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What causes my nissan altima 2001 oil light to come on though there is enough oil in the engine? Also, the car don't start from cranking and when it starts running, it jerks during driving as if it wi

I have tried flushing the engine with gunk removal and drove it for few miles only for the oil light to reappear. What is still the cause and why is it jerking as though it is sucking in air?

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Right stick a couple of cans of STP or wynns oil additive in the engine then flog it quick and never again use gunk in the inside of a engine

Posted on May 14, 2014

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SOURCE: My car cuts off at times right after it is cranked. At other times when stopped at a stop light but starts back up. Also, when driving it is hesitating and jerking.

It sounds like you have a bad MAF (Mass Airflow Sensor). This is in your air inlet tube, pull this out and check to see if there is any corrosion on it. If is one that has a coiled exposed wire, then ensure that the wire is not broke.

Posted on May 19, 2009

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SOURCE: My 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5s just started to smoke & knock

what colour smoke? if white, you may have a blown head gasket, remove the radiator cap look for signs of oil in coolant, if low top up with water and start engine,if coolant is trown from radiator this confirms same, also look for external coolant and oil leakk on cylinder head.you can also check cylinders by re moving spark plugs cank engine and see if coolant srays out holes

Posted on Jul 09, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 nissan altima in drive position was driving very slow

THrottle position sensor check that.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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SOURCE: car Shaking, Engine jumping, and won't start

Yeah, um if u are gonna junk your stanza, ill buy both fenders and parking lamp assemblies from you, so long as they are in good shape, hell depending on the price you want for it, I may buy the driver side door if you are gonna junk it. Comment back would be appreciated =)

Posted on Aug 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 Nissan Altima 3.5 "Choking & Jerking"

I just had the same problem with my '02 altima SE.
Took it to Buckeye Nissan in Hilliard OH. and they had to replace the two crank sensors which.
The sensors themselves were about $44.00 a piece, but w/labor about $300.00 was the total. Hope this helps.....Now if I can just get the heater working!

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