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#2047 of 2519 Re: 1999 Nissan Quest power window switch [tester1]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 13, 2005 (6:42 am)
I agree that it's mostly likely the switch and not the motor or regulator. A new one costs $70 to $100 depending on where you find it. A couple of us have managed to dismantle it and clean the carbon out - mine's still working several months after I did this.
Use the Search This Discussion box at the bottom right for "power window" and you'll find other posts about how to remove the switch. It is easy to replace yourself.
#2048 of 2519 Re: Gas Smell from '95 Villager [ninetyfive]
Sep 13, 2005 (4:14 pm)
I don't think you will find a leak in the injectors. So one posted a problem with the tube in the fillup area, getting older and cracking. There was a recall on this problem I think. Do a search on gas smell, you will be enlightened to this and other situations. This is a very interesting forum. Just my two cents Earl
#2049 of 2519 99 Villager power window motor
Sep 14, 2005 (1:08 pm)
The Driver side window of my 99 villager just stopped rolling up a couple of days ago. I took it to a local mechanic who charged me $50 to diagnose the problem and told me I would need to replace the power window motor. He claimed that part was about $140 and total charges including labor and diagnostics will be $270/-
Are these reasonable costs? I am reluctant to take it to the dealer as my experience with my dealer in past tells me they will prbably come up with a higher estimate. Anyone faced the same problem and got it fixed cheaper?
Any help/refrence to a good mecahnic in San Jose will be appreciated.
#2050 of 2519 Re: Quest alternator problem [paramedic]
Sep 15, 2005 (5:46 am)
I have a '95 Villager that I have now started calling "Christine". She has the most amazing personality that seems to be electrically controlled. She locks herself all the time and I lose and regain headlights, seat controls, blower motors etc. I was told the voltage regulator on the alternator could possibly be throwing too much voltage at times. Although I have seen answers to some of my problems on this site, I think you might want to look at the voltage regulation to see if this is what is happening with your lights. I am not a mechanic I am just going with what I have been told and it seems that if this is possible, it is a good explanation to the mystery of blown and winking lights. Along with my lost relays
#2052 of 2519 Testing Relays
Sep 15, 2005 (6:08 am)
I recently tried to fix my sporadic headlight activity with a new light.(Pass side headlight. The day light works on occasion, my bright light indicator on the dash comes on if the daytime running light is out!!?? and the night light and bright on that side do not work at all. So my bright indicator is on all the time at night) Changing the bulb, of course, did not work. It was only a $9 part. The next thing I can find in the line is the relay switch, box fuse, found on the pass. side under the hood. I dont want to run out and buy the part again only to find the issue is somewhere else. I am going to try the wiggle trick but I have no real hope there. Can someone tell me what to do to check this relay. I have a meter so I can check voltage and OHMs but I don't know what I am looking for ..how much voltage or resistance should I see if this is functioning well
Also does anyone have any other ideas as to this issue. The sporadic electrical activity in my car. The locking doors and the loss of blower motors and seat movement can be tolerated but if it all connected I would like to know the fix
Sep 15, 2005 (6:39 pm)
I have a 99 Quest SE with around 136,000 miles and well maintained. Enjoyed the van, has been reliable and has not given any problems. Engine has been very smooth.
The sad thing is that we had a bad storm 2 says ago and a tree fell on the engine compartment. Insurance will cover it & got towed to the body shop today. They haven't opened the engine compartment & should tomorrow. My concern is that with the damage already and the liquid coming out of the radiator, there is internal damage. What options do I have with the amount of miles on it? Is it worth going through the trouble of fixing? Thanks!
#2054 of 2519 Re: 99 Quest SE [surjn98]
Sep 16, 2005 (3:31 am)
Liquid coming out of the radiator does not mean internal engine damage - only damage to the radiator or hose connections. Generally, this is not an expensive fix ($200-$300) and is a common repair. If there is significant damage to the engine, then I would expect your insurance company to total the car versus replace the engine given the age and mileage of the vehicle. Hopefully, the overall engine damage is minor.
#2055 of 2519 Re: 99 Villager power window motor [gsurekha2001]
Sep 16, 2005 (4:29 pm)
Is there a late model junk yard in your area? The parts are really not that hard to get at and replace. Earl
#2056 of 2519 99 Mercury Villager ABS Light
Sep 17, 2005 (7:06 am)
I have a 99 Mercury Village 147,000 miles. I have had an issue with the ABS light coming on when I hit 60 MPH. Never goes on when traveling at lesser speed. Light goes off after car is shut off and does not reappear until you drive 60 MPH again. ABS works fine when light is off. Am thinking about selling car but would like to fix before I try and sell. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing problem. Car is well maintained and even passed NJ inspection even though that problem existed when inspected. Thanks for any help. I would hate to take it to the dealer, they have "conveniently" made some of the diagnostic codes only readable by them. Thanks again. Beth