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1996 Nissan pickup XE - still not working after changing distributor

"After driving several miles, the vehicle begins to act as though it is starving for gas, it looses power the jerks and goes again. There is no particular speed that it does this. Say id you were traveling 60 mph and the traffic in front began to slow, so you come off the accelerator for just a short time, then give it gas again to maintain your speed, it will loose power then all of a sudden accelerate.

We were told it was in the distributor. We replaced the complete distributor... the whole thing. The pickup is doing the exact same thing. The check engine light has been on for the past 2 years... never an actual issue found as to why it is on. The computer diagnostic was done prior to changing the distributor.

Our van had died 3 days prior to the pickup. It had a fuel pump issue. We changed the fuel filters on both vehicles at the same time (after the pickup started acting up).

The pickup is quite frustrating... and we need it fixed. We've already put 300.00 in parts into it... to have it do the exact same thing and no improvement.

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Check the mass air flow sensor.

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