1995 Nissan Altima my car will not start

Tiny
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  • 1995 NISSAN ALTIMA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 190,000 MILES
My car will turn over good and it sounds like it will almost start I have changed the disubuter cap and rotor cap new batterey and spark plugs. It is getting fuel and fire it almost sounds like it will run but will not. Plz help ty Dan in Texas
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Thursday, December 20th, 2007 AT 12:12 PM

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Tiny
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Try replacing the starter
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Tuesday, December 25th, 2007 AT 10:15 PM
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Did the problem exist before these repairs? If not, then most likely it's your timing. Make sure that the cap and rotor were put on right. If you took off the distributor, make sure it's aligned properly (>< marks on distributor and engine).
If the problem was there before, then did you check for oil inside distributor (take the rotor and black cap off). The Camshaft Position Sensor is under that cap, and if oil gets on it, your car will stall and won't start up.
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Thursday, January 10th, 2008 AT 1:26 PM
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Is it really getting fuel, ask yourself that question, how did you test, get some starting fluid and open airbox and spray a few squirts into tube above filter, close and and try to start, if it does then someon is quessing wrong, it will probably stall by the time you read this again, but do what u have done and found solution for everyone.
Hi, I have had a similar issue, took the car to a shop they replaced a bunch of parts that they said were definitely bad, but thats another story, they gave me a BS story each time they replaced something, and I am talking a reputible shop in town here, not some joe shmo, found the issue myself after doing some thinking, if you cannot start car, have someone else turn key for you and you listen from backseat with the larger half of the seat folded forward, the fuel pump is right below where the velcro connects the trunk carpet right below there, but to get to it back seat comes out, along with the round pressed metal surround under the plastic pieces there along with them. Anyways listen for the fuel pump as the other person turns key, you cant do this test yourself. If you hear nothing, its most likely it, try a few times, then get out and rock the car back and forth a couple times from side to side, at this point the wire which is half broken inside may align itself, try listening again, if you are able to start car, then get the sending unit or fuel pump harness kit, forget which it was, but the wire that is bad is the one that connects to top of the fuel tank seal and the other side to the fuel pump. I hope this saves a lot of headaches for everyone, and I can't believe that nissan doesnt even have this documented. Definite design flw, basically what happens is while driving the sending unit along with fuel pump are suspended by 2 fuel lines and this wire harness, and it, just like any piece of metal eventually partially breaks when folded back and forth a thousand times.I dont believe you can buy the cable itself, it comes as a part of the kit or sending unit, one connector is flat, other square with rounded corners, I believe around 80$ bucks at nissan dealer only. Good luck, let me know how it works out.
-Miro
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