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I was driving home from work in my 2003 Nissan maxima and

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I was driving home from work in my 2003 Nissan maxima and start experiencing trouble when I pressed the gas pedal the car would not move but the motor was still running, This has happen to me before and I would cut off the engine and wait maybe, 15 minutes and the car would continue on. but this time this did not help. I have been told two things by mechanics what they thought was wrong. but I want an expert master technician to tell me what they think is the trouble. I don' t have a lots of money to spend on this car.
But I now some form of transportation right away.
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Jay replied 12 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** thank you for your question.

Do you have a Service Engine Soon light on when the engine is running?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
service engine had come on before but no light came when it stop
Expert:  Jay replied 12 months ago.

Do you happen to know what code you have?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I had two cam sensor put on the car four months ago
Expert:  Jay replied 12 months ago.

Who put the sensors in? A local mechanic? Do you know if he got the sensors from the dealer or from the local auto parts store?

Expert:  Jay replied 12 months ago.

I need to ask some questions to get some history on this issue and to get a current idea of what is going on. Then we will talk about what may need to be done to resolve your issue.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
the Nissan dealership
Expert:  Jay replied 12 months ago.

Ok.. That is good. So we know they are OEM parts. For this acceleration issue you are having, When you step on the gas, is there no response fro the accelerator? or does the engine rev up and the car does not accelerate? No Service Engine Soon light has been on since the Cam Sensors have been replaced?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
when I step on the accelerator the engine rev up and the car does not accelerate. Yes the service soon light came on and the dealership have replace the cam sensors twice in eight months.
Expert:  Jay replied 12 months ago.

If the engine revs up, but does not accelerate, that sounds like it could be a transmission issue. Do you know what codes you keep getting?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
when the car is running it go in gear and running ok. The car is at the Nissan dealership now . they have had the car one week . First, they told me that it was the wiring and now they called me today and said I need a starter. So, I am now being to not trust them about this car. . They have quoted me a large price to fix it.
Expert:  Jay replied 12 months ago.

Where did the starter come from? They did not tell you what code you keep getting? Does it feel like the engine has a hiccup? when driving?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
when it first start and then it run ok
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
They have not told me about a code.
Expert:  Jay replied 12 months ago.

Any chance you can contact the dealer tomorrow and ask what code you are getting and return back to this question with that information?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I can call dealership and ask about the code , but will I be charge again if I contact you.
Expert:  Jay replied 12 months ago.

No you will not be charged again, you just need to return back to this question so we can continue. I would just like to know what code you have that they are chasing..

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I will check and get back you tomorrow. do I need to send to jay
Expert:  Jay replied 12 months ago.

To return back to this question, log back into JustAnswer.com and to to My Questions. You will find this question there.

Your user name and password ***** have been emailed to you.

Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

checking in to see if you were able to get the code?

Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

Still have not heard back from you.