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Nissan Quest/Mercury Villager problems

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  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 39,047
    Bad solder joints on the radio? Bad contacts on the cruise control switch?

    My drivers side power window switch is starting to get a bit erratic.

    Anyone?

    Steve, Host
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,602
    I just had to replace the drivers side window control. It was hit or miss whether it would work (usually required some jiggling). Part was about $79 at the parts counter, and I had them install for .5hr labor, so probably very easy to DIY. No problems since.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 39,047
    I've had my door apart a few times regluing my driver's side mirror, so I'm gonna try the hammer trick first when it finally dies.

    Steve, Host
  • I had a 1995 Quest, really liked it but it was totalled in an accident. I'm looking at replacing it with a 1996 Villager-Nautica. It has 97K miles, but jerks when shifting from 1st to 2nd gear. My Quest never had this problem. Can anyone offer any insight or experience with a '96 villager?
  • dhoffdhoff Posts: 282
    papa-

    Yes, on the 99 & up Quest the top vents are for AC only. There are small vents under the front seats that supply heat to the rear passengers.

    I've heard of the radio display problem before and it can be reparied. There's a website (shareamemory.com I think) where they sell instructions to fix it.

    Dave
  • mdvmdv Posts: 9
    My driver side window has been acting up for months now. Due to my procrastination, I just haven't taken in to be repaired yet. The window will go down, but not back up without some encouragement-tugging at it with another hand while engaging button! I feel it's either the switch-which would be very easy to repair DIY-all it involves is taking out switch and replacing...or it could be the motor itself.That's best left to the shop in my case. You said parts were $79. What parts were used? Just trying to get my budget in order. Thanks.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,602
    the part was the switch panel itself in the door (the buttons). If it turns out to be the motor, expect to pay more, but apparently the switch is a common problem.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • johnwngjohnwng Posts: 24
    My '99 Quest has about 40K miles. Recently, its speedometer needle is acting up strangely. After driving a few miles, the speedometer needle will move repeatedly and constantly between zero to 40 miles no matter what speed you are driving on. The interesting part is that when you shut the engine off and turn it on again, it works fine for sometime and then the problem comes back. Has anyone on this board experienced similar speedometer problem? Before going to the dealer, I would like to be educated first with your advises/experience. Thanks.
  • mn_patmn_pat Posts: 67
    my 2k quest, 31k miles, just had an injector replaced. Is this a common problem? I hope this improves the gas mileage. I got 17 mpg from my last tank.

    Luckily, my car was delivered to its first owner on 9-27-00 so its still under warranty.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 39,047
    Doesn't seem to be too common a problem. A Discussion Search in here only gets a half dozen hits.

    Any news on the speedo, Johnwng?

    Steve, Host
  • revkarevka Posts: 1,750
    Although, I never had that problem with my Quests (previous 99 & current 2002), I thought I'd mention that our other vehicle (different make) recently had a similar problem with the speedometer needle jumping around.

    It turned out to be a bad cruise control silenoid. Not sure if your problem is related to this..., but thought I'd share that information, fwiw. How's your cruise control working?

    Have you tried plugging your vehicle (model/year) into Edmunds' Maintenance Guide? You can check for TSBs that might be related to your problem.... Good luck.

    Revka
    Host of Hatchbacks & Wagons Boards
  • rabaulrabaul Posts: 3
    I, too, have joined the ranks of those with a power window problem on the '99. Can anyone provide instructions on how to access and replace the switch/switch panel? And/or reference to the page(s) number in the service manual----perhaps I can convince the dealer parts dept. to make me a copy.
  • mn_patmn_pat Posts: 67
    31k miles, We just had the #2 injector replaced on our van. Luckily, the van was delievered to its original owner on 9-27-01, so it was covered under warranty. Is it common to have injectors replaced? I hope this helps the mileage, over Memorial weekend we got 17mpg.
  • johnwngjohnwng Posts: 24
    Thanks Revka for your message. For the past few trips (short/local), the speedometer is working normally, but I am almost certain the jumping thing will come back. Haven't used the cruise control for quite some time. Will check that out to see if related.
  • johnwngjohnwng Posts: 24
    Hi Revka, just as you mentioned, the Cruise Control my Quest is not working either. Is there anything a layman can do before going to the dealer?
  • revkarevka Posts: 1,750
    Hi johnwng - The cruise control is comprised of several components; so without a proper diagnosis, I'd be hesitant to recommend replacing anything... as it would be hit or miss. Not to mention, it could be just a loose connection.

    Should mention with my 99 Quest, when I had my wiper control switch replaced on tsb, the cruise control accidently got disconnected. They were able to re-connect it in a matter of minutes, with no parts needing replaced.

    So now I have to ask, was your wiper switch ever replaced on tsb, or have you had any other work work done, in or around your steering wheel..., that could have caused your cruise to be disconnected? If so, you may want to address this with your dealer service.

    One more thing: Sometimes a burned out brake light can cause your cruise to not connect, so check your brake lights.

    "Is there anything a layman can do before going to the dealer?"

    I don't work on my own vehicles, other than check my oil and tires. However, I do use resources such as Edmunds' Maintenance Guide and Alldata to research problems, I suppose for my own peace of mind, before taking the car to the dealer.

    With Alldata, you have to pay for an annual fee, but they also offer more details, as well as do it yourself automotive diagnostic & repair information. At the very least, you can look up the manufacter (recommended) parts and labor costs... to compare with what the dealer wants to charge.

    Btw, this Edmunds' article talks a little about alldata and will also link you to their website.

    You can also purchase Nissan's technical service manuals or online subsriptions through their website. I've noticed their costs are considerably higher than alldata, although they could be offering more information. I'm not sure.

    Just curious if anyone has purchased Nissan's service manual or online service?

    Anyway, hope this is helpful. Others here may have more to offer on what they think may be causing your cruise control and speedometer needle problem, so be sure to check back. ;-)

    Revka
    Host
    Hatchbacks & Wagons Boards
  • Hello Nissan Quest owners,

    I own a '99 SE purchased new. It has 70k miles w/o any big problems...except the radio display is now intermittent. Not the radio lights on the buttons but the bright display showing the stations and time. It'll fade out and on occasion comes back on. I don't have an extended warranty and haven't called the dealer yet because I'm sure it'll be expensive. Has anyone had this problem and know of a fix. Thank you, Dave.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,602
    Wow, I feel like a celebrity.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 39,047
    You're eminently quotable!

    Steve, Host
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