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Loose lots of power periodically

It's happened twice - all of a sudden, the engine's performance goes WAY down, to the point that I'm flooring it, and it's barely picking up speed... Transmission still shifts at the normal RPM. It's almost as it not enough gas is getting to the engine... Thoughts? 2003 Pathfinder SE, w/ 75K miles - 4WD

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  • basilkushnir Mar 09, 2009

    No check engine light showing... Runs perfectly otherwise and has only happened twice over about 6 months...

  • ravinath27 Apr 14, 2009

    I am also facing the same problem. Last week while driving at 110 Km/ Hr speed enginealmost came to halt for a second and gone back to normal level. I change spark plug and tuned the Carboratter. However after a week it again happened.But this time the malfunction indicator light is not on. Any suggestions please.




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Try checking your oil levels. Mine does the same thing because for some reason they burn oil and you need to make sure that it didn't burn all of it. I have actually ran my pathfinder w/out oil a few times. As soon as I feel the hesitation, I check my engine oil level- and there's the problem.

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Try getting a scan .. Sounds typical of a Stopped up catalytic converter.. Dont scan if check engine lite isnt on..

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

  • james white Sep 01, 2012

    Thanks this makes sense, I was also thinking a vaccum loss



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