Question about 2003 Infiniti FX35

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Yesterday I tried to start my FX35 and it would not start initially. After 3 or 4 tries it started, but I had to accelerate the gas pedal for it to stay on (for the first minute)...Once on, it was ok, but I noticed lots of smoke coming out of the muffler. I have 220K miles on it (LOTS) and it has really never given me any problems. I did notice a few times before that it took me couple of tries to get it started, but never like this.

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  • Karla D Apr 27, 2010

    Thanks. I took it into my local mechanic and he said he's going to run diagnosis on it...Hopefully he'll see the fault codes.

  • Karla D Apr 28, 2010

    Thanks so much. Very Helpful.

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I suggest check for someone fault code there; sound like problem with the EGR or MAP/MAF sensors.

With this number code, we can send you other details.

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

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    ZJ Limited Apr 28, 2010

    Keep early this information about How to Check Check Engine/Service Engine Soon Light Codes...

    Without OBD II

    On G20 models,
    the ECU is located behind the center console. On J30, M30 and Q45
    models, the ECU is located behind the RH kick panel.

    If a
    malfunction occurs within the ECU/fuel injection system, a diagnostic
    trouble code may be stored in the ECU and the ‘‘Check Engine’’ lamp will
    blink. There is also a lamp built into the ECU which will concurrently
    blink.

    To read Code output, proceed as follows:

    1.
    Turn ignition On, but do not start engine.

    2. Using a small
    screwdriver, turn diagnostic mode selector switch, located on side of
    ECU, fully clockwise.

    3. Wait two seconds, then rotate switch to
    full counterclockwise position.

    4. A malfunction code can be
    read as the long (0.6 second) blink, indicating the first digit of a two
    digit number and the short (0.3 second) blink, indicating the second
    digit.

    Note: Ensure that the diagnostic switch is to the
    full counterclockwise position whenever the vehicle is in use.

    w/OBD
    II


    On Infiniti's built after 96, connect a suitable Scan
    Tool to the DLC, located under the instrument panel fuse box cover
    (driver's left knee).

    Clearing Codes

    If
    using a scan tool, follow tool manufacturer’s instructions to clear
    Codes.

    A second, though more time consuming method of clearing
    codes involves using a small screwdriver to turn the diagnostic mode
    selector switch, located on the side of the ECM/ECU, fully clockwise.
    After waiting two seconds, rotate the switch to the full
    counterclockwise position. The diagnosis will end and memory will then
    be cleared.

