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this is a problem i've had for about a month. it started off very random and over time has gotten worse. it stalled twice today. it's usually whenever i come to a stop or take my car out of gear to slow down. pretty much whenever i'm idling. could it be the fuel filter or something similar, or is something more sinister afoot...
 

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BRizzleSentra said:
this is a problem i've had for about a month. it started off very random and over time has gotten worse. it stalled twice today. it's usually whenever i come to a stop or take my car out of gear to slow down. pretty much whenever i'm idling. could it be the fuel filter or something similar, or is something more sinister afoot...
Check your recalls... maybe Chimmike will know something more about it.
 

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BRizzleSentra said:
this is a problem i've had for about a month. it started off very random and over time has gotten worse. it stalled twice today. it's usually whenever i come to a stop or take my car out of gear to slow down. pretty much whenever i'm idling. could it be the fuel filter or something similar, or is something more sinister afoot...
Could be a clogged feul filter or possibly needs the idle readjusted. If you keep the gas on a bit when you take it out of gear will it stay running or does it stall then too?
 

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Could be a clogged feul filter or possibly needs the idle readjusted. If you keep the gas on a bit when you take it out of gear will it stay running or does it stall then too?
the thing is, i never know when it will do it. my car is so quiet, it's hard to tell. it's really random.
 

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Same boat here

Same problem here. My 2000 Sentra is at Nissan right now. Stalled on us last Thursday. Took it in Monday morning. After 3 hrs they could find nothing wrong. Told us to drive it home, never made it. It stalled 3 times on the way back to Nissan, ended up having to get it towed 1 miles away from Nissan. Called Nissan here in New Orleans, and they at first did not want to help, but finally after a few calls sent a tow.

It's now Tuesday night and the car is still at Nissan. They changed the computer board? out, still stalls. Now they say it might be the throttle system? IMHO, they have no clue what is it. I asked about the MAF and crank sensors. All test out fine according to Nissan. Throttle system costs $600 fromo what I'm told. To me it sounds like they are just guessing now.

Even if the crank sensor recall was replaced, could it still have problems?
 

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i never have problems starting back up after it stalls. it's just an annoyance at this point. i just don't want it to get to be a major problem.
 

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Same here, car wil start back up again but this can be dangerous on interstates which I travel allot.

First Nissan said nothing was wrong with it, sent us home and we nearly got rearended on a off-ramp.

On Monday it finally stalled on them(Nissan) so now they believe us!
 

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The crank sensor can cause this but if they already checked, I would imagine it is not related to this. If your fuel system was extremely clogged, it can too. Running a good cleaner such as Techron or Redline can't hurt although you can reach a point where a cleaner won't do all that much. How many miles do you have on the car? I believe water in a gas tank can cause this too. What brand gas are you using?
 

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If it were water in the gas it'd sputter before stalling and likely not start back up at all (We had a gas station that had sewage leak into thier tanks people weren't making it out of the parking lot LOL)
 

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If it were water in the gas it'd sputter before stalling and likely not start back up at all (We had a gas station that had sewage leak into thier tanks people weren't making it out of the parking lot LOL)
That sounds like a semi-solid problem more than a liquid...

Customer: "So what's the problem with my car?"
Mechanic: "Lotta shit."
Customer: "No kiddin', the car won't start now what is the actual problem?"
Mechanic: "Lots of shit."
Customer: "I know my car has shit wrong with it, but describe the problem for me!!!"
Mechanic: "You're not following...you literally have shit inside of your engine."
Customer: "Oh my..."


But I originally thought water because RX-8s are prone to it and sometimes they will stall at idle...
 

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Finally! After basically checking everything again- I think they finally checked it real good- the problem came down to the IAC Valve being clogged. Nissan fixed this without cost, though I did end up paying for tests+labor because my 3 yr 36,000 mile warranty expired 1,000 miles ago!

Cost was $300.

Drove for 4 hrs today so it seems to be fixed.

Let's hope.

I always put the high grade gas in, never the cheap stuff.
 

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fuel filter is gonna be a no in most cases on our car because it's a maintenance-free unit in the tank.
 

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there is no reason why you should be using 93 octane gas in the QG...................you should be using 87.
 

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That sounds like a semi-solid problem more than a liquid...

Customer: "So what's the problem with my car?"
Mechanic: "Lotta shit."
Customer: "No kiddin', the car won't start now what is the actual problem?"
Mechanic: "Lots of shit."
Customer: "I know my car has shit wrong with it, but describe the problem for me!!!"
Mechanic: "You're not following...you literally have shit inside of your engine."
Customer: "Oh my..."
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That's really NOT funny we had that happen here in VA last month. A sewage line leaked into a Racetrac's gas tanks. People didn't even make it out of the parking lot before thier cars were dyin. One SUV made it out into the intersection but that's the farthest anyone got THAT day.
 
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