'01 Sentra stalling after startup
Hi, I have a 2001 1.8L Sentra with a wealth of recent issues.
This started a few months ago where it started a rough idle and a loss of power. The code was for cylinder 1 so I changed out all the spark plugs and the coil for just that cylinder. The engine light changed from flashing to solid.
Since then, it has been alternately disappearing and coming on solid. I did read the code one time, and it was for the catalytic converter. Around the same time, I lost my heat shield over the catalytic converter.
A couple of weeks ago, I changed out the remaining three coils (just because) and the engine light went out shortly thereafter. It has not returned since, but now my car has problems with starting up.
If the car hasn't been running for 4 hours or so, it will still start up fine, but sputter and usually stall when I throw it into reverse. It will restart with no problem, but usually die on me once more in drive as I'm just getting going. After this, it never seems in any danger of stalling again. It seems slow to respond when I hit the gas at low or high speed, but feels almost normal in the mid-range.
Both the battery light and brake light came on one day, so I took it to the shop, where they changed out my alternator/belts and dusted off my brake cables. There are currently no lights on, but my car runs like crap. Finally, I tried changing out the PCV. The old one seemed to be stuck open a little, but the new one hasn't had any effect on the stalling issue. Thinking about the fuel pump next, but don't really see why that would only be right after startup. I'm wondering if anyone else has suggestions or ideas of where to look?
Whew, that was long. Hopefully someone stuck through that. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!