Engine stalls

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MGD448
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  • 1995 NISSAN MAXIMA
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  • 135,000 MILES
Hey, Im having a problem with my 95 Nissan Maxima and wanted to know if anyone could help. When Im stopped at a red light my vehicle RPM gauge jumps between 1 and 2 and finally it falls below 1 and the car cuts off. In order to start it back up I have to give it a little gas while turning the ignition and sometimes it will take about 4 or 5 attempts before it will start back up. Also while driving at low speeds sometimes the car jerks as if it wants to cut off but then the jerking stops and the car seems fine. I have had a fuel filter replacement, and I have also had my injectors clean. A few people told me that it could be a misfire one of the spark plugs and that I should have those changed and the wires. Do you have any advice?
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Monday, June 9th, 2008 AT 10:33 AM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi MGD448,

I suggest checking the MAF, TPS and ISC.
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Monday, June 9th, 2008 AT 10:47 AM
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ANDREWBERNIER83
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Possibly throttle posistion sensor
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Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 AT 9:14 PM
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SRU
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Identical problem about six years ago.I tried all the expert's suggestions until I read about checking the Coolant temperature sensor. It proved intermittent and faulty when checking its resistance when cold and hot. When replaced, ( cheap and quick job) the car purred lovingly as everything else had been fixed bar the culprit lol). The car still purrs at 362km. Clearly the sensor was intermittently sending signals to cpu I'm hot I'm cold lean then flood the mixture thus stalling the engine and making it difficult to start. I would check this first and eliminate it, then look at more complex solutions.
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Thursday, October 25th, 2018 AT 6:01 PM
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KEN
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Great addition to this thread! Please feel free to help out whenever you are on the site :)

Cheers, Ken
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Sunday, October 28th, 2018 AT 6:07 PM
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RILEYROT
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  • 1995 NISSAN MAXIMA
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  • 204,000 MILES
My car sometimes, not always, will cut completely off when I slow down, or go to take off. This happens when it is warm or cold outside. (Not a good thing when you are in traffic)! Local mechanic said to watch the RPM when it happens, but when it does it, it will just shut down completely, and everything goes to zero. HELP PLEASE.

Thanks.
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Sunday, October 28th, 2018 AT 6:53 PM (Merged)
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ZACKMAN
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Tell your mechanic to start diagnosis with the crankshaft and camshaft position sensors. These two sensors tell the computer the timing and fuel delivery, among other things.
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Sunday, October 28th, 2018 AT 6:53 PM (Merged)
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JHOV2324
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  • 1995 NISSAN MAXIMA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 164,000 MILES
Ok so I was driving my 95 maxima and the engine turned off. So I had a mechanic take a look. He told me I needed my sensors replaced. Coolant sensor/Camshaft/Crankshaft. He only fixed the coolant sensor and the car stopped again on me. Yet when I had pepboys check the codes for my check engine light they only said I needed a O2 sensor. So I kinda dont know who to believe.I purchased an O2 sensor and before I buy anymore sensors I wanted to know if the other sensors will cause my car to shut off on me. The lights stay on just the engine turns off.I appreciate your responses thanks.
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Sunday, October 28th, 2018 AT 6:53 PM (Merged)
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KHLOW2008
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Hi jhov2324,

Since the O2 sensor code is shown and you have already bought the item, replace it and reset ECM.

Run the car and see if any other codes comes out and if the problem occurs.
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Sunday, October 28th, 2018 AT 6:53 PM (Merged)
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OSPREY518
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  • 1995 NISSAN MAXIMA
Engine Performance problem
1995 Nissan Maxima 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive

car sputter when step gas wanting too shut off
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Sunday, October 28th, 2018 AT 6:53 PM (Merged)
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RASMATAZ
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Oxygen sensor
Catalytic converter
Dirty fuel injectors (cleaning the injectors often fixes this).
Bad MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor
Bad TPS (throttle position) sensor
Bad or dirty MAF (mass airflow) sensor
Low fuel pressure (leaky fuel pressure regulator or weak fuel pump)
Vacuum leaks (intake manifold, vacuum hoses, throttle body, EGR valve)
Bad gasoline (fuel contaminated with water or too much alcohol)

Sometimes, what feels like a hesitation is actually ignition misfire rather than lean misfire. The causes of ignition misfire may include:

Dirty or worn spark plugs
Bad plug wires
Weak ignition coil
Wet plug wires
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Sunday, October 28th, 2018 AT 6:53 PM (Merged)
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HELP 1234
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My car stalls, sputters and cut off at stop signs or anywhere I stop. I have been researching. I am trying to figure out where the knock sensor, idle air control valve and the throttle sensor are, to check. Spark plugs have been changed.
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Sunday, October 28th, 2018 AT 6:53 PM (Merged)
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KHLOW2008
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http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

Check above link for more information.
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Sunday, October 28th, 2018 AT 6:53 PM (Merged)
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KHLOW2008
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Sorry for mistake above. It is for another question that I mistakenly replied to you.

Which engine do you have?

The Throttle body is the part attached to the air hose from air cleaner and requires the hose to be disconnected for cleaning.
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Sunday, October 28th, 2018 AT 6:53 PM (Merged)
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VETTECH20147
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  • 1995 NISSAN MAXIMA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
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  • 135,000 MILES
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE, 6 cylinder Automatic. Check engine light came on a few weeks back, with 3 codes. Knock Sensor, O2 Sensor, and MAF Sensor. The car has been jumping/shuddering when accelerating, and stalling when coming to a stop. After being told that this was because of the MAF Sensor and its related code, MAF was replaced. Since replacing, the problem seems to be worse. I have heard that this could possibly be related to Fuel Pressure? Or could it simply be a bad MAF Sensor? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Sunday, October 28th, 2018 AT 6:53 PM (Merged)
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RASMATAZ
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Might wanna check the fuel pressure and throttle position sensor-
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Sunday, October 28th, 2018 AT 6:53 PM (Merged)
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RATICAL9128
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  • 1995 NISSAN MAXIMA
Engine Performance problem
1995 Nissan Maxima 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual

my wifes car will shut down completely when getting off the freeway and pushing the clutch in. You can fire it backup and it will run fine. Any ideas to start with?
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Sunday, October 28th, 2018 AT 6:53 PM (Merged)
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RASMATAZ
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Try cleaning out the IACV-AAC valve, EGR and PCV valves and the MAF sensor with an electronic cleaner CRC
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Sunday, October 28th, 2018 AT 6:53 PM (Merged)
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RATICAL9128
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Thanx, i'll start there
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Sunday, October 28th, 2018 AT 6:53 PM (Merged)
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JANDRA
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  • 1995 NISSAN MAXIMA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 235,000 MILES
My engine will abruptly die when slowing down or stopping, like at an intersection or traffic light. This can be after I've already let the car warm up for 15-30 minutes. It has an automatic transmission and is a six cylinder. It's a 1995. It often will continue to do die on me multiple times when I try to restart it, so I have to sit and sit for up to half an hour before I dare try driving again, hoping it won't die the next time I slow down. Help!
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Sunday, October 28th, 2018 AT 6:53 PM (Merged)
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KHLOW2008
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The idling system is not functioning correctly and cleaning the throttle body, IAC and readjusting the idling speed should solve the problem.
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