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Nissan Quest, Auto Repair, Engine, Van
#39 of 164 Distributor
May 03, 2009 (6:07 pm)
Just fixed this on sister-in-laws Quest. Distributor was so hot it was hard to hold onto. Got it out and it would hardly spin was so gone. Replace and runs perfect. Thanks for the info.
#40 of 164 re: 95 Nissan Quest Broken Crankshaft [quesman]
May 16, 2009 (4:28 pm)
wow mine just broke a month ago in my 94 quest, have 134,000 miles on it, the engine had not had much pick up for about 6 months, then I was driving and the check engine light and brake light came on, turns out it had broke... they say it would cost more to have it fixed then its worth, and I have no money to sink into it. just got new tires, raditator, tires... you know the story... wow.... maybe we need to contact NISSAN.
#41 of 164 re: 95 Nissan Quest Broken Crankshaft [deedee777]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 16, 2009 (6:12 pm)
That's a bummer. This Broken Crankshaft link may be of interest (look under SubTopics)..
#42 of 164 on a quest
Jun 12, 2009 (3:20 pm)
My 2000 Quest runs very rough. The cat convert was glowing I had it replaced. Then I got a code for knock senson I replaced that. Now the van runs like crap and then shuts down after it warms up. I am getting tired of throwing money at the car. I read where someone replaced the distributor. I am presently trying to locate a ignition module seprate from distributor. Is such a thing possible? Or do I need to to just purchase the whole distibutor complete.
#43 of 164 Re: on a quest [jmikell]
Jun 13, 2009 (4:54 am)
I've read somewhere that a knock sensor code was a signal for a lot of other things and not exactly the sensor itself.
Before you sink any more money into it make sure you are replacing what is really malfunctioning because things will add up.
You could check the distributor to see if the bearings are gone but I think that replacing only the ignition module is a little bit more complicated.
#44 of 164 Re: on a quest [rockmobile]
Jun 13, 2009 (5:31 am)
Note: The distributor ignition module is good if the engine runs, the distributor bearing
gets dry of lubricant with age and miles and builds up heat and you get a knock code
most often after the engine get warm or hot. Read the posts for the last few years
and then replace the distributor and save money.
#45 of 164 99 Quest third distributor in 3 yrs
Jun 14, 2009 (10:13 pm)
Hello Guys, My 99 quest seems to need a new distributor every year and I had this vehicle since new. Now has 72, 000 original miles mostly highway on flat roads. I have changed 3 distributors within the last three years and now it seems it's the same problem.I always use Sunoco 93 gas. Note that just before this happens everytime, I will get a code 325: Knock Sensor. According to the repair manual and diagnostic readouts, knock sensors on these vans do not cause a code read out and the cause would relate to something else. In other words, a knock sensor problem will not trigger a code but indicates that the sensor is malfunctioning due to other problems. Now can anyone tell me why this vehicle seems to go through so many distributors? Note that everytime it's the Camshaft Position Sensor within the distributor that is gone. Currently the two terminals on the camshaft position sensor in the Dist. reads a resistance of 32.47 omhs which does not seem to be good. I conducted all the test and the dist is working as it should but does not send secondary power to the fuel pump. Same problem all the time. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
#46 of 164 Re: on a quest [jmikell]
Jun 15, 2009 (5:00 am)
If you wanna waste thousands like me, go ahead. Those are just the same symptoms i had...."Spent thousands" just get a used or new distributor or get a new vehicle, mine was 10 years old (320K) finally had enuf.
#48 of 164 Re: 99 Quest third distributor in 3 yrs [mpurai]
Jun 17, 2009 (8:14 am)
Unless your service manual requests that you use 93 octane i wouldnt suggest using it. Your van may not need it and its wastefull (dollar wise) . are you buying new distributors? or from the wreckers? if their used, then your probably buying old ditribs with the same problem. hope this helps.