I have a 85 Nissan. It cranks and idles ok, but if I give it any gas it sputters and dies.

Asked by Dec 04, 2012 at 01:31 AM about the 1985 Nissan Pickup

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I wouldn't think it was a relay since it does start, nor the fuel filter since it just started doing this all of the sudden.
I have access to a fuel pressure tester, but will I have to drop the tank to access the pump. I'm not great at/HATE
working on vehicles, so any comments/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

thanks,
Tony

3 Answers

Your TPS is shot.(throttle positioning sensor)..When the TPS goes out, The car will start,and idle good,as soon as you touch the gas pedal,it stutters,or dies..Replace it,and happy motoring!!

Could you give me an idea on where it's located, how hard it is to replaced, and is there a way to test it or bypass it to verify it's defective. thanks again, Tony

It is located on the side of the throttle body.The little black box,with a plug,consisting of 3-5 wires..One other thing to check,is your mass air flow sensor..It"s located on the top of the throttle body...You really need a manual,for testing procedures..

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 1986 Nissan/dat that won't idle any suggestions 2 answers

    I have a 1986 Nissan/dat truck d21 that I bought last year well when we bought it it started right up but now the truck won't turn over at all. We have dash lights and signals and radio etc but it wi...

    1986 Nissan Pickup

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • I have a 1986 Nissan/dat truck that won't turn over any suggestions 5 answers

    I have a 1986 Nissan/dat truck d21 that I bought last year well when we bought it it started right up but now the truck won't turn over at all. We have dash lights and signals and radio etc but it wi...

    1986 Nissan Pickup

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1994 Nissan xe pickup w/ 2400 12 valve 23 answers

    I have a 94' nissan xe pickup 4x4 5speed with a 2400 12 valve engine. It wont start. It will turn over but wont start. It's not timing, fuel, spark, or anything like that. can someone please help me ...

    1994 Nissan Pickup

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • I have a 1989 D21 King Cab 2.4 fuel injected 1 answer

    1989 D21 w/2.4, with 5 speed manual transmission. The vehicle starts for just a second then dies and then will only crank. No spark from ignition. I replaced with remanufactured distributor, distribu...

    1989 Nissan Pickup

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • nissan sentra won't start 1 answer

    and here is the problem, (sound affects) my 1990 nissan sentra 4 door which only ever run for a couple of minutes, but it now will not start at all and i'm half puzzled and half not, i got it to st...

    1990 Nissan Sentra XE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Pickup

Looking for a Used Pickup in your area?

CarGurus has 14 nationwide Pickup listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Nissan Pickup Questions

Nissan Pickup Experts

#1 beater
beater
Reputation 170
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 160
#3 Larry Larsen
Larry Larsen
Reputation 140
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Truck
80 listings starting at $2,195
Used Toyota Pickup
105 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford Ranger
190 Great Deals out of 5,988 listings starting at $1,299
Used Ford F-150
2,229 Great Deals out of 208,628 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet S-10
13 Great Deals out of 1,355 listings starting at $1,595

Used Cars For Sale