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Nissan Quest, Mercury Villager, Van
#1933 of 2519 My 94 Villager has a broken proportioning valve
Jul 11, 2005 (8:43 pm)
I have a 94 Villager LS with 101,000 miles. I was informed by the dealer's service department that I have no braking at all with my rear brakes due to a broken proportioning valve. Price for part and labor for a new valve is around $375.00.
My question is. If I have no braking with my rear brakes wouldn't my brake warning light go on
whenever I pressed on the brake pedal? The brake warning light does come on and then
goes off when I start the car. I did some research today on the function and how the hydraulic proportioning valve works. From what I understand, the valve doesn't stop hydraulic fluid from going
to the back brakes, only limits the amount of fluid going to rear brakes during hard braking to prevent the rear brakes from locking up.
Is the service department trying to rip me off? What are your opinions?
#1934 of 2519 1995 Nissan Quest Problems
Jul 13, 2005 (3:44 pm)
I recently purchased a 95 Nissan Quest XE. I'm having problems with the van dying. The van runs absolutely perfect except OCCASSIONALLY when I slow for a stop sign or corner, the van dies. It doesn't putter or make any noises, it just dies.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! I really don't want to take it somewhere and get totally ripped off if it's something small I can fix myself (or honestly so my husband can fix it!).
#1935 of 2519 Re: Rear A/c fan not working on 95 Villager [ken39]
Jul 15, 2005 (5:16 am)
The rear fan stopped working several years ago on my 96 Villager. The fix is relatively simple. The following instructions may be slightly incorrect, I'm doing it from memory.
The problem (at least on mine, I think it was fixed in later models) is that the high current line for the fan power goes through a PC board trace in the control unit. The trace just isn't large enough to reliably handle that much power. If you pull the control unit (dash) you'll probably find a burned trace. The fix is to just replace this with a soldered in wire. I think the fix on later models was to change this signal to control an additional relay that switched the high current.
#1936 of 2519 slow acceleration
Jul 15, 2005 (6:17 pm)
I have a 96 mercury villager with 124, 000 miles. Today I replaced a new throttle position sensor, and afterward I went for a test drive. I noticed that the acceleration was very slow from first gear to second. It was not like that before I replaced that sensor. So I decided to put the old TPS sensor back and went for another test drive. The slow acceleration is still there. I was wondering if there is a trick to install the TPS sensor or it was just coincident that a new problem exist.
So I tried isolating the problem by putting the vechicle from a dead start and put the transmission on D1 and shift to D2 and to D. The van accelerate fine by maual shifting. Can this be a problem in the transmission or a cable need adjustment?
Jul 17, 2005 (12:52 pm)
I have a 2002 Quest which I had one of the front motor mounts replaced 3 months ago. I took it back to Pep Boys today and they say now I have a front and a rear motor mount broken. Not sure if it is the same front one or not as of yet. This car only has about 35000 miles and I have owned since it had 27000. Is this to be expected? Also, I wonder if the dealer would know a trick to repair where they will not break again or can I assume Pep Boys knows what they are doing?? Thanks.
#1938 of 2519 rear suspension failure?
Jul 18, 2005 (6:02 am)
My husband was driving our 96 Mercury Villager GS on the interstate (70 mph) when the "back end tried to pass him". He spun around and hit a concrete divider with the back passenger side. Fortunately he was uninjured. He has no idea what happened, except when you look under the rear passenger side of the van, the suspension is broken. Someone has told him about "catastrophic suspension failure". I wondered if anyone out there knows anything about this.
P.S. The van was purchased in 1998 with 65K, now has 177K. No other major problems. We've only replaced the compressor for the a/c in addition to regular maintanence.
#1939 of 2519 CRANKSHAFT DAY OF RECKONING IN COURT
Jul 18, 2005 (6:57 am)
I'VE BEEN DEALING WITH NISSAN ABOUT THE FAULTY CRANK THEY INSTALLED IN THE 93-95 MODELS FOR THE PAST 20 MONTHS AND HAVE A COURT DATE NEXT WEEK TO RESOLVE MY CLAIM. I HAD MINE FAIL AT 160K BUT SINCE THEY WERE REPLACED BY A LARGER CRANK(25TO32MM) IN THE 1996 MODELS I FEEL THEY ARE PARTIALLY RESPONSIBLE. I WILL BE TRYING TO CONVINCE A WOMAN JUDGE SO ANY SUGGESTIONS ANYONE HAS WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. THEY HAVE GIVEN ME THE SILENT TREATMENT SO FAR AND THE $3500.00 BILL NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!
#1940 of 2519 Re: 96 Nissan Quest Security System [jasonimac]
Jul 18, 2005 (10:07 am)
Did anyone ever find a solution to disabling the security system on the quest??? Mine is having many issues and I just want to lock the door by key without it setting off the alarm.
#1941 of 2519 Re: 1995 Nissan Quest Problems [lifesavin]
Jul 18, 2005 (11:04 am)
I too had a problem in heat last week driving into high altitude. I have 1995 Villager with over 100,000 miles. Van just died while driving with air on and into hills. Tow truck driver said I was six vehicle that day with similar problem. He suggested that it was "Vapor Lock," however, I have heard this does not exist on newer vehicles anymore. Even though, he turned the gas cap slightly and the van worked okay for remainder of weekend in altitude. Also suggested that after filling up tank in lower elevation and than rising to over 7000 feet contributed to problem. My mechanic did not think this was problem but will not be able to recreate problem in lower elevation. So, is it a vacuum issue, emissions problem, gas cap, anyone have a clue?
#1942 of 2519 Re: CRANKSHAFT DAY OF RECKONING IN COURT [richbal]
by Claire@Edmunds HOST
Jul 18, 2005 (9:35 pm)
Good luck, Richbal. By the way, typing in ALL CAPS makes it look like you're shouting at readers, so it's best to take your caps lock when you post.