Question about 1994 Nissan Sentra 4-Door

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Nissan 94 Sentra - Manual Transmission - 4 door

Problem One:
When driving for over an hour on the interstate at a speed of 6o mph and above the car will begin to shake uncontrollably. If I keep it at 50-55 mph and below there are no problems. Perhaps an alignment issue, but not sure since it only happens under those specific conditions.
Problem Two:
When shifting gears, clutch pushed in, the car will just die. I can almost feel when it is going to happen. Most times it occurs when I break or am going from a high speed to a low or stopping speed relatively quickly. 
Realization:
There are appr. 195,000 miles on this car, so I realize it has seen it's day. But I'm trying to make it last for as long as it can. I change the oil regularly and keep up with regular maintenance.
Thanks in advanced for any tips you might have.

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  • doogie2476 Mar 14, 2009

    I have an automatic with the same problem. Between 45-50MPH the car seems to lunge. If I speed up or slow down the problem goes away. Plus, it idles rough. Odly enough, the idle also fluctuates when parked and turning the steering wheel as to sugest too much strain on the engines power. Sometimes it will even stall. I have had major fuel system service and a major tune up within the last 6 months with no remedy.

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Nah, I have over 203miles on mine. Still has a way to go. Check your plugs for the dying. For the shaking, try a tire rotation. Could be the tires as well. Have you hit any curbs recently?

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