Mechanics

CAR RUNS FINE THEN STARTS TO SPUTTER A BIT AND STALLS

1995 Nissan Altima • 200,000 miles

Time varies sometimes it takes 5 mins other times it takes 40.

The car runs fine, Other than the described problem.
I replaced the Fuel filter(a lot of dirt came back out of it), The distributor cap(It had a crack in it). I was thinking to replace the ignition coil.

It seems to run fine, drives smooth no missing or roughness, UNTIL whatever happens it starts to sputter and hesitate a bit then shuts off I still have power(battery is new also even cleaned off the corrosion) just the engine seems to shut off. It seems to not shut off sometimes when I mash the gas but its only a temporary thing adds a few mins till it happens again.

I took the tubes off the fuel filter and turned my key (not on but turned to start fuel pump) and gas came out so I don't think it's my fuel pump, Though I don't know It could be I'm far from knowledgeable on cars. I've put dry gas in my tank and fuel injection cleaners in my tank in-case it was dirty gas or water in the tank nothing seems to fix it.
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Bbc_joey
June 14, 2012.




I also ran the car alot after I changed the filter to make sure the dirt was outta the lines.

Tiny
Bbc_joey
Jun 14, 2012.
Check the spark plugs. If they are sooty, you could hae a fault with the ECT.
Have you checked for trouble codes?

KHLow2008
Jun 14, 2012.
I don't have a way to get the codes, The auto stores around here have computers that hook up to 96 and up nothing for 95. The spark plugs seem to be firing I help them against the motor and could hear them firing, they were dirty themselves around the outside a lil bit as for inside I didn't look.
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Tiny
Bbc_joey
Jun 14, 2012.
Code 325 I think. Had to have GF watch the lights blink since the CHeck engine light blinks and the screw was on the floor.

I think thats the knock sensor? What is my next step?

Tiny
Bbc_joey
Jun 14, 2012.
Yes, for Nissan any problem with the knock sensor can rsult in hesitation. It also commonly fails and you need to replace it to rectify.

KHLow2008
Jun 15, 2012.

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