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2000 Maxima Engine missing intermittently

Hello, on my A33 Maxima the engine idles badly, like it is missing on one cylinder, but not all the time. This can be on starting, or it can just happen while driving. It then shudders when accelerating of from stop, but acceleration is reasonable once it gets moving. Likewise the problem can disappear just as quickly as it started, and then it runs smooth as s baby’s rear. Intermittent, but there every day irrespective of the weather. Really annoying. The air pressure sensor has been replaced on suggestion by a garage at a significant cost but the problem remains. Now I am being told it might be the fuel pressure sensor but given it feels like a cylinder missing, could it really be that ?

I am happy to test and try things myself if anyone can suggest a few things I can fiddle with ?

Thanks in advance.

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  • harryholland Nov 23, 2008

    Thanks for the fast reply. Actually as part of this I had a full service done prior to the air pressure sensor being replaced. At that time they supposedly replaced the plugs with Titatnium plugs. On the second visit they apparently replaced the plugs again just in case. So in "theory" the plugs should all be Ok.



    However, I will do as you suggest and see what happens thanks. But where would I see the sparks if the plugs are buried in the engine ?



    cheers





  • Johnnybece Jan 02, 2009

    Hello, In my A33 Maxima the engine idles badly, like it is missing on one cylinder and some times on 3 cylinders, but not all the time. This can be on starting, or it can just happen while driving. It then shudders when accelerating of from stop, but acceleration is reasonable once it gets moving. Likewise the problem can disappear just as quickly as it started, and then it runs smooth as s baby’s rear. Intermittent, but there every day irrespective of the weather. Really annoying. I changed all the spark plugs but still no change. For me I guess the problem started after trying the E10 pertol in my car. I also found out the 3 cylinders that is missing But couldnt figre out the reason for that yet. Some one suggested that it could be because of the sparkplug coils. But i havent tried replacing them.

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I found that 2000 maxima have problems with there coils. unfortunately this problem if it is a multi cylinder condition is hard to pinpoint the faulty coils so most shops will suggest replacing them all (6).

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Crank the car at night and see if u see sparks under the hood. if not then change the spark plugs. The exact same thing was happening to my 2002 eclipse and it was the spark plugs gone bad.

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