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#2264 of 2519 Nissan Quest 2002 Horrible In City Mileage
Jan 23, 2006 (9:31 am)
My wife has 2002 Nissan Quest with 36,000 miles on it and she is only getting about 10 mpg in the city and highway mileage is right at about 22-23. The dealer has checked fuel air mixtures and everything he says he can and reports no problem of course. This started about a year ago and has been in the shop 3-4 times for the problem. Low mileage only occurs in the city and not when taking long trips on the highway.
Any ideas on what I might look at as a possible cause of this problem?
#2265 of 2519 Nissan Quest 2002 Horrible In City Mileage
Jan 23, 2006 (1:00 pm)
Check your brakes. She may tend to ride the brakes in town, causing both wear on the brakes, but also poor mileage. A lot of stop and go or hilly terrain could also contribute to the problem.
It seems to me that if you are getting OK mileage on the road but poor mileage in town that the problem is more likely related to driving style than to a mechanical problem.
FWIW, I have a '99 and get about 16 mpg in town and fight to get over 20 on the highway.
#2266 of 2519 Re: Coolant [riswami1]
Jan 24, 2006 (4:39 am)
Hello, I had a similar problem with slowly loosing coolant. I was also getting a coolant smell in the interior but once in a while. I ended up replacing the water pump when the timing belt was due to replace and the problem has not re-occurred since 1 year ago, hope this helps, Motts
Jan 24, 2006 (9:24 am)
Thanks for the reply. I had my water pump and timing belt changed last year. Also, I never smell coolant in side the vehicle.
#2268 of 2519 Timing belt/water pump
Jan 24, 2006 (10:02 am)
I am closing in on 90,000 on my 2001 Quest and will be looking at a timing belt/water pump change. Motts and riswami1, how much did this job set you back?
Any info you have would be helpful.
#2269 of 2519 Re: Timing belt/water pump [corsicachevy]
Jan 24, 2006 (6:57 pm)
The work cost me $600.00 taxes included. I live in Ont. Canada. The maintenance schedule recommended my 94 Quest to replace the timing belt at 168,000 klms. The water pump is not manditory but is suggested to replace since the labour involved is the same as the timing belt, Motts
Jan 25, 2006 (6:11 pm)
My waterpump and timing belt change cost me $426 and change. I also had the accessory belts (3 of them) changed along with new coolant and the brake fluid flushed out and replenished. The mechanic I go to is very reasonable and compotent. I did my job on time. I didn't feel comfortable driving with the old timing belt; I'm going to keep this vehicle for awhile so it was going to get done eventually anyways.
#2271 of 2519 Roof Panel (Sunroof)
Jan 25, 2006 (8:34 pm)
I have a 1996 Mercury Villager with now over 281,000km's on it(from Ontario Canada). I have noticed lately that the Sunroof rattles a lot. I have opened and closed it to see it if is correctly closed and it seems ok. On really windy days you can hear the wind whisle through it. It doesn't leak (yet anyway). I was wondering if anyone can give me some sort of idea as to what could be possibly wrong.
#2272 of 2519 Re: timing belt replacement cost 99 Quest [charles15]
Feb 01, 2006 (4:35 pm)
Not a bad DIY project...I spent $25 on a Goodyear Gator timing belt, about $60 on the rest of the drive belts and about $40 on a new tensioner. $125? I would think a dealer would charge $400 or more. (While you're in there, change the coolant hoses). I just pulled my original plugs after 75K miles - they were tight. It appeared as though the gaskets stuck to the heads a bit. I coated the threads of the new plugs with anti-seize.
#2273 of 2519 2005 quest humming noise
Feb 02, 2006 (10:00 am)
i only have about 5000 miles and just this am i noticed a mild humming noise when i am accelerating just slightly. no vibration just humming.