Last post on May 09, 2012 at 10:15 AM
You are in the Nissan Quest
What is this discussion about?
Mercury Villager, Van
#10 of 15 Re: Please Help!!! [tank180]
Jun 21, 2009 (10:27 pm)
I believe you have a bad distributor. The bearing goes bad and produces brown dust whcih coats the camshaft optical sensor in the distributor. To confirm, remove the cap and rotor (1 screw) and the slotted plate. Look for brownn dust. Clean optical sensor. It will work for a short while. Get reman distributor on ebay for $200 or less.
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#11 of 15 2000 Villager front Cat problem
Jul 09, 2009 (12:14 pm)
I have a 2000 villager, that needs the front Catalytic Converter replaced. The type thats on it is one that has the manifold as part of the cat. I've looked all over online, so has the muffler shop and no one can find it. All that were finding it a front cat with a connecting pipe that ends with two holes for exhaust flow. Not the manifold cat. I don't know why there are 2 different parts like this. But has anyone else experienced this, is there a manifold part that I can add, so as to be able to use the after market parts that I am finding?
#12 of 15 Re: Please help! Misfiring uphill [mrb915]
Jul 15, 2010 (9:20 am)
I know this is an older post but perhaps someone now can benefit from this information.
I have a 2000 villager that experienced the same issues as mentioned above, after it warmed up it would miss and buck. After a trip to the shop for a diagnostic and a quote of 500 bucks I replaced my self the Cap, wires, rotor, and plugs...no luck! I took it to a Ford dealership and they replaced the air filter telling me that it was a Mass airflow sensor, however they were unable to pull diagnostic codes because it has a Nissan Engine.
I tore the distributer apart and the Upper distributor shaft ball bearing was missing the ball shield and 4 balls, I suspect they are sitting on top of the Lower ball bearing that is still intact. Not causing any harm....
For 21 dollars I bought a new Bearing 10mm ID, 26 mm OD, 8mm thick, and installed it without ever removing the distributor...a little tricky but it worked great. Sure beats forking out several hundred for a new or rebuilt distributor.
#13 of 15 Mercury Villager and Nissan Quest
Aug 26, 2011 (8:03 am)
Are the parts for the Mercury villager 2000 v6 3.3L interchangeable with the Nissan Quest? Like the catylictic convertor?
#14 of 15 Re: Mercury Villager and Nissan Quest [rq777]
by steve_ HOST
Aug 27, 2011 (5:12 pm)
Should be - they are twins and just some of the trim and cosmetic bits should be different.
Try searching for parts at RockAuto.com and see if the part numbers are any different.
Steve, visiting host
#15 of 15 Re: Mercury Villager and Nissan Quest [rq777]
May 09, 2012 (10:15 am)
Yes they are the same. They are pricey but Davico has the least expensive and they are made as exact fit items