Rough Idle, Stall

Leon Owner/Technician Arkansas Posted   Latest  
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1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L (B KA24DE) 4-spd (RE4F04A)
Stall

Hello all, Customer brought this vehicle to us with a concern of, it dies intermittently when coming to a stop.. tested for codes (none found in any module) distributor timing was off by about 15 degrees, I adjusted it with no improvement did an upper intake cleaning (with BG equipment and cleaners) with no improvement. if I turn the a/c on (making the cooling fans come on) it runs fine, but when I turn the a/c off it surges a couple times and dies. the same thing happens if I use a scan tool to turn the cooling fans on and off. so I replaced the cooling fans with no improvement.. what next? what can I test next?

Thanks in advance!!

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Robert Owner/Technician
Virginia
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pull iac and clean check to see if passages are blocked. see if throttle plate sticking or needs cleaning. Luck sometimes these old ones are a pain.

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Justin Technician
California
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These have bad tps might check it out and see use a scope to graph it and check closed throttle switch

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Rob Owner/Technician
British Columbia
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I second servicing the IAC,Then having the minimum idle air rate set as well as an idle re-learn. Those procedures require a factory scanner to complete successfully. They are problematic for aftermarket scanners. If you are not equipped I recommend that you do not attempt.

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Guy Owner
Hawaii
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I've seen this model do exactly what you'e describing. An intermittent maf sensor will drop out long enough to stall the engine and not code. Can be verified with a data recorder or scope on the maf output. If the car does this regularly it will be easier to verify

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Stuart Mobile Technician
Illinois
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What are the readings when idling​.​Like fuel trims and temp,tps position,etc​.​Those might help you better pinpoint your issue.

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Felix Diagnostician
Florida
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Optical dist. Check that is free of oil inside, those car that use that kind of distributor can give you the same problem you got,

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Stuart Mobile Technician
Illinois
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Check the egr valve may be stuck open a bit since it only happens at idle​.​When you turn the ac on it increases the engine to off idle to compensate for the load of the ac​.​Just a thought

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Jeffrey Technician
Wisconsin
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Check the MAF connector terminals for corrosion.

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