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When i turn the key it cranks and starts but turns off right away. Th only way it remains on is if i give it gas as i turn it on. Someone please help

2002 nissan maxima wont start unless i give it gas. someone please help

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Here are a couple of things that I would suggest you check because they can all lead to the problem that you are having:

  1. Fuel Filter, if it has been a long time since you have replaced it, it might just be slightly clogged and needs a little help getting the gas there to begin with.
  2. IAC valve, the idle air control valve can cause this when it is starting to go bad
  3. Fuel Pressure Regulator, like the name says, it regulates fuel pressure and when it starts to go bad it has symptoms like you have.
Let me know if you have any questions.  Good Luck!  Thanks for an honest rating and for using FixYa!

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