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It conked out when I gave it gas. No power. First I thought…

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Hi, it conked out...

Hi, it conked out when I gave it gas. No power. First I thought it was slipping because of ice. But it would not engage?

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?

Aftr a few seconds, minute it engaged long enough to roll a little out of traffic. I then died completely. I could jump start it and get it go about a block and a half and then up my driveway.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Nissan?

2002 Maxima

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

It was running perfectly fine as I keep it in top notch shape. I brought it in for an oil change, told I needed a front end alignment and that is when the problems started (next day). I had all new spark plugs replaced, a new battery and an oxgen sesnor replaced.

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

I think that is it.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Nissan
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Nissan Mechanic: Mike V., Nissan Technician replied 6 months ago
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Nissan Mechanic: Mike V., Nissan Technician replied 6 months ago

So in order to get it to run you had to jump start it?
Is the check engine light on when it's running?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
The check engine light has been on for over 10 years and I was told no problem. The codes have been check several times.
Nissan Mechanic: Mike V., Nissan Technician replied 6 months ago

Ok, and it did need to be jumped to actually start and run? When you tried to restart it without the jump, what happened? No cranking?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No sure as I have not started it up again since I got it in the drive. I will need to get back on this later as I have to go to an appt.How do we reconnect later?
Nissan Mechanic: Mike V., Nissan Technician replied 6 months ago

You can just post here when you are ready, I will be on all day.

There should be links in your email to get you back here as well.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Thank you so much. I will reconnect. Got to get a rental and deal with this later. Bye for now.
Nissan Mechanic: Mike V., Nissan Technician replied 6 months ago

You are very welcome!

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Mike,
O.K. I just back and tried to start the car. It started up. Now what.
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Just to update. When rolling it did not respond to the gas pedal and I was able to inch my way down the street.
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Hi, want to check to see if you are there?
Nissan Mechanic: Mike V., Nissan Technician replied 6 months ago

I am here, sorry for the delay.

It sounds like there is a problem with the cam or crank sensor. I would have the codes scanned again. I realize the light has been on for a long time, but any new codes will still show up in there. From the sounds of it you've got one of these sensors failing once it gets hot.

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Nissan Mechanic: Mike V., Nissan Technician replied 6 months ago

Most of the time there would be a code stored for one of them.

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