NISSAN ALTIMA ENGINE PROBLEM
1997 Nissan Altima
I have a 1997 Nissan ALtima with 97,000 miles, 2.4 liter engine. It will run for a while - as long as an hour then it will simply buck once or twice and stall. If you try to keep it running by putting it in neutral and pump the gas to keep it going it will still stall. If you try to start it immediately, it won't start, but if you wait a couple of minutes - 1 or 2 it starts right up and runs again for anywhere from 10 minutes to an hourr than it does it again. Fuel pressure is right where it should be, the distributor is new (the old one had oil in it), the fuel pump is new, the fuel filter is new. Air filter, rotor and plugs are all new. The MAF seems to be operating properly, but I cleaned it anyway (CRC MAF Cleaner). I started to check the EGR system. THe EGR Back Pressure Transducer leaks down when I put vacuum on one of the top lines and blow into the bottom line with the other top line plugged. I'm going to replace it as it shouldn't leak down. When I tested the EGR Control Solenoid Valve, the Chiltons Repair Manual indicated that air should pass freely through ports A & B with the electrical harness removed (A& B being the two ports on one side). With the harness connected and battery voltage supplied, Chiltons says air should not pass freely between A& B, but should pass freely between A & C which are on opposite sides of the valve body. However, the valve on my ALtima operates just the opposite - could this be a misprint in the manual? What else do you think could cause the symptoms? Only once did the Check Engine light come on - it was for the knock sensor. I reset the light and it hasn't come on again since.
May 12, 2007.
May 12, 2007.
Check out the related content below while we wait for the question to be answered by a professional mechanic.
I recently purchased a 2002 corvette the engine compartment looked clean, but when i pulled off the fuel rail covers the engine had a lot of dirt, grease and sand. what is a safe way to...
1 answer • 2002 Chevrolet Corvette • 54,000 miles
What would be compatible to use for a replacement engine in my Breeze? I am just looking to get something that would work with it to get it up and running. Can I use a different model ...
1 answer • 1999 Plymouth Breeze • 120,000 miles
If i took out my 91 toyota carolla engine what other cars would it be compatible with?
4 answers • 1991 Toyota Corolla
1990 Toyota Camry mileage: 150,000. 1. The oil warning light is on. 2. There are four quarts of oil in the car. 3. The oil filter is dry. 4. The engine sounds rough. 5. There is noise ...
3 answers • 1990 Toyota Camry • 150,000 miles