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2006 Nissan Altima Problems starting

My Nissan Altima usually only starts on the second try. If I hold the key in the ignition and let the fuel pressure build up before starting it, it starts almost immediately. I have heard that it might be the Camshaft position sensor and I replaced that, but it didn't help. I also heard that it might be the fuel pump pressure check valve. I can't find any help on that valve online. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also while driving, the car lurches forward when switching from 1st to 2nd gear. I know it has to be something with the fuel but I'm not sure what it is.

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I would put a canister of fuel injector cleaner in your vehicle to start out with. Only cost you about $7 bucks. This should help if you have some fuel line gunk causing the stall. I would not think it is a spark plug or sensor issue because you are able to start it when the fuel line is pressurized. This leads me to believe that it is a fuel pump issue. I know the Altimas have a sensor to detect that enough pressure is being exerted, but it doesn't mean that it can get to that pressure immediately. If this is the case you will have to change the entire fuel pump assembly. I suggest you get use to putting on your seatbelt after you turn your key halfway to let the pressure build. I have a Nissan Sentra and it had the same issue, I replaced the fuel assembly...it went bad again after 2 years.

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Have you done a tune up like replace the fuel filter, change oil and replace the spark plugs.

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i would try a fuel filter first. the fuel gauge going crazy is most likely the sender they go bad and eventually stop working. the bummer is you have to replace the fuel module. these aftermarket are about 200 bucks. the module comes with the pump and sender which is the next part you want to look at. gm has some issues with the harness to the fuel pump externaly. it actualy will melt and start to lose conection. i would check this by visualy inspecting the plug on top of the tank. unplug it and take a look. if it is at all disscolored replace the pump (module). the new pump comes with a replacement harness (make sure its in the box)hope this helps and good luck

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BEFORE YOU TRY TO START YOUR CAR, TURN THE KEY TO THE ON POSITION AND STOP TO HEAR A WHISSING SOUND COMING FROM YOUR FUEL TANK. IF YOU HEAR THAT NOISE, THAT IS YOUR FUEL PUMP ENGAGING AND IT IS WORKING FINE. IF NOT, YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY GET IT CHANGED. ITS A GRUELING PROCESS SO HAVE A MECHANIC DO IT. IF YOUR FUEL PUMP IS WORKING, TRYING CHECKING THE PRESSURE OF YOUR FUEL. YOU MIGHT NEED A NEW FUEL FILTER(IT CAN GET CLOGGED UP) OR YOUR FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR MAY BE MALFUNCTIONING.

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SOURCE: crankshaft and camshaft sensors location in nissan altima 2003

You are incorrect sir. There is a very good Youtube video showing you exactly where it is that is how I changed mine. The Crankshaft is located behind the engine block below and around from the cam sensor which is easly spotted looking at the engine. The crankshaft is in a difficult spot but once you figure out where it is it's easy...ish hope this helps

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Went to gas station after half hour drive. Went to start wouldn't start. Coding p1610 lock code. Why would it do this after I already drove it. Doesn't make sense to me. 2005 Nissan Altima 2.5


Tech notes This code is usually triggered when a not registered or damaged key is used to start the engine. When the starting operation is carried out five or more times consecutively with the same unregistered key, the system will lock. If the problem occurs try disconnecting the car battery for about 30 minutes and then try starting the engine with a known registered key. If the problem persist you have to have the dealer erase the code and reprogram the keys again.

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4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 twice (total of three cycles).
5. Start the engine.

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The following directions will help you decode your 2002-2006 Nissan Altima's Service Engine Soon (SES) light and reset it.<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Obtain The Trouble Code</span><br /> <ol> <li>Turn the ignition key to the ON position and wait three seconds.</li> <li>Put the accelerator pedal to the floor and release it five times in less than five seconds.</li> <li>Wait exactly seven seconds. Put the accelerator pedal to the floor for ten seconds until the SES light flashes.</li> <li>Release the accelerator pedal and start counting flashes to obtain the four-digit trouble code.<br /></li></ol> <ul> <li>Long flashes (0.6 seconds) indicate the first digit of the code; count the blinks one through nine and write down the first digit. (Ten blinks indicates a zero.) </li> <li> The next three digits blink faster (0.3 second) and have a 1 second pause between digits.</li> <li>The ECM code repeats until you turn the ignition key to the OFF position.</li> <li>You can look up the trouble codes in the Service Manual.</li> <li>If you get four blinks of ten, or 0000, the ECM indicates no malfunction.<br /></li></ul> <br style="font-weight: bold;" /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Clear The Trouble Code</span><br /> <ol> <li> Clear the code and the SES light by holding the accelerator pedal down to the floor for 10 seconds or more while the SES light is blinking.</li> <li>When the pedal is released, the ECM will erase the trouble code(s).</li></ol>

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My 2006 Altima sometimes doesn't start right away it will start the second time it turns over. Doesn't happen all the time .


Treat it like a diesel. Turn the key round to auxiliary, leave for a few seconds for the fuel pump to initialise and then turn it the rest to start.

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could be discharged battery after battery sets awhile like overnight there is a voltage drop and it will cause slow starts also clean and inspect battery top, terminals, connections and cables for corrosion and or breaks all of which will make for slow starts and eventually a no start conditon

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check your fuel rail for fuel pressure. see if your getting enough gas.

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I replaced my battery in my 2006 nissan altima, car started right up, however the alarm set off and when the car started the battery light stayed on and also the brake light. There is no throttle either...


Hi Judy, sounds like your Altima has gone in to the secruity immobilzer mode. Your car thinks you are trying to steal it!
Depending on what factory system you have installed will determine how to remedy it...

Here is the basic relearn procedure---Lock & unlock your doors with the KEY.
1) Turn the key to the ON position and wait 15 seconds.

2) Turn the key to the OFF position and wait 30 seconds.

3) Repeat steps 1 & 2.

If problems still remains, follow the same procedure with the valet key or another key that is registered to that immobilizer system on the vehicle.
Also, check your owners manual---there should be more security advice in there.

I hope this helps...holler back if you need more assistance...

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Have you tried to turn the wheel far to the left as you try to turn the key? Also try to turn the key backwards in the ignition while holding wheel to the left. If those don't work, maybe try sliding the key in with a little WD-40 as this will lubricate the ribs in the ignition slightly and just insert/remove key slowly and quickly a few times and then try the steps above.

Does the car have a key release button? Sometimes these get stuck with the wheel turned slightly and the ribs of the ignition will not close on the key to allow for operation of the ignition.

Let me know,

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How to change fuel pump on 2005 Nissan Altima?


BEFORE YOU TRY TO START YOUR CAR, TURN THE KEY TO THE ON POSITION AND STOP TO HEAR A WHISSING SOUND COMING FROM YOUR FUEL TANK. IF YOU HEAR THAT NOISE, THAT IS YOUR FUEL PUMP ENGAGING AND IT IS WORKING FINE. IF NOT, YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY GET IT CHANGED. ITS A GRUELING PROCESS SO HAVE A MECHANIC DO IT. IF YOUR FUEL PUMP IS WORKING, TRYING CHECKING THE PRESSURE OF YOUR FUEL. YOU MIGHT NEED A NEW FUEL FILTER(IT CAN GET CLOGGED UP) OR YOUR FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR MAY BE MALFUNCTIONING.

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Test Inhibitor Switch


HELLO I HAVE A 95 NISSAN ALTIMA THAT DID THIS SAME THING AND IT WAS THE STARTER CHANGE THE STARTER AND YOUR PROBLEMS FIXED

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