Driving problems

Tiny
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Hello Bob and Ken and thanks in advance for you assistance. I have a 1997 2.4L Nissan Altima GXE. The problem is when I first start the engine the car drives good however after about 20 min. Of driving I lose power and the car stalls out. During this time I can not exceed 3000 rpms or the car will stall and begin to sputter and vibrate. It also only will increase speed if I continue to gradually add gas and not exceed the RPMs. I have checked the lines and all hoses. I also checked the fuses. I tried to get a reading from the car but the code reader could not get anything. The service soon light is still on also. This problem just began about 4 days ago. If you could help me please do.
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Thursday, April 5th, 2007 AT 6:41 PM

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Tiny
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Have the fuel system check that clears out-we'll go to other areas
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Thursday, April 5th, 2007 AT 11:48 PM
Tiny
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I have changed the fuel filter and checked the entire lines. I also had the injectors cleaned. I am wondering could it be the coils or the module that is giving me the problem since the vehicle starts acting this way when it runs for a while?
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Saturday, April 7th, 2007 AT 4:17 PM
Tiny
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When it dies out-immediately check for spark and fuel one of this is gonna be missing in action.

Comeback and tell me what's missing we'll go from there.
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Saturday, April 7th, 2007 AT 4:56 PM
Tiny
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Now I do know how to check for fuel but I haven't a clue on how to check for spark. Silly huh. At any rate can ya give me some direction?
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Saturday, April 7th, 2007 AT 5:34 PM
Tiny
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Remove a plug wire stick a screwdriver in it and ground it to the engine or good ground point crank it over it should be producing spark and comeback
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Saturday, April 7th, 2007 AT 6:23 PM
Tiny
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I did exactly what you said and it sparked. What is next
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Saturday, April 7th, 2007 AT 6:57 PM
Tiny
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I did notice that when it died out it sounded as if it was not getting enough fuel
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Saturday, April 7th, 2007 AT 7:04 PM
Tiny
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Was it running fine but quit suddenly? The most likely causes here would be a failed fuel pump, ignition module or broken overhead cam timing belt.

Try cranking it over while someone be listening to the injectors, it suppose to be clicking/buzzing and comeback
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Sunday, April 8th, 2007 AT 5:52 AM
Tiny
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I think I have found the problem. I started the vehicle up and everything went fine until I touched the mass air flow sensor. When I bumped into it the engine stalled again and cut off. So I started it up again and pushed down on the sensor and sure enough the vehicle stalled again and cut off. Have you ever heard of this happening before?
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Monday, April 9th, 2007 AT 7:36 PM
Tiny
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Open it up and investigate what's happening in there check the flaps/ pins and test it out by the book specs. Bumping on it shouldn't do that-just imagine if you're going down a bumpy road-you think its suppose to do that and get back
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Monday, April 9th, 2007 AT 8:23 PM

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