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1993 Nissan 240SX Question: the car runs. but shakes violently when turned on.



mdspeedlounge.com, Forest, VA, July 26, 2009, 21:04

when i start up my car, the engine seems to shake really violently. it will soon settle down but then starts back up again. and also it makes a putting sound.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, July 26, 2009, 21:26

    The KA24DE engine in your 240 has a four cylinder engine if one cylinder is not contributing to the engines performance the engines performance will suffer by 25%.
    Putting sound that sounds like a big exhaust leak that increases with engine RPM could be a spark plug that has blown out of the cylinder head.
    I have sen the intake manifold fail but it sounds like your car has something more critical wrong like a failed fuel injector, or spark plug, perhaps something more serious.

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    July 14, 2010, 17:54

    i had the same promblem in my 92 240sx ka24de. I first started by geting timing done, then i changed out maf and last but not least, i checked for any shorts. For some odd reason the ealier nissan motors then to lag when a short is present. For more info, contact me @ Roksoldier@gmail.com

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