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My 2003 Nissan Altima acts like its not getting the gas it needs to run. It often stalls at red lights or sitting on a hill. While idling it will just stall for no reason. It won't start or you have to hold the key for awhile. And acts worse if it has half a tank

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    same thing, weird... i just took my 2003 manual 2.5 in and the dealer said that is probly it jeez i hope so


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Its not the gas. I had the same problem. Its your crank sensor. It costs 50$ from the dealer.

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Is there any type of white smoke coming from the exhaust pipe? because my 98 nissan altima has the same problem but there is a little white smoke petruding from the pipe

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