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Clifton B., ASE Master Auto Tech
Category: Nissan
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Experience:  ASE Master Certified Tech, Nissan Master Certified Tech, 12 yrs. experience in auto repair.
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No matter how much I push accelerator car will not go over

Customer Question

No matter how much I push accelerator car will not go over 20 mph it's like it's stuck in 1st or 2nd gear. Engine will also die on me replace both cam sensors so not sure what else to do
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?
Customer: Transmission has 184,000 miles on it but there was no gradual decline. One day it worked next day it didn't . What's the brake switch? I don't feel any brake engaging just lack of drive
JA: What is the model/year of your Nissan?
Customer: 2004 maxima
JA: Are you fixing your Maxima yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes just replacing both cam sensors so far
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Clifton B. replied 1 month ago.

hi did you scan the car for codes ?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
but I'm at the dmv now and I don't have the codes with me��
Expert:  Clifton B. replied 1 month ago.

what are the codes that you go before ?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Don't remember several folks told me problem was cam sensors including some mechanics and I just don't have the codes on me I will be home in 30 minutes and then I can give them to you
Expert:  Clifton B. replied 1 month ago.

ok did you get the sensors from the dealer ??

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No auto zone
Expert:  Clifton B. replied 1 month ago.

not good . this is a no no for this car . every cam and crank sensors that i ever got at auto zone for a Nissan i had to return and get it from the dealer , they are all crap .if you have a cam sensor code you should remove return the auto zone sensors and get sensors fro Nissan .

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok will take those back these were the other code P1574, p0340 and p0460
Expert:  Clifton B. replied 1 month ago.

the only code here that can cause the trans to shift bad is the cam sensor code so get new sensors and install