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#84 of 513 Frequent starting problem
Aug 23, 2005 (2:58 am)
I have Mercury Village 2000 sports van. Recently I started experiencing viered problem while starting the van.
When I start the engine (ignition) after 3-4 hours of gap(like heading for a office in the morning), it starts wtih out any problem. But, when I am starting the ignition after a small gap like after shopping, pick-up and so on, it sounds like gr.gr.gr..rr.r.r..r.r.r.. and won't start the engine. I need to keep the key in ignition and in on position for 15-20 seconds ( or more ) ignoring the gr..gr sound, then it finally starts . Once it starts, it is not going down during the drive ( i.e. good for me).
I found this forun is very helpful in resolving the problems. My earlier problems were answered exactly (better than a technician) by the people and it worked. Please help me in answering the solution for this problem.
#85 of 513 Re: Frequent starting problem [yespads1]
Aug 23, 2005 (5:18 am)
Your problem sounds similar to mine. My 2001 Villager starts fine when cold, but if it's warm or I leave it for a few minutes it is very hard to start. You might try holding the gas pedal down slightly when starting; This helps mine to start much quicker. I just posted this problem in the "Maintenence and Repair: Car Won't Start" forum. If I get a reply, or figure it out, I'll post back. I'd appreciate it if you could do the same.
#86 of 513 Re: Frequent starting problem [toomanyfumes]
Aug 23, 2005 (11:50 am)
Sure. The mechanic mentioned that he needs do 'maintenance tune-up' and 'full throttle cleanup' with the price tag of $800 that seems too pricy.
#87 of 513 Re: Frequent starting problem [yespads1]
Aug 24, 2005 (10:29 am)
I tried new plugs and an air filter and i've recently cleaned the throttle body and neither seemed to help. It's going to the shop Friday; my mechanic seems to think injectors. I'll post back when I get it back.
#88 of 513 Re: Frequent starting problem [yespads1]
Aug 26, 2005 (8:32 am)
I have a 96 Quest that just started a similar problem. I've been told a service bulleting is out on the fuel pumps for the Quest. Our van also has a gas smell at higher temperatures which also may be due to a faulty fuel pump. I'm getting a tune up to see if that helps first. If not, my mechanic is pretty sure it's the fuel pump.
#89 of 513 Re: Frequent starting problem [toomanyfumes]
Aug 26, 2005 (8:34 am)
I have a 96 quest that may need a new fuel pump. Have your mechanic check that also. Injectors are pretty expensive. I had a Chevy Corsica that had to have new injectors. Just the injectors were about $300 a piece. And don't forget the outrageous labor costs. OUCH!
#90 of 513 Re: Frequent starting problem [wp93]
Aug 26, 2005 (3:20 pm)
You can get remanufactured injectors from FuelInjectorsDirect.com for $59.00 with shipping, for most late models. I am very happy with them. I have a 98 Villager with check engine light on. The code read missfire on cyl #5. Of course #5 is in the back and hard to get to. Swapped to # 6, and the code changed to missfire on cyl 6 Replaced injector, no more low speed miss, idles great. Just my two cents worth.
#91 of 513 Re: Frequent starting problem [toomanyfumes]
Aug 27, 2005 (6:30 am)
I pick it up this morning. He said it was the fuel pressure regulator and it's starting fine. $231 parts and labor.
#92 of 513 Re: Frequent starting problem [ebuss]
Aug 27, 2005 (3:34 pm)
Thanks for the info. I looked up my old receipt and the injectors were actually $123 a piece. I don't know where I got $300. You still found a much better deal.
#93 of 513 knock sensor, 1st gear, 3rd gear error codes
Oct 13, 2005 (12:47 pm)
my 1996 Nissan Quest gxe has check engine light ON over the weekend. took it to for initial diagnostics. Technician told me 3 error codes 1 for knock sensor, 2 for 1st gear sensor, 3 is 3rd sensor problem. Advised to take it to dealers for fixing.
When I called dealer, they don't know about 1st and 3rd gear sensors
For knock sensor the price is varying 600-1000$. Is this right price for fixing. This is in CA.