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Pathfinder: . My 2000 pathfinder is jerking heavily once

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Hi. My 2000 pathfinder is jerking heavily once the engine is warmed up. Changed fuel pump,spark plugs and wires, rotor, relocated knock sensor, but problem still not fixed. At all. Was thinking of trying the Mass Air Flow Any thoughts?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.
Hi there, thanks for your question.
Jerking or bucking can be caused by a couple different fuel or spark cut issues.
What codes are you getting?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm not an expert/mechanic. I took it from a mechanic who seemed to be stumped. He mentioned was the knock and crankshaft sensor codes. Both were replaced(knock sensor relocated)
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.
Thanks, ***** *****
Was the distributor replaced or just the cap and rotor?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just the cap and rotor.
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.
Thanks, ***** ***** bucking is caused by either a distributor issue (which usually throws a cam sensor code) or a fuel cut issue from a bad injector or fuel pump.
We don't see the MAF generally cause bucking. It's usually poor idle and bogging under acceleration.
If you had a scan tool that reads live data we could rule out a MAF issue likely.
Let me know.
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.
I just wanted to check back and see how you made out?
If you still need assistance please let me know and I will be happy to help anyway I can. If you have a tool to read live data also let me know so I can tell you what we are looking for here.

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