sputters

badmac
165

Asked by Dec 27, 2012 at 12:44 PM about the 2001 Nissan Sentra SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

starts, idles fine will not rev putters but does not stall. changed crank shaft position sensor,coil, cap,still  does the same

18 Answers

L_R
1,255

Does the gas pedal respond or not at all?

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badmac
165

at times it does if you keep trying will excell with real light touch but putter if pushed normally

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Robert Lavallee
3,925

sounds like it's in failsafe mode. light on? is the mass airflow meter clean?? even if it's clean could be failing just not enough to set a code just cause drivebality issues, is there any codes?

badmac
165

no lights. the mass airflow is the only thing I have not changed - but I did take it off and clean it. I also understand it could be a comp issue. Airflo will be here thur. hope it works....... Real frustrated with no codes

Robert Lavallee
3,925

Do you have a scanner that you can do data display on??

badmac
165

I have access to a reader but there are no codes or check engine lights. Yet each time it starts fine, step on the gas and it sputters. Let it off it idles fine. Step real soft you can get up tp about 2800rpms. All in all I am going nuts...

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mrfixit1012
10

i would check timeing an belt

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badmac
165

idles great. If it was the that it would not ide even

mrfixit1012
10

if it's off 1 tooth sure it would fun but it would make it sputer

badmac
165

yes but can you explain why even when i can get the rpms up it runs fine. it just does not have the vrooom. there seems to be no miss. it sputters if gas is pushed normal or fast. but if pushed rea slow, it won't go...

Robert Lavallee
3,925

sounds like a mass airflow meter even when they're failing they won't set a code until they've completely failed.

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mrfixit1012
10

timing belt tenchener pully might be loose

badmac
165

no looks and feels good

badmac
165

Robert do you mean mass airfo sencer. if so I am getting one today and will let you know

Robert Lavallee
3,925

yes mass airflow sensor

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badmac
165

Mass air flow worked great. thanx Robert

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Harleyjh88
40

Ok hey guys my car does the same as badmacs but does die what us that

Angela Witherspoon
0

My 2011 Sentra is doing the same thing is there a recall

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