car turns off on 1996 Infiniti I30

will stop at stop sign of stoplight an the car will just turn off. or the rpms will drop an the car will take a really long time to start speeding up. but if i lightly press the gas when stoppen i can keep the car on.what could be the problem?

by in Martinez, CA on March 19, 2011
3 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by on March 19, 2011
Too many possibilities. Idle control system, low fuel pressure, restricted exhaust, etc. I recommend you have a thorough diagnostic test performed by your auto technician of choice. Look for a shop that is a member of the Automotive Service Councils of California (ASCCA).
ANSWER by on March 19, 2011
Is your check engine light on? You may have to clean you idle air control valve. It lets the the car get air when your foot is not on the gas. You are artifically giving in air by lightly pressing the gas pedal. When was it last tuned up?
ANSWER by on April 09, 2011
I had this same problem with my 1997 I30, I went online and researched and found out that it was my MAF sensor, once I got that changed out the car runs fine and has not stopped anymore. Try it and that should solve your problem
COMMENT by on April 13, 2011
I believe this is the problem with my 1997 I30. Can you please tell me how much this repair cost you?
COMMENT by on April 14, 2011
The MAF will not cause the car to stall. DO NOT throw parts at your car. Take it to a professional who has the diagnostic tools. Half the customers who finally bring their vehicles in have put hundreds of dollars into the repair only to find out it was a broken wire in the harness or a plastic connection that came unplugged because the plastic tab is missing. Last year a windstar took the intake manifold off searching for a vacuum leak but what happened was the rubber grommet in the rear valve cover had come loose. He spent 12 hours working on it and all it needed was a $12.00 piece of rubber. He never even saw it when he had the manifold off.
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