Bogging down

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ASHNRICK
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  • 2002 NISSAN XTERRA
  • 200,000 MILES
My car wont rev past 2500 rpm and bogs if close. Thinking its the cooling temperature sensor but not sure. Also had a bad gas incident but didn't think it would only mess up when warmed up if it were a gas problem. Replaced my air filter and no help. So please give all your thoughts! Much appreciated.
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Monday, July 29th, 2013 AT 6:47 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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When the engine hits 2500 RPM's, does it start missing, backfire, or anything you could describe to me? It sounds like the catalytic converter is plugged up but to be sure lets run down this guide.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-a-catalytic-converter

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https://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-has-low-power-output

Please run down these guides and report back

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Monday, July 29th, 2013 AT 7:35 PM
Tiny
ASHNRICK
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Well it doesnt backfire. It slows me down and if I try to keep going faster it starts shaking and going crazy. Hard to explain because im in it but I dont think it backfires. If I keep it steady and slowly make my way to 60 mph which its hard to do and wont go a dime past that but my whole car shakes super bad. I dont know the definition of a car missing but I think it does because it putters real bad. If I dont drive it a whole day and I start it up and go before its warmed up it doesnt do it but once I get 10 miles down the road it starts screwing up.
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Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 AT 10:32 AM
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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It sounds like you need a full tune up here is a guide to help you get started and be sure to service the throttle bore.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-tune-up-a-car-engine

Please run down this guide and report back

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Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 AT 6:46 PM
Tiny
TURBOJAY
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I had this problem and the tune up fixed it FYI used all OEM parts. I love this site.
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Monday, November 19th, 2018 AT 6:32 PM
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IRONMAN1011
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  • 2002 NISSAN XTERRA
  • 120,000 MILES
What would cause vehicle to have hesitation, loss of power, high idle cold, normal idle warm, downshifting sensation when auto. Trans. Shifts.

Codes for throttle position sensor, knock sensor.
Replaced tps and bypassed knock sensor
reset codes, reapear within 30 feet of driving
replaced spark plugs
ran cleaner in fuel tank
checked for bad grounds and vacuum leaks
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Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 AT 9:55 AM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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Clean teh throttle plate on both sides as well as iac valve with choke cleaner, then check fuel pressure and battery condition. You may not have all those codes and giving a flase reading due to low battery. Spray choke cleaner around for vacuum leaks even though you checked and check vacuum hoses for being disconnected, split or broken.
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Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 AT 9:55 AM (Merged)
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AMAZ88
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  • 2000 NISSAN XTERRA
  • V6
  • 2WD
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  • 143,700 MILES
It started to not want to go when I would start going from a stop and the rpm's needle started being weird as well. It has been being super sluggish. I was told my clutch was going out. That happened for the last couple weeks it started getting worse the other day. Then yesterday it smelled like it was getting hot, but I was not sure if it was my car. Today same thing happened, but I knew it was my car today then engine light came on. After it cooled off I checked coolant and it seems fine does not seem to be leaking anything. But I checked the oil and to me it smelled like it might has fuel in it what could be the problem?
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Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 AT 9:55 AM (Merged)
Tiny
AL514
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Have the vehicle scanned and see what code is stored first, if the clutch is going bad it will give you a burning smell because the clutch disc is just thinned out so much its just spinning in there getting hot. The car is not moving because the clutch is probably just slipping, that would explain your tachometer going up and the car not going anywhere, trying to drive it is just going to make things worse.
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Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 AT 9:55 AM (Merged)
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BRITTI48
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  • 2000 NISSAN XTERRA
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 117,000 MILES
My 2000 Nissan Xterra is running rough, When you give it gas it has no power until you hit about 35-40 mph. The head gaskets, knock sensor, water pump, exhaust manifold have all been replaced. The whole engine has been cleaned and tuned. What could be causing this? Thank you.
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Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 AT 9:55 AM (Merged)
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R3DHEADEDCOUNTRYGIRL
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If you find out let me know I got a 2001 thats doing almost the same thing
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Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 AT 9:55 AM (Merged)
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FIXITMR
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Any luck? Do a compression check, injector check.
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Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 AT 9:55 AM (Merged)
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DARIN NEELY
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  • 2000 NISSAN XTERRA
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  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 160,000 MILES
I have a 2000 Nissan X-terra 3.3 liter and it will not shift until it reaches 5-6000 RPMs and it lacks power when trying to accelerate.
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Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 AT 9:55 AM (Merged)
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RASMATAZ
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Have the TPS and VSS checked out.
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Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 AT 9:55 AM (Merged)
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DARIN NEELY
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Thanks for your help the TPS is the throttle position sensor but what is VSS.
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Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 AT 9:55 AM (Merged)
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RASMATAZ
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The vehicle speed sensor-
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