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1998 Nissan Maxima Question: Car jerking and does not excelorate then will stall

 

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Lynnd3399, Hollywood, FL, August 09, 2013, 18:48
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I just changed the oil and plugs on my 98 maxima then I test drove it and it started to jerk and stalled then I seen some power steering fluid leaking from the hose near the crankshaft sensor would that make it do that?

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    August 10, 2013, 22:00
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    Check for a intake leak around the intake , spray brake cleaner around the intake if it has a leak it will idle up or burn white smoke, also could be mass air flow sensor thet are known for going bad on nissans

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    Lynnd3399, August 11, 2013, 12:05
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    It don't stall all the time it only does it once in a while but before I changed the plugs it would jerk real hard like the engine was going to fall the I would take my foot off the gas and it would stall then start back up then it will be fine

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    nissanman2012, August 11, 2013, 20:40
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    I almost bet the mass airflow sensor is bad.u should try one from napa.dont get one from autozone they wont work.

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    Lynnd3399, August 11, 2013, 23:31
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    Thank u I'm goon to try that

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