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2008 Xterra stalled out in traffic, started back up very…

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2008 Xterra stalled out...

2008 Xterra stalled out in traffic, started back up very slowly, now VDC light stays on, check engine light stays on

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?

Stays on

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Xterra yourself? What have you tried so far?

Nothing so far, trying to get an idea of the problem

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Vehicle has 156k, no problems other than replacing brakes and battery

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Nissan
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Nissan Mechanic: Mike V., Nissan Technician replied 7 months ago
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Nissan Mechanic: Mike V., Nissan Technician replied 7 months ago

Do you mean the engine cranked slowly or it cranked normally but took a while to start?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Engine cranked normally but took a while
Nissan Mechanic: Mike V., Nissan Technician replied 7 months ago

Ok

This is usually a bad crank or cam position sensor. When it loses signal the truck can stall and have trouble restarting. This will usually cause the VDC light to come on with the check engine light. Most parts stores will scan the codes for you at no charge, I think you will find it's one of the sensors I mentioned. There are 2 cam sensors, so it's best to get the code to know which bank needs to be replaced. If you want to get the code and post it here with me, I can supply locations and so on for the codes.

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