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Replaced fuel pump in 2009 Altima. now engine runs for a few seconds and then shuts down like it's starving for fuel. Have plenty of pressure at the fuel rail.

Now engine starts and runs for a few seconds and then shuts down like it's starving for fuel. Have plenty of pressure at the fuel rail.

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Try leaving the gas lid off for about an hour. Also replace fuel filter.

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Get some new O-rings, and this time put oil on them before you insert them into the fuel rail. The regulator is alright.The problem is that the o-rings can roll up, or twist when push em in dry. Had this problem once, easy fix, but was frustrating.

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First, change the fuel filter, and make sure the lines are good. Check the intake manifold bolts for tighness, check all vacuum lines. Best to have it running, wiggle them around and listen for a hiss. Lastly, change idle control sensor, if the other suggestions don't make a difference.

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This happened to my 1997 Altima GXE a couple years ago. The coolant sensor is bad ($30-40 part). The coolant sensor is reading that the temp is cool on a warmed up engine and actually causes the engine to run rich (thinking it is a cold engine). The problem is intermittant and happened at the worse times.

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SOURCE: how to change 1997 nissan altima fuel pump

check fuel pump. then if nothing is wrong with it, you could be losing fuel somewhere. drop the gas tank in the rear, then look inside or could be on top of it

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