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#1922 of 2519 99 quest GXE many problems please help
Jul 05, 2005 (1:46 pm)
Ive owned this van since 2000 and can honestly say maintainance has been very reasonable and the vehicle itself has been very reliable, but as we know with age and mileage(112,000) come problems. Recently the motor started running rougher, it has a dry rubbing and tinging type sound. We use synthetic oil and it reads perfect on the stick and the vans power still seems to be there, any thoughts. Also, after having the fuel system cleaned because of a sticking gas pedal the check engine light stays on. I have brought it back several times and the dealership just resets it and blames it on the cleaners they used 2yrs. ago. Im not sure if this last group of problems is connected but if anyone has any advice I would appreciate it. Its the turn signal, Ive never experienced any problems with it until Nissan decided to change it out because of a recall. Now my headlights flash dim to bright on their own and on occasions the drivers side goes completely out. Also the brake light and seat belt light indicator go on and off at will. The van goes back to the dealership Thurs. so if anyone has advice that I can give them please let me know. Thank you. Oh I almost forgot the belts, they squeal like mad and they were just put on a few months back. It used to be for a minute or so not it lasts all day. Nissan has rechecked them along with a couple other garages and they all say the belts are fine. Is it possible for the belt or belts to have a defect. Thanks.
#1923 of 2519 99 quest left front brake sticking
Jul 06, 2005 (6:24 am)
My 99 quest has had just about every part of the braking system replaced by the dealer. Still the left front brake will stay on while you are driving and have taken the foot off the brake. This has resulted in a burning smell and a very hot tire which alerted us to the problem and we took the car right over to the dealer. The company was called and all their suggestions have been tried. Today they are replacing the master brake cylinder for the second time. Anyone else had this problem. Thanks Arkiegirl
#1924 of 2519 Re: 99 quest left front brake sticking [arkiegirl]
by Claire@Edmunds HOST
Jul 06, 2005 (10:27 am)
Welcome to the Forums, arkiegirl! You might also want to ask about this in the Stop here! Let's talk about brakes discussion in our Maintenance & Repair Forum. I think the members there might have some valuable feedback for you.
Coupes & Convertibles | Vans & Minivans
Jul 07, 2005 (5:29 pm)
After much research, I purchased, two weeks ago, a '99 Villager Estate with just under 17,000 miles on it. All seems well and good, but has anyone found a practical way to bring the fuel mileage above 20 mpg? And, is there anything about which I should be wary?
#1926 of 2519 Re: Just acquired [richardsman]
Jul 07, 2005 (5:40 pm)
>20 mpg? Easy. Put the cruise on 70 mph and don't move it. 24.1 mpg on my 2000 w/ 83k.
I understand this isn't always possible in town...
#1927 of 2519 Re: Just acquired [richardsman]
Jul 07, 2005 (11:58 pm)
My '99 Estate has about 89,000 miles on it. No major problems to date, just the normal minor annoyances of rattles from the middle seats and the middle side window latches not wanting to hold the windows closed tight.
I struggle to get better than 21 MPG on the road and 17 MPG in town. Still on the original shocks/struts - about time to consider replacing them. I have found this vehicle to be very reliable and a pretty good value.
#1928 of 2519 Villager fuel economy.....
Jul 08, 2005 (5:03 am)
I get 17-18 MPG in town with mostly stop and go driving. I just took an 800 mile trip with a mixture of interstates, four lane highways, going through some small towns, and getting stuck in traffic. I got 22.5 MPG, and I had the van fairly loaded up. I have a 2001 base with 39K.
#1929 of 2519 Re: Speedometer malfunction [crit2]
Jul 08, 2005 (12:29 pm)
It's OK, the Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) part is only $35 from the dealer. It's one of the better deals. Mine died the exact same way last summer on a road trip. The only killer is that the cruise control won't work if your on a trip, and after about 30 miles of it not working, the CE light will come on since the computer uses road speed for some of it's calculations. After replacing the VSS, the CE won't go off until you reset it with an OBDII scanner.
#1930 of 2519 Re: Just acquired [richardsman]
Jul 08, 2005 (12:38 pm)
I haven't thought much of this until I read your post. As part of my 60K mile maintenance (done slowly over the course of 6 months and 5,000 miles) I replaced the spark plugs, distributor cap, rotor, and plug wires. I was getting 20mpg on road trips with the van loaded down and running down the road at 75mph. I just finished a week on vacation and was surprised when my milage was better than 23mpg on every tank, again loaded down. I didn't put the two together until just now.
By the way, I used offical dealer parts and they were expensive. However, the fit was perfect which made the installation a breeze.
#1931 of 2519 Re: Speedometer malfunction [reedbr]
Jul 08, 2005 (8:01 pm)
I wish the cost was only $35. I paid $147 at the dealer for the sensor... Called all of the junk yards in the area and they had none. It appears that it corrected the problem. "fingers crossed"