1994 Quest….is it an "interference" engine or not???

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  • #226

    chantel1971
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    I have called dealerships and mechanics and researched online. And literally 1/2 of what I find says it is not interference and the other 1/2 says it is.

    How do I get a definitive answer??? Anyone know the answer or know of a reliable resource? Help!

    #2229

    Craig Van batenburg
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    Yes, it is a valve crusher. Timing belts are cheaper than engines. Do it and all related parts every 60K.

    #2230

    chantel1971
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    What is your source on this? Thanks!

    #2231

    Low-PSI
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    I had a ’95 Villager and I replaced the timing belt at around 100,000 miles. As I understand it, the early Quest/Villagers were non-interference.

    There is a Villager/Quest forum on Yahoo that has a wealth of info.

    #2232

    chantel1971
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    LOL…thanks. See, yet again I get 2 answers. Ha! My dad is a mechanic and he thinks that what happened is in ’94 the Villager/Quest merge thing happened. Nissan made the switch to a non-interference but all of the Mitchell’s manuals and all that just kept saying it was interference to cover their own butts.

    Anyway, I’m just gonna get the belt changed and be done with it.

    #2234

    Durbanboy
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    Yes,alas,it is an interferance engine. My timing belt went on my 94 quest and the pistons crunched the valves! Sorry to be the bearer …

    #2260

    Durbanboy
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    All post 11/93 Quest engines have the round tooth timing belts.
    I’m busy doing an engine change in mine because it dropped a valve at 226,000 miles. I thought I’d let you all know that the engine is removable through the top as opposed to what the manuals tell you.
    Anyone ever looking to change an engine in this van can ask for some pointers from me.
    Lets just say that I’ve done the “impossible” by pulling the engine, leaving the transmission still in it’s mounts.
    No pun intended when they called this baby the Quest!

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