Question about 1999 Nissan Quest
My 1999 Quest idles rough during and shortly after storms. Almost like the van is jerking. You can feel it do this when the van is in Reverse or Drive. No check engine lights. Just replaced spark plugs and air filter. Dealer is telling me to do fuel induction service and that will "probably" do it. They ran diagnostics and nothing came up other than cylinder 4 misfire. They tightened the plugs and code was gone. And that doesn't explain why it would do this jerking stuff only during rainy weather and not dry weather. Also, I had the dealer check the vacuum hoses, and they said they appeared fine. Oh, also, at one time someone suggested cleaning the MAF sensor with carb cleaner..did that...still does the same rough idle/jerking thing. So, I am left really scratching my head. Any direction would be great.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The description sounds like a technical Service Bulletin Nissan came out with on your car. It fits your description to a "T".
However, the codes you are getting are not what the service bulletin reports. The code they say it sets is DTC 0400 which relates to an irregular EGR operation, causing a problem where it will not maintain an idle or Will idle roughly. There is not a recall campaign on this item.
As far as misfire problems: Nissan had a service bulletin out on problem ECM's which caused this problem. Check with your local dealer. This may possibly be covered under warranty.
The reference number is NTB97-026 The bulletin was issued March,12,1997 There was no recall on this item.
Good luck to both of you.
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
fuel air or spark.. dead miss one one or 2wo cylinders indicated ..check plugs /wires / injectors timing and vacuum leaks ...good luck
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
Unfortunately, your description--while I see that you have tried--is a bit too vague. Nonetheless, I'll try to help with what I can discern from what you have said, and hopefully the following will be helpful.
When does the jerking occur, when you accelerate? If so, there are six common causes of this, and each of them is discussed particularly in this handy diagnostic article at
Next, you say you get stalling, but when?
If you come to notice that it stalls when the AC is turned on, here's an article to address this problem, providing you with the possible solution:
If it stalls when the engine warms up and the ambient/environment temperature is pretty high, then an article that addresses this scenario is the following:
These articles should help!
Posted on Jun 13, 2009
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