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You are in the Nissan Quest
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Nissan Quest, Mercury Villager, Van
Oct 18, 2002 (6:21 am)
"It nearly jumps from under you. It is one really snappy , nice Van." - cookie.
I'll admit that the Quest/Villager is a nice van, especially for the money. I love my 2001 Quest. Snappy? I realize that you are a long term four cylinder fan, but 4000lbs and 170hp does not make for a "snappy" vehicle. Did you move up from a 1976 Rabbit diesel? It would have been nice if Nissan would have equiped the SE models with the 210hp supercharged version of the 3.3V6 - 210hp and 240lb-ft of torque would have made for a "snappy" van.
Oct 18, 2002 (7:31 am)
I wonder if Kristorr's problem is the old dirty throttle body issue?
#1176 of 2519 actually , corsicachevy
Oct 18, 2002 (10:01 am)
I have driven Cadillac's since 1974. But they got so expensive and look so much like everything else on the road I thought I'd try a Van . I traded my 95 Cadi . for the 99 Villager and still contend that for a 4000 lb. 6 cl. it is a nice , snappy piece of work.
#1177 of 2519 97 Quest Remote Control Key FOB
Oct 20, 2002 (1:13 pm)
Our key fob is getting weak. Does anyone know if the battery(ies) can be replaced or do we replace the entire key fob? Thanks!
#1178 of 2519 Not sure if this is a problem
Oct 21, 2002 (4:56 am)
Can you expand a little on the dirty throttle bottle issue?
Dhoff, I really didn't pay attention to the rpms, but I will in the event that it happens again.
Cookie22 - so far I really do love the Villager. Great handling and so much room (last car was a Cavalier!), but the accelerator has taken some getting used to.
If anyone has any other suggestions that would be great! Thanks a lot!
Oct 21, 2002 (7:21 am)
Often a "sticky pedal" symptom in Quests/Villages is caused by a dirty throttle body. Here's a post on how to clean it yourself:
dhoff Jan 24, 2001 4:54pm
#1180 of 2519 RE: A/C compressor cutoff/Engine Overheating
Oct 22, 2002 (6:21 am)
Check that the radiator cooling fans are working OK.
I had the same overheating problems in my Nissan Sentra, both my fans were not running. One fan is critical to running the A/C - no fan, no A/C
Oct 22, 2002 (7:49 am)
Yes the battery can be replaced. Refer to your owners manual for specifics.
#1182 of 2519 97 Quest Remote Control Key FOB
Oct 22, 2002 (5:28 pm)
Thanks, I thought the wife said she'd looked there to no avail, but we'll do it again!
#1183 of 2519 not sure if this is a problem....
Oct 23, 2002 (12:26 pm)
kristorr, if I were you I would take it to the dealer. Since the villager comes with a 36,000 mile 36 month bumper to bumper warranty (no deductible), it should still be under warranty. They will do the work and it will be documented just in case it happens again and by then if its out of warrranty.
Nissan actually replaced my engine because of some known problem with the quest's and pathfinder engines (mine was a 95 so they have this problem fixed, eitherway, I didn't know about the "known problem" until I complained that I had a weird noise).
Also, dhoff I had to replace my fuel pump on my Quest (which was fairly expensive). They said one of the reasons why you may have to replace it is if you don't replace your fuel filter as recommended. The mechanic had a Quest the day before mine for the same problem and this wasn't at the Nissan dealership. I wonder if others have had this problem.