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1990 Nissan Pickup (D21) Question: Spitting and sputtering

 

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alunsford07, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Stockbridge, GA, October 06, 2009, 10:35
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Whenever I barely push the gas and push it to the floor, the truck runs fine. Anywhere between those spots the truck spits and sputters alot. I changed the oil, air filter, new spark plug wires, and turned the distrubuter and still no luck. Help me please.

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    Wilsonite October 06, 2009, 12:11
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    Throttle position sensor?

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    Visitor, May 17, 2011, 19:04

    I had the same problem. Replaced the egr valve and it runs like new.

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    Visitor, April 28, 2010, 14:22

    I have the same Problem it happens at low rpms and chugs alot i have change sparkplugs to and no luck right now im trying to clean my injectors if i find the problem i will let you know! s.tatton@hotmail.com

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    mctwist1386 June 03, 2010, 12:16
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    I have the same problem and I've replaced just about everything i can think of. I'm thinking it's either the differential or exhaust

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    Visitor, June 27, 2010, 15:56

    I did the runaround of replacing parts. finally I tried disconnecting the wiring harness from the exhaust manifold oxygen sensor - then ir ran great. turns out it was a bad oxygen sensor sending bad information to the computer.

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    Visitor, December 21, 2010, 07:16

    replace the vacuum lines

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    Visitor, March 31, 2011, 12:43

    i also had this issue, it started out with a little bit and then would sputter all the time unless the RPMs were pretty high, then i took out my exhaust manifold O2 sensor and it was broken completely, had some issues with the heat shield coming out, the AC lines where in the way, i dint have all my tools, i was on the road on vacation, so i only had my little tool box...and there is a big nut that the sensor screws into and that came out with it, took it to schucks and they got it free, but also stripped the threads, but i found a tap and rethreaded it, and i bought the new sensor and now it works great

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    Visitor, May 08, 2011, 19:20

    I had the same exact problem! At high rpms it bogs down it is the fuel pump! thats what mine was!

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    Visitor, May 14, 2011, 11:32

    It is more than likely your massair flow sensor. I went through wires, plugs, gas treatments and it still ran bad. When I got my new sensor it ran like a new truck.

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