Having problems with your 1997 Nissan Maxima ?

Chokes out when idling and excellerating. Must put in neutral at stop lights

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 21-01-2019

Answers :

1. Check the distributor and optical sensors for 5 volt square waves. At the distributor 4-pin connector, there should be 12 volts at the Orange wire, 5 volts at the Blue and Yellow wires and a good ground on the Black wire, with the key on engine off and disconnected from the distributor. Connected and backprobing, should see the square waves on the Blue (1 degree) and the Yellow wire (180 degree).

2. Check for oil in the distributor. If found, check the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) system for clogging.

3. Check the secondary ignition. The spark plug wires, down through the cylinder head, could be arcing (especially if the engine has been washed).

4. Check the fuel pressure (36 PSI) with a vacuum hose connected and 43 PSI with it disconnected. Tech Tips: Very common failure - if oil is leaking from the distributor (between the cap and body), it most likely has an oil film inside on the sensors
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