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1992 SE maxima jerking, sputtering, stalling

I have a 92 Maxima SE automatic with 180k miles; in the last year it has started sputtering jerking and stalling during accelleration. all the injectors have been replaced over the last 40k miles, new fuel filter and air filter. There are no engine lights associated with the issue, nor is it giving a code. when it stalls the throttle will drop to idle rpms and will not respond; as well it stalls at any speed. when not in drive it will idle correctly and can be reved up with no issues. the problem is also more persistant when shifting between gears, on hills and when turning corners.

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  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    you have to start in 2nd then put it in drive, it also dies some times, revese doesnt work. I think the linkage is loose theres wires hanging from where i think the transmission is. I just got the car back from a friend

  • katman_do_02 Mar 08, 2009

    I have a 90 max. and have the very same sputtering problem and the same issue of having to drop it into 2nd then just bump it up into drive for it to drop into 1st. The trans was rebuilt at 211k and it is now at 218 . I just got the car and it was already doing that. I tuned it upwith new dist.cap. new button, new wires and plugs. fuel filter and air filter. problem still persist. it almost seems the warmer the engine gets the worse it gets as far as the sputtering goes but no idiot lights.

  • geotomas Apr 24, 2009

    I have a 92, 5 speed Maxima, with 98K. At no particular time or circumstance it stalls. It has nearly killed me or at the least, caused a serious accident. How can I fix this for I love the car otherwise.



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I had a similar problem and resolved it by replacing the mass airflow sensor. Ive got 235k+ miles on my 1992 Maxima SE.
Still runs good but having problems with the alarm system.

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