Nissan Issues

Asked by Apr 23, 2017 at 06:55 AM about the 2002 Nissan Sentra GXE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

last week i had spark plugs & wires replaced...& a
new water pump.. since then my car does like a
quick pause while I'm riding dwn the highway... like
it looses power for like a second or two but gains it
right back... can anyone tell me what could be
causing this problem?

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Fuel pressure, was the fuel filter replaced at the time of the tune up? Might want to have the pressure and flow rate tested, the TPS can have a "dead zone" in the sweep of the resistance readings, this can cause a slight hesatation usually just off idle when you are just starting out, this has to be checked either by an ohm meter or a good live data scanner, broken motor mounts can cause a hesatation but that is usually followed by a loud thump as the engine drops back into place, low transmission fluid or tranny pressure can cause a hesatation on take off. Just a few things to check. HTH

I really don't have an answer but I have a 2002 Nissan Sentra GXE I have probably put $ $2,000 in his car in the last 5 or 6 months doing all the work myself tune up belts harmonic balancer one new coil all new struts front and rear brakes drums rotors everything new tires new plugs I go down the road and it's like the car just runs out of gas keep pushing the pedal down and I'm going nowhere I'm starting to slow down on the highway cars are passing me it is hard as hell to keep it at 65 mile an hour now I am smelling gas cannot find a gas leak anywhere I've been all over this car there's some crap behind the rear tire where I think the problem is I don't know what it's called there's a big black box with a bunch of hoses

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