Question about Nissan Hardbody

1 Answer

My nissan hardbody experiences difficulty starting in the mornings

Difficult first start

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Nissan Master
  • 383 Answers

There is a part called a "coolant temperature sensor" This tells the computer what temperature the coolant is at. If the sensor is bad, the computer could read it as the engine is already warm and will create a leaner fuel condition. It takes more fuel to run a cold engine than it does a warm one. The sensor has to be tested with an ohm meter and there is a scale nissan publishes which gives you what the ohm readings should be vs the coolant temperature. On the V-6 it is a mother to get to unles to take apart quite a few things. I have special tools because I race nissan 300Z's which have the same V-6 and if I have to switch one out quickly I can do it in 15 minutes or less, dealing with a hot engine. Anyway that would be the first thing I check. Either the coolant temperature sensor or corrosion on the wires which connect to the the sensor. If you find corrosion and the ohm readings are right, make sure you scrape off the corrosion on the sensor and connector. I hope I'v given you some good insite in solving your problem. Make sure your battery terminals are CLEAN! good luck

Posted on Jun 28, 2014


6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: 1986 nissan hardbody

Replace the fuel filter and poor a can of Sea Foam motor treatment in a full tank of gas. Sea Foam can be picked up at any part store for $5 to $8 a can. If it still has a problem you may need to replace the spark plugs.

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

  • 599 Answers

SOURCE: wont start evey time

no ... the bearings are failing around the armature inside the starter causing it to ground out against case the power needed to light it...replace starter

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

  • 438 Answers

SOURCE: Hi, at about 3000rpm my nissan hardbody 3l TD

yea check the ll be a better option..

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

  • 3489 Answers

SOURCE: 2004 Nissan Sentra difficulty starting

check your fuel filter and changing the plugs couldnt hurt. make sure you use ngk or nd plugs for this. i am a big proponent of manufacturer parts. they were designed for the vehicle.

Posted on Nov 04, 2009

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: '92 Nissan hardbody temp gas gage don't work any

Check for the the temp unit on cylinder head. put the wire on cylinder head and check if the gauge is working

Posted on Aug 21, 2012

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hardbody 2.4 cranking only not starting

check starter relay its blue on the right side in the engine compartment

Jan 19, 2015 | Nissan Hardbody Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Why the diesel pump for nissan hardbody is not getting the power

when restarting a diesel you have to prime it by filling the fuel filter with fuel b4 trying to start engine

May 25, 2014 | 2000 Nissan Maxima

1 Answer

Could this be something else?

Check for spark when it will not start. Could be crankshaft sensor.
Do It Yourself Diagnosis and Repair

Nov 09, 2017 | 2007 Nissan Hardbody 3000TD

1 Answer

I have a 2005 Nissan Hardbody 3.3l V6 4x4. In the morning, you start and drive for long hrs no issues. The problem starts after switching it off, and when its hot. It cuts off, you crank up until batt

Sounds like a "HOT SOAK" problem.
Starter gets hot,it lacks power to crank the engine.

Possible "Vapor lock".

Check for engine codes.Possible bad temp sensor for ECU.

If fuel delivery is suspect ,try starting fluid into intake when "no start" occurs to diagnose fuel problem.

May 19, 2014 | 2007 Nissan Hardbody 3000TD

1 Answer

I have a 2000 isuzu 2.8 diesel pickup truck previously i was able to start the engine with just 1 turn of the ignition... when during end of 2010 i experience difficulty in start up i check the starter...

Hi and welcome to FixYa!

Replacing the heater plug is a good idea but the problem will surely be on the heater relay. If the relay is faulty it tends to be weak that it may not give the heater plugs enough heat to make the engine turn on a single start. Once the heater plug is replaced I believe you'll be good.

Hope this helps and thank you for using Fixya! Have a good one!

Jan 26, 2011 | Isuzu Spacecab Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My trans leaks oil but can't find where it is coming from need some asst.. nissan hardbody

Clean it off with degreasser or equivelent cleaner and wipe it dry. start it and/ or drive it a short distance and recheck.

Apr 27, 2009 | 1990 Nissan Hardbody King Cab

1 Answer

Wont start evey time

no ... the bearings are failing around the armature inside the starter causing it to ground out against case the power needed to light it...replace starter

Dec 18, 2008 | 1990 Nissan Hardbody King Cab

1 Answer

99 Maxima Power steering sticking

I am a Nissan ceritifed Scope Technician with over 10 years experience in a Nissan dealership.

To me, it sounds like your problem is "morning sickness". The problem is there only after the vehicle sits for a period of a few hours (overnight) and then is gone once the vehicle warms up some.

What happens with "morning sickness" is this: there are nylon rings in the pinion section of the steering rack and pinion. Over time, these nylon rings wear grooves into the aluminum housing in which they reside. When the steering rack and pinion is cold, the pressurized power steering fluid can move past these rings causing difficulty in steering or an unsmooth steering condition. Once the fluid warms up some, the nylon rings expand and seal the gap and fluid can't get past anymore and it stays where it's supposed to be, leading to the normal steering you experience the rest of the day.

The only repair for this condition is to replace the power steering rack and pinion. A used one can be a gamble as this could reoccur in a short time. A brand new one is overly expensive. That leaves a good quality aftermarked remanufactured rack and pinion as your best option. And be sure to have the vehicle aligned when that work is completed.

Hope this helps!!!

Nov 02, 2008 | 1999 Nissan Maxima

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

68 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nissan Experts


Level 3 Expert

78919 Answers

Phil Lovisek
Phil Lovisek

Level 3 Expert

726 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Are you a Nissan Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides