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Nissan Quest, Mercury Villager, Van
#1767 of 2519 COOLANT LEAK
Mar 14, 2005 (9:14 am)
I HAVE A 1995 NISSAN QUEST WITH 112,500 MILES ON IT. I NOTICED ASMALL PUDDLE OF ANTIFREEZE ON THE FLOOR .LOOKS LIKE IT'S COMING FROM THE REAR OF THE ENGINE BY THE FIREWALL. A REPAIR SHOP DID PRESSURE CHECKS TWICE AND IT HOLDS PRESSURE FOR 30 MINUTES.HE SAID IT IS A BAD WATER PUMP BUT ID NOT BUY IT BEC WATER PUMP AND TIMING BELT WAS JUST REPLACED 28,000 MILES AGO. I NOTICED THIS AFTER I DROVE THE VAN OR SOMETIMES WHEN I'M WARMING UP THE ENGINE.
THE COOLANT LOSS IS VERY MINIMAL. BUT I COULD SMELL ANTIFREEZE EVERY TIME.
Mar 14, 2005 (10:20 am)
Just because the water pump was replaced (and 28000 miles is quite a few) doesn't mean it's still good. Especially if it was a rebuilt one like most shops put in. I know people who've replaced rebuilt starters 2 or 3 times before finally going to the dealer for a new OEM part.
#1769 of 2519 RE:COOLANT LEAK [toomanyfumes]
Mar 14, 2005 (2:55 pm)
I had a similar problem. It turned out to be a loose hose clamp on a coolant line where it enters the firewall on the passenger side of the engine. Leaks came when the vehicle was cold. Once the hoses heated up, they swelled up which kept them from leaking. If your vehicle was up to operating temperature when it was pressure-tested, no leaks may have been detected which led the mechanic to assume that your water pump was at fault.
#1770 of 2519 96 Nissan Quest Security System
Mar 14, 2005 (8:10 pm)
I just got a 96 nissan quest van with a built in security system. I have lost the remote to the alarm. My little girl managed to set the alarm by playing with the door lock switch in the van. now I cant start the engine. I had to disconnect the battery to stop the alarm. any idea how to disable the security system? please help.
#1771 of 2519 RE:COOLANT LEAK [kymike]
Mar 15, 2005 (11:59 am)
Is this the heater hose with a loose clamp that you mentioned? i also check the water pump leak indicator by using an inspection mirror, I don't see any trace of coolant around that area.
#1772 of 2519 RE:COOLANT LEAK [shift]
Mar 15, 2005 (2:19 pm)
Yes, the heater hose. I believe that there are two of them at the firewall. Sometimes easier to reach from below than from above.
#1773 of 2519 Climate Control light bulb change?
Mar 15, 2005 (5:57 pm)
I have a 96 Villager. The light bulb in the climate control buttons went out. Can anybody tell me how to remove the panel surrounding the controls to change the bulb?
#1774 of 2519 Main Fuse-Starter-Timing Belt
Mar 16, 2005 (7:07 am)
I've had a sequence of problems lately with my '95 Nissan Quest, 170K miles. I left my lights on one day and when attempting to charge the battery my main fuse went. Couple weeks later the starter shorted and I had to replace that. Now it won't start and my mechanic tells me it is the timing belt. Has any experienced this sequence of repairs? I'm wondering if I'm at the end of a series of repairs or if they are going to keep on coming. How much has timing belt repair cost others?
#1775 of 2519 Re: Thanks Steve [robynj]
Mar 17, 2005 (8:43 am)
I have been going through the same problem over the last few weeks with my 99 villager. We just discovered the other day that the front motor mount needs to be replaced. I had someone step on the brake and slightly press down on the gas while I watched the engine. There was quite a bit of movement as the engine lifted up due to the extra play in the motor mount. I am guessing replacing the motor mount is going to correct the shaking problem. You might want to have someone inspect your motor mounts as well.
#1776 of 2519 Nissan Quest Engine Shuddering
Mar 21, 2005 (9:47 pm)
I tried to look through the posts to see if any matched my problem, but 89 pages is ALOT to go through...anyway, here is my problem, hopefully it's not a duplicate...
I have a 95 Nissan Quest with 170,000+ miles. When we are at a stop, the engine shudders really bad and the RPMs go down to 500...Then when you take off from the stop it is REALLY sluggish until about 25-30 mph, then its fine. It also shudders (though not as much) in Neutral. I'm hoping this isn't a transmission problem...could it maybe be the pistons misfiring? I have no clue about cars so any help you could provide would be appreciated!!