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#336 of 511 Re: 2000 nissan quest [tacobel]
Jan 10, 2010 (12:56 pm)
As far as the 2000 Mercury Villager problem, it seems to be the coil. I didn't realize that in this year the coil is integral inside the distributor. Autozone and Kragen do not sell the coil separately, the whole Distributor has to be purchased. Symptoms are this: Van starts perfect and accelerates fine for about 5 miles. After this at about 60 mph Vans start to buck. Will buck when accelerator is applied to keep speed at 60 mph. Slowly and but surely the Van starts to drop speed on the hwy for about 2 miles. Finally at first stop the Van dies. Will not restart. Owner says that it will not restart for about 4 hours then will start perfect. Disconnected ignition wires at the Distributor cap held them a 1/4" away and observed spark (this is during the night) and the spark is very thin and a very weak yellow. Sometimes the spark is intermittent. Trying to find a place that will sell the coil separately to save at least a couple hundred. Oh, by the way it had a new distributor cap from Autozone. I insisted that he still buy the OEM hitachi distributor cap from the Nissan dealer. We installed but no improvement. Seems that the coil is too far gone.
#337 of 511 Re: 2000 nissan quest [tacobel]
Jan 10, 2010 (6:53 pm)
You can find the distributor new on Ebay for between $140-$180. I think I paid around $150 with shipping included. The symptoms you list sound just like what the faulty distributor causes.
#338 of 511 Re: 2000 nissan quest [canyonsvo]
Jan 10, 2010 (8:46 pm)
Thanks for the info. Looking on Ebay as you suggested I found a company that will sell the coil separately that goes inside the distributor for about $60 shipped. Could be worth a try even though paying $150 for a new complete distributor is a great deal. The person I am helping has hit hard times and is on a tight budget.
#339 of 511 Re: 2000 nissan quest [tacobel]
Jan 10, 2010 (9:15 pm)
No problem. I would not even mess with trying to rebuild the distributor. The bearings are likely gone. Just get the new dizzy and forget about it. It took me about 10 minutes to swap out the old for the new. Good luck.
#340 of 511 Re: 99 villager repaired distributor, now hot exhaust (lean condition,or ca [prez_]
Feb 18, 2010 (5:33 pm)
do you still have distributer for sale
#341 of 511 Re: 2000 nissan quest [tacobel]
Feb 18, 2010 (5:43 pm)
Do you know if theres a differance between remanufactured distributor or a new one from Autozone? Should I just buy a brand new one from somewhere else? Having same problems you stated and fixed all you fixed. Down to distributor. And do you know where to clean metal shavings from? Thank you very much.
#342 of 511 Re: 2000 nissan quest [bgragg]
Feb 19, 2010 (8:49 am)
You can also check ebay for OEM distributors.
#343 of 511 Re: 2000 nissan quest [tacobel]
Feb 19, 2010 (7:31 pm)
I read tacobels distributor cap problem, I put an oem dist cap on it. Ran great for 10 minutes and went right back to poppin and not wanting to run. Almost stalled. Pulled out dist, the gear was fine, could it still be the distributor or could it be the coil? there is a small crack on tplug in part of the coil. This is a 1997 villager.
#344 of 511 Re: 2000 nissan quest [bgragg]
Feb 20, 2010 (9:27 am)
If you can not find any info at CarSpace, then try this old forum for a 97 Villager: Villager/Quest FAQs The drop down on the left displays lots of issues with these vans.
#345 of 511 Re: 2000 nissan quest [rockmobile]
Feb 25, 2010 (4:14 pm)
thanks 4 all the info went to take off yourself junkyard paid 20 bucks for distributer oem cap and coil runs great i did put 500 bucks of uneeded stuff but still happy