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So last week I had an engine stumble.
It fixed itself quickly but i have not forgotten it thought it as either a) dirty MAF or b) something more serious that will raise its ugly head later.

So now.. today.
It was not just a stumble but the car died at a light.
was able to restart but now has a check engine light. the "slip" light is on too, as is the "VBS off" light...

I will pull the code tomorrow.
Or even try to make it into a shop.
Thoughts?
 

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So last week I had an engine stumble.
It fixed itself quickly but i have not forgotten it thought it as either a) dirty MAF or b) something more serious that will raise its ugly head later.

So now.. today.
It was not just a stumble but the car died at a light.
was able to restart but now has a check engine light. the "slip" light is on too, as is the "VBS off" light...

I will pull the code tomorrow.
Or even try to make it into a shop.
Thoughts?
I had similar issues a few weeks ago. The truck would die at random times. At a light, on a turn or even when driving at highway speeds. I would then put it in park and be able to get it started again. There were no codes. I checked the battery cables, MAF, and the airbox for the filter. All checked out okay. My gut was the Cam Positioning Sensor due to the fact that it happened on my prior 2005 X. I went ahead and replaced the sensors in bank 1 and 2 as well as replacing the camshaft sensor with OEM parts. Usually if one goes bad, its time to replace all 3 sensors. Now my problems have disappeared.


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all things point to a cam/crank sensor, it will eventually give you a code.
I've had a small number of very small stumbles over the past year, I'll notice it when I'm merging on the highway for example, feels like my foot slipping off the pedal for a half a second. I pulled a cat code, for a cat I've already changed, but its leaking after it so might be that.
 

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I have a code reader somewhere in the house but simply cannot find it : (
So I will head to a shop early tomorrow morning.
 

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I have a code reader somewhere in the house but simply cannot find it : (
So I will head to a shop early tomorrow morning.
Be aware that a bad cam/crank sensor will not always throw a code, especially if it's only failing occasionally.
 

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So I got a code.
SES light is on and its according to the computer due to Bank B.
Is that drivers side or passenger side?

Anyhow now I need to decide to I replace just the one the car thinks is at fault or both.
It doubles my cost and I am doing his via a shop not myself.
 

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So I got a code.
SES light is on and its according to the computer due to Bank B.
Is that drivers side or passenger side?

Anyhow now I need to decide to I replace just the one the car thinks is at fault or both.
It doubles my cost and I am doing his via a shop not myself.
Change em all for better peace of mind. So then you won’t have to worry about it again. Make sure its replacef with OEM and not some other cheapo parts from the parts store since they are known to fail sooner than you’d like.


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Change em all for better peace of mind. So then you won’t have to worry about it again. Make sure its replacef with OEM and not some other cheapo parts from the parts store since they are known to fail sooner than you’d like.


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Good thinking!
I am waiting for the Hitachi part to be available which I understand is what Nissan uses for its OEM (some model years)
 

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Look at Rockauto too, they carry a good amount of OEM parts too.

I replaced all my cats, a week later they coded up again, so I doubled the exhaust gaskets on the second cats, no problems. Just hit 6k miles, still no problem.
A good friend had his b2 cat coding up, so out of fun, we just replaced his gaskets and retorqued. Two weeks now and almost 500 miles, no problems yet.
 

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Look at Rockauto too, they carry a good amount of OEM parts too.

I replaced all my cats, a week later they coded up again, so I doubled the exhaust gaskets on the second cats, no problems. Just hit 6k miles, still no problem.
A good friend had his b2 cat coding up, so out of fun, we just replaced his gaskets and retorqued. Two weeks now and almost 500 miles, no problems yet.
Yes I found the part there as well.
but already made an appt with a local shop and they ordered the Hitachi part for me (Bank B sensor was not in stock)
 
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Yes I found the part there as well.
but already made an appt with a local shop and they ordered the Hitachi part for me (Bank B sensor was not in stock)
I hate it when they are not in stock.
My oil pressure sensor is on backorder, now been waiting for two weeks.
 

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Just had the the part installed today.
Quality Hitachi part.
Did ONLY the side that needed it.
Since there is no economy of labor involved in doing both banks I decided to wait until the other bank goes before I spring go a replacement there also.
 
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