2001 Nissan Sentra will not accelerate

Tiny
JWHITEHEAD1303
  • 2001 NISSAN SENTRA

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2001 Nissan Sentra 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 140000 miles

my car starts good but when you press accelerator engine will cut out at around 2300 rpms. I changed the mass air flow sensor, but no improvement was noticed. You can get car to accelerate up to sixty or so but it takes quite a long time. I also checked exhaust and found no problems. It acts like there is an acceleration limiter set to kick in at 2300 RPMs. Any ideas you have would be greatly appreciated.

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Thursday, July 8th, 2010 AT 8:58 AM

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Tiny
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Hi jwhitehead1303,

Is the Check Engine Light indicating?
Have you tried to retrieve for trouble codes?
Was any repairs carried out prior to this occurring?
Was tha MAF replaced new or used?

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Thursday, July 8th, 2010 AT 9:05 AM
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The code indicated Mass Air Flow sensor issue. I replaced with a new sensor, but still show check engine code.

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Thursday, July 8th, 2010 AT 11:57 AM
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What is the trouble code?
Did you test the winings?

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Thursday, July 8th, 2010 AT 12:15 PM
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I am still getting the mass air flow sensor problem code. Is it possible to reset the ECU / ECM my self?

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Thursday, July 8th, 2010 AT 7:20 PM
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A scanner is the best way to reset the code.

Go to Autozone for a free scan and they can reset the codes for you.

I need to know the exact trouble code.

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Friday, July 9th, 2010 AT 9:29 AM

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