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Rough idle, dies when trying to give it gas

Nissan Altima 5 speed. Was teaching daughter to drive , car bucked pretty good in 1st gear and died. Car wouldnt start after that. Next day car starts but very rough idle and when you step on gas the car dies. Car ran fine prior to this. Any ideas what happened?

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    My car idles low and when you push the gas and let go it tries to die and does the same when you put it into gear

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It'll either be your ignition system (spark plugs, distributor cap, etc) or more likely your fuel system (most likely your fuel pump or your fuel filter)

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

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She might have slipped a tooth on the timing belt/pully combo. Seems like a timing/valve train problem. The very rough 1st gear start could have done it--how many miles were on the timing belt? A fatigued timing belt will slip, and one or two teeth will knock the valve train and ignition out of whack.

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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