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Old 05-22-2008, 06:57 AM
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Default '05 spark plug change

I'm about to hit 100k so it is about time to swap out plugs. I changed the 3 fronts with no problems, but I'm a little leary about the rear (bank 1). I have the proper tools and extensions, but I'm not sure I want to tackle it.

I'm going into the dealer next week to have the bank 1 converter replaced, so I hoped that they would be able to swap the plugs for me while in the neighborhood. They told me that there is no time overlap for the jobs and they want $300 + parts for the plug change (Cat is under warranty). My question is: Is it worth it to do it myself or pay the man? My time is worth $.
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Until a Specialist replies...I pulled this from your Service Manual Sections:

EM - ENGINE MECHANICAL
MA - MAINTENANCE

2005 Quest Spark Plug Replacements PDF File

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Three hundred seem alittle hi but if you are not equiped and have access to a lift then bite the bullet and let them do it. It's not a hard job but can be alittle frustrating to do the rear plugs. Make sure the plugs are the same as the old ones or you will get to do the job again.Nissan only take NGK's and will not run properly on other brands.
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Until a Specialist replies...I pulled this from your Service Manual Sections:

EM - ENGINE MECHANICAL
MA - MAINTENANCE

2005 Quest Spark Plug Replacements PDF File

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I have problem on the link. Can you please pm me the link? thanks.
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just check out the service manual on this site they have all the info u need
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I have problem on the link. Can you please pm me the link? thanks.
Unfortunately I can't upload the instructions at this moment, but should be able to find all the necessary information in the "Engine Mechanical" section of the service manual. You can download the section free from here: Knowledgebase - 2004 Quest - Nissanhelp.com

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Thanks for all the help.
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300.00 is pretty crazy..... if you see a small mechanic shop, they should do it cheaper...... or look in your neighborhood for someone that works on their cars , they might do it just to be nice. but i will share my personal expirience.... changed all 6 spark plugs myself and months later all six where loose. i cant remember how warm the engine was but it happened. last week had mechanic change the spark plugs and we used that lubricant sold for spark plug installation..... 2 weeks later i heard a noice from engine.... took a 3 foot hose and placed it over the spark plugs.....2 of them had a thump thump .... with 100,000 miles i was concerned about a serious problem and found both spark plugs where loose..... so engine temperature is very important when changing spark plugs and removing parts to access the last 3 plugs can lead to future problems if not done properly...... after what happened to me i would not change them myself even though the mechanic made a small torque mistake.
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300.00 is pretty crazy..... if you see a small mechanic shop, they should do it cheaper...... or look in your neighborhood for someone that works on their cars , they might do it just to be nice. but i will share my personal expirience.... changed all 6 spark plugs myself and months later all six where loose. i cant remember how warm the engine was but it happened. last week had mechanic change the spark plugs and we used that lubricant sold for spark plug installation..... 2 weeks later i heard a noice from engine.... took a 3 foot hose and placed it over the spark plugs.....2 of them had a thump thump .... with 100,000 miles i was concerned about a serious problem and found both spark plugs where loose..... so engine temperature is very important when changing spark plugs and removing parts to access the last 3 plugs can lead to future problems if not done properly...... after what happened to me i would not change them myself even though the mechanic made a small torque mistake.
The quest is a little more difficult than the Xterra. The upper intake plenum has to be removed to access the plugs. $300.00 is a fair price
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