I bought a 2001 Nissan Quest GXE about a month ago for $500. I have about $650 in parts starting at multiple gaskets, plugs, wires, junk yard injectors, distributor, front & rear passenger motor mounts, a few random coolant hoses, heated O2 sensor, knock sensor, air filter, and a full synthetic oil change(yet to be installed water pump/timing belt/cam & crank seals because iko if the timing belt has ever been changed). It has 164k miles and runs great now. As I can see it still need the driver side front and rear motor mounts and it is leaking a trans fluid and power steering fluid at a pretty good pace. I think it’s just the resivior and possibly the lines, I have to take it to the car wash and wash it all off to get a better idea of where it’s leaking from. And I am gonna get the trans serviced for $110(pan gasket, fluid, filter, and adjustment to the bans and linkage)
Now for my concerns and questions.
I did the motor mounts today, one of the rear crossmember bolts just spins, I cannot get it to come out or tighten up. The same is also true for one of the front bolts. I got a bit over zealous with my 24" breaker bar tightening them up. How do I get these out now? I don’t think they are stripped because they won’t even pry out. I would like to get them out and put bigger bolt or something, but I don’t even know how to start to try and fix these. I’m considering a shop, but being as it only is a $1200, I’m not sure a shop will do me any justice to get it fixed. And I don’t think the crossmember will fall out. So should I just not worth about it until it’s a problem and focus on the other issues.
My reason for getting this vehicle is me and my lady are expecting a baby July 24th and my old 93 Caravan (build for competitive audio competitions) is not exactly baby friendly with so so heat, no ac, untinted windows. Runs strong but has batteries and wires in the cabin and does over 155dB at around 40hrz. So that is why I would like to find a solution to these crossmember bolts, or atleast have someone put my mind at ease to if they should be good atleast safety wise.
This is my first time posting here as a member and I apologise for dragging this on.