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causes the engine to idle rough and die when you try to accelerate?

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What causes the engine to idle rough and die when you try to accelerate?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Mike V. replied 5 years ago.
Greetings Sir or Madam and welcome to JA! I will do my very best to assist you with your problem.
HI there! Is the check engine light on or coming on when it is idling rough?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
No, everything was running smoothly until I tried to accerate when entering the highway yesterday morning. The car sputtered, died, and then all the lights came on. The air conditioner was still running and the radio was on, but after that, when I cranked the car it was idling rough
Expert:  Mike V. replied 5 years ago.
Ok, can you accelerate over 2500 rpms?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
No, it won't even go to 2000
Expert:  Mike V. replied 5 years ago.
Ok, since it is idling rough, unplug the mass air flow sensor and see if the car will idle smooth. Let me know.
The mass air flow sensor is the one right next to the air filter box.
You won't be able to rec the engine, but the idle may smooth out.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I couldn't get it unplugged, can I get back with you this evening after my dad gets home from work?
Expert:  Mike V. replied 5 years ago.
Yes, if I am not on, post a reply and I will get an email.
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