Nissan Sentra 2000 1.8 GXE. Hello, so my car has been turning off randomly. Mostly when I start to break and slow down. I took it

Nissan Sentra 2000 1.8 GXE. Hello, so my car has been turning off randomly. Mostly when I start to break and slow down. I took it to my mechanic and he said it's my instrument cluster. My brothers thought it's my alternator so I changed that and no help. Do you guys think ainstrument cluster can cause a car to shut off at points? BTW when I went to the mechanic they took it off so I have no instrument cluster at the moment. That is at there shop. Any ideas what the problem is. I just do not want to waste money for the instrument cluster if that's not the problem.

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Hi there. The problem with electrical issues like you are describing is that it’s very difficult to pinpoint the source without completing an onsite electrical problems inspection. Your problem may be due to an electrical short in the instrument cluster or within the ignition cylinder or ignition system. The best advice I can offer is to have a third-party independent mechanic complete an electrical problems inspection to verify the source of your issue.

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Common reasons for this to happen:

Low fuel pressure, dirty or defective fuel injectors, or broken fuel pump: The fuel pump is responsible for transferring fuel from the tank to the engine.

The most common reasons a Nissan Sentra engine stalling are the fuel system, the air intake system, or the ignition system. Search our network of RepairPal Certified shops near you to speak with a technician about your issue.
Airflow sensor: When your airflow sensor is failing or dirty, it can send wrong signals to your engine`s computer that can result in power losses while accelerating.
The most common reasons a Nissan Sentra won`t start are a dead battery, an alternator problem, or failed starter.
When your engine shuts off when you slow the car down its often as a result of a: Malfunctioning transmission. Low fuel pressure, dirty or defective fuel injectors, or broken fuel pump. Bad oxygen sensor or mass flow sensor.
Engines usually stop suddenly only if they suffer from a lack of fuel or sparks . An engine that stops dead without prior warning has probably had a sudden ignition failure – although if it locks solid it`s more likely to have seized.
You will feel a loss in power while accelerating and at times intermittent jerks. To solve this issue find the fuel filter located in the engine bay or near the fuel tank in your car`s trunk. If the fuel filter is clogged replace it if you have the skills to do so or get it changed at your local mechanic shop.
The 2022 Nissan Sentra has a 0 to 60 mph time of 9.1 seconds.
If the car cranks when you turn the key, but the engine won`t start, it could be because fuel isn`t getting to the engine. One potential reason for this could be dirty fuel injectors. Over time, the fuel injector nozzles can become clogged with rust, corrosion or debris.
The most common reason your car starts then dies immediately is because of a lack of fuel in the engine. This often happens because there is a small amount of fuel in the fuel rail, which helps to start the engine. However, there is no fuel pressure to keep the engine running.
Culprits include a dirty fuel filter, clogged fuel tank strainer, clogged or failing fuel injectors, or a defective fuel pump. On most vehicles replacing the fuel filter is a DIY operation.
Why does my car not accelerate when I push the gas? A car not accelerating properly can be caused by a number of things. It could be due to the throttle body, gas tank, spark plugs, or the ECU. It could also be because you have a dirty air filter or a clogged fuel filter.
Use accurate and smooth movements to release or depress to avoid any sudden or harsh movements of the vehicle. This will help you develop a better “acceleration sense” – in other words, your ability to respond to changing road and traffic conditions with your accelerator, rather than breaking.
Yes, the 2023 Sentra is a good car. It has a roomy and well-built cabin, lots of standard features like Apple CarPlay and blind-spot monitoring, and it returns decent fuel economy.
Flat or faulty car battery

A flat battery is the most common reason your car won`t start and can be caused by a number of things, such as lights being left on, something in the electrical system causing a battery drain, or even a faulty battery that won`t hold its charge.

The average fuel pump lasts for more than 100,000 miles and sometimes longer, so more than likely, you won`t have to worry about it failing for quite a while. But the more miles your car accumulates, the more liable you are to run into a failed fuel pump.
The mass air flow sensor (MAF) is used to measure the flow rate of air entering a fuel injected engine. The PCM uses air mass information to calculate and deliver the correct amount of fuel to the cylinders under all engine operating conditions.
With the fuel pressure gauge attached, start the engine and let it idle. Disconnect the vacuum hose from the pressure regulator; the pressure should drop approximately 8 to 10 PSI. If it does not, suspect a problem with the regulator or its` vacuum supply.
You may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at idle.
What is likely happening is the car is idling too low in gear, which is what is happening when you come to a stop. It will only do this once it is warmed up. Most likely you have a problem with your IAC (idle air control) valve.
More torque makes a car accelerate harder, assuming the weight stays the same. A low-weight, high-torque vehicle accelerates ferociously off the line, pushing you back into the seat like a rocket launching.

