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Nissan Quest, Mercury Villager, Van
#1270 of 2519 2000 Villager Front Brake Wear/Noise
Mar 26, 2003 (8:59 am)
Iíve owned three Villagers (í96, í98 and í00) and I have never experienced this problem before. I only have 25,000 mile on the Van and I just installed the third set of front brake pads. This time I also replaced the rotors because I was unable to solve a persistent groan/vibration problem when braking moderately. The groaning problem started shortly after the first brake job. Iím pretty good at doing a proper job as I always turned the rotors when I replaced the pads.
Has anybody else had this problem with excessive brake wear/noise?
I found three service bulletins on the NHTSA web site (www.NHTSA.gov) concerning excessive brake wear and noise for late model Quests and Villagers but Iíve been unable to get the details from any source (including Mercury / Nissan Dealers and the NHTSA). The Villager SB # are: 13744, 99194 and 7907 (the Quest numbers are different). Does any one know the details behind these SBís?
#1271 of 2519 Brake light coming on intermittently
Apr 02, 2003 (12:03 pm)
I have a 99 Quest. The light comes on whenever I turn right or step on the brake. It turns itself off shortly after. The brakes are not seizing. Fluid level is still good. I'm guessing a malfunctioning sensor of some sort. Anyone with this problem ? Is there a fix ? Thanx.
Apr 02, 2003 (7:45 pm)
It may be the fluid lever. IIRC, the sensor is overly sensitive. Anyway, if the brakes have never been done, probably a good idea to have them checked,
Apr 03, 2003 (5:38 pm)
On our '99 Quest, we had the same issue of the brake light coming on during braking. It turned out that the fluid was slightly low. So we just topped off the brake fluid and the problem stopped.
Our brake pads needed replacing after only 40k miles, so you may also want to have them checked. Sometimes the low fluid issue can be linked to worn brakes.
Apr 04, 2003 (5:22 am)
Unless there is a leak, brake fluid in the reservoir will go down as the pads wear since the pistons in the calipers rest a little bit more towards the brake disc. If you top up the fluid, you will end up having to drain part of it back out when the brake pads are replaced.
I would check the pads prior to topping up the fluid.
#1275 of 2519 Sticking Accelerator Pedal
Apr 08, 2003 (9:05 am)
I have a 99 Villager with 43000 miles on it. Car has been great, but recently have been troubled by a very occasional problem of accelerator pedal being stuck when attempting to start moving from a stop. It take great pressure to move it, then it is fine for many, many days. Once, many months ago, it failed to release to idle when attempting to stop, but never had a further problem with the pedal until the recent sticking problem. A somewat cursory examination by a mechanic revealed no obvious cause. Has anyone had a similar problem or thoughts on the cause.
Apr 08, 2003 (10:59 am)
Sounds like you have the well-known "sticky throttle." It's relatively easy to fix yourself or any mechanic can clean the carbon out of there. That your mechanic missed it tells me that s/he wasn't too interested in helping you out.
Here's a good post about it:
dhoff Jan 24, 2001 4:54pm
Try a discussion search for "throttle body" if you want more. I've done my '99 twice now at 80,000 miles and I think the dealer did it once for me early on.
#1277 of 2519 rear fan stops working
Apr 10, 2003 (10:35 am)
'93 villager with 140K miles. The rear fan stop working completely last month. Any suggestion..... Thanks.
#1279 of 2519 thank you - rear fan
Apr 11, 2003 (8:04 am)
would try it this weekend. Thanks.