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98 Nissan Altima stalling

About 3 months ago, I allowed my car to run totally out of oil! When I heard the clattering, I immediately killed the engine and did not run it again until I added oil. Since that time, my car has begun stalling during stop and go traffic. It immediately restarts, and runs great. The car has 115,000 miles, and has had regular oil and air filter changes. It has been 3 years since spark plug replacement. Any suggestions as to what is wrong?

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Could be the distributor. But check for codes first, just in case.

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iacv.. battery even.. check for codes like he said and just every general maintenance thing you can do. i cant believe you ran it dry long enough to clatter.. thats good for the valve train + bearings..

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Accually you could have Worn some hoses and caused a vacume leak.

Vacume leaks are known to stall your car. Also running the engine hot - Enough to hear the clatter is bad. im sure that engine was hot and rough.

if you can get it diagnosed at a advancedauto or Aurozone and run the codes through the haynes book. And most of the time the codes dont match up like their labled in the haynes book. If im correct the Haynes Code for a vaccume leak for a 98 altima would be in this list of codes. Now these are for a 2000 Altima. Knowing that the engines and Chasi are the same on our cars than this should help.

P0000 -No Self Diagnostic Failure Indicated
P0100 - MAF Sensor
P0105 - Absolute Pressure Sensor
P0110 - IAT Sensor
P0115 - ECT Sensor
P0120 - TP Sensor
P0125 - ECT Sensor
P0130 - P0134 - Front HO2S
P0135 - Front HO2S Heater
P0136 - P0140 - Rear HO2S
P0141 - Rear HO2S Heater
P0170 - Fuel Injection System Function
P0171 - Fuel Injection System Lean
P0172 - Fuel Injection System Rich
P0180 - Tank Fuel Temperature Sensor
P0300 - Multiple Cylinder Misfire
P0301 - P0304 - Misfire, Cylinders 1 - 4
P0325 - Knock Sensor
P0335 - CKP Sensor
P0340 - CMP Sensor, Detectable & Non-Detectable Circuit
P0400 - EGR Function
P0402 - EGRC-BPT Valve
P0420 - TWC Function
P0440 - EVAP System Small Leak
P0443 - EVAP Canister Purge Volume Control Solenoid Valve
P0446 - EVAP Canister Vent Control Valve Circuit
P0450 - EVAP System Pressure Sensor
P0455 - EVAP Gross Leak
P0460 - Fuel Level Sensor (Slosh)
P0461 - Fuel Level Sensor
P0464 - Fuel Level Sensor/Circuit
P0500 - VSS
P0505 - IAC-AAC Valve
P0510 - CTP
P0600 - A/T Communication Line
P0605 - ECM/ECCS Module
P0705 - PNP/Inhibitor Switch
P0710 - ATF Temperature Sensor
P0720 - VSS
P0725 - Engine Speed Signal
P0731 - A/T 1st Signal
P0732 - A/T 2nd Signal
P0733 - A/T 3rd Signal
P0734 - A/T 4th Or TCC Signal
P0740 - TCC Solenoid Valve
P0744 - TCC Solenoid & Valve Function
P0745 - Line Pressure Solenoid Valve
P0750 - Shift Solenoid Valve ‘‘A’’
P0755 - Shift Solenoid Valve ‘‘B’’
P1105 - MAP/BARO Switch Solenoid Valve
P1126 - Thermostat Function
P1148 - Closed Loop Control
P1320 - Ignition Signal
P1336 - CKP
P1400 - EGR & Canister Control Solenoid Valve
P1401 - EGR Temperature Sensor
P1402 - EGR System
P1440 - EVAP System Small Leak
P1441 - EVAP Vacuum Sensor Leak
P1444 - Purge Volume Control Valve
P1446 - Vacuum Cut Valve
P1447 - EVAP Purge Flow Monitor
P1448 - Vacuum Cut Valve
P1464 - Fuel Level Sensor/Circuit
P1490 - Vacuum Cut/Bypass Valve
P1491 - Vacuum Cut Valve Bypass Valve
P1605 - A/T Diagnosis Communication Line
P1705 - TP Sensor
P1706 - Park/Neutral Position Switch
P1760 - Overrun Clutch Solenoid Valve
P1900 - Cooling Fan

I hope this helps.
I have a vacume leak right now and im looking into my Intake manafold. Im in the process of using brake fluid this week to find the Leak. Wish me luck. And i wish you luck.

Now my car used to do that also thats why im thinkign it could be a vacume leak. Now after i replaiced my Fuel pump my car did stall anymore.

I wish you the beast of luck.

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