I change my starter this week after it went bad due to a hard starting problem i had. but i was told it could be the cam sensor that cause it to go bad in the 1st place is that possible??????? be for i go change it
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Re: can a cam sensor cause a hard start
Yes, cam sensor can cause a hard starting condition, but not that common on a 2000 maxima. I haven't replaced single one on a 2000 Max and I have one also (maxima that is) . Never had any problem with cam or crank sensors. I think that your problem is somewhere else, like IAC valve circuit. Just a tip. Its kinda hard to diagnose something over the computer, without Consult2 (Nissan scanner) beeing hooked up to the car and seeing what the car is doing while cranking for my self.
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cam or crank sensor or the ground wire from the battery to the body. Cam and crank sensor will cause the no start but the clicking sounds leads me to believe the little wire running from your battery ground is most likely the cause. if all else the altenator is no longer working and that can go any time
a bad engine coolant temperature sensor will cause cold no start conditions.your coolant sensor main sensor during cold start condition because when engine coolant cold PCM will cause rich fuel mixture for cold start up when engine coolant and oxygen sensor warms up cause engine goo in close loop lean mixture.but coolant sensor is the main information sensor if bad it will cause many problems.
some thing is wrong, it sounds like they may have left a vacuum line loose or forgot to hook one up, i have done a few of these and the starter is under the intake and things have to be removed, maybe a gasket is no good from removing throtlebody, but something is wrong, also how was the car running before the starter went bad? was the car sitting for four months and then the starter was done or were you driving it often and the starter went bad? a bad o2 sensor would not cause this problem and if its that weak the engine light should of come on, something is not right i would take it to another shop and let them check it and if its due to the starter job then give the bill to them. good luck.
Will it turn over but not CRANK? The Coil on this year model is famous for going out as is the cam position sensor. If you've tried replacing the starter and are sure you're getting fuel to the injector rail then the next thing to look at is COIL.. a bad Cam Sensor would give you a rough idle, hard start, and CEL. The Coil sits on top of the valve cover and has all 6 spark plug wires running from cylinders to it. Check your local autoparts store for a new coil as the dealer will really charge you big time for one.
If starter was not engaging yesterday could be a starter or battery starting to go bad could have that problem again, cam and crank sensor will not stop the starter from turning the engine, the motor will not start up and just keep cranking.Hope this was very helpful.
REPLACE THE POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE.BESURE TO BUY SOME FLEXIBLE WIRE CONDUIT.PROTECT WIRE FROM RUBBING CAUSING SHORT.ALSO REPLACE NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE.DUE TO YOUR CAR BEING PCM CONTROL BY DISCONNECTING NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE WILL CAUSE STARTING PROBLEMS AND STEERING PROBLEMS WITH NEWER CARS WITH ELECTRIC POWER STEERING.LET VOLKSWAGON DEALER REPLACE CABLES AND STARTER.