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I have a 2000 nissan sentra with about 200k miles on it. It has never had any major problems until recently. when i start my engine after it has cooled down completely the engine will run fine for a few seconds then the rpms will drop slowly and then the car vibrates some then quits. could it be the maf sensor? i can't figure it out

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Sound to me like you need a head gasket. common problem on a sentra. quick test for you. fill/top off the coolant overflow bottle. drive car as if nothing was happening and check coolant level in overflow bottle in few days. if level is down from where you filled it, you need a new head gasket. I have done quite a few head gaskets on sentras with the same symptom.

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Remove the throttle body.use a carburetor cleaner.clean also the stepper motor located beside the throttle body.at your car's mileage,probably its clogged with dirt.try it first before replacing the maf sensor.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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