One minute car starts right up then next time willnot start at all

Tiny
MARSHALL ONE
  • 1988 NISSAN STANZA
  • 15,000 MILES

Already replaced coils. Not the probelm

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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 AT 9:02 PM

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Tiny
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When it doesn't start, you need to check for spark and fuel to the engine. One will be missing.

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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 AT 9:08 PM
Tiny
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The motor is getting fuel. Replaced coils on it. Dont know if module is bad

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Thursday, December 15th, 2011 AT 6:46 PM
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If fuel pressure is within spec and you have a good hot spark, make sure the injectors are getting power. You may have fuel to the engine but not making it in. See if it will start with starting fluid.

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Thursday, December 15th, 2011 AT 6:53 PM
Tiny
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Im looking mainly in dist. Area, I tuned car up and that is when it started acting up. Is it possible to have a bad pickup in distr. When motor was cold car would start after it runs alittle while then forget about trying to get it started

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Thursday, December 15th, 2011 AT 7:17 PM
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Then you are losing spark?

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Thursday, December 15th, 2011 AT 9:35 PM
Tiny
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Are my ignition modules going bad?

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Thursday, December 15th, 2011 AT 9:55 PM
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There is a chance the module or crank sensor. Has the check engine light come on? If so, have the computer scanned to identify where the problem is coming from.

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Thursday, December 15th, 2011 AT 10:01 PM
Tiny
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No check engine light. According to local parts store there is no crank sensor for this car. The motor is the 8 plug four cylinder. I thought the same thing about the sensor.

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Thursday, December 15th, 2011 AT 10:19 PM

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