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Nissan Quest, Mercury Villager, Van
#171 of 513 Re: 99 Nissan Idle boggs at stops [os545]
Oct 17, 2007 (9:33 am)
Hi all, heres a related problem.
When we bought or 97 Quest GXE in 2000 with 64k on it and it was pristine but as it turned out a little over done under the hood with the steam cleaning.
After 2 months the van started bucking and stalling and after a week of that it died...we took it back to the dealer where they found the distributor had a bad (dried and rusty)bearing (cleaned to well..lol)
So they replaced the distributor with a rebuilt one and all was well until about a year ago (now 140k) when it started chugging now and then (especially on idle)and with a little hesitation.
So I did the usual...Fuel pump,fuel Filter and air filter...
It still was not right,(but a little better) so yesterday it was time for the plugs...the ones (platinum plus)I took out were not bad at all for 50k on them.
I also cleaned under the cap and used compressed air to blow out any debris before taking out the plugs.
Felt like a nice clean job.
When I started it up everything seemed fine...just a little chug on idle (drat).
It wasn't till I revved up the engine while under the hood that I heard a strange loud whirring (like a worn bearing noise) sound which tunned out to be coming from the DISTRIBUTOR, this sound could not be heard on idle or from inside the van while driving
I used the screwdriver to the ear trick to make sure that was where the noise was coming from and sure enough.
So in conclusion I would say that the vibration and probably sticking distributor are to blame for my vans idle chugging and hesitation.
I hope this was helpful and if anyone else has any input please post.
#172 of 513 Re: 99 Nissan Idle boggs at stops [jaggiebunnett]
Oct 17, 2007 (10:21 am)
found this too....
Question: I have a rattling sound that I think is coming from the distributor. Do I need a new distributor?
Answer: You probably don't need a new distributor. A rattling distributor on these motors is usually an indication that the timing belt is loose. The timing will stretch and become loose with age. This is a sign that you need to replace the timing belt. The early model Quests and Villagers were specified to have the timing belt replaced at 60,000mi. intervals while the later model Quests and Villagers are specified to have the timing belt changed at 105,000mi. intervals. I firmly suggest you keep up with the timing belt maintenance. The good news is that the Quest/Villager does not have an interference engine and will not suffer major engine damage should the belt break. The bad news is that will be stranded and have to call a tow truck if the belt breaks. Click here for information on a DIY timing belt change. Also, be aware that the 3.0l V6 engine in the Nissan Pathfinder and Maxima IS an interference engine.
#173 of 513 Re: 99 Nissan Idle boggs at stops - RESOLVED [aseitz]
Oct 27, 2007 (5:36 am)
Our issue was in the speedometer head itself. The signal from the speed sensor was not getting to the engine computer. The dealer had to replace part of the speedo. Ended up costing a little under $700 ($200 parts) but everything seems to work correctly. What a relief!
#174 of 513 Re: 99 Nissan Idle boggs at stops - RESOLVED [aseitz]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 27, 2007 (6:36 am)
How many miles are on your '00? (it is an '00 iirc?). You probably needed to replace most of that other stuff anyway before finding out that it was the speed sensor connection to the speedo was bad. Sounds like an unusual issue though.
I'll wind up doing the same parts replacement thing one of these days since most of the parts are original on my '99 (just passed 120k miles).
Still, when it does break down, it'd be nice to get it fixed on the first trip to the mechanic.
Steve, visiting host
#175 of 513 Re: 99 Nissan Quest Intermittently Hesitates/Almost Stalls [claudinemj]
Nov 05, 2007 (2:25 pm)
I just bought a 96 mer villager which does this exact same thing. The fuel pump was replaced a year before we bought this. We just replaced the fuel filter and it still stalls. My question is, what is the speed sensor is this something only a mechanic can place? Can they check it first?
#176 of 513 Re: 99 Nissan Idle boggs at stops [jaggiebunnett]
Nov 05, 2007 (3:59 pm)
(97 GXE)replaced My timing belt,(and the water pump) the old one was like a flag in the wind and now no whirring from the distributor.
I must say this was no easy job mostly because of the lack of space to work in and the time it took this novice to peel away the layers to get to just the belt.
Anyways short of replacing the fanbelt(s) tensioner bearings she is running sweet.
#177 of 513 Re: 99 Nissan Idle boggs at stops [drea9418]
Nov 08, 2007 (9:43 am)
Have the mechanics pull off the distributor and clean the photo electric eyes on it. Sounds like to me just a dirt build up on it. good luck.
#178 of 513 Re: 99 Nissan Quest Intermittently Hesitates/Almost Stalls [thedoghouse2]
Nov 08, 2007 (9:46 am)
My 98 mer villager did the same thing, cost me thousands before the nissan dealer found "dirt build-up" on the photo sensor on the distributor, he just cleaned it off and re-installed it, runs fine now.
#179 of 513 Re: 95 Nissan Quest Cuts off when making a left turn [90zcar]
Nov 08, 2007 (5:37 pm)
I have similar issue with 96 quest. I donot know where to start either.If you would know please share with me. I would share if I come across some kind of resolution...W eshare the same issue....Thank you....Naren
#180 of 513 Re: 99 Nissan Idle boggs at stops [jaggiebunnett]
Nov 23, 2007 (9:33 am)
Hi Jaggi...Can you explain in some detailas to what a interference engine is. I have a 98 mercury villager 3.0Ltr. thanks, E