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Nissan Quest/Mercury Villager problems

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  • stanvstanv Posts: 10
    Ngoh9, Sorry, but I do not know which coil wire. I checked the bill and there is no part number indicated.
  • cremercremer Posts: 2
    I'm running 96 villager gs. and considering to replace the thermostat by myself.
    Reason for that is when I stop at the traffic light or at parking while engine is running, warm air doesn't come out. When I'm in driving, everything's OK.
    Could anyone let me know where the thermostat is and how to replace it briefly?
    Very appreciated.
  • dhoffdhoff Posts: 282
    It's most likely that you are low on coolant, or you have air trapped in the system. Check out Steve Cutchen's website for the procedure for bleeding the cooling system. This should solve your problem.


    http://web2.airmail.net/scutchen/vq_faq/index.htm


    Many thanks to Steve for his site.


    Dave

  • cremercremer Posts: 2
    I will check the site & try it, Dave and Steve.
  • charles15charles15 Posts: 57
    What is the normal price for a replacement pollen filter for a 99 Quest - just the part not installation? Are these dealer only items or is there an aftermarket source?
  • jmulholljmulholl Posts: 29
    Where is the fuel switch on a 1995 villager/quest?
    My villager was in an accident and I need to turn the switch back on. Thanks!
  • ngoh9ngoh9 Posts: 7
    Cremer, Last month I had same problem after I replaced thermostat myself.Your coolant is low you need to fill in your coolant slowly .Close your cap, run engine for few minutes,and fill it again, repeat same proceedure untill radiator really full.
    The thermostat locate on the lower left ( if you stand in front of the van) of the engine, or you can follow the hose from radiator, thermostat housing is at the end, attached to engine block by 4 screws.
  • Just bought one from Carparts.com for about $60. Various quotes from Merc & Nissan dealers ranged as high as $118 and all needed special ordering. It is the Ford Motorcraft brand and looks like it is easily worth $24.95.
  • hammersleyhammersley Posts: 684
    IIRC (I'm at work, the van's at home) the fuel switch is a little red button located in a cutout on the side kick panel, either in the driver's footwell or the front passenger's footwell. Either way, it's down there somewhere. (How's that for a technical answer?)

    Cheers!
    Paul
  • I have a 1995 GS that has chronic problems with the electrical system that seem to all be due to the extremely poor switches used in the Villager. Since new, the power/economy switch is stuck in the power position, the passenger window switch works half the time. The wiper only activates the squirter after a lot of fiddling around. I could go on, but I'm looking for any feedback from owners. Is this a common problem area for the Villager? I like the size and manuverability but it is extremely annoying to have to fight the switches. I would like the feedback to be able to judge whether a salvage yard would have parts that were worth installing.
  • dhoffdhoff Posts: 282
    I have heard the power window switches have been problematic. I don't know if there's an option there other than to replace it. If you can find a low-mileage wreck somewhere, it may be worthwhile to get used parts. You might want to check with your dealer's parts department just to check the price for a new switch.


    I can't speak to the power/economy switch, but I've heard at least one person has had sucess "operating" on the wiper/washer switch. If you have the inclinitation you might want to check out:


    http://web2.iadfw.net/scutchen/vq_faq/index.htm


    There is a section on fixing the wiper switch, complete with photographs. Good luck.


    Dave

  • jmulholljmulholl Posts: 29
    My 1995 villager rear ended a truck at about 5-10 mph. Got the body fixed but the car won't start. Reseting the fuel pump cutoff switch did not work. My mechanic is about to start on what could be a very expensive search operation. Does anyone have ideas on where to start? Thanks.
  • Anyone know how to adjust the sunroof so it seals tight on a 94' Villager. Also, where is a good place to get the little allen head screws used for the adjustment if the dealer doesn't have them.
  • dhoffdhoff Posts: 282
    Well this is a good old-fashioned mechanic problem. It isn't necessarily a big deal. Sounds like you should find someone else that is a little more open-minded.

    The fuel pump reset switch is a good deduction. After is was reset, did you hear the fuel pump spin up? If you just turn the ignition switch on, but don't crank it over, you can hear it if you listen for it.

    Does the car crank or turn over? If so, you need three things for it to run. Fuel, compression, and spark. Has your mechanic pulled a spark plug to see if there is spark? If so, he should check the timing and fuel pressure. If that's good, is there compression?

    My guess, it's an electrical problem, a wire that got broken or disconnected. A mechanic should be able to find the problem by process of elimination. Don't allow him to just start replacing parts in hop of solving the problem.

    Good luck and let us know what happens.

    Dave
  • cduongcduong Posts: 70
    Cremer... I had my '94 Villager and last summer my local mechanic changed the timing belt at 60,000 miles, while at it, he also replaced the thermostat because it's located at the same location. Unless the design changes from '94 to'96, I assume that's where it is. Good luck
  • I love my '95 Villager. Bought in '97 w/ 27K, now has 112K. Only problems are:

    .Rear windshield wiper won't work
    .Windshield wash doesn't work on passenger side
    .Door locks are Satanically possessed
    .Drivers seat is broken on exterior side making controls difficult to access and making driver list slightly to port
    .Exterior door lock on passenger side is non functional
    .Bench seat recline control bar plastic handle has broken off
    Other than that, it's fantastic!
  • ngoh9ngoh9 Posts: 7
    My 95 villager power door lock on driver's side door does not pop open, I think it needs lubrication, but I affraid to open the side panel( or don't know how to ), does anyone has this problem before ?
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,184
    Door locks on Quests/Villagers do have a history of problems.

