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union auto 2/10/2013

2001 Nissan Quest SE 6 Cyl 3.3L

Engine

Runs rich did tuneup distributor smokes out of exhaust gray black

Car turns off at idle also sparkplug new and already black excess fuel

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Jimm

Jimm 2/10/2013

Recheck the spark plug gap settings - as first step. Make sure the fuel and air filters are clean / new. Clean out the throttle body and mass air flow sensors.

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HouseCallAuto

HouseCallAuto 2/10/2013

Read fault codes with a code reader. When an engine is running as terrible as yyou detail, the very first thing that has to be done is a check for fault codes. Codes tell a story and allow a trained mechanic to zero in on a cause without doing a half dozen unrelated things as a guess. If there are no codes after checking, tell me that on a repost. One thing to try (but do this ONLY after reading the codes) is to unplug the mass air flow sensor and see if the car runs much better with it unplugged. if it runs better unplugged then the sensor is likely no good. Also make sure the mass air flow sensor intake hose to the throttle body has no air leak.

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