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MY CAR IS VERY SLUGGISH TO START

2003 Nissan Sentra • 940,000 miles

When barely pushing the gas, has high rpm's. What could I do to troubleshoot? When at a stop, my car is sluggish getting going. When putting slight pressure on the gas, the rpm's go to 4 and stay between there and 5 no matter what speed I am going. Also the car does not seam to be changing gears. What could possibly be the problem? Thanks
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Gillianlew
September 12, 2012.




Scan for codes, check fuel pressure, clean throttle plate on both sides with choke cleaner and check ffor a vacuum leak

Hmac300
Sep 12, 2012.
I have the exact same problem in a Nissan Sentra 2001 1.8L with 105K miles. I parked the car running just fine and an hour later when I came back and started it, I immediately noticed something was not right; during the trip I found all the same problems described in the question. Please let me know if you already found the source of this issue. Thanks.
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Racosta0209
Oct 2, 2012.
My Sentra has done this twice. Basically it is the battery charge. The transmission does not have sufficient volts/amps to control the solenoids and the transmission starts and stays in 2nd gear (limp mode). Hence the sluggishness from a stop. Have your battery load checked. 2001 Sentra GXE w/434000 original miles on the original engine.

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Robertwallace1
Oct 4, 2012.

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