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Nissan Sentra 2000 1.8 GXE. Hello, so my car has been turning off randomly. Mostly when I start to break and slow down. I took it
ANSWER : Hi there. The problem with electrical issues like you are describing is that it’s very difficult to pinpoint the source without completing an onsite electrical problems inspection. Your problem may be due to an electrical short in the instrument cluster or within the ignition cylinder or ignition system. The best advice I can offer is to have a third-party independent mechanic complete an electrical problems inspection to verify the source of your issue.

Car won’t turn over. No lights come on when I turn it. Can’t even lock my doorsvor push the seat up or back.
ANSWER : Your probably correct, it sounds as though your battery is done. But it also sounds like you have charging system issues. I’m not sure that fixing your battery and charging system will solve the problem with the car shutting off, but it’s possible that it will and it’s a darned good place to start. By contacting Your Mechanic, you can have a technician come to your home or office to check out your car and help you figure out what to do next.

My car will not start Intermittently. I purchased a new battery 2 weeks ago and yesterday the car wouldn’t start. Got a jump and
ANSWER : The issue you are having is probably due to an intermittent fault in the starter motor itself or a deficiency in the starter electrical circuit, for example a large voltage drop due to a poor ground or a high resistance connection. These issues can be readily diagnosed and resolved on a mobile basis if you request a hard starting diagnostic. If you request that diagnostic, the responding certified mechanic will get this resolved for you promptly. Based on Toyota’s Factory Service Manual, the battery should not be disconnected if the vehicle engine is running. The battery acts as a large resistive voltage sink and consequently taking the battery out of the circuit, while the alternator is still running, can create a voltage spike on the car’s electrical system which is not good for voltage sensitive components such as the engine computer. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

My car is slow to start
ANSWER : Hi there. Typically what you are describing is an indication that a tune up service is due. As the vehicle’s ignition and fuel system components age, they will collect excessive levels of carbon deposits, which makes it more difficult to ignite the fuel / air mixture in the cylinder. This is why it takes a few seconds of cranking to actually fire up. A traditional tune up includes replacing the spark plugs, plug wires, distributor cap, rotor and coil packs. It also includes cleaning the fuel injectors, the throttle body, and possibly replacing mass air flow sensor. However, there could be other components that are damaged that are causing this issue; so before you replace any parts, I would recommend having one of our professional mobile mechanics come to your location and complete a car is hard to start inspection; so they can pinpoint the source of your issues and ensure the right repairs are made.

I put the wrong key in my car and a few weeks later my car just shut down and it will not start I believe it’s the computer but…
ANSWER : Hi there. What had happened is the wrong key set the security to the vehicle. This is to prevent the vehicle from starting with the wrong keys. Try removing the battery cables (+) and (-) for 13 minutes. During that time, put the original key in the ignition and turn it on. Activate everything in the car even though there is no power. Then remove the key and hook up the battery cables. The computer should have reset and reset the security. If the security is still being tripped, then I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you

Battery and oil light come on when trying to start car, take keys out try again car starts no problem and lights go away
ANSWER : Of course, don’t switch gears without being fully stopped, unless your Owner’s Manual or the manufacturer has alternative advice. However, the gear shift issue has no relation to the no-start problem you are describing. Inasmuch as you only have 6,000 miles on the car, the "constant on and off" that you believe has occurred is meaningless in comparison to the expected total vehicle service life. That is, assume what you perceive as "constant on and off", during merely 6,000 miles, might be equivalent to using the car "normally" for three years. A new car should be trouble free for at least 5 years, unless there is a defect, so your "constant on and off" is not a causal factor for any fault on the vehicle. What you might have is a defect in the ignition switch, or perhaps the immobilizer system, but if the problem is not in the switch itself, clearly there is an electrical problem.

If your vehicle is under warranty, by law the dealer MUST repair the issue you are describing within a prescribed time frame and number of "attempts", otherwise the dealer will run afoul of Federal and state Lemon Laws that give you very specific rights, and recourse (contact an Attorney; we are Mechanics, NOT attorneys). Consequently, if the vehicle is still under warranty, to save yourself money do be sure to seek a resolution from the dealer. If the vehicle is not under warranty, obviously a certified Mechanic from YourMechanic could identify the electrical fault and resolve this for you. If you want to go that route, please simply request a no start diagnostic -electrical system and the responding certified mechanic will get this taken care of for you. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

Eps light came on and car started to slow down, stepped on gas and car was still slowing down. Had to shut it off then turn it on
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Car turning over, but it will not start.
ANSWER : You may need to have the key re-flashed to the car’s computer. It sounds like every time you leave the car it has a problem re-associating itself with the car. I would recommend taking it back to the Chevy dealer to have the key re-flashed.