Sputtering on acceleration

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  • #11551

    tacticaldriver
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    Went to drive my van today (O6 S), and now it’s sputtering when I accelerate, and can’t get it to go above 2500 RPM’s. All the plugs where changed last year along with 3 coil packs in the rear (one went bad). Also have done a timing chain on it, 165K miles on the engine and trans.

    I am thinking MAF or Fuel pump, but I am not getting any codes thrown at me. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

    #11561

    Canada-Q2005
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    Does it throw any codes? CEL lit? Did it stall before doing that? It might be the same problem I described earlier – the camshaft position sensor. You’ll need to read the codes and go from there.

    #11571

    tacticaldriver
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    No CEL no codes thrown. stalled completely on my today as I was turning off the highway onto a service street. When my coil pack went bad I got the misfire code instantly, and same when my intake gasket wasn’t installed correctly.

    #11581

    Canada-Q2005
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    I know that 04 had a problem with corrosion of the ECU, not sure if 06 is affected. Worth checking into that. A corroded ECU may cause stalling problems.

    The ECU body on my 05 was badly corroded 3 years ago but no through holes luckily.

    #11591

    tacticaldriver
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    think i figured it out. Broken pos batery terminal. Got a new one at the dealer, and put it on. Seems to have corrected the problem.

    #11601

    tacticaldriver
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    So I’ve driven the van now three times since replacing the positive battery terminal, and the van seems to be running fine. I called the repair shop to take it in today, but decided it had to be an electrical issue because I wasn’t getting any codes, and yesterday I noticed a buzzing sound when listing to the radio (FM and AM). Also, acceleration seems to be back to normal, and my fuel economy is going back up.

    #11611

    Canada-Q2005
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    I am surprised that was the terminal, as how did it crank the starter then! But good to know, thanks for posting!

    #11621

    tacticaldriver
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    Well, it ran great for two days, and then died on me while I was on the highway. Was able to get it running, but couldn’t get over 2500 rpms. Got it into a parking lot, and then it wouldn’t stay running at all. So had it towed to my mechanic, and waiting to hear back from him today. Will update you when I hear something.

    #11631

    Canada-Q2005
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    Feel your pain. I used to have a 93 Maxima that stalled on me at random and I finally fixed it when realized that when it stalled there was no fuel and also tacho died instantly. So I traced the electric diagram and found that both received power through the same green relay in the fusebox under the hood. Replaced that relay and everything was fine for years.

    #11651

    tacticaldriver
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    Dirty throttle body was the culprit. Now it’s idling at 600 rpms like when it had 38,000 miles (I bought it used).

    #11671

    Canada-Q2005
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    Throttle body should not get dirty. If it is, there is another engine problem that it is throwing soot and/or oil. Like clogged EGR lines, or stuck PCV valve, etc. I would check the EGR valve and just replaced the PCV valve as it’s a cheap part.

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