Failing Engine Mounts Will Cause Thumping in Floor on Nissan Quest

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.

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Average mileage: 116,826 (59,000–259,000)
Engines affected: 3.0L V6, 3.3L V6, 3.5L V6
13 model years affected: 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
51 people reported this problem
29 people shared problem details
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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2000 Nissan Quest- 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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1998 Nissan Quest- 3.0L V6147,000
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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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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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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2000 Nissan Quest- 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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2006 Nissan Quest- 3.5L V6150,000
Had the back mount replaced and 3 weeks later had to replace all mounts. A repair pal shop charged me $1800. what gives? $900 labor is extortion!
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2000 Nissan Quest- 3.3L V670,000
While accelerating it would have a hard thump. Replaced the broken engine mount/mounts with an after market mount. After about a year, the hard thump came back and the after market engine mounts broke and the other mounts show wear on it. replace all engine mounts with OEM Nissan mounts and been driving for 3 years with out issue. The mounts should be address as soon as possible because that is near the AC unit and some how it cause a leak on the hose and the AC compressor broke.
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1998 Nissan Quest- 3.0L V6106,000
replaced all 3 mount's & side broke agian & replaced for free
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2007 Nissan Quest- 3.5L V696,780
Problem was a clunking when torque was applied to the engine and also when braking. The clunk could be heard when cornering as well. Also when moving from park to reverse or drive the engine moved wildly. Very disappointed as I love everything else about the vehicle
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2005 Nissan Quest- 3.5L V6116,474
when eccelerating i had noise,special when I stop and then moving giving gas, and some other noise for a break click.
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2001 Nissan Quest- 3.3L V6
I purchased my 2001 Nissan Quest in 2005. It was used and had 50,000 miles on it. I have replaced motor mounts on this vehicle six times in eight years. I need to replace them again. This time I can't afford to do them. I do like this vehicle but between the gas mileage and the motor mounts I am thinking of getting a different vehicle. I have never replaced a motor mount in any other vehicle I have owned and can't understand why this is happening. There has to be a defect and this is the reason I will not buy another Nissan. I will go back to Chevy.
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1997 Nissan Quest- 3.0L V6150,000
the engine cradle that mounts for engine is attached to lost both bolts in front. Replaced bolts but hood is jammed and will not open. How can i get the hood to release?
1998 Nissan Quest- 3.0L V6149,000
Engine mount problem. replaced 3 times.
Thumping when braking or accelerating. Replaced 3 motor mounts and one transmission mount and the problem was solved.
2007 Nissan Quest- 3.5L V699,800
engine sounds as if it is going to fall out of the car. When driving sometimes not all the time the engine will reave up and then falls back to where it needs to be
1999 Nissan Quest- 3.3L V6150,000
Have replaced the motor mounts 3 times already (replaced at 90k, 110k, 140k and now at 150k) after purchasing it at 72K. Just discovered they have both failed AGAIN. Contact Ford Motor Company a few days ago and they will do nothing.
2007 Nissan Quest- 3.5L V6107,121
I can not wait to get rid of this car....don't wonder the dealership "picked" this one for me to buy. I've had to replace the front wheel bearings three times in the four years I've had it and now I need to replace two motor mounts. I failed inspection because I need to replace my right/front engine motor mount. I call to get pricing and each place I call seems stumped as to which motor mount this is when I say right/front. GEEZ!! And on an unrelated note.....every time I open my sliding doors, they rub against the body of my car above the rear wheel and scrapes my paint off.
2000 Nissan Quest- 3.3L V6
MOTOR MOUNT BAD
2005 Nissan Quest- 3.5L V690,000
Guessing mileage since led gauge is out- another Nissan issue
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