Jim Grant's Tech Tips
Teenage Nissan Maxima, My First Car
Q: Hey man, I just got my hands on this teenage Nissan Maxima, its my first car. The only problem is that when I speed up the force in the engine just drops, just leaving me to glide for a few seconds then it picks up again. Its not a problem on the streets but I just cant take it on the highway. Any clue what this might be?
A: I would suggest checking a few of the basic maintenance items first like the gas filter. Gas filters are often overlooked for service. When a fuel filter on a vehicle like yours gets restricted it can really effect highway speed operation, all the while the vehicle will run great in town. Start with basic service items, more often than not it is the fix for driveability problems.