had the definite feeling he was holding back on me. I called Nissan and tried to get them to cut me a break on it. (I once had success this way when the steering rack failed on my '90 Sentra, and Nissan paid half.) This time, their offer was a $500 sales credit on a new Nissan. They told me the Quest was too old for any compensation. I turned it down and got the van fixed. The good news is it now has 206,000 miles on it, and is running smoothly. I run it up and down I-295 at 70 mph, and drive into Phila. regularly from South Jersey. Still solid, knock wood!
Jun 02, 2008 (2:32 pm)
Exhaust studs on these engines are too small it its a common problem. They fixed them in the 3.3L versions by making them bigger, they never break on those. Getting stronger exhaust manifold studs fixes this on yours, they'll never break again. Theres nothing wrong with the manifolds themselves, its just the studs that are the problem.
You can ask people over at http://www.vgpowered.com/forum about it. They know everything about these VG engines.