Nissan Repair/1998 Nissan Altima GLE
Hello, I have a 98 Nissan Altima. Lately, The engine has been sputtering, Very Low idle, and actually cuts off from time to time. I changed the spark plugs, wires, and distributor a few months back and was doing just fine until a few weeks ago.
Few things I noticed: only starts sputtering when engine is warmed up. Never when cold.
:The longer I drive, the more frequent it happens.
:Fuel injector Cleaner does little or nothing when poured in the gas tank. Same with Carb cleaner.
: lights dim when engine sputters [ or] backfires.
: occurs mostly at low gears [ Idle - Drive ]
I honestly have no clue whats going on. If I can get some advice it would be most appreciated. Thank You.
Have a good day. :)
Hi Ronald -
You said you have replaced the distributor. Was it replaced with a OEM brand new one?
Also, have you checked the fuel pump for proper PSI and volume?
For PSI you will need a pressure gauge. To check volume remove the fuel line and insert end into a graduated container. Turn ignition on, and you should have at least one cup of fuel in 3 seconds.
Hope this helps -