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Acceleration is shady ... Gears act funny...

I have 2000 NISSAN MAXIMA SE (5 spd manual w/ 158,200 miles)... When first started after hours of not driving, first gear is extremely shady and needs warming upon before it can be engaged smoothly and the RPM's climb just fine, but 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th are very concerning... Flooring the gas pedal in these gears does NOT respond as it should (used to). The car drives faster in these gears when I barely apply pressure to the gas as opposed to flooring it... when I do floor it, it feels VERY odd... PLEASE someone help me as I have already put A LOT of money into car repairs. Thank you.

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I would start by checking the mass air flow sensor or put a scan tool and checking live data.long trim and short trim fuel. may need a dealerfor that.

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