Why does my car sputter when I press on the gas pedal

Tiny
MHVR8844
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  • 1994 NISSAN ALTIMA
  • 200,000 MILES
Car starts right up. It has gas in it. When I press on the gas pedal it sputters and cuts off when I put pressure on the gas pedal. If I dont press down on the pedal hard it will keep going. Very slow. When I left the house today it started right up and a drove about a mile and was going about 45 miles an hour and it just cut off in mid flight. Thanks
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Sunday, October 30th, 2011 AT 10:24 PM

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Tiny
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There are many things that can cause a problem like this. I would make sure it has had a tune up recently. Some other things that can cause this type of problem are low fuel pressure, dirty MAF sensor, etc.
I would check this stuff first. You can buy MAF sensor cleaner at any auto part store. You can also get a fuel pressure gauge that will tell you what the fuel pressure is.
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Sunday, October 30th, 2011 AT 10:33 PM
Tiny
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Did you get the problem fixed? I'm having same problem and was wondering if you might share with me
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Thursday, September 29th, 2016 AT 7:29 AM

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