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Own a 2000 Nissan Maxima 5 speed manual transmission, and when you step on the accelerator seems like no power. Engine seems to be running fine, transmission acts fine. RPM shows approx 3500-4000, but it's dogging out. I've replaced spark plugs and air filter. Seemed to take care of the problem but now it's doing it again. I'm reading about a MAF sensor and the astronomical costs associated with replacing and calibrating. The check engine light is on but I havn't checked the code(s) yet. Any other suggestions?

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  • sewtek Mar 05, 2009

    Chatted with a muffler guy and he thought from the symptoms it was the catalytic converter also. Took it to him today and he determined that they (this car has 3) were all ok. Check engine light came on. He wanted $50 to read the code. I declined and took it to my friendly AutoZone where they read the code for FREE. Turned out 171 & 174 code: Fuel bank 1 and fuel bank 2 respectively. Suspect fuel condition or MAF sensor. After reading all the info concerning MAF sensor replacement and calibration, I mentioned it to the AutoZone tech. He'd never heard of them needing calibration. Also didn't have one at his location. I limped the car 6 miles down the road, picked one up ($169.95 - $45 core refund), installed it in about an hour and a half (cussed a couple of times) and took the car for a spin. I about blew myself through the back seat. Talk about POWER! WOW!!!

    I am amazed that 1 little electronic part can make such a difference!

    Hopefully this will fix the problem for a while.

    To delgadostat, thanks for your input. I really thought you had it pegged. Moneywise, I'm glad you were wrong. Converters were priced from $700 to $1200 installed! Glad I don't have to do that right now.

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Hi!!!! Im prety sure is the catalitik converter

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