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Car wont accelerate, Battery Light Brake light SES light
Ok. i'm really pissed at my altima right now. i've searched this site for the last few days looking for help and have not found a thread discussing my problem.
i have a 2002 altima V6, Automatic, 70,000 miles, no mods whatsoever.
i had just got back to town from a 1300 mile round trip to kansas, i used premium fuel as i always do, and had no probs the entire trip. so i went to wal-mart and on my way home my car started hesitating. i coasted to a parking lot to see wtf?
had my car towed home and heres whats going on:
my car starts fine and drives fine...so long as the engine is cold. after the car heats up or after about a half-mile of driving i lose my ability to accelerate.
my car will run in idle for as long as i want it to, when i hit the accelerator i get about .5 seconds of acceleration followed by a cut-off and my car resumes idling, but it does not die out.
also, when i first start the car i get no engine lights. once the car has warmed up and starts cutting off the acceleration i still get no engine lights as long as the car is idling. when i hit the accelerator the battery (charging system) light and the parking brake light come on and then turn off once the accelerator cuts off. so if i keep my foot on the gas it accelerates and the two lights simultaneously come on and then it cuts off as do the lights. this pattern just repeats when i hit the gas. yet in idle, no lights. occasionally the SES light DIMLY comes on (kinda flickers) with the other lights, but thats it.
so here's whats strange: once the car is warmed up and giving my hell if the cooling fan comes on i can hammer on the accelerator all i want for about a two to three second window without any warning lights or cutoff...then it starts acting like a piece of sh*t again.
i had the alternator checked, the battery (which was new 4 months ago), the belts, all the fuses...and nothing.
i also followed the instructions from one of the posts to see if i could read any codes. the only code i got was the one about improper 1st gear ratio on my AT. whatever the hell that means, i havent had any tranny probs.
so i went to the library to read those tech-language service manuals that give you 13 steps to remove an entire engine...not much help! although, from what i read my ECM might be in fail-safe mode.
so,,,here's my prob, any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
EDIT: my battery is now dead. everything was turned off and my car was locked up last night. come out this afternoon and the battery is dead. so now it seems that whatever is causing this problem in my car is also draining my battery? i dunno.!!!!!!!!!
Last edited by sdvl007; 03-28-2005 at 11:05 PM.