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1999 altima .idle and start good cold first half mile.then

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hello. 1999 altima .idle and start good cold first half mile.then hard to acelerate until fully hot.steady cruise okey but slight surge.seems to run lean.started this year.not brakes.getting steadily worse.230000 miles.only paid 500 dollars for it.everything works.i like it.
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Reggie Whiddon replied 11 months ago.

Do you have a check engine light? any codes? The symptoms your describing closely match a restricition in the exhaust which this car and engine are widely known for. The converters stop up and power is greatly restricted. Lets start by breaking down any codes you have, if any and if not we will ck for restricted exhaust. Without a back pressure gauge you can remove the upstream 02 sensor and drive the car see if you have gained any power.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
no check lite. removed converter under chassis because of rust.did not affect running.dont have code reader.power is okey when hot.running lean when try to acelerate.
Expert:  Reggie Whiddon replied 11 months ago.

The converter is part of the exhaust manifold. If you are running lean lets check your fuel pressure. And do you have a way to scan for codes, perhaps the light is not on but codes are present. Autozone will do a obd scan for free. If you dont have a fuel pressure gauge which would be best. You can do a volume test. remove a fuel line spin it over for 15 seconds you should get at least a half pint.

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