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#61 of 164 1997 Quest Misfire problem
Aug 26, 2009 (6:39 pm)
have a 97 nissan quest with a 3.0L motor...I have a random cylinder misfire that occurs when cruising at around 45mph at 1500rpm's.. and at wide open throttle the motor looses all power and acts like it hits a rev limiter at 4500rpm's while under load, I have replaced all 6 injectors, cap, rotor, plugs, wires, knock sensor, fuel pump, timing belt,fuel filter, air filter, mass airflow sensor, distributor, ignition coil and the pcv valve with no improvement... I took it to a local Nissan dealer and they said that it is leaning out and when they adjusted the air/fuel ratio (with some computer) it ran great but they don't know what is causing this..the only code that is on the computer is a multiple cylinder misfire.
The Van has 111,500 miles on it and has been well maintained. any help would be very appreciated, this van has turned into a money pit!
#62 of 164 Re: 1997 Quest Misfire problem [jquest97]
Aug 27, 2009 (10:03 am)
Most likely you'll need to check the catalytic converter. Seems like it's partially blocked and restricts the smooth flow at heavy rpms.
#63 of 164 Re: 1997 Quest Misfire problem [jquest97]
Aug 27, 2009 (11:22 am)
I have 97 Quest and have about 190K miles on it. I am sorry to hear that you are still having problems after replacing literally ALL POSSIBLE VILLENS. I have a same problem and living with it. The minivan is still in very good shape with only one flaw that is the random cylinder misfire code. Although the engine is running rough when engine is warm, the CEL light is not on all the time. As a result, I can get the emission test passed with out much problem but this engine running rough and random cylinder misfire has been bugging me for a long time because the problem started at about 140K miles. I do not have any suggestion for you but would like to find out what may be the solution if you find out a solution. One difference between your problem and mine is that my CEL light does not come on or looses power at 45 MPH. It comes on at ideal.
#64 of 164 Rough Engine Idle 99 Mercury Villager/ Nissan Quest
Aug 30, 2009 (4:39 pm)
1999 Mercury Villager: approx 150,000 miles
Had a rough engine idle at stop lights. Occasionally the knock sensor would be tripped and sometimes another code. Checked vacuum hoses, catalytic converter, had all the belts replaced including timing and water pump, a few other things and eventually replaced the distributor yesterday. Engine appears to run smoothly now at stops. No more rough idle.
#65 of 164 Rough Engine at Idle - Quest/Villager
Aug 31, 2009 (6:38 am)
I've been folloing this thered for some time now. I've seen posts about this problem and it seems that owners have replaced many parts but still having problem. Yes, there is a chance that the posters with a problem resolved stop posting. I've seen from injectors to blocked air flow. I've seen problem with ECM power connection at the ECM unit. I've seen distributor assembly too. Some people said after the distributor assembly has been replaced, the problem came back. Distributor assembly is pretty expensive to replace.
Although the symtoms you have described is very much like mine, it seems that your engine is different than mine. Mine has 3.0 liter engine. I have been living with it for last 4~5 years. Please keep me posted if the problem is gone for good. Also if you could e-mail me with the price and the source where you have purchased the distributor assembly, that would be appreciated too. mikek847yahoo.com. Thanks in advance.
#66 of 164 Hissing noise
Nov 21, 2009 (12:33 pm)
I have a 99 Villager with a 3.3 V6. I just put a different motor in it. Since I put the motor in I had rough idle and a hissing noise. I replace the Plenum Intake gaskets all the vacuum hoses. New Plug and wires. I had to use the fuel rail, wiring, and the distributor from the old motor. I have reset the time 3 or 4 times now. The check engine light came on and I checked the codes and it gave me 0135 O2 sensor. I replaced that and I still have the problem. Can anyone help me out to get the hissing noise and the rough idle problem fixed.
#67 of 164 now power above 2250-2500 rpm
Nov 25, 2009 (7:09 pm)
04' nissan quest that will not rev if in drive it will not rev above 2250-2500 rpm. if accelerator is held it runs ok until this rpm and then starts to die out even stall sometimes if throttle held open??? symptoms sound familiar to anyone. almost like it is starving of fuel.
#68 of 164 Re: now power above 2250-2500 rpm [mits1]
Nov 30, 2009 (2:27 pm)
Is the check engine light on?
this could be a number of things but I doubt it is fuel related. It could be related to the ECM or transmission (computer). Any other drivability issues? Does this happen all the time?
#69 of 164 Re: now power above 2250-2500 rpm [dtownfb]
Jan 15, 2010 (5:44 pm)
no check engine light on, yes it is all the time. is ecm/tcm or pcm a common issue with these? from past encounters the computer is not usually the problem. and one of the more $ parts
#70 of 164 Re: now power above 2250-2500 rpm [dtownfb]
Jan 16, 2010 (8:36 am)
Most often I have found the engine light on because of gas tank vent, such as loose
or bad gas cap or the vent valve stuck open. The computer does a cycle ever so often
and maintains the vent pressure build up in the gas tank and vapor canister, and if the purge valve sticks open the computer gives a check engine light and code as the pressure is not in the vapor storage tank when called for.
I would say you have a bad gas cap or open purge valve or a leak in a line or the stowage canister.
You may try taking a battery cable off and turn the key on in order to reset the computer, but if the light goes out it will come back when the computer does a cycle
if the vapor pressure is not there,