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1991 maxima crank, putts for 6 seconds, touch accelerator it dies

1991 maxima cranks and after long crank it will semi start but just barely putt putt but it you touch the accelerator pedal it quits. I pulled the line off the fuel filter and it has good fuel delivery from the pump. When I first got the car (in this condition) it would crank and start and it would build up to an idle and I could move the car if I feathered the throttle. You could not give it full throttle or it would die.
Any ideas as to what this is?

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I have a ver simple solution, check the big air duct which runs between the mass air flw sensor and the throttle body yes the big air duct which gives air to the engine if you pull on it you will notice it being cracked or even torn what it is doing is letting the air bypassing the air lfow meter and it is putting and dying, the best way to fix it is to replace the air duct they run around a 180$ frm the dealer

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1st thing to do is try cleaning the inside of the MAF sensor and having the ECT sensor tested, that controls cold enrichment, it does the same thing as a choke, sounds like you have a lean run issue. You might also consider getting the fuel injectors professionally cleaned, it can make a real difference.

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  • jayII Jul 08, 2011

    i have a 1996 maxima. it is starting to putt and lack of power when i take off. Also when driving, its putting and lack of power. Do you think this is the MAF sensor?

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    A quick way to test the MAF is to unplug it, this forces the computer into input loss failure mode strategy and the engine will run almost normal.



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