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96 nissan sentra wants to start but won't

We've got spark, we've got fuel, we've got compression. Ran fine, shut it off one night and now it won't start. Any ideas?

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    christi_witt Feb 25, 2012

    We figured it out. The cylinders were gas washed because the coolant temperature sensor was bad. Poured about 2 tablespons of oil into each cylinder, let it sit overnight and next afternoon put the spark plugs back in, pulled the fuse to fuel pump, gave it a shot of ether and it started right up. When it died, I put the fuel pump fuse back in and it started back up no problem. Warning - it smoked ALOT while burning the oil off the cylinders but went away quickly.

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Jumped timing belt.

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sounds very much like the coolant temp sensor
, this tells the pcm that the engine is cold, sometimes they fail and tell the pcm the car is at -40 degrees, the pcm then tries to compensate by keeping the injectors open for too long flooding the engine. the part is inexpensive, and normally easy to replace. It can be checked with a scan tool, or a volt/ohms tester,

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SOURCE: 97 nissan sentra will not start

was it very cold if so the engine could flooded .The gas will wash the oil of the cylinder walls if flooded. try holding gas peddle to the floor wile trying to start.this cuts the fuel of to the engine.or your timing chain stretches hope this helps

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it should be underneath your car in between the firewall and the engine. Now you don't want to supply direct power to your starter because you'll end up frying it. However to just start the car once you've located the starter, get a long screwdriver with a plastic handle and connect the two wires with the screwdriver.

As for a long term fix, without investing the money to replace the necessary parts. You will need to attach a wire that can handle 12v to both wires on your starter separately. Then connect the other ends of both wires to a switch that can handle 12v, and mount that in your car somewhere. Then whenever you need to start your car just flip the switch on until the car starts then once it is started flip it back off.
I know this sounds like a lot but it is very doable with about $5 and a little bit of time.

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a drain and fill is about 3.5 litres.if you pump it out completely including the torque converter,about 10 litres

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lOOK BEHIND THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT. Compartmet is probabily plastic and all you have to do is push in real hard to get them past dash board.

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