Login  |  Register
Nissanhelp.com - All About Nissan
Do-It-Yourself Maintenance Owners Manuals Recalls/Campaigns Service Bulletins Service Manuals Nissan OBDII Codes Glossary & Acronyms More...
Member's Ride Photos Stock Photo Gallery
Classifieds - For Sale Classifieds - Wanted To Buy Classifieds - Mechanic Wanted Classifieds - Auto Services Search Auto Parts
Register FAQ Social Groups Mark Forums Read
01 xterra stuttering on acceleration Forums > > 01 xterra stuttering on acceleration 01 xterra stuttering on acceleration
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Xterra Nissan Xterra Discussion Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-26-2018, 07:33 PM
dadtodc dadtodc is offline
Registered User
2001 Xterra
2009 Armada
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 2
Default 01 xterra stuttering on acceleration

Hi everyone this is my first port in a Nissan forum. I have read around 1000 threads it seems over the last week in this forum and I am at a loss and I need help.

I bought a 2001 Nissan Xterra 3.3 for my sons first car. 160,xxx miles and when we test drove we didnt notice any serious issues. Until we bought it and were driving it home. Randomly at around 2000 rpm the car starts shaking. You can shift to neutral and right back and it stops the shaking and runs perfectly fine. I got on this forum and many others and finally found a few threads that suggested the cam positioning sensor. SO I bought a new Distributor online and installed. Couldnt get spark. Trouble shot for three days and finally went to Oreily Auto Parts and bought the much more expensive one from them and installed it. Fired right up and I set the timing. When I set the timing I let motor come to temp, and disconnected the TPS then set timing. We took for a test drive and no shaking at all. My son drove it to work and back and no issues. We did notice when the vehicle would go from first to second gear ( AT ) it seemed a little hard, but not to bad.

The next day I was asking him how it was driving and he said no jerking and he was so excited. So was I . I bought him some Spark plugs to change out and some other minor things like Tranny fluid to top off and stuff like that. I opened the hood while at the parts store to check tranny fluid and add, then I noticed that we never reconnected the TPS connectors. So I reconnected them and we drove home. Immediately we get the stuttering and shaking at around 2000rpms. Shift into neutral and back to drive and it stops.

So my codes that I pulled from my own OBDII are as follows:

Surely the Cam positioning sensor cant be bad in another new distributor?

Why would disconnecting the TPS stop the stuttering?

Thanks and any help is appreciated.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2018, 06:41 PM
dadtodc dadtodc is offline
Registered User
2001 Xterra
2009 Armada
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 2

Wow this must be a dead forum.
Reply With Quote


acceleration, stuttering, xterra

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.