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1998 nissan sentra gxe 1.6L....... replaced the distributor twice with used ones. runs but when i take off or go uphill...no power... press gas too hard and it wants to die. let off gas and it gradually kicks in and goes. trouble codes po340 and po100... in morning it dont start and i can take off the big hose to the intake off, where the MAF is located and it starts up..runs fine it seems except for during takeoff and going uphill i gotta kick in passing gear to make it up....need help please!!!!!!!!

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Did you replace the distributer cap itself. Thats my guess good luck. may be plug wires also.

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