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2001 Maxima Shuts down when stopped or idleing..

Ok - We've had this car for a little more than a year, when we bought it we took it in for complete servicing (new brakes, O2 sensors, oil and filter changes) but our car has now gotten worse when it idles or is stopped it dies. It has now started to shut down while we are driving (slowly or beginning to stop at a light or stop sign). The service tech said it was the O2 sensors and all were replaced. Before I pay thousands of dollars to have repaired, can you offer a solution as to why this is still happening?

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It may be the idle or speed or throttle position sensor what ever it may be called on your particular car.It usually is not very expensive to replace.

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