Last post on Oct 23, 2006 at 1:23 AM
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Nissan Quest, Mercury Villager, Van
#1782 of 2519 Re: Vijjis [dhoff]
Mar 25, 2005 (6:50 pm)
I would love to have the instructions on how to "fix" the gas pedal sticking problem that happens about every 8,000 (our car) miles as you shared. The dealer wants 110.00 to fix it! The first time it happened it was covered under warranty. The 2nd time it happened it was just out of warranty and they wanted to charge me. I told them if they did, it would be the last Nissan product I would buy for it was a design defect. I can't believe how "stupid" some dealers are re: this known problem and not getting Nissan to pay for the fixes. I hope you can find it for the pedal on our 1999 Quest is getting worse. Many thanks!
#1783 of 2519 Re: Nissan Quest Engine Shuddering [ering]
Mar 25, 2005 (7:17 pm)
An educated (or not:)) guess may be that your motor mounts are bad. The symptoms you describe "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 ..." can be from the mounts, however it could be the linkage to the tranny. I don't think it's the transmission itself (symptoms don't seem to match). Let me know what you find out. My wife drives a Nissan GLE Quest with 39,000 miles and I hope it makes it to 170,000!. Mike
#1785 of 2519 Throttle Body Cleaning
Mar 25, 2005 (7:29 pm)
Repost from long ago...
What you will need is a phillips head screwdriver, a pair of pliers, an old toothbrush and a can of spray throttle body/air intake cleaner. Make sure it is sensor safe. It will say on the can if it is.
Start by removing the air filter. This is a good time to change it if it is dirty. Then remove the black rubber hose leading from the air filter to the throttle body by loosening the clamp at the end. You may also have to disconnect a couple of other lines that lead into this using the pliers.
Then (with the engine off) spray the cleaner into the throttle body while holding the throttle plate open. (It's a good idea to wear eye protection while doing this - is smells vicious! I also wear latex gloves to keep it off my skin.) Take the old toothbrush and scrub inside the TB and both sides of the plate, and wipe out the inside as well as possible with a clean rag.
Once it's cleaned up, button everything back up (make sure everything is connected) and start the engine. It will crank for a while, and run rough for a little while, that's normal.
#1786 of 2519 Re: Throttle Body Cleaning [dhoff]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 25, 2005 (8:34 pm)
Good advice about the eye protection. I got some new safety glasses (some comfortable ones, finally) and used them changing out that axle a couple of weeks ago. Nice to keep the dirt and crud away while crawling under the front end. And the rebuilt axle box included some latex gloves; a nice touch.
#1787 of 2519 Re: Throttle Body Cleaning [dhoff]
Mar 26, 2005 (5:53 am)
How long does it take you to complete this task? Whatever time is takes you, I will most likely have to double it for I am not mechanically inclined re: Cars (I am not totally lame:)). I can use some of my skills re: taking apart (down to the bare bones) and fixing/re-building my friends PC's:) Thanks a million.
Mar 26, 2005 (6:49 am)
The first time I think it took me about 30-45 minutes. I've done it a few times since then and it takes me about 20 minutes now.
I try to take my time and be sure I have everything put back together correctly. Last fall I added some oil to my other car and went off across town. When I stopped I smelled oil. I had forgotten to put the filler cap back on. There was oil all over under the hood but luckily the cap was still sitting right on the valve cover. Lesson learned!
#1789 of 2519 Title transfer four days ago:
Mar 26, 2005 (11:33 am)
I guess this is my last update on my 2000 base model Villager. At just short of 27K, I moved it along to a new owner. My Haynes manual (1993 through 2001 model coverage) will now get dusty on my shelf!
#1790 of 2519 I thought I was done....
Mar 26, 2005 (1:06 pm)
With my 2001 base Villager. It was hit hard on the driver side by a kid in a Grand Am that ran a stop sign. The van took the hit good(broke the side impact beam in the door, needed new doors, door post, fender, etc...) The Grand Am was crumpled to the firewall. Noone was hurt, $7000 in damage and I just got it back after 6 weeks. It looks-drives great, no rattles or anything, so it's nice to have it back. I treated it to an oil change and coolant flush and fill, still needs tires, otherwise almost like new.
#1791 of 2519 re: brake paddle noises [urw]
Mar 26, 2005 (7:14 pm)
Hi! I'm just wondering what that sound was like? I have a 95 villager, that they have the same motor, and I have a loud thumping sound, everytime I step on the brakes. Did you resolve your problem? If so and that wasn't the issue with your van, what part was wrong?