1998 NISSAN MAXIMA HARD STARTING

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  • lac8362
  • 1998 Nissan Maxima

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1998 Nissan Maxima 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 025000 miles

1998 nissian maxima- new problem won't start in cold or sitting it starts after almost killing the battery and having to jump start. Runs great when running shutvoff car and starts back up then after sitting awhile won't start again help please. Changed plugs cam sensor computer still same problem

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 AT 9:57 AM

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  • rasmataz
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Next time it refuses to start-do below

Get a starting fluid or ether and spray into the carb or the throttle body on an EFI. Did it start and die? If not disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine -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, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors- Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it

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Thursday, January 29th, 2009 AT 12:36 AM
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The crank and cam sensors were changed it wont start with starting fluid sprayed into throtle body rulinmg out a fuel problem very hard starting or not at all it seems to kick back like its out of time but it runs fine when it gets running

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Thursday, January 29th, 2009 AT 8:56 AM
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Test the coil's primary and secondary windings resistances and the crank angle sensor

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Thursday, January 29th, 2009 AT 1:52 PM

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