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2002 Nissan Altima

I have a 2002 nissan altima and i have had the egr valves cleaned tune up w/ spark plugs changed and my car is having a problem with starting 
when i try to crank it up right after i turned it off its fine or even when its been sitting for a long time its fine but if i go in the store and an hour later come to start the car it has a problem catching it even makes like a puff sound sometimes, i have to give it some gas to start it most of the time can someone help and i even put the fuel injector cleaner in the car twice on a full tank help before i push the car in a ditch.

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  • veronicaleto Oct 03, 2008

    i have an 02 nissan altima with the same problem, now mine wont start at all it cranks and makes the puff sound but nothing.Iam going to go have my fuel injectors checked . hope you get an answer soon

  • crrmac Feb 19, 2009

    I cant get my car to crank but once in a blue also made a horible noise. took it to dealer and they replaced the springs on the ignition coils. this helped it crank easier about 2 or 3 times and then it still would only crank occasionally and was still vry noisy. found a trustworthy mechanic who did the diagnotic and it said i needed a new cam and crank shaft position sensor. upon review while tearing into the timing chain area, one of the tension arms had broken loose causing the timing to be off. this contributed to the cranking issue along with needing the new cam/crank sensors. the loose chain caused a "rut " to be dug into the timiing chain casing. needless to say.....AAAAAHHHH....we are still in the process of having all of this fixed, i will updat yall when it is all fixed as to how well it cranks.



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It is likely the EGR Valve. If you are going to replace it, make sure that it is the exact valve for your car. Take the Vehicile ID number with you to get the exact Valve.Although they may look exactly the same, your car might not run with another EGR. they are caliberated to the engine and it has to be exact.

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