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#2426 of 2519 Nissan Quest no power sluggish slow
Jul 25, 2006 (10:24 am)
I have a 2000 Nissan Quest Van, The problems are...it runs very heavy and sluggish most of the time. However, the last few months there is a new twist, If your going say 50 mph on the road normally, all of a sudden the van loses all gas and everything just shuts down(power wise) you have to put it in neutral and hold it down to the floor for it to keep drawing gas, then it takes off again. I think it would die if you didnt pop it until neutral. This has happened going from the slowest 30mph up to the other day at 80mph on an open highway....it feels like you just take your foot of the gas and starts slowing, then as you pump or hold the pedal, it tries and and tries to get gas. Now, I have saw posts about the throttle bottle and I am going to attempt to clean it myself this week(thanks for the instructions I found on this site), but I think they maybe more then this. Last time when we took it in after the first year for it being sluggish they charge 400.00 to clean the injectors and say it's the same thing, but I can't believe it....any ideas? Air filter is a bit dirty, but not that bad...Also gas milage is a scary 15 hwy, 12 city!!! HELP!!!
#2427 of 2519 Villager Rear Air
Jul 25, 2006 (6:25 pm)
I have a 1996 Villager. The rear air quit working some time ago. Recently, I replaced the front a/c control unit with a "recycled" unit, and the rear air worked perfectly. For about 1 week. Now the rear air does not come on until 5-10 minutes after I have started the van. Once it does start working, it works great. Any ideas?
#2428 of 2519 Interior door panel
Jul 25, 2006 (6:48 pm)
I have a 2002 Mercury Villager. I have to replace the passenger side side view mirror. It looks like I have to remove the interior door panel to do this. Any tips or tricks for doing this?
#2429 of 2519 Re: Interior door panel [bill321]
by steve_ HOST
Jul 25, 2006 (9:51 pm)
My driver's side mirror has broken again so I'll be taking the door panel off soon to apply yet another coat of epoxy to it.
After removing the screw under the plastic cap in the door handle area (assuming your trim is similar to my '99 Quest's), you pop the retaining fasteners from the interior panel. I start at the bottom edges and work my way up, usually just using my hands.
You'll probably break a few of the fasteners, but I hear that replacements are available at the big box department stores. I'd guess there are 8 or 10 fasteners to pop loose. My panel seems to fit fine even though a couple are missing now.
Once the fasteners are loose, the panel lifts upwards and then away from the window. I usually remove the power window/door lock switch before doing this to get it out of the way.
Then you should see 3 bolts holding the mirror assembly on the door frame. Once they are out you can disconnect the wiring and ease the mirror assembly off the sheet metal.
Where did you find your replacement and how much did it cost? Epoxy isn't getting any cheaper.
Steve, SUVs & Speed Shop Host
#2430 of 2519 Re: Villager Rear Air [gyates]
by steve_ HOST
Jul 25, 2006 (9:57 pm)
Check this link under subtopics - usually it's a bad solder connection at the rear blower motor relay:
We really should get that info in here in case that link ever goes down...
Steve, SUVs & Speed Shop Host
#2432 of 2519 03 nissan quest bumper rear-ended
Jul 26, 2006 (1:06 pm)
Today I was rear-ended while sitting at a stop light and the other driver took off. The police officer who filled out the report said the bumper looked pretty good, and probably didn't need any repair as he filled out the report. The only definite damage I can see is a small scratch. The bumper feels solid when I push on it from behind, but when I push on the sides where it connects to the van it seems a little too loose.
I can't tell if there is any serious damage or not. Does anyone have any experice with rear bumpers? I know my insurance will cover any repairs, but it infuriates me that it will probably result in my insurance premium going up because of some jerk driver. I'll take any advice I can get in trying to decide whether or not to take the van into a shop.
#2433 of 2519 Re: Interior door panel [steve_]
Jul 26, 2006 (5:58 pm)
Thanks for the info. I wasn't sure if it was possible for mere mortals, or if I had to go to the dealer ($350!).
The best price I found was at www.automotivemirrors.com. It's around $75. But I didn't look very long, and didn't look into shiping, etc. I have never dealt with them, so I can't really recommend them, but I think I'll give them a try.
#2434 of 2519 Re: Help!!! Sluggish Nissan [budman007]
Jul 27, 2006 (5:50 am)
Have you tried replacing the fuel filter(s). My Villager died in the middle of the road 2 years ago. We had the fuel filter replaced and everything worked fine.
#2435 of 2519 Re: Help!!! Sluggish Nissan [fljewels]
Jul 27, 2006 (5:57 am)
No, haven't tried that, I talked to a Nissan tech yesterday and he said it sounds like the Air Flow Meter, but will have charge me out the gazoo to check and see. I did clean the throttle body yesterday(which was simple with the instructions here) Thanks for that peeps!!! Anyway, it does seem to be a bit better, but not sure the problem is. I might be able to change the Fuel Filter myself, not sure...will have to look it up...anyone know? Thanks ALL!!!