No power sputters and shuts off

Tiny
JENNYMAXED02
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  • 2002 NISSAN MAXIMA
  • 3.5L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 140,000 MILES
Starts up fine cold. Cold drive no power, warms up sputters, spits, then stalls. Not driveable and rpm's seem sluggish. There are no codes or lights.
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Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 AT 11:29 AM

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Tiny
KEN L
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Hello,

It sounds like you have a fuel pump going out, but before we go there lets run the codes to see what come up.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/checking-a-service-engine-soon-or-check-engine-light-on-or-flashing

Please run this test and get back to us.

Cheers, Ken
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Thursday, January 11th, 2018 AT 1:30 PM
Tiny
JENNYMAXED02
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Tortured drive to local Auto Zone. Had them test and with same results. No code or lights, while on, off, standing idle, or driving. Any tricks as to how can I test fuel pump relay or filter?
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Friday, January 12th, 2018 AT 11:05 AM
Tiny
KEN L
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Yes, here is a guide to help you test the fuel pump relay and the fuel pressure. You will need an adapter which comes in the kit you can rent from the auto parts store for free.

Here are the guides:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-fuel-system-pressure-and-regulator

Pressure should be between 45 and 55 psi.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-an-electrical-relay-and-wiring-control-circuit

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken
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Friday, January 12th, 2018 AT 11:15 AM
Tiny
JENNYMAXED02
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Thanks Ken,

Great Links ! Get back to basics just like the old days ; spark, fuel, & air ! Was so DEPENDENT on code & lights that I almost went to the local dealer ; & would have dropped a weeks take home just to test!
Thank You for hitting MY reset button ; LOL !
Best Regards,

JennyMaxed02
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Saturday, January 13th, 2018 AT 9:02 AM
Tiny
KEN L
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Good to hear, please use 2CarPros anytime we are here to help.

Cheers, Ken
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Saturday, January 13th, 2018 AT 8:00 PM

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