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2001 Nissan Altima shuts off in hot weather

Only during summer months does my Altima shut off while sitting idle, she start up again just fine. I get to another stop light... she slowly starts to shut down. I have to put it in neutral and give her a lil gas until the light changes.

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It is the cam position sensor...the telltale sign of the failure is that it happens when the vehicle is warm and has been driven for a while. Sensor is about 40 bucks at the auto parts store, make sure the replacement sensor is metal, not plastic.
The main symptoms of this sensor failing are rough starts, rough idling and not starting at all especially when warm.

Posted on Jun 09, 2012

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SOURCE: 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5S, Check Engine Light Problem.

My service engine soon light came on saturday on my 2003 nissan altima 2.5s, took it to the dealer and he stated I need a Catalytic Converter for the light to go off. Last yr Jan I had the same thing happen and there was a recall on the ECM they reset it for free. Any suggestions? I am so tired of getting ripped off being a single woman. The repair price they gave me was $940, my mechanic says he can repair w/new converter total charge of $300

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SOURCE: 1997 nissan pathfinder shuts off right after starting

There is a relay on the rh passenger side kick panel above the automatic transmission module that is controlled by the ECU through the MAF sensor that controls your fuel to the engine so the air / fuel mixture is correct. I fixed a pathfinder one time with a similar stalling problem.

Posted on Jun 09, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 Altima shuts off while stopped at red light

If you have a Service Engine Soon light on, then having the computer scanned for codes would be recommended. The code could indicate what the problem may be. The most common is cam and crank sensors.

I would have it checked to verify.

Thanks Jay!

Posted on Aug 03, 2009

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SOURCE: rough idle, dies when trying to give it gas

it'll either be your ignition system (spark plugs, distributor cap, etc) or more likely your fuel system (most likely your fuel pump or your fuel filter)

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 Nissan Altima stalls at intersections/ stops

2002 nissan altima, accelerator , gauges, and power steering stops working. Engine continues to run and radio is working. Pull over and stop, then restart car and it runs fine for a while??

Posted on Oct 27, 2009

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