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2008 nissan starting problems

When i tried to start my 2008 altima today i had a hard time. the engine would crank but it wouldnt turn over. and when it finally started it hesitated for about a minute. it sounded like clogged injector or spark plugs. the car doesnt even have 5000 miles yet.and i only use premium gasoline. after it started i drove it for a while and shut it off and it started right up. Do you think it was bad gas or something else?

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Check spark plugs and wires out first. was there alot of moisture in the air? use some fuel injector cleaner in gas tank

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Fuel pump nissan altima 2008


I wouldn't more likely to think there is an issue with the crank sensor as they are more common for causing a no start condition. They should have also triggered a check engine light a while back.

The first thing you should do is check for fuel pressure and spark. If you have no spark than the crank/cam sensor would be a reasonable start. If there is no fuel pressure than you would need to make sure the fuel pump is getting power and has a good ground before replacing it.

There are some mechanical issues that can cause a no start condition as well.

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2008 nissan altima shut down suddenly getting on freeway.....now engine wont even crank over and engine fans turn on when acc switch is on


When you turn on your AC, it overrides the fan programming. Its supposed to come on every time you turn your AC on. That is working properly.
Without looking under your hood, with my tools, I cannot even begin to list all the reasons why your engine will not turn over, other than an electrical issue.
Could be as simple as a blown fuse, could be total computer failier.
Too many variables.
I would go to a licensed mechanic for help.

Good Luck.

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My 2006 Nissan Altima started skipping or a slight buck today and has off and off for a few weeks, but today when it did that, the engine light came on. The mechanic checked it and said it was the crank...


My 2006 Altima used to be HORRIBLE. The engine would sometimes be hard to start. Bucked like crazy. It would stall randomly if I was stopped or driving slowly (stopping or going for a light, while slowing down during turns). After a couple calls, over a period of months, checking for recalls they finally said there was a recall on the entire engine. Thank goodness my car was still under its 100K miles. Nissan fixed it, as they should. They also claimed the crank sensors needed to be replaced & that my engine mount was cracked. We just paid for all that b/c we were finally glad to have the engine problem resolved free of charge. Loooong story short, have your local dealer check for recalls.

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2008 Altima won't start or turn over till after 5 or more tries


may need to replace both the camshaft sensor, & crankshaft sensors, I believe that both are located near distributor/ & timing belt cover & top of engine.

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2005 altima 2.5s Check engine light is on, If for some reason you don't start it on the first try, it has a hard time starting unless you pump the gas pedal while turning key. Takes about 2-3 seconds to...


There is a known issue with the crank/cam sensors. They are on there third update from Nissan. The normal symptom is an extended crank and occasional rough running. Knowing what code is turning on the check engine light will seal the deal on whether or not its the cam/crank sensors.

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A common problem on this vehicle is failure of the Crankshaft Position (CKP) Sensor. Failure of the CKP Sensor will result in the vehicle not starting. The cost to repair the CKP Sensor is estimated at $29.13 for parts and $26.00 for labor.

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