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Every time it rains, and my truck sits in the rain for an extended period of time, when I go to drive somewhere, a few minutes down the road the truck starts to stutter and shake, or **** either when I'm at speed or at a stoplight and going from from a complete stop.

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    I have the same problem. Sometimes the check engine light will come on along with the erratic engine performance. It definitely feels like bad electrical contacts somewhere between the spark plugs and distributor.

    Did anyone try replacing the cap and wires to see if that fixed the problem?

    Earl


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I had a 93 Nissan that had a similar intermittent problem running when wet, humid or after sitting. Usually it would start fine and run well most of the time, but stutter, shake or die. It sometimes had low power and got terrible highway mileage even though it was a 4 cyl. 5 spd. When it was dry and not humid, it ran like it was new. I thought it was the ignition wires and changed them with no results. 2 Nissan dealers said everything was fine--it never acted up when they had it. I found a web site that had Nissan technical service bulletins and found one that described the problem--there's a connector in the wiring that needs replacing. It's wrapped in black tape and is a crimp connection. Dealers told me that couldn't be the problem (it was still under warranty), so I took the truck and bulletin to a non-Nissan mechanic. Within an hour he found the connection, replaced it, and the truck ran perfect after that. Sorry but I don't have the technical service bulletin anymore. I may have found it under a different year . .Good luck.

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I have a 91 Nissian Maxium that stall and sputters when it rain, one mechanic told me,it could be my coils to my spark plugs. Does anyone else have the same problem

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Replace the distributor cap rotor and wires with factory Nissan Parts and it should cure it.

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