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Same car/same problem/any solutions/suggestions yet?


I have a 96 Nissan Maxima GLE with 207000miles and have been having the same problem. Car (sometimes) hesitates at stoplights and I had my first random stall at a stoplight yesterday. Runs great otherwise.

Heading to the shop tomorrow to see if I can figure it out.

Keep me posted on your discoveries and I will do the same.

So far I've come up with these suggestions:
Fuel Pump
Weak Ignition/Sparkplugs
Main ECM Relay
Ignition Switch Coil

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  • tires12 Sep 02, 2008

    Yes I have the same problem when stopped at light the rpms drop and car stalls. It all started 6 monthes ago the car started bucking all lights ex. airbag, battery went on left side speakers were out car stalled and battery was dead . A jump would start the car but it would run a bit then die . Went to mechanic who stated that alternator was bad. New alternator was installed same problem mechanic stated a bad alternator was installed . Again another alternator was installed car ran great then went stopped at a light rpms would drop and car would stall it would start right up but when accelerating car would not respond to gas pedal being depressed. It would hesitate or sluggish start but once moving it would run ok just sluggish. I then was told to change the knock by a different mechanic and I did. Ran good for a few days then problem there but not as often oh yea I also put platinum spark plugs too. Please help



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It could very well be the fuel filter if this hasnt been changed recently may be a good place to start, also the have platinum spark plugs as imports and prefer to run on 95 or higher octane fuel.. hope this helps

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