Engine Performance problem
1995 Nissan Maxima 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 185000 miles
1995 Maxima is nearly undrivable at present. Starting recently has been a chore, almost as bad as a carburated auto from the 70's. When started it idles good. Upon accelerating it bucks and misfires. Flooring the gas pedal does not increase the rpms. I can slowly bring the engine rpms up to 2000 and then it starts skipping and misfiring and goes no higher. Probably could drive it slowly around town at 25 mph. Checked all the plugs and one was worse than the rest but not really that bad. Just drove it 1200 miles on a trip with no problem. Came home and within a couple days it started skipping/misfiring. I know I should check the PCM and bring up a code and I will, but I thought I would get any ideas from techs here also. Thanks for any advice.
Saturday, October 17th, 2009 AT 6:30 PM