Car cranks but won't start.

Tiny
BLUEBANANA
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  • 2000 NISSAN MAXIMA
  • 3.0L
  • V6
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 124,000 MILES
My 2000 maxima crank but won't start. It's got a new battery and starter. Starter was tested at autozone. I just put in a new crankshaft position sensor (the REF and the POS) and a camshaft position sensor. I also just put in a new ignition coil (the front). The fuel pump does sound like it turns on when the key is in the on position. I'm not sure what to do now. Please help
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Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 AT 10:22 PM

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Tiny
HMAC300
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Hello,

This sounds like a ECCS relay is not working. But to be sure lets run some test to check it out here are two guides to help walk us through to get the engine going again.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-an-electrical-relay-and-wiring-control-circuit

The ECCS relay location is in the diagram below. Please let us know what happens.
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Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 AT 6:58 AM
Tiny
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You guys are the best I ordered a new ESSC relay and installed it, fired right up! I love this site.
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Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 AT 7:00 PM
Tiny
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Nice work, we are here to help, please use 2CarPros anytime.
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Thursday, March 6th, 2014 AT 5:37 AM
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JUSTIN DOWELL
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  • 2000 NISSAN MAXIMA
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  • V6
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I have replaced the fuel pump, spark plugs, and ignition coils. Checked the fuel pump relay/fuse. The car only starts when I spray starter fluid inside the throttle body. The battery and alternator are fine. I am trying to figure out why my car wont start. Any help would be appreciated.
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Saturday, December 8th, 2018 AT 5:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
CATAFINA
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Check the fuel pump control module left side of trunk it powers the fuel pump.
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Saturday, December 8th, 2018 AT 5:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JUSTIN DOWELL
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Checked for the switch, but it was not there. Could it be located in a different location?
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Saturday, December 8th, 2018 AT 5:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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If all you did was replace the pump then try resetting security system see link.
https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-reset-a-security-system
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Saturday, December 8th, 2018 AT 5:11 PM (Merged)
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DRIBBLE1955
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Car sat for four weeks after I started trying to get to it to start. It would not tun over or do anything. I replaced the battery, then the battery terminals, the the fusable link at the battery. I had the starter tested and it tedted "okay". Finally I replaced the starter and it now cranks normally, but will not start up. Could it need to be "primed" to get it going?
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Saturday, December 8th, 2018 AT 5:11 PM (Merged)
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Cranks but no start condition:

Fuel and Spark:
Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine at least 3/16 away from ground -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it.
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Saturday, December 8th, 2018 AT 5:11 PM (Merged)
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MURRAY1964
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My car started to start like the battery wes going dead when I left a store. Then when I got home I had to jump start it. The next time I went to start it it wouldn't so I bought a new battery and thought that would do the trick but it didn't. It wont even start with a jump start. It makes no noise except a buzzing sound in the engine area. Hope you can help. Thanks, Murray
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Saturday, December 8th, 2018 AT 5:11 PM (Merged)
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JACK42
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Check your battery connections to be sure they are clean and tight. IF not you wont get full voltage to the starter and it wont work. Next check for 12 volts at themain starter lug (pos cable) and for 12 volts at thesmall wire on the starter with key in crank position. If has 12 volts at the small wire, but wont turn over the starter is bad
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Saturday, December 8th, 2018 AT 5:11 PM (Merged)
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LSTAFFORD
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I started the car with my electric starter let the car warm up, then all the lights and power went out, I found that the fusible had blow upon replacing it, it blow i'm not getting any power at all what can it be?
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Saturday, December 8th, 2018 AT 5:11 PM (Merged)
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RACI47
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Which fuse had blown?
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Saturday, December 8th, 2018 AT 5:11 PM (Merged)
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The fusible link that is attached the the battery cable.
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Saturday, December 8th, 2018 AT 5:11 PM (Merged)
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RACI47
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Check the battery voltage and see if the voltage is carrying to the starter solenoid track the positive wire it should lead right to it. Check the fuses under the dash and the fuses in the boxes under the hood also.
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Saturday, December 8th, 2018 AT 5:11 PM (Merged)
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I attempted to install myself a remote start by bulldog security on my 2000 nissan maxima se. It was installed and worked for the first few starts. It now wont start unless I hot wire it. If I unhook the entire remote start and put all cables back to where they were the ignition wont even turn the engine over. I turn the key to start and nothing happens not even clicking or anything. I have tried disconnecting the battery and I disabled the cars security device. But im still not getting the car to start without having to hot wire it. Whats my problem?
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Saturday, December 8th, 2018 AT 5:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Recheck the wiring you replaced. Something has to have been installed incorrectly.
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Saturday, December 8th, 2018 AT 5:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I took out the remote start and every wire is connected exactly where it is supposed to be after coming from the factory.
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Saturday, December 8th, 2018 AT 5:11 PM (Merged)
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Then there is either a problem with the ignition switch, starter relay, starter, or the wiring between.
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Saturday, December 8th, 2018 AT 5:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I had one of my buddies come by and chek it out. I hooked up the key sense wires and blew the key sense so he just bypassed it so now I can use my duplicate key that doesn't have the micro chip in it
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