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You are in the Nissan Quest
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Nissan Quest, Mercury Villager, Van
#78 of 2519 No Power on hills
Aug 09, 1999 (8:39 pm)
Our 1993 Nissan had 35,000 miles on it when we bought it used in 1997. It now has nearly 70,000 miles on it now. The problem is it has trouble getting over hills or even accelerating. We have gotten conflicting reports of what we should expect of an engine in this year of van and that the next year they put a bigger engine in the Quest. The EGR or ERG valve (a part of the emissions control?)is noisy and we were told that some are. If we replace it we might just end up with the same noise.
We love our 1991 Nissan Sentra which is why we stuck with Nissan. Now we are wondering if we made a mistake. Our Sentra is past 200,000 and has had little work done to it and has never had the front-end aligned. We have bought three sets of tires over that 200,000 miles. So we are at a loss as to why our van is being out-performed by other vans we have driven.
Any suggestions would be welcomed,
Still impressed with Nissan
#79 of 2519 Blakeweb
Aug 10, 1999 (4:02 pm)
The question that comes to mind is if you have noticed a power decrease since you first purchased the van, or if it has always been that way. I haven't driven an older Quest lately, but I do know that they have 151 hp and aren't as peppy as new vans with more power.
Regardless, given your mileage, it's probably time for a "tune-up" for your van. I'd recommend finding a good, trustworthy independent garage. Have them change the sparkplugs, air filter and fuel filter. Also have them check the plug wires and the ignition timing and adjust it if necessary. Then drive it for a while and see if you have more power.
If not, then your mechanic will have to do a little more searching. They may have to check the compression, and hook it up to a simulator to check the emission sensors. At your mileage your oxygen sensor could be kaput. If so, you may have noticed a drop in gas mileage as well as power.
Hope this helps. Let us know what you find out.
Aug 11, 1999 (5:53 am)
If you compare the HP of your van to other 1993 vans, you will find your horsepower and torque are not low. Today, most if not all vans have more power, including the current Quest, but at that time, 150hp was about average.
I don't believe there were substantial mechanical changes from 1993-1998. You might try driving another early Quest at a used car lot to see if it accelerates better than yours.
Minivans are not high-performance vehicles. Today, most vans are around 200hp, but even that is not a lot compared to the size of the vehicle it is pulling.
Aug 16, 1999 (3:47 pm)
These are not exactly problems yet, but I want to be somewhat pro-active.
1) The cover on the passenger side Airbag is a little loose. It does not rattle, but you can easily rock it with your hand. Does anyone else have this problem?
2) The drivers door is sometimes difficult to unlatch. It seems to be more of a problem in hot weather and only from the outside. Anyone experienced this?
3) Intermittent wiper is activating once in awhile when we activate the turn signal. I know this has been talked about here, but I want to know if the problem has remained solved once the dealer changed out the part and how difficult was it to get the dealer to change the part?
4) Lastly, once in awhile when shifting from reverse into drive (yes I fully apply the brake to stop) the transmission appears to slip ever so slightly. With all the discussion regarding transmissions, I was wondering if I should have this looked at now or wait for it to become more pronounced?
Any help on these issues would be greatly appreciated.
Aug 16, 1999 (8:24 pm)
Hello, I'm in the market for a minivan and very much like the Nissan Quest. I like the fact that the engine and transmission are Nissan products. The only thing I'm leary of is Ford's involvment with the Quest. I don't like Ford's history with Peeling Paint and overall reliability. Does anyone know exactly how much involvment Ford had with the Quest. I'd hate to drop 20K and find the paint peeling in 3 years.
#83 of 2519 Nissan Quest brake light
Aug 16, 1999 (8:51 pm)
My 94 Quest driver side brake lights are not working (both upper and lower). I know the light bulbs are fine. I checked the fuse box in the driver side, seems no fuse is for the left brake light.
Does any one knows if there is any component for controlling the left brake light.
#84 of 2519 Oh stop whining :-)
Aug 17, 1999 (12:55 am)
And you thought your wiper switch problem was bad. (Is this why we're all considered cry-babies about our Quests? Mitch
- AUBURN HILLS, Michigan (AP) -- DaimlerChrysler AG is recalling 2.1 million minivans because of defects that could cause the liftgates to collapse, the windshield wipers to stop and fires to break out under the vehicles.
Aug 17, 1999 (6:58 pm)
In reference to your brake light's not working, I have a 1994 Villager Nautica that had the same problem. I changed both bulbs at least 3 times.
Turns out it is a wiring problem, which Mercury dealer informed me was covered under a recall. albeit a quiet one. Check with your Nissan dealer, and you will likely get it fixed for free. Make sure they do both tail-lights. Seems the wiring inside the bulb harness works itself loose, and the bulb does not make contact with the receptacle (sp?)
Aug 19, 1999 (12:53 am)
Thanks for the brake light response
#87 of 2519 lithia
Aug 20, 1999 (4:40 am)
I owned a 1994 Nissan Quest. For the most part it served my needs for a minivan with 3 kids. I had very little problems until 80K miles. I had serviced it regularly and always required the technicians to do a thorough check. I had noticed a few small things...such as the headlamps had the "ford" emblem stamped on them...hmmmmmm. Then at 80K miles my transmission went completely out. There was no indication of ANY shifting problems at all. Of course there was no warranty left so I traded for a Toyota. You get what you pay for but you usually don't wish for the quality until you realize you don't have it!