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Fixed one problem now i ran into another ����*♂ when i start my car it turns on fine but tweaks out at first then it idles around 1000 rpm for a couple seconds then it slowly drops until the car turns off. When im driving it seems fine but if i come up to a stop i have to give it gas or else the engine turns off. And the check engine light is not turning on. What could this mean?

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I second checking the cam and crank sensor....Specially if they have never been changed.
As for their location... it would be easier for you to just google it
What do i look for when i look at them


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this is a very common replacement item for me

i generally just replace them both, using oem parts
when the same symptoms start

eventually they will throw a code
but by then, in my case, i cant get the car to start

Factory shop manuals have the location and procedure
[located on site]
you tube has loads of vids
even think their are some" how to's" posted on site
 

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this is a very common replacement item for me

i generally just replace them both, using oem parts
when the same symptoms start

eventually they will throw a code
but by then, in my case, i cant get the car to start

Factory shop manuals have the location and procedure
[located on site]
you tube has loads of vids
even think their are some" how to's" posted on site
Is it easy? And can i do it with basic tools?


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If there is no check engine light is it still possibly a sensor?


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Possibly. For whatever reason the cam and crank sensors take a while to show up on Nissans. The cam sensor is located next to the coolant inlet on the drivers side of the head, right on top with a green clip. The crank sensor is honestly a real bitch. Its way down in the back and you have to get it from the top by reaching over the intake manifold. Im 6'5" with long arms and it was still difficult for me to reach. All you need is a 1/4" 10mm socket for these.

But starting up fine and dying after starting leaves me suspicious about the real issue. Usually these sensors cause a crank no start or hard start problem. Your issue could be something like a throttle body being caked up around the throttle plate. This will not usually throw a code. Hard to say really. The original vid posted is no longer available. After it dies is it easy to start up again?
 

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Is it easy? And can i do it with basic tools?


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i'm 79
never trained as a mech

i've had to do it on the side of the road
just to get home
basically a connector and a bolt

they are or look like the exact same thing
the c and c twins i call them

you can do it with simple hand tools

takes some reaching behind and under the engine
make sure it's cool

have patience, ask all the questions you want

i believe you can do it
 

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Possibly. For whatever reason the cam and crank sensors take a while to show up on Nissans. The cam sensor is located next to the coolant inlet on the drivers side of the head, right on top with a green clip. The crank sensor is honestly a real bitch. Its way down in the back near the firewalland you have to get it from the top by reaching over the intake manifold. Im 6'5" with long arms and it was still difficult for me to reach. All you need is a 1/4" 10mm socket for these.

But starting up fine and dying after starting leaves me suspicious about the real issue. Usually these sensors cause a crank no start or hard start problem. Your issue could be something like a throttle body being caked up around the throttle plate. This will not usually throw a code. Hard to say really. The original vid posted is no longer available. After it dies is it easy to start up again?
true
however usually, they will have thrown a code by the time they don't start
just before they go[totally] they can exhibit these kind of symptoms
imo

but if crank sensor, it will eventually not start

tb symptoms exactly
not dirty but bad

but i would leave that till last
till codes are thrown
imo
 

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i'm 79
never trained as a mech

i've had to do it on the side of the road
just to get home
basically a connector and a bolt

they are or look like the exact same thing
the c and c twins i call them

you can do it with simple hand tools

takes some reaching behind and under the engine
make sure it's cool

have patience, ask all the questions you want

i believe you can do it
I already saw a video and have found the sensor it is easy


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true
however usually, they will have thrown a code by the time they don't start
just before they go[totally] they can exhibit these kind of symptoms
imo

but if crank sensor, it will eventually not start

tb symptoms exactly
not dirty but bad

but i would leave that till last
till codes are thrown
imo
The car does turn on easily after it dies. When i took it to a shop the mechanic cleaned the throttle body but told me my intake filter was soaked in water. (I had been driving a couple days earlier when it was raining hard). He said that’s probably why the car isn’t running right because the car isn’t getting enough air because of the filter. I went home removed the filter and I still had the same problem.

Are you guys saying I should buy a crank sensor and replace it? Or leave that till last and see what else it could be


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Lol well that is a key piece of information that you left out my man. The water likely damaged the mass air flow sensor. It just doesnt sound like a crank sensor to me even tho they do go bad often.
 

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Lol well that is a key piece of information that you left out my man. The water likely damaged the mass air flow sensor. It just doesnt sound like a crank sensor to me even tho they do go bad often.
oh my
indeed

very important piece

i forgot the most basic part of a good exam
case history
 
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