Question about 2005 Nissan Sentra
I have a 2005 Nissan Sentra which runs perfectly except for 1 issue. Every so often when I go to start the car, the engine will not turn over and it take 2-3 attempts for it to finally start. It always starts eventually by the 3rd try with no turnover probelms. On the 1st or 2nd attempt, it repeatedly turns over and sometimes on the 2nd attempt it held long enough, it will start.
What is weird about this problem is the fact that it does not occur on a regular basis. Sometimes it occurs 1X a day, sometimes 2X a day, sometimes never. It usually happens when the car is started after having sat for a short (>1hr <4hr) period of time. In other words, when I get up in the morning and go to work (after it sat for 8-10 hours overnight), it never happens. And when I leave work in the afternoon (again after having sat for 8-10 hours), rarely happens. It's usually after going somewhere and then leaving after 30 mins or 1 hour when I go to start it that I notice it.
I have added a video of it here (sorry, the sound isn't that loud).
Also, I took it to my local mechanic who I go to frequently, but he could not identify the problem because he could not get it to occur (since it is somewhat random).
any help is greatly appreciated.
You need a fuel pump.
Posted on Sep 14, 2008
Everyone who decided to try and say what the solution is is wrong for on a fuel pump would cause the car to run like **** at all times and the starter?? if your car is turning over then the starter is working....the problem is actually being caused by the crankshaft positioning sensor check the codes
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
A friend of mine has a 2002 and he had the same problem... replacing the starter and solenoid soved the problem... doesn't hurt to try...
Posted on Oct 16, 2008
There was a recall on the the starters on 05 sentra's something to do with not letting enough air in or somthing, I had the same problem at about 40,000 miles, it was an easy fix, take it to a dealer.....just wait til you head gasket goes at 90,000 now thats a headache
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
SOURCE: I have a 2006 Nissan
You need to find out what the error code is - Service engine soon means an error code was generated.
With the problem you discribed, it sounds like a coil problem. If a crack has developed in the casing, the crack size changes with temperature changes. Also make sure that the wires are in good shape.
Posted on Jun 06, 2011
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