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NISSAN MAXIMA ENGINE PROBLEM

1997 Nissan Maxima • 150,000 miles

When trying to start the car it will not start until the check engine light flashes and the fuel pump engages ( because I can hear it switch on ). Then it will start. Once you are driving it, the car will shut down and refuse to start until that check engine light flashes and I can hear the furl pump again. It will do this over and over. I'm thinking there is a bad connection somewhere, perhaps the security system since it sounds like the fuel pump is being cut off causing the car to stall. The ignition key was so worn out I had a new one cut, but I am still thinking it's in the ignition. There are no other problems with the car. In fact it runs like a bat out of hell once it's going. Any ideas, suggestions? I was told by someone that this happens to Nissans of the past a lot, but I can't find any message boards with this specific problem. I don't want to blow money on a new ignition if it's not the issue? Any help I'd appreciate.
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Guest
February 16, 2013.



I would suggest starting with testing the relays. It could be a faulty relay or even the engine computer.

KHLow2008
Feb 16, 2013.