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Old 09-11-2018, 04:36 PM
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Major ignition problems when at full operating temp (thinking the distributor or power module). Slight miss at idle, tons of power until it reaches a certain temp and then I lose power. I think one, possibly 2 cylinders cut out. It's still getting fuel as i can smell it.

Needs wheel bearings, and ball joints. The exhaust may be leaking at the rear header to collector pipe. I would still have to try and get it to pass emissions.
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:20 AM
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Usually when you have temp related problems, all temp sensors are suspects. Check if you are getting correct reading from the coolant temp sensor, maf etc.
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Old 09-12-2018, 09:19 AM
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That's the issue, at this age I could be looking at a lot of parts that are suspect, especially after sitting for so long. I do this stuff all day long as a job and honestly get burned out. If I can part her out to keep others going then i feel better than just letting her eventually get crushed.
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Old 09-12-2018, 02:19 PM
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I usually keep cars as long as I can DIY and when they become a burden, they are well above 10 year old, but I cannot imagine maintaining a 3d gen Maxima today. Your patience is commendable, and it's perfectly understandable that this is a time for a stop loss call. Espeacially for a pre-OBDII car.
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Old 09-14-2018, 07:36 PM
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You're giving up too soon....IMO!
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:58 PM
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Well I'm not getting too much interest on the parts so I may put her on the back burner till next year. Just don't have the funds right now to throw parts at her, and not something I like doing.
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:54 PM
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Make sure it's not the Idle air control valve, that sits above the EGR valve...You can take it apart and see if the thermostatic valve is still functional....If not search the boneyard or ebay! I noticed you reused old coolant hoses and that was cheap and easy to replace and not be a future problem! So if you reused the bypass hose what else did you reuse? If you have all that apart why not install new hoses, orings, seals, so there are less issues later on?
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