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Nissan Quest, Mercury Villager, Van
#1938 of 2519 rear suspension failure?
Jul 18, 2005 (6:02 am)
My husband was driving our 96 Mercury Villager GS on the interstate (70 mph) when the "back end tried to pass him". He spun around and hit a concrete divider with the back passenger side. Fortunately he was uninjured. He has no idea what happened, except when you look under the rear passenger side of the van, the suspension is broken. Someone has told him about "catastrophic suspension failure". I wondered if anyone out there knows anything about this.
P.S. The van was purchased in 1998 with 65K, now has 177K. No other major problems. We've only replaced the compressor for the a/c in addition to regular maintanence.
#1939 of 2519 CRANKSHAFT DAY OF RECKONING IN COURT
Jul 18, 2005 (6:57 am)
I'VE BEEN DEALING WITH NISSAN ABOUT THE FAULTY CRANK THEY INSTALLED IN THE 93-95 MODELS FOR THE PAST 20 MONTHS AND HAVE A COURT DATE NEXT WEEK TO RESOLVE MY CLAIM. I HAD MINE FAIL AT 160K BUT SINCE THEY WERE REPLACED BY A LARGER CRANK(25TO32MM) IN THE 1996 MODELS I FEEL THEY ARE PARTIALLY RESPONSIBLE. I WILL BE TRYING TO CONVINCE A WOMAN JUDGE SO ANY SUGGESTIONS ANYONE HAS WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. THEY HAVE GIVEN ME THE SILENT TREATMENT SO FAR AND THE $3500.00 BILL NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!
#1940 of 2519 Re: 96 Nissan Quest Security System [jasonimac]
Jul 18, 2005 (10:07 am)
Did anyone ever find a solution to disabling the security system on the quest??? Mine is having many issues and I just want to lock the door by key without it setting off the alarm.
#1941 of 2519 Re: 1995 Nissan Quest Problems [lifesavin]
Jul 18, 2005 (11:04 am)
I too had a problem in heat last week driving into high altitude. I have 1995 Villager with over 100,000 miles. Van just died while driving with air on and into hills. Tow truck driver said I was six vehicle that day with similar problem. He suggested that it was "Vapor Lock," however, I have heard this does not exist on newer vehicles anymore. Even though, he turned the gas cap slightly and the van worked okay for remainder of weekend in altitude. Also suggested that after filling up tank in lower elevation and than rising to over 7000 feet contributed to problem. My mechanic did not think this was problem but will not be able to recreate problem in lower elevation. So, is it a vacuum issue, emissions problem, gas cap, anyone have a clue?
#1942 of 2519 Re: CRANKSHAFT DAY OF RECKONING IN COURT [richbal]
by Claire@Edmunds HOST
Jul 18, 2005 (9:35 pm)
Good luck, Richbal. By the way, typing in ALL CAPS makes it look like you're shouting at readers, so it's best to take your caps lock when you post.
#1943 of 2519 Re: Quest Motormoune [motormount]
Jul 20, 2005 (1:03 pm)
I have had the motor mounts replaced by the dealer under warrenty once. I have replaced them myself once and currently need to do it AGAIN! (along with the transmission mount) There is no trick that I know of to prevent them from breaking, at least the work is fairly quick and easy. Do not worry about dealer or after market quality because the parts store mounts lasted longer than both of the dealer sets.
#1944 of 2519 Re: Speedometer malfunction [crit2]
Jul 20, 2005 (3:46 pm)
Ok I need some help here. Not only is my speedometer not working on my 2000 mercury villager but i took it to a friend who put it on the computer and my speed sensor is bad ah duh that is why it doesnt work and a bad knock sensor. Now this is all greek to me. I have had many problems since we have bought this used 2 years ago and my warranty is up (of course) and I have no idea what to do. My gas pedal sticks, brakes have gone out on me twice and have has issues with the ABS system. I have put so much into this and I am like most people tight on cash. Anyone know what I am goin through?
#1945 of 2519 2000 Mercury Villager Cruise Control Problems
Jul 22, 2005 (10:13 am)
I recently purchased a used 2000 Mercury Villager and the Cruise Control does not work. I looked at it and it is definately different from any cruise control I have ever seem. All of the relays are internal and the vaccum tank is seperate from the main unit. I have been unable to find any wiring diagrams which specifically show the electrical circuits associated with the cruise control unit. Any ideas? or troubleshooting ideas. Thanks
#1946 of 2519 Re: Speedometer malfunction [michjoy]
Jul 22, 2005 (10:26 am)
You need to find some electrical wiring diagrams specifically for your 2000 Villager. It is a different bird from previous models and has some different wiring than you would expect. Buy some heavy duty brake pads that has good heat dissipation. Also replace both front and rear brakes at the some time. Lubricate your gas pedal linkage with WD-40 both inside the vehicle and under the hood. Also check to see if the spring that returns your pedal to its normal position is broken or weak. It is located on the engine. Knock sensors do not typically fail, they just get covered with carbon. So remove the sensor and clean it. Good luck
Jul 22, 2005 (8:04 pm)
Our 2002 Villager has a bad vibration upon braking. I pulled the front wheels today to take a look it. The pads have a lot of life left, and the rotors 'look' fine.
They don't cost much, so I think I'll put some new rotors on.
Seems rotors can't be re surfaced like they could 20 years ago.
I see two Torx bolts on the back of the calipers.
My question is: what is holding on the rotor?
Do I need to remove the wheel bearing bolt?
Any advice appreciated, I don't have a manual for the van.