Crank no start after car sat for two weeks

Tiny
KATIE1984
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  • 2006 NISSAN XTERRA
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 164,375 MILES
Car sat for two weeks with dead battery now it is cranking but wont start. So we replaced crankshaft sensor, cam sensor check, all fuses and relay thru are good, starter good, alternator good, got new battery. No start all lights come on though. Someone said the computer in the car doesn't know what to do because it sat so long? We are out of ideas and money at this point. Help please.
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Friday, April 26th, 2019 AT 3:47 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Okay, a vehicle needs three things to start, fuel, spark (delivered at the right time), and compression. If these three things are present, an engine has no choice but to start, So let's start eliminating these systems as the problem, until we find the problem one. So, let's start with spark. I have included a link down below for you to go to.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-an-ignition-system

Please go through this guide and get back to us with what you are able to find out.

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Alex
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Saturday, April 27th, 2019 AT 12:29 PM
Tiny
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No spark but fuel pump kicks on. A Nissan tech said the no spark could be due to the ECU computer security system.
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Saturday, April 27th, 2019 AT 12:40 PM
Tiny
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Hello again,

Is the security indicator lamp on your vehicle's dashboard illuminated?

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Saturday, April 27th, 2019 AT 1:55 PM
Tiny
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It is on but it doesn't not stay on. The VDC light and slip light stay on.
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Saturday, April 27th, 2019 AT 3:42 PM
Tiny
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Okay,

If the security indicator lamp just comes on for lamp check then goes out, your vehicle's no start condition is not because of the security system. Okay, no spark, there's our problem. This could be a problem with your vehicle's Crankshaft Position Sensor (CKP). Your vehicle's Power-train Control Module (PCM) uses the signal from the CKP for crankshaft rotation(Engine RPM's) and for the misfire monitor. If the PCM doesn't get the CKP signal, it wont know that the engine is rotating, and therefore will not start it. I have included a few links below for you to go to:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-a-crank-shaft-angle-sensor-works
https://www.2carpros.com/articles/symptoms-of-a-bad-crankshaft-sensor
https://www.2carpros.com/articles/crankshaft-angle-sensor-replacement

Please go through these guides and get back to us with what you are able to find out.

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Alex
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Saturday, April 27th, 2019 AT 5:49 PM
Tiny
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The shifter is stuck in neutral. How can I fix this problem?
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Saturday, April 27th, 2019 AT 10:44 PM
Tiny
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Now its security system. Help!
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Monday, April 29th, 2019 AT 8:50 PM
Tiny
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Hello again,

Okay, this is sounding more and more like a ground problem. Today's vehicle's use a single ground for many electrical circuits on the vehicle. I have included in the diagrams down below a Ground Distribution Wiring Diagram and the locations of the two grounds I want you to inspect. They are Ground M57 and M61 respectively. To inspect these make sure that they are clean, corrosion free, tight, and are making good metal to metal contact. The same goes for the ring connectors that attach to the ground. Please check these grounds and get back to us with what you are able to find out.

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Alex
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Monday, April 29th, 2019 AT 9:30 PM
Tiny
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Okay put new battery in new crankshaft sensor now the dash lights and everything come on but the radio and the car with key light is staying on! Help
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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 AT 1:37 AM
Tiny
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Hello,

Okay, I have included for you in the diagrams down below a comprehensive factory diagnostic troubleshooting guide for the immobilizer/anti-theft security system in your vehicle. You will need to use a multimeter do perform the steps in the guide, so I have included a link for you to go to if you are unfamiliar with how to use one.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-voltmeter

Please go through the guides and get back to us with what you are able to find out.

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Alex
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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 AT 6:31 AM
Tiny
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Half of the fuse box isnt working but fuses are good do I need to replace the fuse box or ecu?
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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 AT 11:00 AM

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