    List of Codes

    Pre-OBDII

    11
    Crank Angle Sensor

    12 Mass Air Flow Sensor

    13 ECT
    Sensor

    14 Vehicle Speed Sensor

    16 TCS Signal

    21
    Ignition Signal Circuit

    25 Idle Air Control Valve

    22
    Fuel Pump Control

    31 ECM

    32 EGR Function

    33
    Heated Oxygen Sensor

    34 Knock Sensor

    35 EGR
    Temperature Sensor (RH)

    41 Intake Air Temperature Sensor

    42
    Fuel Pump Sensor

    43 Throttle Position Sensor

    45
    Injector Leak

    46 Secondary Throttle Sensor

    51 Injector
    Analysis

    53 Exhaust Gas Sensor (LH)

    54 Signal Circuit
    From A/T Control Unit To ECM

    55 System OK (1990-1995 Q45 only)


    65-71 Single Cylinder Or Multiple Cylinder Misfire

    72
    Three Way catalyst Function

    76 Fuel Injection System Function


    77 Rear Heated Oxygen Sensor

    82 Crankshaft Position Sensor


    84 A/T Diagnosis Communication Line

    91 Front Heated
    Oxygen Sensor Heater

    103 Park/Neutral Position Switch

    105
    EGR & Canister Control Solenoid


    OBD2 Codes

    P0000
    No Self Diagnostic Failure Indicated

    P0100 MAF Sensor

    P0105
    Absolute Pressure Sensor

    P0110 IAT Sensor

    P0115 ECT
    Sensor

    P0120 TP Sensor

    P0125 ECT Sensor

    P0130
    Closed Loop, Bank 1 Or Front O2S, Bank 1

    P0131 Front O2
    Sensor, Bank 1 Lean Shift Monitoring

    P0132 Front O2 Sensor,
    Bank 1 Rich Shift Monitoring

    P0133 Front O2 Sensor, Bank 1
    Response Monitoring

    P0134 Front O2 Sensor, Bank 1 High Voltage


    P0135 Front HO2S Heater, Bank 1

    P0136 Rear O2S, Bank 1


    P0137 Rear O2S, Bank 1 Minimum Voltage Monitoring

    P0138
    Rear O2S, Bank 1 Maximum Voltage Monitoring

    P0139 Rear O2S,
    Bank 1 Response Monitoring

    P0140 Rear O2S, Bank 1 High Voltage


    P0141 Rear H02S Heater, Bank 1

    P0150 Closed Loop, Bank 2
    Or Front O2S, Bank 2

    P0151 Front O2 Sensor, Bank 2 Lean Shift
    Monitoring

    P0152 Front O2 Sensor, Bank 2 Rich Shift Monitoring


    P0153 Front O2 Sensor, Bank 2 Response Monitoring

    P0154
    Front O2 Sensor, Bank 2 High Voltage

    P0155 Front HO2S Heater,
    Bank 2

    P0156 Rear H02S Sensor, LH Bank

    P0157–P0160
    Rear O2S, Bank 2

    P0161 Rear H02S Heater, LH Bank Or Bank 2


    P0171 Fuel System Lean, Bank 1

    P0172 Fuel System Rich,
    Bank 1

    P0174 Fuel System Lean, Bank 2

    P0175 Fuel
    System Rich, Bank 2

    P0180 Tank Fuel Temp Sensor

    P0300
    Random Misfire

    P0301–P0308 Misfire, Cylinder No. 1–8

    P0325
    Knock Sensor, Bank 1

    P0330 Knock Sensor, Bank 2

    P0335
    CKP Sensor (Pos)

    P0340 CMP

    P0400 EGR System

    P0402
    EGRC/BPT Valve

    P0403 EGR Volume Control Valve Circuit

    P0420
    TW Catalyst System, Bank 1

    P0430 TW Catalyst System, Bank 2


    P0440 EVAP Small Leak

    P0443 Purge Control/V & S/V


    P0446 Vent Control Valve

    P0450 EVAP Pressure Sensor

    P0500
    Vehicle Speed Sensor

    P0505 IACV/AAC Valve

    P0510
    Closed TP Sensor

    P0600 A/T Comm Line

    P0605 ECM/ECU


    P0705 PNP Or Inhibitor Switch

    P0710 ATF Temp Sensor

    P0720
    VSS A/T

    P0725 Engine Speed Signal

    P0731 A/T 1ST
    Signal

    P0732 A/T 2ND Signal

    P0733 A/T 3RD Signal

    P0734
    A/T 4TH Signal Or TCC

    P0740 TCC SV Solenoid

    P0744 A/T
    TCC Signal

    P0745 Line Pressure S/V

    P0750 Shift
    Solenoid/V A

    P0755 Shift Solenoid/V B

    P1105 MAP/BARO
    Switch SOL/V

    P1110 Intake Valve Timing Control, LH Bank

    P1120
    TP Sensor 2

    P1125 Tandem TP Sensor

    P1130 Swirl
    Control Valve Control Solenoid Valve

    P1135 Intake Valve Timing
    Control, LH Bank 2

    P1140 Intake Valve Timing Control Position
    Sensor, RH Bank 1

    P1145 Intake Valve Timing Control Position
    Sensor, LH Bank 2

    P1148 Closed Loop, Bank 1

    P1165
    Swirl Control Valve Control Vacuum Check Switch

    P1168 Closed
    Loop, Bank 2

    P1210 Traction Control Signal Circuit

    P1220
    FPCM

    P1320 Ignition Signal, Primary

    P1335 CKP Sensor
    (Ref)

    P1336 CKP Sensor (POS) Cog

    P1400 EGRC Solenoid/V


    P1401 EGR Temp Sensor

    P1402 EGR System

    P1440
    EVAP Small Leak

    P1441 VC/V Bypass/V

    P1443 Canister
    Control Vacuum Check Switch

    P1444 Purge Volume Control/V

    P1445
    Purge Volume Control/V

    P1446 Vent Control Valve

    P1447
    EVAP Purge Flow

    P1448 Vent Control Valve

    P1490 VC/V
    Bypass/V

    P1491 VC Cut/V Bypass/V

    P1492 Purge Control/V
    S/V

    P1493 Purge Control/V & S/V

    P1605 A/T Diag
    Comm Line

    P1705 TP Sensor A/T

    P1706 PNP Switch

    P1760
    Overrun Clutch S/V

    P1900 Cooling Fan


    Good luck.

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Sounds like you might have some problems with the ignition, i.e. a weak coil, high resistance in the spark plug wires, or worn plugs. Causing a weak spark at the plugs. On the computer side, coolant temperture sensor and/or O2 sensor, causing a rich condition when starting.

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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