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Old 07-14-2011, 11:39 AM
cyaremchuk cyaremchuk is offline
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Post 02 sentra, idling and cutting out problems

My 02 Sentra has begun surging during idle, varying from about 600 to 1800 RPM while sitting there and idling. It also has a problem misfiring/cutting out while trying to maintail a steady speed, especially when it has to do a little pulling up a hill. It will take off if I floor it, after a couple/few coughs and sputters. Any ideas?
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:58 PM
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read the codes! that will give you some clues. offhand, it sounds like MAF sensor.
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:57 PM
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My code reader is not giving me any codes yet the check ingine light is on. That is why I thought I should try this forum.

Thanks, I will try to check the MAF. Any other ideas out there?
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:25 AM
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How old are your spark plugs ?
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:54 AM
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Spark plugs are brand new.
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:05 AM
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Can you tell if the engine is running rich or lean? If it's rich, you should be able to smell it in the exhaust. You can also look at your spark plugs to tell.

The MAF's are notorious for going out. I'm on my third with my Sentra.
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:50 AM
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Thanks, I have already ordered one so I should know very soon if it was the problem.
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