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Nissan Quest, Auto Repair, Engine, Van
#49 of 164 Re: 99 Quest third distributor in 3 yrs [efitzgerald]
Jun 20, 2009 (2:59 pm)
I've always bought new dist and I still seem to have the same problem. Looks like it is the piece of crap van that I have keep sucking money all the time. I thought that I was buying a Nissan and not a Ford.
#50 of 164 dist. on 99 Quest
Jun 20, 2009 (3:03 pm)
I'll probably go with Auto Zone - the price is 300.00 for a Cardone Rebuilt with lifetime warranty. Of course I can pick a brand new one for 350.00 with just one year warranty....as noted, it will go again in one year.
#51 of 164 Re: dist. on 99 Quest [mpurai]
Jun 21, 2009 (7:13 pm)
If there is a OReillys Auto parts near by use them. I bought a new Distributor for under $300.
#52 of 164 Re: on a quest [rockmobile]
Jun 21, 2009 (7:29 pm)
Thanks for all the help you folks have given me.The van starts fine and runs smoothly. Now it has taken to overheating and the cel is on for air mixture . Any sugestion would be aprieciated.
#53 of 164 using 93 octane
Jun 21, 2009 (8:58 pm)
Hey fitzgerald', thanks for all the help; also to others who share their problems and answers which helps greatly for everyone. By the way, this vehicle seems to run very bad with the 89 or 87 octane. I sometimes use it when I'm low on cash. I read somewhere, sometime ago that you get more mileage with using the higher octane of 93 - this is 100 % true, for I've monitored this analogy hundred of times with different vehicles and for sure the other lower octanes burns very fast resulting in less mileage and power; contrary to what I would believe that the higher end gas would burn faster. But it seems that it takes more fuel of 87 and 89 to get the comparative mileage from the same measured gallons of the 93. So, in the end, it really costs more to use the less expensive gas with lower octane - calculated by mileage, quantity and costs. Now I'm wondering if using 93 would have caused damages so I ended up replacing the third distributor within the last four years.
#54 of 164 99 Quest distributor
Jun 21, 2009 (9:18 pm)
By the way guys, after taking apart the distributor and thoroughly checking the components, I found that the resistor is the culprit. Coil, wires, bearings, (shaft not poling) and harnesses all checked out perfect. Anyway, I bought a Cardone Rebuilt from Auto Zone for $300.00 (w/core return) and lifetime warranty. Installed the distributor, just to find now that the fuel pump is not working. Fuel pump was the first checks I did, dropped the tank, uninstalled the pump, tested for power and pressure and turns out good. Also checked the primary and secondary power - primary good, but no secondary feed to the pump. Now with the new dist. in, there is secondary voltage to the pump but pump will not work anymore. Will update later. Thanks again guys.
#55 of 164 re: 95 Nissan Quest Broken Crankshaft [brolandet]
Jun 21, 2009 (9:22 pm)
The crank shaft snout is a weak design. If you change the a/c belt and overtighten the tensioner, you will put excessive side load on the crank and the snout will break. Nissan changed the desig in mid 95 to a 32 mm snout.
You can buy an engine on ebay for about $350. They even had a new short block for sale in Texas. Did you change the belt recently?
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#57 of 164 gnition timing 99 Quest
Jun 21, 2009 (9:31 pm)
Hey guys, I'm confused here. 99 Quest ignition timing 15 degrees tdc (as per repair manual - disconnect tps harness) and set timing. All sites and manuals shows only one tps sensor harness but in fact there are two harnesses to the tps, one (brown)above the other (Black). Now am I supposed to take off both of them or only the one on top?? Well I did it both ways to see if it causes any difference in the resulted timing after the harness is reconnected and found that it didn't really matter - but I would just like to know what's the correct way of doing it. Thanks All.
#58 of 164 Quest problems
Jul 14, 2009 (9:25 pm)
My 94' Quest dies when I put it into a gear (R or D...). I just replaced the fuel pump so I have eliminated this as a possible problem, any ideas? Thanks in advance for your help. Jaye