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Won't start? My Altima is suddenly not starting. The battery is not dead and their is over a half of tank of gas. I replaced the fuses for the fuel injector and fuel pump but it still won't work. I think it might be the fuel pump, but I'm not sure. What could be wrong when you turn the key and its just revving up, but won't actually turn on?

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If it sounds like it is turning over faster than usual the timing belt could be broke, turn the key on and listen if you can hear the fuel pump switch on

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Check the fuel pump, you should hear it cycle every time you turn the key to the "ON" position. If not, check that it iis getting power with a volt meter or power tester. If it is getting power but not cycling, then it may need to be replaced.
Check the coil pack with a spark tester (be careful that the "spark" does not "jump" to you because it will hurt). If no spark, then you will need to make sure it is getting power and signal to work. If it is getting power and signal but not "sparking", then it may need be replaced.
If not getting power to above, then you need to check all the wiring connections. Disconnect and check to make sure is clean inside and that none of the connectors are damaged/broken/melted. Make sure the wires are securely attached to the connectors. Check that power is passing through each connection.
If none of the above apply or work, then it is possible the ECM may be bad. The only 100% reliable place to have it checked is the Dealer as the have spefically made test equipment.

Posted on Nov 03, 2011

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