    Here's a link.

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  • riswamiriswami Posts: 192
    on my 97 Villager opens the drivers door and the rear hatch.
    It doesn't open the passenger door or the slider? Is this normal? Don't remember reading this in the owners manual; but I could have missed it.

    I have the remote entry and two presses of the unlock button do open all the doors.
  • riswamiriswami Posts: 192
    the key to work on my passenger door and slider. Maybe it was not used by the previous owner. Still under warranty, so I'll have it checked out.Could not get the key to work the first few times.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,184
    Glad we could help :-)

    Ok, glad you got it working on your own!

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  • riswamiriswami Posts: 192
    you threw me for a loop for a second!

    Went out an tried the locks after posting.They don't open (at least the passenger door doesn't) right away.You have to play with them.

    I know it sounded like a dumb question, and it is kind of baffling why the key doesn't work smoothly.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,184
    The switches in the doors are rather notorious for causing problems - actuators failing and power windows not working. Maybe that's related. Let us know what your dealer says.

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  • revkarevka Posts: 1,750
    Anyone here experienced a slow coolant leak with their Quest or Villager? My 99 Quest has been to the dealer several times for an unsolved coolant leak. Originally they thought it was related to the previous knock sensor work they did.

    And they supposedly fixed it at one point, but I brought it back recently because I continued to smell coolant and was also noticing that the coolant level was getting lower. After doing a compression test an not detecting anything... they put dye in the coolant and had me drive the vehicle for a few days so they could see where the coolant was actually leaking to.

    They found coolant leaking underneath the manifold into the valley of the engine. And they're speculating it may be related to the factory installation of one of the cylinder heads.... where a hole was drilled too deep and broke into the cooling system causing this slow leak. At least that was they explanation I got. They actually won't know for sure until they get in there and replace the part.

    The van is the shop now while they've ordered parts. In the meantime, they've put me in a rental car, so at least I have transportation. Wish me luck. I'll report back.

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  • collins14collins14 Posts: 39
    I have a 96 villager and the only problem I have had with it was a coolant leak at 48000 miles. It was two years ago so I just pulled the paperwork to see what was done. They removed and replaced the throttle body coolant hoses. I also have charges for new molded coolant hose and half inch heater hose. I vaguely remember where the coolant hose attached to a metal piece up by the windshield (sorry i don't remember what it is called) was corroded. My coolant had a slow leak for a while before they figured it out. They replaced the hoses and cleaned out the corrosion- has been fine since.
  • riswamiriswami Posts: 192
    The lock problem appears to be solved. They had to lube the key cylinders. Apparently previous owner never used the key, probably used the remote all the time.

    Got to say I'm totally satified with this van!
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,184
    No kidding? I never use the key either. Guess I better put some graphite stuff in the locks and play with the keys now and then. Thanks!

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  • dhoffdhoff Posts: 282
    How are things? We may be down in your neck of the woods soon. I'm looking forward to hitting the beach with my kids.

    Our 99 Quest has had a couple of coolant leaks. When I first got it it had a leak at a fitting on the engine which the delaer fixed. A few month after that, I smelled coolant again and it started to go down. I had to add a little every few weks. I ended up tracing it to a screw-in plug at the passenger side top of the radiator. It was really loose.

    I still have a small leak somewhere, because I can smell coolant when the engine is hot. I can't find this one. The problem is, there are just a boatload of coolant hoses, fittings and connections on a Quest. There are manyf places it could be leaking, and you just can't see a lot of them.

    It's good your mechanic is willing to search it out. I'd be surprised if it's a bad head, but it could happen. It's more likely one of the hidden fittings under the intake manifold.

    Good luck and let us know what happens.

    Dave
  • revkarevka Posts: 1,750
    Thanks for the feedback.

    Dhoff- Good to hear from you. They're speculating it's coming from the cylinder head because they've eliminated a lot of other factors. They put florescent dye into the coolant, so they've been able to track pretty closely where the leak is coming from.

    According to their information, a few cylinder heads were manufactured wrong "with holes drilled too deep" in one area causing a small leak from the head's cooling chamber.

    On the other hand, I should also mention that I'm also hearing this all second hand through my service advisor; and have also been told that they won't know for sure until they get in there to replace the head.

    I'll get back to everyone here about this. Especially since it sounds like there might be a few other 99 Quests out there with the same exact problem. The van's is still the shop while they're waiting on parts. Parts were suppose to have been over-nighted, but apparently there is a back order on one of the parts... so it's taken them a couple extra days.

    This whole thing has been a hassle, but I have to say I was impressed with Nissan 800 customer service response once I got them involved. They put me in a rental car and are now talking about giving me an extended warranty on the van. Of course I won't be completely satisfied until they've fixed the problem and I'm back in my van.

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  • I just traded off my 98 quest that had a very mysterious coolant leak. It would leak out about 1 litre between oil changes but yet there was not any antifreeze on my driveway or in my oil. i recently traded it on a full size Silverado X-cab 2 wheel drive. Way more power & gas mileage is the same.
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