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Symptoms of camshaft sensor going bad

When in idle or very low speeds the car stalls. Also a jerking sensation sometimes when driving.

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Do you have problems starting the car?If no I have to ask.When was the last time you replaced the fuel filter on this car because this is what typically occurs with a dirty one . Camshaft sensor/crank angle sensors start showing problems starting up the car.It takes forever for the engine to catch They will also throw a code that a mechanic can read with a scan.These codes may not throw a check engine light so a scan is a must. good luck

Posted on May 06, 2014

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SOURCE: 1992 SE maxima jerking, sputtering, stalling

I had a similar problem and resolved it by replacing the mass airflow sensor. Ive got 235k+ miles on my 1992 Maxima SE.
Still runs good but having problems with the alarm system.

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I am having the exact same problem. Did you get it running

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SOURCE: i am getting p0400 and p 0402 codes

Check the EGR air passage tube again.

You may miss some on the first pass.

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Check for

vacuum leaks on intake manifold,

the air tube between the air filter.

intake manifold vacuum hose.

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clean throttle plate with Berryman carburator cleaner

SEE sample picture HERE
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Also remove carbon built up behind the EGR valve and the EGR passage tube.

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Vacuum leak WILL offset the intended 14.7 to 1 air fuel ratio.

More un-metered air (leaks) will lean out the fuel mixture.

Use small amount of Berryman carb clearer at potential air leak area will help you identify trouble spot.

At idle,just spray and listen for the RPM surge.

The in-rush of carb clearer will increase the RPM on the motor.

Record the problem spot(s) and address it later.

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EGR carbon built up require 2+ hours to clean from start to finish.

You will need a new EGR base gasket before your start.

Locate and remove the EGR valve after the vehicle is cool down.

Carefully record the connector and vacuum line (for older vehicle) location by drawing an easily to follow diagram.

Remove the EGR valve.

Inspect the location of the carbon built-up inside the valve and the EGR passage tube.

SOAK these areas with WD-40 spary.

You will need a small screwdriver,cloth hanger and lot of newspaper and time to get this cleaning done right.

RE-SOAK the carbon and let it sit for over-night will also help.

One the last round,pass a shop vacuum of the EGR valve and the passage pipe.

Install the new EGR gasket and connectors.

Allow the vehicle to warm up outdoor to burn up any remaining WD-40.


Take it for a test drive.


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Posted on Dec 19, 2009

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