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2002 NISSAN MAXIMA, AUTO TRANS, ON COLD START UP /

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2002 NISSAN MAXIMA, AUTO TRANS, ON COLD START UP / ACCELERATION SURGES REALLY BAD AFTER ABOUT 3/5 MINUTES RUNS FINE.
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the fuel filters?
Customer: WAS ALL RECENTLY SERVICED, FILTERS BRAKES ETC. , I JUST BOUGHT SAID IT'S BEEN DOING THIS FOR THE LAST 3 YEARS. THEY USED TO JUST START AND LET IT SET FOR A FEW MINUTES, HAS 236,000 ON THE CAR
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: WAS GOING TO RUN A FUEL PRESSURE TEST BUT WAS READING THE COIL S MAY BE BREAKING DOWN,
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: THEY REPLACED BOUGHT OZYGEN SENSORS AND THEY SAID THE INTAKE SENSOR HAVEN'T LOOKED INTO THAT ONE YET,
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
said they replaced both oxygen sensors and an intake sensor haven't looked into that yet. car runs awesome once it wars up just a little, and doesn't always stutter when cold,
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I would think if the coil s were breaking down it would get worse instead of better with heat?
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 8 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I prefer to work when others don't, I am here around lunch and after dinner till after midnight.working after noon till just after midnight.

  • Sorry no one has helped yet.
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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Yup disappointed no one answered
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 8 months ago.

No codes stored?

Its a surge for sure, not a misfire?

On cold start is this on light, moderate, or hard accel when you get the surge?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
doesn't make any difference, does it on light moderate and aggressive start. after 3 or 4 minutes runs fine
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 8 months ago.

The best cause that fits this scenario is a weak pump not getting the fuel pressure up high enough which can be tested. The next would be the computer faulty not able to run in default till the loop status changes.

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Thanks Moose.

Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 8 months ago.

Hello again Chris here,

  • I am contacting you because the post has not been closed out/completed.
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Thanks Chris