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Old 01-06-2019, 01:55 PM
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95 Maxima starts then dies

As stated wife went out today and started our 95 Max and it started then died three times.She moved it and took our Camry being afraid of being stranded.When she came back from the store she put the Camry in the garage,started the Max and it was fine.Have three cels egr valve,knock sensor and front O2 sensor but had them all with no problems for a year.
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Old 01-06-2019, 02:16 PM
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Perhaps the idle speed is too low due to the issues you don't seem to want to fix.

Low idle speed leads to stalling.

the egr and oxy sensor issues are causing excessive fuel consumption . You are probably getting lower mileage than it could. This costs you $$!
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:10 AM
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The only things i can think of is when i started my car one time and it started fine but died right away. Later got it diagnosed i had bad battery and alternator. Never had that problem again until a few months later, my car wouldnt start at all would make a weird noise and wouldnt turn over. Found to be the battery cable. Ever since i replaced those things its good as new. Try checking battery and alternator it could be the alt...
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Old 01-07-2019, 06:30 AM
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Clean the idle air control valve and throttle body.

You should really replace the O2 and knock sensor. EGR I would just get rid of.
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:36 PM
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Egr valve delete

how do yo delete the egr valve?
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Old 01-07-2019, 07:11 PM
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If you can keep it running with your foot goosing the gas, maybe check the IACV.

The system that keeps the idling smooth.
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Old 01-07-2019, 07:33 PM
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Seems to have been a one time deal.I wear a prothesetic leg and my stump is infected so I am dependent on my wifeís non mechanical feed back because itís many steps to the garage.Think Iíll have her buy a can of Seafoam and throw it in.Have had good success with that stuff on small engines tho I am usually not a big additive believer.
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Frank50e View Post
Seems to have been a one time deal.I wear a prothesetic leg and my stump is infected so I am dependent on my wifeís non mechanical feed back because itís many steps to the garage.Think Iíll have her buy a can of Seafoam and throw it in.Have had good success with that stuff on small engines tho I am usually not a big additive believer.

​​​​​​Frank,now I understand why you have several issues with your car.

The others have mentioned the iacv. Yes, that unit probably needs to be cleaned and serviced.
There are passages in there which a measured amount of air passes through so that the car can idle. The passages become smaller over time as crud collects in them. Kinda like blocked arteries in a human. So lack of air flow will eventually lead to stalling.
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:29 PM
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Seems to have been a one time deal.I wear a prothesetic leg and my stump is infected so I am dependent on my wifeís non mechanical feed back because itís many steps to the garage.Think Iíll have her buy a can of Seafoam and throw it in.Have had good success with that stuff on small engines tho I am usually not a big additive believer.
My best to you on all fronts! Get better soon!
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