Having problems with your 1996 Nissan Maxima ?

Drove through 2 feet of water in my 89 nissan maxima it did not stall until 3/4 of a mile distance. After stalling I was able to get the car to start, but it putt putted and cut off as if it was out of fuel. I sprayed card cleaner down the air filteration system it started up but putt putted and cut off. I put a gallon of gas in the tank and tried starting again, but it would not start. Temperatures was at freezing, so cold and frustrated I left the car over night, and returned the next day. I

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Remove your distributor cap and make shure there is no moister in it. If there is dry it out and you should be OK.
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