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The car is hard to start - 2003 Nissan Altima

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  • richtko94 May 11, 2010

    Need more information, Does the car turn over. Does all the lights come on ? Does is start for a minute the dies out ? Did this happen all of a sudden ?

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Its your engine management system or possibly emission control i.e. the lambda sensor or oxygen sensor for the catalyst or the catalyst itself. Trying to start a car with a catalytic converter can flood the cat with fuel if it won't start for a while. The effect of this is that when the car finally starts the cat will fry and possibly break up as it is only a ceramic honeycomb inside. suggest you get it checked out.

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