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#1346 of 2519 Weak acceleration time to time
Aug 19, 2003 (1:13 pm)
I got the following problem with my Villager (1997, 146K miles).
Time to time, when pressing gas pedal on the stop light, the acceleration is very weak.
(I heard word "hesitation" - could it be used to describe this?)
I need to release pedal and press it once again to make it work.
Then, while driving 40-50 mph if I am trying to push gas pedal slightly (let's say to go up hill),
the engine reacts like I am pressing gas pedal intermittently - half second on, half second off.
To cure this I release the gas pedal and press it with more energy.
Then, after 4-5 such strange reactions, the engine stopped to respond to gas pedal at all and stalled. I waited 1-2 minutes and was able to start it again.
At that time I had 1/4 of fuel, air conditioner was on.
After I fill gas tank, I cannot reproduce this problem again.
A year ago I had similar problem, at that time Check Engine light went on.
Servicemen checked fuel pump, the pressure was within requirements.
Based on their experience with Nissan Quest/Mercury Villager, they suggested
to replace fuel injectors. They replaced 5 of 6 fuel injectors, and I had no problems with engine since then.
However, now I got it again.
Do you know what could cause this problem?
Fuel injector (I still got one old or maybe the replaced injectors appears not so good)
or fuel pump is dying, or something else?
Aug 19, 2003 (1:26 pm)
Replaced your O2 sensors lately? They degrade over time, and you're up there in miles. Maybe have the mass airflow sensor checked too.
Another suggestion is to clean or replace the distributor cap (link)
Aug 25, 2003 (1:47 pm)
Glad I could help out.
#1352 of 2519 Charging refrigerant in A/c system
Aug 28, 2003 (4:48 pm)
Hi, the A/c on my 96 Villager is not cooling enough particularly at lower speeds during hotter time of the day(in the evenings it is OK).. At speeds higher than 55mph, it cools OK, still not very good .. There are no leaks.. most likely the refrigernt is low.. is there a way o add the refrigerant (R134?) on our own? i am no expert on this so any feedback is appreciated... Thanks,
#1353 of 2519 Driver Side Window Problem
Sep 08, 2003 (12:51 pm)
My passenger window on my 2000 Villager estate just quit on me. Of course the window is "down" and won't go up! It was working a little the other day when I fiddled with the switch and the window was intching up once in a while... now it's not working at all.
Anyway ... I saw the posts here about the electrical problem issues with the door switches and the window switches going bad, but did anyone here have the same problem only to learn it was a "relay" instead of the switch or motor? I called the dealer and they want $78 just to tell me what it could be... and around $70 for the entire switch housing (6 switches) if it's the switches. Also, I can't return the switches for a refund if I use them, so I thought it "may" be the relay. Anyone here who may have had a similar problem they wish to share?
Also, you can place me among the ranks of those with "throttle body"/pedal sticking problems. It just started this week and now the window quit on me at the same time! ... When it rains it pours!
Thanks in advance fr any advise.
Sep 08, 2003 (6:12 pm)
My driver's side window ('99 Quest) is doing the same thing but still manages to go up. I had the window motor replaced under warranty a couple of years ago when I complained of it being slow. I'm not convinced mine is related to the switches, but I guess I'll wait until below freezing weather to find out, since with my luck, that's when it'll totally die.
One member reported that he was able to buy a switch housing with the understanding that he could return it if that didn't fix the problem. There's only two connections to attach when you swap out the switch housing, so it would be fast to check if you could get your hands on a known good one.
I haven't checked a salvage yard, but that's another possibility. For what the dealer charges, you may be able to buy an entire door - parts is parts!
If you pop the interior door panel off and peel the plastic dust cover back, you should be able to reach through one of the holes in the sheet metal and help the window back up. That could buy you some looking around time.
Please let us know the results.
#1355 of 2519 Reply to Host RE: Window Problem
Sep 08, 2003 (6:57 pm)
THanks for your reply to my post. I think I'll do just that ... and see if I can get a used set of switches first. My neighbo2 2 blocks away owns a local body shop. I think I'll ask him to see if he can find a vilager door with the switches.
I'll let you now what happens. Thanks again!