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2002 Nissan Quest tuneup and stuff

We just purchased a 2002 Quest with 89K miles. Our 5th nissan in the family. In comparison to our up-for-sale 2000 Buick Century with 136K mi, Nissan's engine is little rougher, louder, and kind of jerky. Buick's is smooth as a butter. What should I do to make this go away? Start with spark plugs? I don't know if the dealer has serviced it except oil change and detailing before the sale. I mean the van runs fine, but not silky smooth as the Buick. I can tell the difference. Maybe we are just not used to the new v6? I would also like to replace a fuel filter and hear your recommendations on any other stuff to do. Is there a timing belt or just chain?

So, should I change:
1. spark plugs
2. distributor cap (needed?)
3. fuel filter (should be easy)
4. timing belt (if no chain) - but this would have to be taken in, too complicated


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  • zip7 May 14, 2009

    coils? i'm not familiar with these. but thanks for the rest of your suggestions.


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You have a timing belt.i would replace.plug wires air filter plugs fuel filter distributor cap and coils.replace pvc valve replace all vacuum lines or hoses.replace timing belt.

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