I have a 99 5 speed maxima and I've been researching on this forum along on other nissan forums and came to the conclusion that my MAF is going bad. When idleing my car sometimes does this hiccup thing but driving normal there are no problems. However, during high rpm's the car hesitates bad and sometimes makes this popping sound as if its backfiring. My check engine light is NOT on so I can't plug it into a computer to find an engine code. After reading other posts about the same symptoms, I think it is the MAF sensor. Any ideas?