Rough idle slow to get going

Tiny
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  • 1992 NISSAN XTERRA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
Idles rough. Once goin down road, levels out. Happens often what is wrong?
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Monday, October 13th, 2014 AT 11:42 AM

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Tiny
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Have you replaced the fuel filter or had a tune up does recently?
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Monday, October 13th, 2014 AT 7:19 PM
Tiny
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We changed, the mechanic did rather, the fuel filter, rotor, dist cap and the distributor itself. Still not idling right.I was thinking, maybe, vaccum leak,
bad plug, or idle sensor. Am I correct. How can I check these mentioned. Thks for the help. Steve b
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Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 AT 11:35 AM
Tiny
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Hey Steve B

Hope all is well with you, a vacuum leak with certainly make the engine idle poorly.

Check this link for instructions on that.

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-an-engine-vacuum-gauge

If this checks out okay, do a compression test to make sure a low cylinder isn't the problem.

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-engine-compression

Let me know what you find out :-) I am interested to see what happened.?

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Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 AT 6:50 PM
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Hi. The exterra selltled down, but, the check engine light came on. Mechanic says tranny is the problem. The tranny guy says its electrical in tranny. What could this be now, thanks fr any help. Steve b
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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 AT 12:05 PM
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Hey Steve b

How have you been? Hope well, does the transmission work okay?

Best, Ken
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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 AT 12:24 PM
Tiny
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Well. Thats the problem. Tranny guy not sure what is wrong. He says its electrical. How many electrical parts in that tranny can go wrong. Is it that hard to figure out. Been in shop a week now. Steve
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Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 AT 6:17 AM
Tiny
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Hey Steve B,

There are a handful of shift solenoids and a couple switches and sensors, if the problem is outside of the garage's scope of expertise or the electrical problem will not presents itself, which is the problem which electrical issues, you have two choices, take it to another shop or just drive it until sometime else happens.

Let me know what happens

Best, Ken
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Friday, January 23rd, 2015 AT 1:17 PM

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