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Nissan Quest Failing Engine Mounts Will Cause Thumping in Floor

Nissan Quest Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Engines Affected: 3.0L V6, 3.3L V6, 3.5L V6

Average Mileage: 116,482 mi (59,000 mi - 200,000 mi)


A thumping heard and felt in the floor is often caused by failing engine mounts. A failing mount allows too much movement of the engine, and will require replacement.

  • Visitor, , 3.3L V6

    engine mounts seem to go out on this van all the time. The car makes a jerking noise when starting from a stop unless you go real slow. we have already replaced them twice and it is acting like they need to replace them again.

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 147,000 mi

    Seems as if this car was manufactured in the wrong way! I dont care where you get motor mounts from! weather its the stealer or aftermarket! the design is just defective

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  • Amazingceelos88, , 3.5L V6, 86,000 mi

    I am furious with Nissan! For failing to recall this model. These Engine mounts break consistently, I have paid twice to get these engine mounts replaced its a lot of money when your reading a family. Nissan should replace these mounts for free. Not only that you can't accelerate right with the broken mounts. Help is there a real solution to this problem

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  •  Rookie

    I have replaced my engine mounts at lease every 4-6 months in my 2002 Nissan Quest for over 3 years and I am so tired of hearing they were put in wrong or it is because I use after market parts. I switched mechanics and he used genuine Nissan parts that were out of stock, hmmm wonder why??? and now I am going to need to replace them.

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  • Visitor, , 3.3L V6

    We bought a 2000 Mercury Villager which is really a Nissan Quest in 2011 and have had to replace the motor mounts three times, husband installed a limiter strap and just keep burning through them! So frustrating, but glad to know not alone!! Poor design is right! Only three mounts, two rear and one front! Not too bright Nissan!

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  • Visitor, , 3.5L V6, 88,000 mi

    Nissan needs to recall this garbage, suck it Nissan. M

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  • Visitor, , 3.3L V6, 176,500 mi

    My 1999 QUEST has this problem, motor mounts need replacing too often.

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  • Visitor, , 3.3L V6, 136,000 mi

    wjth key on i turn to start but it doesnt it justs staLLS

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  • Visitor, , 3.3L V6, 155,778 mi

    replace front and rear engine mounts three times in six months I don't understand why I was thinking something was bent or broken but don't look like it any clues will be appreciate!!!!!!!!!

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  •  Rookie

    had the same problem. easily fixed it. It may be accompanied by the driver side axle going bad. If ale is bad then i recommend replaing axle the same time you replace the engine mounts.
    There are 4 mounts, two on each side and one infront, and one in back of engine.

    The most likely suspect mounts are the left mount, and the front (rightward) mount.

    I replaced just those two in mine nd problem went away!
    You need two jacks one to lift the car up, and one to support the engine as you lower and lift it up to replace the engine mount. 1 hour job at the most.

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