Why does my car shut off when I get on the gas?

Asked by Jul 20, 2015 at 04:50 PM about the 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I cruise in my 2012 Nissan Sentra its completely fine but, when I step on the
gas to accelerate the car does a small jerk as if its about to start accelerating. then
when I step on the gas the RPM doesn't move at all and the engine does rev. Now
when I turn on the car the RPMs go up and down right around the 1000 mark and when
I try to put it in drive and accelerate it just dies sort of like a stall in a manual car?
Heard it could be a bad MAF and throttle body. Or the throttle body could just need to
be reprogrammed and finally heard it could be the camshaft. Any suggestions?

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Ended up being a bad MAF

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