Last post on Oct 23, 2006 at 1:23 AM
You are in the Nissan Quest
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Nissan Quest, Mercury Villager, Van
#1334 of 2519 shohjwh - No cold air
Jul 25, 2003 (5:34 am)
From Edmunds' Maintenance Guide, I found a couple (NHTSA) technical service bulletins regarding the a/c for a 99 Quest. Do these look similar to your problem?
17. AIR CONDITIONER NHTSA Number: 629172
Bulletin Number: NTB02009
Bulletin Date: FEB 2002
Vehicle: 1999 Nissan Quest
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT FRONT AIR CONDITIONER OUTLETS BLOWING COLD AIR, BUT REAR A/C OUTLETS BLOWING WARM AIR. *TT
18. AIR CONDITIONER NHTSA Number: 630795
Bulletin Number: NTB02009A
Bulletin Date: MAR 2002
Vehicle: 1999 Nissan Quest
SUBJECT REGARDING REAR A/C OUTLETS BLOW WARM AIR. *YD
The second tsb may be an update on the first one. Edmunds' Maintenance Guide only offers a summary of the TSB. For information on how to get the complete Technical Service Bulletin, check out this article from Edmunds: You, Your Vehicle and the Technical Service Bulletin. On a couple of occasions, I've given my dealer service the TSB number/summary and they've been able to access the complete manufacturer tsb... and follow up. Hope this is helpful. Please keep us posted on your situation.
Hatchbacks & Wagons Boards
Jul 25, 2003 (7:37 am)
Thanks Revka! I keep forgetting to check on the TSBs.
When are you going to give us an update on your Quest over in the Nissan Quest/Mercury Villager board? You're overdue
#1336 of 2519 Thanks steve and Revka
Jul 25, 2003 (7:58 am)
Hi, guys. Thanks.
Now i'm gonna get full TSB and fix problem.
I will let you know what it was.
#1337 of 2519 95 Mercury Villager Check Engine Light on (79000 miles)
Jul 29, 2003 (5:52 am)
I had the Mercury Dealer do the diagnostics. He says its sending a code which indicates bad O2 sensor. I found a posting on Edmunds.com where someone was told the exact same thing by his dealer, he got the O2 sensor repaired for $200, the light was back on after a few days. The dealer would not refund the replacement O2 sensor, nor would he guarantee this will solve the problem. He says there is no way to independently test the O2 sensor. What should I do? Is there any harm in running the van under such condition? I have passed inspection before the problem occurred (it will be two more years before the next inspection is due), and my gas mileage has not deteriorated.
#1338 of 2519 TSB means no free?
Jul 29, 2003 (10:49 am)
I inspected my car and they charged ~$700 to fix. I asked about TSB and they said TSB is just help to find out problem, even though it describe the same problem. It's not recall and they don't provide VIN so, I have to pay. -.-;
Is there any way to save my money?\
Jul 29, 2003 (10:50 am)
That's a typical dealer price for replacing the rear sensor - the part itself costs around $60. You may find an independent mechanic to do the work for less money.
The van should generally run better with a new sensor(s) (assuming the diagnosis is correct).
Jul 29, 2003 (10:52 am)
"The best thing about finding a TSB that seems to cover a persistent problem in your vehicle is that dealerships will make the repair for free, provided that
Your vehicle is under warranty;
Your service advisor and/or technicians are able to confirm that the problem exists."
You, Your Vehicle and the Technical Service Bulletin (TSB)
#1341 of 2519 Any solution for rear wiper not working on 96 villager?
Aug 06, 2003 (9:07 am)
The rear wiper on my '96 villager stopped working. The washer fliud works but the wiper does not. I checked the fuse and it is fine. I checked the motor at the mechanic and it seems fine too, Can someone please post their experience if they solved such a problem, such as what and where to look etc... thanks...
#1342 of 2519 rear wiper not working
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 06, 2003 (10:14 am)
Still struggling with that wiper, Activex111?
My guess is that some gears are stripped. That would explain why the motor sounds like it's working, but you're getting no action.
Maybe you could find another motor in a junkyard and swap it out to test, and maybe return it if that doesn't fix it.
#1343 of 2519 Headlight Socket Replacement
Aug 06, 2003 (5:15 pm)
Have been, for a few months, wiggling my Quest's headlight wires to fix the headlight problem. Got very tired of doing this but wouldn't like to spend over $200 to replace the whole assembly by dealer. Just found out Autozone has a replacement socket for Quest. Only $5 each. It was also rather easy to replace it. Basically cut off the bad socket and connect the three wires. Took me only 10-15 minutes. Just wanted to share this with everybody.