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#93 of 511 knock sensor, 1st gear, 3rd gear error codes
Oct 13, 2005 (1:47 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.
#94 of 511 Re: knock sensor, 1st gear, 3rd gear error codes [nqustgxe]
Oct 14, 2005 (9:24 am)
I'm no expert, but I can tel you my 96' Villager had the knock sensor set the code a couple of times. After a full ignition tune up, it stopped setting that code. So, I think the code being there doesn't mesn the sensor is out of range, just that a "hard" code is set, meaning the sensor keeps sensing knock over and over. I don't know about transmision codes though. Resetting the "Check Engine Light" is easy, just remove the two push on wires you see on the + battery post, no tools required, just push down the clip and pull off both of them. Leave them off for about ten minutes, as quick remove and replace will not clear the codes.
#95 of 511 Re: knock sensor, 1st gear, 3rd gear error codes [hend0005]
Oct 15, 2005 (11:39 pm)
Thanks Hend, your information is useful for resetting codes. Any way I want first dealer to read error codes again. This could be possible the my van is lost power (radio, clock are set to default) few times in 2005. It recovers it self, it could be the problem for knock sensor to detect some problem in ignition.
#96 of 511 Engine stalls upon deceleration
Aug 23, 2005 (8:27 am)
I have a Nissan Quest 1996 with 74,000 miles. I have a mysterious problem that is driving me nuts, and the Dealer cannot figure out the problem either. The engine runs very well but then it stalls when it gets warm, only upon deceleration. That is, when I left my foot off the pedal. Particularly, when I am turning. It does not happen all the time -- an intermittent problem. However, the engine does start again easily. The CHECK ENGINE light goes on and then later on off. I went to the Dealer three times: the first time they adjusted the idle choke, the second they found debris in on the airflow meter, and the third they found nothing! In all cases the diagnostic machine indicates LEAN FUEL. They are reluctant to change something else, which may turn out to be the wrong thing gain.
#98 of 511 Re: Engine stalls upon deceleration [hngeme]
Oct 31, 2005 (3:35 pm)
I have the same problem with my 94 Mercury Villager. Still trying to figure out what the problem could be... Any luck??? Please let me know.
#99 of 511 Re: Engine stalls upon deceleration [rich_92]
by claires HOST
Nov 01, 2005 (11:57 am)
Since it seems that there hasn't been an answer here, you might try asking the folks in the Idle or Stalling Problems: All Vehicles discussion. Just click the link to get there.
#100 of 511 Re: Engine stalls upon deceleration [claires]
Nov 01, 2005 (1:59 pm)
Thanks for the reply. But I wanted to tell you that I've faced this problem on cold mornings & what I do now is to heat up the engine by revving it up to 3500 rpm for like 2 mins. After that there are'nt any stalls. Besides I find the exhaust smells of gas. It does not come inside the van but when I step out it smells quite a bit. Do you have a clue? I was thinking of replacing the spark plugs, fuel filter & maybe the oxygen sensor.
#101 of 511 Re: Engine stalls upon deceleration [rich_92]
by steve_ HOST
Nov 01, 2005 (2:17 pm)
Hi Rich, I'm not a wrench turner but I'd clean my throttle body first to rule that out. It's a issue with my '99 Quest every year or so, but my symptoms are a sticky throttle, not a stall when I'm coasting.
Another easy thing to do is swing by an auto parts store and ask them to see if any codes are being thrown off - lots of places will do that for free.
You could have something flaky going on with one of the computer modules or something too I suppose. There should be some ideas over in the stalling discussion that Claires linked to.
#102 of 511 Re: Engine stalls upon deceleration [hngeme]
Nov 17, 2005 (11:58 am)
I'm having the same prob with my 94 Villager (140K). It just started a week ago. It intermittently stalls on turns, while coasting, and after you start to pull away after a stop. It doesn't matter if the engine's warm or cold. It also has the strong exhaust fuel smell someone else mentioned, if that's related.
Did you get it figured out on your van? Does anyone have any ideas?