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My 2011 Nissan Sentra runs and transmission works but has…

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My 2011 Nissan Sentra...

My 2011 Nissan Sentra runs and transmission works but has nearly zero power. Check engine and VDS lights are on

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

Stays on

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

Engine light code showed mass air flow sensor, but was running well. So I cleaned sensor and while reattaching battery cable accidently touched socket to ECM and VDS light is now on and has no power.

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

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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago
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Hello my name is ***** ***** thank you for your question.

One thing that is common on these body style Sentra's was air intake tubes splitting. Did you check that?

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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zees-YoXIKs&feature=youtu.be

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
would that cause the engine to have zero power? Also did not have any performance problems until short circuited the battery.
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

absolutely, I would start by inspecting that intake duct for splits.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
OK Could it be the ECM?
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

If you had a bad ecm, you would not be able to communicate with it and would have codes which could indicate a bad Ecm. Since you have a Check Engine light on with the car running, do you know what codes you have?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
The only code I had was the Mass Air flow before I cleaned the sensor and reconnected battery can not have it checked again due to the vehicle having zero power it will move but barely.
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

Did you erase the codes and see if they came back?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I just found a large crack in the back of the intake duct. ill try replacing that.
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

You got it..

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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

Don't forget to clear the codes after you replace the intake tube. If you don't have a scanner you can clear codes by disconnecting the negative battery cable for 15 mins, and then connecting it.

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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

Let me know how you make out..

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