POOR ACCELERATION

  • Tiny
  • ShadeTreeMech88
  • 2001 Nissan Maxima
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • manual
  • 90,000 miles

'01 Maxima with 90K miles. Car hesitates and surges a little, and not always while driving at steady conditions on freeway. Also, when accelerating I cannot give it full gas or it will lose almost all power. However, if I slowly add throttle, the RPMs and power will build slowly and steadily (most of the time) up to 6000 rpm. It feels as though the air-fuel ratio gets all messed up if I try to accelerate quickly. Does that make sense to anyone? Also, the "check engine" light is on, but that d##n has been on and off for years and long before this current problem developed. I don't want to take it to a dealer. In the past they clear the light, do almost nothing to the car, charge me $150, and 4 or 5 months later the light comes on again.

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Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 AT 6:15 PM

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  • Tiny
  • fadbh007
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Check the flowmeter

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Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 AT 8:08 AM

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