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My 02 maxima cranks but does not start. very low idle 500

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my 02 maxima cranks but does not start. very low idle 500 rpm. try to give it gas and it dies. no codes. no check engine light.
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: no check engine light.
JA: What is the model of your '02 Nissan?
Customer: se
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: checked crank and cam sensors. they are with in specs. no vacuum leaks. all wiring intact. all hoses are good.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Jay replied 7 months ago.

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

I have a test I would like you to try. This will cause the Service Engine Soon light, so don't worry. We can clear the light by disconnecting the negative battery cable for 15 mins.

Try unplugging the Mass Air Flow sensor when the car is off, and then start the car with it unplugged. Do not drive it or rev the engine, we are simply looking to see if the car runs better and has a higher idle. The mass air flow sensor is located right after the air filter air box.

Let me know what happens.