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Nissan Quest, Mercury Villager, Van
#205 of 513 Re: 96 villager jerks bucks after warm up [efitzgerald]
Jun 30, 2008 (3:14 pm)
My 2000 villager w/ 160k miles is doing the same thing. Limped into the Nissan dealer today after replacing multiple parts myself (fuel filter, spark plug wires, distributor cap & rotor, TPS) and trying an independent garage and the Mercury dealer. The Nissan dealer said my distributor is "coming apart" down inside the engine. I am assuming a bad bearing, gear, or something. They have not replaced yet. Quoted a replacement price of $575.
Why does it only start idling rough and stalling after it has reached normal operating temperature? What could that have to do with it?
#206 of 513 hard starting when hot
Jul 27, 2008 (8:30 am)
I have a mercury villager 98 with 3.0ltr. Just starting doing this, hard to start when hot. When cold she starts fine and runs fine, but when warmed up and sits for 5 min after being warmed up, she starts hard, have to depress accelerator to get going. After that she runs. I replaced plugs, cap, rotor and even the ECT that a friend suggested could be a problem. Still does the same, can it be a bad ground??
Any help would be appreciated.
#207 of 513 Re: 96 villager jerks bucks after warm up [villagerdriver]
Jul 27, 2008 (9:31 am)
Found out why the van only misses when warm and gets worse the warmer it gets. The bearing was bad on the distributor. As it warmed there would be more and more play in the distributor and the timing would not be right.
#208 of 513 2000 Nissan Quest hard starting after car warms up
Aug 23, 2008 (4:30 am)
I have a 2000 Nissan Quest that starts fine when the car is cold. But after running for twenty minutes or so if I shut it off and return in an hour it is very hard to start. And when it does start I can smell gas fumes as if too much fuel had been injected. Once the car is running it runs well it only has 95,800 miles. Can anyone help.
#209 of 513 Re: hard starting when hot [shadow31]
Aug 26, 2008 (7:28 am)
I had the exact same problem with my 2000 Nissan Quest. I took my car into my local Nissan dealership on 8/25/2008 and they diagnosed the problem as leaking fuel pressure regulator. Total cost for the repair $400.00 parts and labor.
#210 of 513 Re: 2000 Nissan Quest hard starting after car warms up [rbrown03]
Aug 26, 2008 (7:31 am)
The problem turned out to be a bad fuel pressure regulator. $125.00 for the part and $275.00 labor = $400.00 total parts and labor.
#211 of 513 Flooding engine when parked nose down
Aug 26, 2008 (10:24 pm)
Searched though this site and did not see my exact "problem". I have a 97 Villager I bought a year ago and it's run fantastic ever since. Except now. I have discovered that if it is parked with the nose lower than the rear it will not start and I can smell gas outside the car. Pump runs like a champ, fuel pressure is spot on. How on earth can a fuel injected engine flood out tike this? The only way we found to get it started was pushing it into the street and waiting an hour or so and she started up but of course belched out a cloud of smoke due to being flooded. Otherwise runs and drives just fine. I'm thinking it has to be the pressure regulator leaking. Anyone found this issue before? Thanks in advance for your time.
#212 of 513 2000 Villager is turning into a money pit!
Sep 23, 2008 (8:58 am)
My 2000 Villager recently had both ac hoses replaced, new tires, fuel pump, brakes, the list is endless. Driving the expressway it just stalled. It would turn over, but not remain started. Mechanic couldn't find the problem. It drives rough now and I am sure it will happen again. It has under 85000 miles an been pampered. Over $2500 in repairs in the last 2 years. I can't afford to keep it, or let it go!
#213 of 513 Re: Flooding engine when parked nose down [jplain88]
Sep 23, 2008 (9:13 am)
I found this same problem with my 97 Quest (except for the gas smell)
when parked nose down on quite a steep hill.
I found that less than a quarter of a tank caused this problem especially when it was cold.
The pump is situated near the back of the tank so thats easy to figure.
my 2 cents.
Oct 11, 2008 (9:08 am)
Anyone else have an idea on this issue? As stated in my orginal question, the pump and pressure check out fine. It just floods if left sitting nose down at even the slightest angle, with any amount of gas in the tank. I also noticed this week that milage has gone down the tubes on this van but the engine seems to run fine and no blue or black smoke either. Throttle response is fine as well??????