I do all maintenance since I first got the van. It that battery cannot be fully charged and tested good at the very start it is time to replace. I was fooled by the Sales Rep and of course Nissan. It was well worth the money we spent on it. The inhibitor relay in the relay box behind the driver's side headlight is also prone to intermittent failure, the contacts in the relay pit overtime and intermittently do not make electrical contact eventhough you hear the relay clicking.
It had 29,000 miles on it. Wow Nissan, way to go with customer service. If battery is maintenance free cut off the 3 cell cover and inspect the electrolyte charge and level. Cheap fix: Bypass the chip in your key. And of course Nissan isn't helping with anything!!! I swear there is a major electrical issue because this thing works and does what it wants.
And from my understanding this is a common problem with their 04, 05 and 06 but Nissan couldn't care less. Dealer could not replicate the problem. If you get more than the very smallest of sparks, something is draining the battery. Had to have it towed to dealership more than 40 miles away. You'll need a socket wrench, 14 mm socket, 10mm socket, 10mm wrench, and 12mm possibly socket for the nut on the new starter. Hello All, Scratching my head here. Original review: March 18, 2015 2005 Quest was a lemon.
Do you mean to tell us that, for the first 15-30 minutes of trying to start the car, you hear nothing? Since I was at the dealership I ask service to check the car since every time I will change gears the car will tremble. I noticed when the tires had only 10k on them that all 4 were showing pretty aggressive wear. Again: Have Spark, Have Fuel, Engine Turns over, Compression probably ok will confirm tomorrow , but still no start. Also struts and shocks are no good and need to be replaced. Maybe we have got lemons.
The car rides and handles wonderfully, the engine is spry and nimble, and it is a great car for long family trips. We currently own five vehicles; the Quest is used primarily for long, family trips, and is also used to haul my daughter's harp around. The current mileage is 97,000, and we are the original owners. I made an appointment at the alignment shop because I assumed it must be out of alignment due to the tire wear. The wire that clips to the small wire on the solenoid is red with a white stripe and goes to the inhibiter relay already replaced I took apart that relay box.
Turns out the fuel pump had to be replaced since it left the guy driving the van stranded. For a list of cars effected by this problem. I then went back to Nissan Consumer Affairs to explain my case and found Nissan Consumer Affairs to be completely worthless! I volt tested the small wire on the solenoid, no power even with the key turned to start. Literally take it out, and throw it away. Initially the car worked well. Now the valve covers are leaking and need to be pulled and replaced.
It is always smooth when accelerating and at highway speeds. We had all 4 replaced, they were all bad. I'm not very familiar with the Nissan specifics, and probably never will be given the extreme difficulty in accessing the Quest engine. Personal issues: Van craps everywhere I go, it sits too low, repairs are expensive, rear air ride suspension should be a must, stock rear suspension is weak very , no aux. Now I'm in a moral dilemma of what to do with this piece of junk from here. When taken care of a 8-10 year life span is normal, but the more abuse, neglect and over use without time to cool, refuel and kept clean and snug 2-5 years is normal.
I drained my optima yellowtop by leaving my headlights on for an hour while polishing the housings. It's so dangerous driving and having your car just shut off, I have two small children!!! I dont know what that box is. It first happened two months ago and I thought it was a fluke occurrence. Fortunately, I was able to find the spare key. Chuck Chuck Tribolet wrote:One quick check is to charge it up, and then, with the key out, remove the negative cable. When I could finally stop, I discovered the chrome trim strip above the grill had broken off and that is what flew off. The vehicle will turn over run rough for a few seconds and then die, like it's starving for gas.
A mechanic also stated that the black box should be checked and could also have caused the failure. The trouble with these types of alarms is that they tie in and get power from a number of sources stereo, interior lights, etc. When driving the van just shuts off or slows to 5 mph no matter how much gas you give it. All problems of course, can't be reliably duplicated. But next, what could be the problem? If it cranks then, it's probably the starter. Now just today I have problems with the transmission which is weird, it only has 83,000 miles which the Nissan dealer doesn't want to cover. For a list of cars effected by this problem.