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Car won't start

I stopped at a stoplight and when i hit the gas to go again the car started jerking like it was out of gas but i have a half of tank. it continued to do that on and off til i got home. now the car won't start at all.

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  • prpitdawg Sep 12, 2008

    how can i check for codes w/o the check engine light being on?

  • prpitdawg Sep 13, 2008

    thank you for the help but i can't get the car to start so i can do that. do have any suggestions for this problem? i was told that there is an exhaust leak before but that that problem would only affect my gas mileage. it was suggested to me that the starter or fuel pump probably caused my car to **** like that and eventually caused it to not be able to start. is this a possibilty? thank you again.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    While you are in there test the fuel pressure.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    You will need to check the system for trouble codes, then post back here withe codes



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Vheck the 4 wire connector to the mass air flow sensor and wiggle them while the car is running. This is a common problem with nissans. Also check the air intake boot from the air filter housing to the engine for a hole in it. Either one of these could cause a bucking when trying to accelerate. Hope this helps.

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