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#2095 of 2519 O/D indicator in Dashboard
Oct 19, 2005 (1:19 pm)
My yellow O/D dashboard indicator does not come on when I click the O/D button on the shifter. I tried at idle and at cruising 60 mph on highway without any luck. It does not even down shift after I click the button at highway speed. It simply means that the O/D is not engaging.
Does anyone of you encounter this problem? Any suggestions? The van rides very nicely at 68k. Had the timing belt, brakes (front, rear), hoses replaced last month at the dealer. Appreciate your comments very much.
Nissan Quest GXE 1999, bought new in Dec. 1998
#2098 of 2519 '94 Villager - tired, but still going!
Oct 21, 2005 (9:45 pm)
We have a '94 Villager LS we bought new - we're now at 193,000 miles and it's still going!
I managed to scrape our two cars together on the driveway last month (ouch!). My 2005 Acrua TL took $1100 to fix. We decided to leave the Villager alone - not worth the cost. It isn't all that noticable because of the two-tone paint....
The Villager has had relatively few problems over the years. It runs good and burns no oil. We had to have the exhaust manifold bolts fixed at about 150K miles (a common problem). The Nissan engine and transaxle have been flawless. Most problems have come from the Ford side:
- Ignition switch disintegrated a year or two ago and had to be replaced
- Rear AC blower used to take about 5 minutes to start, now doesn't work at all
- O/D light sometimes flickers on/off while driving (with corresponding up/downshifts), wiggling the shifter sometimes stops it. Dirty contact in there somewhere.
- Paint is a bit chalky, noticably crappy relative to other cars I've owned
- Interior is still in quite good shape, we use mats on the floor and have had a dash cover on until recently
- Bad CV joints, we had the full axles and joints replaced at about 175K
We are close to getting rid of it for an Odyssey (which I wish was a bit smaller), my scrape probably dropped the value from about $1000 to a few hundred. We might donate it instead. However, we might wait 6 months so we can make it to 200K!
#2099 of 2519 Knock sensor repair
Oct 23, 2005 (7:13 am)
I had my mechanic replace the knock sensor on my mercury villager 96 at a cost of $500 labor and part. After repair I noticed that at acceleration the car hesitates and then goes. My mechanic is still working on the problem. It looks like when he was putting everything back together after replacing the sensor, he made a mistake. Any idea what could be wrong?
#2100 of 2519 front heat/ac fan will only work on "hig" setting
Oct 23, 2005 (12:36 pm)
My 1995 Villager has developed an odd problem - the front heat/ac fan will work only on the highest setting. When it is set to one of the lower settings, it does not work at all. Is there a fix for this short of buying an entire new control unit? Let me know. Thanks.
Oct 24, 2005 (5:45 pm)
i have a 94 villager 180,000 miles on it. this van will run 6 months with no problems but at anytime it might lose its power after i coast to the curb it will sit and idle. it wont pick up rpms untill it is shut down for 4 to 10 minutes after that it might run afew months or a day. has anyone had this problem and solved it. i replaced the oxegen sensor and it ran good for a year or more . before i replaced the sensor it would not run for more than 10 minutes then it would stall in colorado. this has ben an ongoing problem for 5 years.
#2103 of 2519 Re: Response to guitarzan [bobs123]
Oct 26, 2005 (10:02 am)
We have a 2000 Villager, and we're on our second switch. It just went bad yesterday! Again! Other than that, we've been pretty happy with it.
#2104 of 2519 Re: front heat/ac fan will only work on "hig" setting [mpk0]
Oct 26, 2005 (10:05 am)
You have to replace the fan switch. Apparantly a common problem.