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2002 Nissan Sentra Loses Power

My 2002 Nissan Sentra GXE (standard trans) used to run fine but now it idles rough and will randomly lose power when driving for no obvious reason. It will usually restart in 5-10 minutes and will run fine again for 70 miles or maybe just a block, you never really know. People told me it was the crank position sensor which I then replaced, checked for lose wires and connections and cleared out the "check engine" code. But my car still keeps randomly dying and the code for the crank position sensor is back on. I know NIssan had recalls for the crank position sensor in some Sentras and Altimas but my supposedly not for my car.

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    SentaInScony Jan 14, 2014

    I also have a 2002 gxe and it doesn't idle rough, but will suddenly lose power. Seems to be mostly when I make a turn or randomly when I slow and go again. Also same symptom of getting it going again after a short wait. I would say it is something loose or... I need to get a code check on it. I haven't looked into either real diligently...:-(

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    SentaInScony Jan 14, 2014

    I did just replace plugs, Mass Airflow Sensor, Oil, and always put top quality gas in. Stupid car. I'll update as I investigate more...


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