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I have a 2001 Nissan Sentra 1.8se and I am having problems getting my car to start. When I do it will not accelerate properly. It misses really bad. I have replaced the computer, the mass airflow sensor, cam sensor, coil and plugs. This hasn't helped at all. Could it be something else? Maybe the injectors?

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  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    check the idle air control valve too mine has the same problem , need to check it tonight will let u know if it works


  • paisita_2000 Apr 21, 2009

    Hi,I have the same problem,one day i was driving and the car refused to accelerate.When I turned into a parking lot it turned off.Turned back on very easy but the car started shaking as if to turn off,the mechanic changed the air flow meter and something else related to it but the car continues running the same.Do u have any suggestions,anyone that had this problem and was able to solve it???Thank you

  • b1badboy69 May 08, 2009

    i had the haed gasket and water pump and radiator replaced because of over heating. about 3 months ago now just today the car will jump idle from 500-1200 rpms. i give it gas at it will only get up to 2500 the slow come back down. i am also getting a good bit of water from the exaust. check engine light is on. could it be bad fuel and filters? i will get the fuel filters fixed first and see.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    I took my car to the nissan dealer for a problem with the oxygen sensors and they recommended to replace the ECU computer I replaced it with a used one and now the car will not start

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Check the fuel filter. Do keep in mind that the fuel system is 'always' under pressure!!! Also check EGR. Your fuel pump must be working or it wouldn't start at all. The C02 sensor could be part of the prob. A real bugga to change! But should be changed every year. Do start with the filter, then move on. You have spent enough already! Frankster016

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