My daughter has a 1995 Nissan Sentra with apx 185,000 miles. It has developed a hesitation--or sputter--that happens when accelerating--aspecially around 40-50 mph --seems to be ok above 60 mph. It will also sputter at times when ideling---but only sometimes.
Replaced the spark plugs--and it seemed ok for a few days. The trouble seemed to start after our mechanic replaced a gasket that was leaking oil on the top of the engine. It was "losing about 1 quart of oil a week. --Now it does not leak there--but we are losing about 2 quarts a week. She was using 5W30 --now has switched to 10w40. It helped for about 1 week ---stopped the sputter and bucking or slip that hse was experiencing--but it has started acting up again.
What should we be looking at? Is it electrical--should I loo at the distributor cap? Why would oil level and or type trigger this? Help !
have the same problem?
Thursday, June 7th, 2007 AT 12:49 AM