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Nissan Quest, Mercury Villager, Van
#1975 of 2519 Re: 1995 Nissan Quest Problems [tod13]
Aug 07, 2005 (3:31 pm)
I have had the same problem as well.
I have had this a few times. My van dies if I drive it for more than 30 minutes at 5000 feet at 100º or at 9000 feet and 80º. My first guess is that it a vapor lock problem but no one that I have talked to locally (Denver) has any clue about this.
I'm thinking of replacing the fuel pump, but would like to know if it would really make any difference before I pull it out. I know it's inside the fuel tank so that has to come out first.
Has anybody else come up with a solution to this???
#1976 of 2519 96 Quest, possible buy
Aug 07, 2005 (5:27 pm)
Looking to buy a cheap 96 Quest XE that has some mechanical problems, heres what it does, the injector nearest the firewall on the pass side is dumping gas into the cylinder and coming out onto the engine as well, of course the engine misses on that cylinder, the exhaust smells like gas and puffs out some white smoke that clears up very quickly, doesn't appear to have been overheated, no water in the oil, or oil in the water, the oil does smell like gas though.The other problem, the air box doesn't quite meet on one side where the seam is and has been like this for a while according to the owner so some air has been bypassing the filter. I'm wondering what would cause that air box the be like that and why that injector is bad, after searching i found that injector problems are rare. The outer CV boots are bad and there is a massive PS leak. It has 130K miles and they want $2000 for it, interior and body are nice. Opinions appreciated.
Also the owner claims he got some water in the gas once that causeed the injector problem, it has been parked since then.
#1977 of 2519 Quest alternator problem
Aug 07, 2005 (10:34 pm)
my Quest runs good, I had a problem with the alternator and replaced with the new part at the Nissan dealership near me. After few hundred miles again I have a problem, my head lights and all other lights blink while engine runing, lights on.
I checked the alternator and found that it goes up to 14.5 and down to 13.5 rate.
I took to the dealership again asking them to check it. They want me to install new battary cables, which I have done few month ago.
can anyone tell me what should it be......
#1978 of 2519 Re: 96 Quest, possible buy [johnnyquest2]
Aug 08, 2005 (7:08 am)
2000 Sounds like a pretty descent deal to me despite the problems..
I would be most concerned about the injector problem. Can you work on it before you purchase it? Two things to try. First of all, do a compression check on all cylinders. If you have good compression, everything else can be fixed fairly cheaply. The major concern here is that all that fuel dumping into that cylinder washes away the oil from the cylinder wall and the rings in that one going bad. Doing it for just a little while shouldn't hurt it, but if it's been driven that way for a while, definitely check compression.
The second thing to try is to swap the injector with another one from another cylinder. Don't know how those rear injectors are to get out, but it's worth a try. Maybe even pick up a junk yard part just to try. Can't cost too much, I wouldn't think.
#1979 of 2519 Re: 96 Quest, possible buy [johnnyquest2]
Aug 08, 2005 (7:11 am)
The air box problem doesn't sound like too big of a deal. Someone probably took it apart and just didn't get it back together right. Easiest fix???? Duck tape.............
#1980 of 2519 Re: Service Engine Soon Light [saadds]
Aug 08, 2005 (7:16 am)
Definitely not ethical, and maybe even illegal, but you could try to remove the light bulb.
I've even heard of people hot wiring the light to the oil pressure light. That way it comes on when the key is on, and goes off when the engine starts.
Proceed at your own risk.
#1981 of 2519 Re: 1995 Nissan Quest Problems [mikekenney1]
Aug 08, 2005 (11:55 am)
I have experienced a very similar problem for most of the 3 years I've owned my 95 Villager. Here in Nebraska, it gets very warm & humid in the summer months. In the spring, as soon as temps get over around 50 degrees, mine gets harder and harder to start cold, or after a moderate length hot soak. And in the warm humid summer temps, it will typically die and exhibit "vapor lock" symptoms if the fuel level is below 1/2 tank and the temperatures are greater than 85 degrees. I bought a new fuel pump a couple of years ago, and have never installed it because you must remove the tank to do so, and I was a little unsure about whether the FP would solve the problem. I just found a TSB that addresses this issue, it is bulletin # 962522, and it talks of an improved gerotor pump. So I may go ahead and install the darn thing-it has already cost me a starter because of the long crank times in the heat. Strange enough, I have taken several long trips in the cold months with nary a problem, but try driving across town in 95 degree weather with about a 1/4 tank-it will leave you sitting on the side of the road. I wish I could see a full copy of the TSB-the only info I have is a limited view of the TSB in an index. Anyone have access?
#1982 of 2519 Re: keyless entry system going CRAZY! [kkight]
Aug 08, 2005 (1:54 pm)
I had the same problem with my nissan sentra.
It took me around 6 months to figure it out. Check the button on your Keyless fob.
not from outside from inside. you will see a small switch with a miniature button it, if it pops up after you depress it then you have another problem.
but if you cannot depress it you probably need to change that.
#1984 of 2519 '02 Quest advice
Aug 09, 2005 (7:17 am)
I am looking at an '02 Quest SE with 45,000 miles. The vehicle is off lease but appears to have been well maintained. Anything in particular I should look out for? Based on my cursory inspection, the only suspicious thing was the low level of coolant in the reservoir.
Any help would be appreciated.