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Old 05-04-2021, 06:37 PM   #1
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Angry Nissan Frontier 2006 acted like it was out of gas.

HI, new on this site. Had a very odd problem, entering onto a highway, going down hill on the entrance ramp. Floored my truck to get up to highway speed, when, several seconds later I had no power. Made it to the shoulder when a DOT truck pulled up behind me. Had me pop the hood and asked me to try starting a few times. Truck would start and then stall, each time. He asked if I had gas, and I said yes, at least seven gallons. As a last resort he added a gallon of gas in case a float was stuck. Truck started right up. Took it to a gas station and filled it, and it only took 12 gallons. I know I have a 20 gallon tank. So now I'm afraid to go below a half a tank. What might have caused this? Everyone I spoke to was as baffled as I am.
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Old 05-04-2021, 10:19 PM   #2
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It tough to say without a pattern but I’d start by assuming the gauge was wrong.
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Old 05-05-2021, 05:02 AM   #3
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My dads frontier started doing this and it was clogged catalytic converters. Also I've swapped the camshaft sensor because it was also acting up. And I don't recall if I also swapped the crank sensor but could be. Is there any codes that pop up? His is a 05 4Cyl Frontier.
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Old 05-10-2021, 08:02 PM   #4
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You might wanna repost your question in the 05+ forum. More info about your truck might be helpful too - engine, auto or manual, 2WD or 4x4, etc.
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