Question about Cars & Trucks
The car only does it off and on, more recently it has been stalling. The fix it shop could find nothing wrong. Could it be a dirty fuel filter, the timing, what? Needing help!!
Greg, if the check engine light is on there will be a diagnostic code set in the cars on-board computer. This code, or codes, need to be retrieved using a scan tool. Some shops/parts retailers will check your codes for free. Your daughter's year of Maxima are known for bad mass air flow sensors. When these sensors go bad they cause stalling, erratic acceleration and general rough running.
Posted on Feb 13, 2014
Take your daughter's Nissan to a competent mechanic who knows how to do a thorough diagnosis with and without diagnostic equipment.
Posted on Feb 13, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
try this procedure and let me know if it cures the problem.
Here is the common cause of surges, stalls at stops, slow idle speed, erratic idle speed, rough idle and engine hesitation (and other problems), it is in most cases the idle speed control air-bypass valve and or throttle valve and upper intake, these area's get full of gunk and combustion residue over the miles and cause idle issues (stalls, low idle) like yours, Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake.
Posted on May 20, 2009
SOURCE: my nissan maxima stalls
Every answer here is wrong. This has been driving people nuts for 15 years. The problem is the engine wiring harness which has a bend going past the right strut tower, Nissan had a service bulletin on this in September of 1999, Google it, it's in pdf.
Posted on Aug 23, 2009
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