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Have 95 Nissan Maxima that stalls at stop lights and when slowing down. Have seen several solutions to problem: Mass Air Flow, idle Air flow valve, crack in intake boot and engine coolant temp sensor. How can I determine which will fix my problem?

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Unfortunately in your mode maxima nissan had quite a few issues because of beeing the first model of A32 body style from the older J30 model maxima. from what i have seen in the past it could be anything from bad harness, to flodded ECM/computer because of water entering into vehicle because of faulty cowling on top of windshield, to bad ground between trans and engine housing. if the check engine light is on, you need to scan for codes to get started. if no check engine light is on that that makes it alot harder to diagniose. if no check engine light is on, i would look at the top of the computer bracket to see if its rusted up, that coilud be sign of water coming in and flodding computer causing running issues/drivability porblems.

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