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Nissan Maxima Intermittent Rough Idle

Q. I have a 2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0 liter and 50,000 miles. Lately have been experiencing rough idle or missing upon startup. Doesn't happen all the time, but is becoming more frequent. Service lights come on, traction lights also come on. I will shut off car wait 10 seconds and start it up again. If rough start again I will shut off until it starts and runs smooth.

Nissan Maxima Intermittent Rough Idle

I never have any problems while driving, just at start-ups. Any thoughts? Fuel filter? Injectors?

Thanks in advance!


There are a number of things that can cause this condition. What you need to do is get the DTCs out of the computer. When the Check Engine Light (MIL) and the Traction Control Light came on, the computer detected a fault in the system and stored a DTC.

The DTC will remain even though the MIL went out. Once we know what that code is, we will have a place to start looking for a problem.

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