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Reduced engine power and traction control disabled. replaced mass air flow sensor and throttle body position sensor. still won't start or it will stall when driving. sometimes it will run fine. it seems like the colder it gets that when it happens. the dealer said this time the code read a bad map sensor. but the car was running fine. i don,t want the car back until it is fixed for sure. what else could be the problem?

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Check for a vacuum leaks use a air pressure gauge most come with instructions. It may be a failed gasket or airline. If it is a Vacuum leak usually the mechanic has to use a smoke machine to find it unless it is very obvious. Try plugging vacuum line for the power brakes if the car has a vacuum assisted brake instead of a hydraulic one. Sometimes the diaphragm fails in the power brakes unit or the seals leak. Remember when you test this there will be no brake assist and In some cars you have to stand on the brakes for the car to stop. .

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SOURCE: engine stalls

your on the right route but also check egr valve

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SOURCE: buick lesabre nightmare 2

  • The PCM doesn't even see the O2 sensor until engine temp has reached operating temp,the vehicle goes from open loop when cold,to closed loop when warm,where the PCM uses the O2 sensor to measure the rich/lean of the exhaust content,and from that,adjust fuel richness to achieve 14.7 to 1 air/fuel ratio.So when cold,the O2 sensor is out of the picture anyways.When unplugging sensors,it can be deceitful.The PCM has a program whereas,if a critical sensor (such as the mass air flow) is somehow damaged and out of the picture,the PCM will substitue a generic value that will allow the engine to stay running.So,by unplugging the MAF,it did try to run on it's own better than plugged in,there's the problem area.The vehicle is running better with the MAF unplugged,because the MAF is likely bad,and the PCM is substituting it's generic value when it IS unplugged.Something to recheckThe PROM update is a newer program for the PCM,and likely won't fix it unless the PCM is bad.I would try a good used PCM as a last or later resort,because i have seen my fair share of defective PCM's too.I have taken some PCM's apart,and found capacitors that had gone bad and leaked all over the circuit board,mostly Honda and Mitsubishi and Chrysler though.Good luck,keep me posted.

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SOURCE: car runs rough at idle

clean out ur throttle body, just follow the hose from the air filter to the throttle body. Need 2 people to do this. Don't remove the hose completely from the throttle body. Just enuff to be able to spray ur intake cleaner into the throttle body. Do this especially if its worse when the motor is hot, as this would confirm the problem.

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SOURCE: 96 Nissan Maxima continues to have engine light

I had a similar problem - took it into 'Nissan Professionals' and they changed everything you did as well, and had no luck. After 4 or 5 times working on it, they told me that it was a 'loose wire' that had to be re-soddered and then the problem was fixed. I don't know where the wire was, but they made it sound like it was in or around the fuse panel under the hood.
I hope this might shed some light on the problem.

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SOURCE: 2002 chevy tracker LT 4wd 2.5, 6 cyl, check

Iwould check the fuel filter first thing it kind of sounds fuel related with the uphill power loss . the next thing to check would be the catayltic convertor with it running seewhat kind of exhuest flow is comeing out the tail pipe. But i think its more then likely its fuel related if it were the cat you wouldn't be getting mass air flow codes Do the fuel filter and when you have it off check to see what the fuel pump is putting out you should stick a plastic bottle on the end of the fuel line and crank the engine for 5 seconds it should fill it about a 1/3 give or take this is a 20 oz size bottle if its close its ok if its far less then its the pump However sometimes the pump will work fine one munite then stop then come back . Well i can't say for sure that this is the problem but it can't hurt to replace the fuel filter and check the pump hope this helps some

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Reduced Engine Power Mode When the PCM detects a condition with the TAC system, the PCM may enter a reduced engine power mode. Reduced engine power may cause one or more of the following conditions:
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