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You are in the Nissan Quest
What is this discussion about?
Nissan Quest, Mercury Villager, Van
Sep 12, 2000 (12:46 am)
Oh great, now I have the exhaust manifold to look forward to? To answer your question: I never bought an extended waranty due to a pretty good Consumer Report at the time. Then I read a tiny (and I mean tiny) newspaper article talking about the 95 Quest/Villager engine defect in thousands of these vans with certain serial numbers. I am certain Nissan would not have notified each Quest owner unless you called them on it. Only then they said they would extend waranty on the engine block only.
Hi md tech,
The kicker is that Consumer Reports probably never heard of the defect and still gave that 1995 engine pretty good marks. But then again, I think Consumer Reports only surveys their own subcribers (correct me if I'm wrong).
Nevertheless, it is the little things that you can live without and never really need them fixed. It is a shame.
#458 of 2519 Hi,concept11
Sep 14, 2000 (1:27 am)
My first car was a used 87 Dodge Daytona... I think everything need to be replaced on that vehicle.... An I forgot the high pressure power steering hose tend to leak on these vehicles... Just an FYI...
Kristina/co host Our Turn
Sep 14, 2000 (7:46 pm)
How do you check for an engine code on a 95 quest
Also is the throttle body something you can clean out yourself or is this a dealer item? Anyone know a site that would give the procedure?
Sep 14, 2000 (11:13 pm)
The check engine light, can be diagnosed using a Nissan Consult computer that hooks up to the connector in your fuse panel. I'm not sure if aftermarket scanners can retrieve your code...
*Usually on the Quest, the hose on the bottom of the EGR Vave deteriorates it's called the Back Pressure Valve (BVT)
You can clean your own throttle body
1. Locate the throttle assembly
2. Loosen the 10mm bolt from the clamp around the hose connecting to the throttle body
3. Pull back the throttle body lever use throttle cleaner from local parts store
4. I like to use a Reach toothbrush to clean the carbon of the throttle plate and housing
5. Be careful not to spay chemicals on other hoses because it may cause deterioration...
6. Replace the hose and tighten the 10mm bolt
7. Start the Van don't worry about a little hesitation it will clear itself up..
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Kristina/co host Our Turn
#461 of 2519 My Quest of Horror!
Sep 15, 2000 (4:10 am)
Hi! I'm new to this site. I have been reading and have found a lot of problems that have been posted are among those wrong with my lovely 1 month old van. We have returned it to the dealer the list included: A/C shuts off while driving only re starts when van re stars, Stains around window seal, mirror shaking, seat shaking and tires or in-linement not rite , making noise when turning corner and now when started (LOUD). From all those complaints I gave up my car for three days to be returned with no gas and no explanations. They basically said I was nuts. To top it all off no gas left when it was returned to me. With this information I have received reading the posts on this board I will be calling dealer again tomorrow. Wondering if there is a time frame the lemon law is good to or a milliage limit?
#462 of 2519 Kristina
Sep 15, 2000 (3:54 pm)
Thanks for the tip on using a toothbrush to help clean out the throttle body. I've had to clean mine (on a 99 Quest) three times now in 36,000 miles.
Next time I'll get out an old toothbrush and give it a shot. Hopefully I will be able to go longer between cleanings using with your method.
BTW, do you have any clue as to why I have had to clean it so much? Could it be I am keeping the oil level too high? I have been using a bit less than the manual recommends when I change it, but it still reads just a bit high on the dipstick.
Sep 15, 2000 (8:40 pm)
(BPT) Back Pressure Transducer
Kristina/co host Our Turn
Sep 15, 2000 (8:56 pm)
That's a lot of cleaning... Well you have to take
in account what the car breathes in....Have you
changed your air filter recently. Are you cleaning it because the accelerator pedal is sticking????? What kind of solvent are you using to clean the throttle plates???
Kristina/co host Our Turn Roving Host
#465 of 2519 Cleaning throttle body
Sep 15, 2000 (9:34 pm)
I assume you are in one of the states that is using junk fuel to combat air pollution. In addition, every time there is a gas "shortage" our gasiline goes to heck. either they are not refining it correctly or they are scrounging the bottom of all the huge gasoline storage tanks, where all the crud and 50 cent 3year old gas resides. I would definately change my gas station, immediately, before the lousy gas causes more trouble down the road.
#466 of 2519 Kristina
Sep 17, 2000 (1:49 am)
I have been cleaning it because the gas pedal sticks at idle. It's very annoying in traffic, to say the least. I have been using Gumout Air Intake & Throttle Body Cleaner, in a a spray can. It seems to do a good job cleaning. Is there a better product out there?
I did change my air cleaner at 30,000 miles. It was very dirty and seemed to have a lot of oily gunk on it. I just checked it last week (at about 36,000 miles now) and it has a small (about 1 1/2" diameter) oily spot in the middle, but is otherwise clean enough.
Jkrolak, I have been thinking of changing brands too. The problem is there is a local chain that has two stations within 2 miles of our house, and there are no other stations conveniently located. It might be worth the effort to change.