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My Quest shuts off when I let up on the gas. It runs fine when I'm om the gas but as soon as I let up it dies. It is also idleing strang. Almost like a standerd when the idle arm is loose. What is going on?

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  • vinayakkatka Nov 20, 2008

    I had the same problem on my Nissan Quest 1998, and it some times if would not even pickup speed. I had my transmission fluid flushed and everyting was resolved. Somebody had told me to try the transmission fluid first, and if it doesn't work to check the sensors. I was lucky!!



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Not a lot to go on here, but it sounds like the TPS needs to be replaced. [Throttle position sensor]
But even more likely a vaccume leak at the intake! Check this by having a helper get the engine running at a constant speed,[slower the better] then spray starting fluid under the breather and you will hear a change in the engine if there is a leak. Replace the gasket being careful to tighten the bolts equally. One thing left...........Wash an wax and enjoy! Frankster016

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