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#208 of 511 2000 Nissan Quest hard starting after car warms up
Aug 23, 2008 (5:30 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 511 Re: hard starting when hot [shadow31]
Aug 26, 2008 (8:28 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 511 Re: 2000 Nissan Quest hard starting after car warms up [rbrown03]
Aug 26, 2008 (8:31 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 511 Flooding engine when parked nose down
Aug 26, 2008 (11:24 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 511 2000 Villager is turning into a money pit!
Sep 23, 2008 (9:58 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 511 Re: Flooding engine when parked nose down [jplain88]
Sep 23, 2008 (10:13 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 (10:08 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??????
#215 of 511 Re: [jplain88]
Oct 12, 2008 (7:37 pm)
Are you sure it is flooding? I never heard of fuel injected engine flooding before?
since you are smelling gas and losing gas mileage, you should have your mechanic look at your van.
#216 of 511 1999 Nissan Quest stalling while running
Dec 26, 2008 (12:05 pm)
My 1999 stalls out after about an hour. Just had a tune up done, problem persists. Local mechanic stumped. Fuel pressure is ok, new battery installed. The rear window wiper was doing crazy things when he started it up. I relayed the distributor information posted in this thread, but haven't heard back yet. Any other suggestions would be most welcome.
#217 of 511 Re: 1999 Nissan Quest stalling while running [eeway]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Dec 26, 2008 (12:27 pm)
Since you just had it tuned up, I'd suspect the wiring. Ask your mechanic to check all the grounds. I've seen reports of the throttle position sensor getting intermittently flaky due to a bad ground. Maybe that's related to the flaky rear wiper.
But who knows - these kinds of problems can be hard to figure out. If it's been unseasonably cold there, maybe you have a bit of water freezing in a fuel component somewhere. A bottle of gas-line antifreeze would be a cheap thing to test.
And I've also read reports of the torque converter locking up and stalling the engine. Maybe put a transmission fluid change and pan cleaning on the todo list?
Steve, visiting host (and lousy mechanic )