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#67 of 511 Lossing of Power after an hour of driving and stalled
May 24, 2005 (6:01 pm)
I don't know if anybody have a similar problems that I experienced. Initially whenever I started the engine and put it in reverse/drive the car will not move and just shake. I have to turn the ignition OFF and restart so that it will move until such time that the car will just stalled and the check engine will lights ON. I brought the car to vespia and technician told me that the transmission and solenoid are bad. Agreed to replace the transmission and solenoid that cost me 1650.00. After driving the car home and test it for an hour power starts to degrade and stalled. Brought it back to vespia and tech do the tune-up, replaced the distribution cap but that didn't fix my problem. Decided to bring the car to the dealer and recommended to have the shaft sensor and fuel injector clean up that again gonna cost me 400.00 to my Nissan Quest GXe 1996. Any advice is appreciated.
#68 of 511 Re: Lossing of Power after an hour of driving and stalled [gmiquela]
Jun 07, 2005 (10:56 am)
Hi! I am having the same problems, just about. I have had the distributor, spark plugs, and fuel filter replaced. It surges and when it stalls, it's especially in idle, particularly when the air conditioning is on.
Any advice is appreciated!!!
#69 of 511 Re: Lossing of Power after an hour of driving and stalled [jennka]
Jun 09, 2005 (4:30 am)
finally Vespia fixed my car but charge me 600 for the diagnose and parts. They said the problem is in the distribution.
Jenn - when you say distributor you are referring to the distributor cap or the distrib itself?
#70 of 511 Re: Lossing of Power after an hour of driving and stalled [jennka]
Jun 19, 2005 (11:40 am)
I had a similar problem with My 93 Villager and it would come and go but basically after driving most noticeably on longer highway trips, I would see a lot of power and hesitation when trying to keep at a constant speed. Eventually, I had the oxygen sensor replaced and it has been fine ever since.
Hope this helps!!
#71 of 511 95 Villager Stalling-Possible Vapor Lock?
Jun 26, 2005 (10:06 pm)
We just moved to Colorado from Florida and after about 2 weeks here in this higher altitude the van started stalling at any speed, but mostly when I had driven on the highway for a while and then it would stall after stopping. Gas hissed when removing cap. (It was also a hotter set of days in the upper 90's when this started happening) Would let set for 30 minutes or so and start again only to get 15 miles or so. Stopped car overnight at home and removed gas cap next day before driving and van seems to run better. Was told by someone problem could be with thermostat so just for cheap kicks I will go ahead and try replacing it. Have also tried injector cleaner and octane booster too, along with expensive premium gas. Any help would be appreciated as gas vapors get very heavy when we drive with the gas cap off.
#73 of 511 Re: 95 Villager Stalling-Possible Vapor Lock? [claires]
Jun 27, 2005 (4:09 pm)
Thank you Claires! I am brand new to this so I appreciate the info! I will put this in the proper discussions!
#74 of 511 Re: 95 Villager Stalling-Possible Vapor Lock? [claires]
Jul 05, 2005 (7:35 am)
Hi, We are in golden Colorado right now with the exact same problem. We have a 97 villager van. We just arrived from florida. The van stalled on the interstate 15 minutes before we entered colorado. It sat for 15 minutes, started up and we havent had the problem till we drove all day up look out mountain then to boulder and back and it did it again.
Did your mechanic find the problem?
Please help because we are baffled and are very scared to drive all the way back to Florida with the van acting this way.
Could you give us the name of someone around denver area to fix the problem?
Golden colorodo and the area are so beautiful- we just wish our van wasn't having such a hard time here!
#75 of 511 Re: 95 Villager Stalling-Possible Vapor Lock? [ken39]
Aug 08, 2005 (5:24 pm)
I have a 95 Villager that has exhibited the stalling at highway speeds in hot weather problem. I understand that Ford has a technical service bulletin (96-25-22) that explains that the fuel pump is suspect and an upgraded fuel pump is reccommended. This is difficult to test for in the shop,,,,but my understanding is that the fuel pressure drops low enough during highway driving in hot weather that the pressure is not high enough to keep the gasoline in the liquid state. This gasoline vaporizes and the engine stalls..........wait 20-30 minutes and it will start and run normally.......for a while.
#76 of 511 1996 Nissan Quest
Aug 11, 2005 (4:38 pm)
Yesterday my van would not start. All the lights on the dashboard came on, but nothing happened when I turned the key - no clicking nothing. So I had the car towed to a gas station in my town. I was later told that it needed a new starter as well as an oil change. Bill came to $288. I said fine. Then 2 hours later I get a phone call from the mechanic telling me that my car now needs a complete tune up - that its misfiring and running on 5 cylinders instead of 6. Told me it must have been doing this before I brought my van in. I told him no - everything was fine until it would not start. He said complete tune up would cost $290 so my bill would now be $578. He said I did not have to get the tune up now that my van was driveable. I said ok I would wait and went to pick up my car.
I could not leave the parking lot. The van was shaking so much I thought my engine would fall out. And it smelled like rotton eggs. I asked the mechanic how he thought this was driveable. So I had to leave my car and now my bill is very high.
Is all of this normal because I feel like I got ripped off since I do not know anything about cars.