2002 Nissan Sentra Q&A
2002 Nissan Sentra Question: Car dies on Drive or Reverse when brake is pushed to a Halt.
I bought a used 2002 Nissan sentra B15 automatic transmission for Christmas. It was given to me after it was fully painted until the third week of January. Since then I have had problems with the car when in drive or reverse it all of a sudden turns off when you press the brake and come to a halt. Three mechanics have seen it and I'm still not paying the last past to the guy that sold it to me because of this problem. 1. The guy that sold it to me took it to his mechanic were all the injectors were cleaned. 2. I still had the problem and then took it to my mechanic. He changed the positioning sensor which is very specific for these types of cars. He then replaced the gasoline injector pump with a brand new Bosch type pump which is located inside the fuel tank. And the last thing he did was change the catalytic muffler which he says that this type of Sentra is unique and carries 2. One on the exhaust pipe, and one right in the motor. I picked up the car this weekend and it no longer is shaking when i come to a stop. The ride and the motor noise is smoother, but once I have been driving for 10 minutes it suddenly dies on me for no apparent reason on a red light or stop sign. It even dies on me in reverse. It sounds to me electrical or it's not receiving enough gas through the chambers or pistons. Both mechanics have told me that the 4 spark plugs are fine and the there quality is superior made out of Iridium? Please help me. Buying my first car has been a nightmare due to what seems a simple dumb problem to fix. - docchente
If is easy to duplicate then should be able to see what is missing when it dies, spark or fuel. From what you are saying it never happens when driving but only at a crawl or slow speed when apply the brakes? Is that correct? Are the throttle position sensor readings good? Any cel? - raiderron