Have a nissan 1996 maxima 3.0 the motor cranks over fine but takes long time to start sometimes engine will almost stop like out of time
if i adjust the idle at the iac it starts better or sooner like within 2 cranks
i herd that the trans may need to be pulled and mateing surfaces have to be cleaned ground problem
oonly code is for the knock sensor bank 1
this has been getting worse also smells like fuel
exhaust smells gassy when started and smokes
Thoroughly clean interior of throttle body especially area where butterfly flap seats and all drillings, use aerosol carb cleaner, check air filter and spark plugs (platinum type only!). Then set idle with a consult unit or similar, engine management must be in service mode to set idle properly. Also test coolant temp sensor it may be open circuit. If you don't know how to do this ask me. Forget about earth if starter turns engine over at normal speed.
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The warning lights coming on with the key in the on position is normal. If the key is turned to the start position and the engine will not crank over, suspect an internal starter motor problem or lack of power to the starter solenoid. You can try tapping on the starter motor with a blunt object while someone holds the key in the crank position to see if it starts when this problem occurs. If it starts using this procedure, the starter motor will be defective
You migh have an Injector leak down problem, the fuel rail goes empty and while you keep cranking the fuel rail fills up building pressure and then the engine starts, this normally happens if the vehicle is parked for more then 3-4 hours.
If your key is not programmed for the car, then it will have this issue. I bought a 99 Maxima 3 weeks ago. One of the keys was programmed and worked perfectly. The other would turn the car over and stop it immediately. If you do this too many times without the key being programmed from the dealer or another source, it will erase all keys that are programmed and lock down the ignition.
Test for proper fuel pressure with a test gauge
on the fuel rail, most
body injection cars (TBI) are between 13 psi and 17 psi. and most (DPI) direct
port inject systems are between 40 psi and 55 psi. If no or little fuel pressure
is observed and there is
12 volt power
present at the fuel pump, the fuel pump has failed and needs replacing.