P0100 & P1320 Error Codes in Nissan Maxima 2000
Using my wife's Id, but this is my first post at RFD. Understand that this site is great, for discussions and forums.
I own a Nissan Maxima 2000. Last week, I hit a problem. I started my car, and let it run for sometime ( warming up), but within 30 seconds, the car shut-down and I had to turn it on again. I would keep pressing the ignition and let it run for a while, to avoid the total shut-down.
The same day, I had a problem where I could not accelerate beyond 2400 Rpm. The car would start to choke, and the acceleration would just not happen. But the car would run just fine, within the 2400 rpm. I would need to decellerate, and keep pusing the acceleration till it hit 2400 rpm ( max 110km/hr)
Spoke to a couple of Auto Repair Stores, and also found a thread in RFD, for some local mechanics. Found one in Brampton, who was highly recommended. "A Auto Repair"
He checked the car, and mentioned that it needed a fine-tune, to see if that solved the problem. Did the fine tune ( replaced all the spark plugs and the Air Filter). This DID NOT solve the problem. The car still did not accelerate beyond 2400 Rpm, nor did the starting problem get resolved.
After this, he hooked up the car, to a handheld, which read Error Codes from the car. Unfortunately, the Service Engine Light in my car was either fused, or removed. Hence I was not getting the appropriate Indication, to rectify this error prior.
Today, we checked the error codes, and the 2 codes we got were, P0100 and P1320. The mechanic mentioned, that the Mass Air Flow Sensor needs to be replaced, and he believes 90%, that this was the problem for the acceleration.
The cost of the sensor is 210$ + tax. He also mentioned it should not take more than 30 - 45 mts to replace the MAF sensor.
He has mentioned that if replacing the MAF sensor doesnt work, then he would need to follow from there, and check the P1320 error code.
Can someone let me know, what could be the potential acceleration problem? With the analysis, is it potentially the MAF airflow that needs to be replaced?
Also, is my Ignition or starting problem, be associated with the P1320 error ( Understand that is it got something to do with the Ignition Coil )
I need to make a decision, and decide to replace the MAF.
Any suggestion would help
Thanks in advance