Last post on Oct 23, 2006 at 1:23 AM
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Nissan Quest, Mercury Villager, Van
#2393 of 2519 Re: Steering noise. [paulvillager]
Jul 03, 2006 (10:08 am)
1993 Nissan Quest 191000 miles
Paul, I've been encountering a similar problem. I just purchased this vehicle recently and have noticed lately there is a squeeling noise at low speeds (i.e. while parking or stopped). If it is the power steering pump, I've priced one at Advance Auto for $158.88 with free shipping. Does anyone else know of a vendor that would be cheaper than that for a reman. pump? Also, how difficult would it be to replace that part? I'm still waiting on the Haynes repair manual that I ordered for the Quest, so I'm not sure what the job would entail.
#2394 of 2519 Re: Window Switch Problem
Jul 06, 2006 (7:27 am)
1997 Mercury Villager - Passenger window won't come down - automatic button on driver's side and passenger's side not working - is this just a fuse to be replaced??
#2395 of 2519 Re: Steering noise. [gsusinme]
Jul 06, 2006 (7:34 am)
I recently replaced mine and I think I paid 124.99 plus $35 core over at Pep Boys...
#2396 of 2519 2000 quest questions
Jul 06, 2006 (10:20 am)
we are going a 2000 mile round trip. Of course, I want to get the "rig" in top shape before we leave.
1. does the vechile require and special type of Xmission fluid or coolant?
2. what type of gas mileage do you see in similar model years. I get 18-21 mpg.
#2397 of 2519 Re: Window Switch Problem [barmac]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 06, 2006 (10:48 am)
My guess is that it's the switch or the motor. You may want to try squirting some electrical contact cleaner down in the switch and see if that helps.
Mn_pat, my '99 Quest gets around 24 to 27 on the road; all time high was 29.9. We usually run with bulky camping gear but not too much weight (two people) but often have a canoe on top that shaves a mile or so mpg off.
#2398 of 2519 Crankshaft Position Sensor
Jul 08, 2006 (2:51 am)
I have a 99 Villager with the 3.3 engine
Runs O.K. for about 20 Mins Then it misses bad
Had Codes read reset codes and it did it again
Codes are Crankshaft Position Sensor and Knock Sensor
Have the Crankshaft Position Sensor on Order but I am wondering about the Knock Sensor and if there is
another problem causing this.
#2399 of 2519 Brake Caliper Mounting Bolt holes
Jul 08, 2006 (8:22 am)
I have a 1994 Mercury Villager and the caliper mounting bolt holes on the steering knuckle are rusted, corroded and are a tad oversize. I have purchased an oversized bolt to remedy the problem, but instructions say it is for one time use. Anyone know of a more permanent fix?? Hopefully it will be something relatively easy to do and not very expensive.
#2400 of 2519 1995 Nissan Quest-stalling, dying problems
Jul 10, 2006 (10:46 am)
Hello! My van is currently in the shop having the "line cylanoid" replaced. Could this be the cause for my van stalling and dying when I slow to a crawl or come to a complete stop? The RPMs drop real low and it just dies. It doesn' t make any noises, etc. The mechanic did a diagnostics on the van and the only indicator on the entire thing was the "line cylanoid". Please help!
#2401 of 2519 Re: Steering noise. [lo_k]
Jul 10, 2006 (3:28 pm)
You know what? I believe I figured out the problem. I may have been jumping to conclusions to think the pump was going out. I tightened the PS belt a little and the squeeling stopped. I bought a new belt and replaced it, but I found something that may be a common problem with the PS squeeling symptom. When I looked at the tentioner pully for the PS and tried to turn it after I tightened the retaining nut, it wouldn't turn. So I took it off for a closer look. I took apart the pulley and noticed there is a two piece bearing in the middle of the pulley. BUT, one of the pieces was MISSING, so whenever I tightened the nut, it pinched the pulley and kept it from moving on the bearing. I figure it fell out and wasn't replaced during some routine maintenance.
I priced a pulley from Advance Auto they would have to special order for about $100. BUT that's $100 more than I wanted to spend so I cut a 7/16" socket in half, filed out the inside a bit and used that for the missing bearing.
Anyway, that's worth checking out if your powersteering is squeeling and it won't improve from tightening the belt. It may be your bearing.
#2402 of 2519 Re: Steering noise. [gsusinme]
Jul 12, 2006 (7:59 am)
while I'm not about to question the integrity of your solution to the bearing problem (although that's damn resourceful and something I wouldn't have thought of) I recently replaced my tensioner pulley as well upon finding out that the inner bearing was blown causing my belt to pop and my car to overheat... I ordered a new one from Mantilia Ford in West Haven, CT for $42 since everyone seemed to only have the idler pulleys in stock and it came the next day and have had much improved results....