Question about 2000 Nissan Maxima
I have a 2000 Nissan Maxima, and recently all of a sudden the service engine light came on and the rmp droped to 0 and the car died out. So basically as soon as i let go of the gas pedal the car dies out. If i keep th pedal pressed it runs good. Any suggestions to what could be the problem and how much it would cost , or if any cheaper means of getting it fixed.
Thanks alot for the help
If you check engine light is on the computer has a code to show what sensor is having issues or perhaps is broken.
If you can keep the car running by staying on the gas pedal its most likely a broken throttle position sensor or a broken idle air control.
Throttle position sensors *(TPS for short) are high wear since they are mechanically changing position everytime you move the gas pedal. The idle air control is less likely but still a possiblity.
Find an autoparts store that will read your on board diagnostic code *(called OBD 2 for short) for free and see if the code is something that just requires a new part.
TPS for a Nissan Maxima is 130-150 bucks! So doing this cheap is not going to be easy! The idle air control is over 200 bucks! Yipes!
Good luck with your repair and be careful!
Posted on Dec 11, 2009
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