Question about 1997 Nissan.5 Altima
Backed it in the garage, came out the next morning and she wouldn't start. Fuel pump is working. It at times tries to start. I thought possibly it jumped time. The timing chains seem to be quite tight as to making me think that it isn't that. Possibly a module in the distributer? Sure could use some knowledge here. By the way it is a double overhead cam, 4 cyl.
You might check the coil points and condensor or if it has one the sensor on the side of the distributor. i dont remember if it has points and condensor or not but either way it will keep it from starting
Posted on Dec 28, 2008
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Your problem may be one of the following:
First check or just replace the fuel filter. Usually located under the car in front of the rear axle, drivers side.
Next, the fuel pump may be worn out. Usually they just stop working (running).
Next, check the fuel pressure regulator. Usually located on the front fuel rail, drivers side.
Is the vacuum line attached? Not leaking or rotted?
Also, do you smell a strong fuel odor when it won't start? May be one or more stuck-open injectors, or the coil pack is bad.
Checking these in the order listed will more than likely fix your problem.
The clicking noise indicates the battery can no longer run the starter, which also means the fuel pump won't run either.
It could be a fuel issue. How old is the fuel filter? Can you hear the pump run for a few seconds when you turn the key on? Try turning the key to ON without trying to start engine three times waiting for the pump to stop running each time. Then try to start the engine. If it starts, Its a form of Vapor lock caused by the extreme heat we have had lately, and a weak fuel pump.
If none of this works, try a new fuel filter first. From there have someone check the fuel pressure regulator and then the pump. If you are in need of a new pump, take my word for it and spend the money to get one from a Dealer, and not from your favorite parts store. Most parts store parts are made in China and they are JUNK.
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