Question about 1996 Nissan Pathfinder

2 Answers

Warm weather starting problems

Car starts and runs great in cold weather. But now that spring has come warm days the car turns over fine but will take 5 seconds or so to fire. Then is sputters like it is not gettting enough fuel or flooded but I don't smell gas. After 10 seconds or so it starts to idal fine then runs good. No problems while driving. Morning when it is cold starts fine. Definitely has to do with temp.

Have replaced distributor, spark plugs, wires, fuel filter. Firestone did a diagnostic found nothing.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 957 Answers

Not to put firestone down but how intricate was this diagnostic that they preformed? It sounds like they just plugged into the OBD2 port and looked for any codes in the history.
You may be right, it may have to do with temperature. But I'm thinking more in the respect of a faulty sensor that is changing with temperature. That is, if it has to do with that.
The other thing is the fuel-pump. Has it been tested?
If possible, When this no start situation occurs, investigate it. Find out if you have a no-spark or no-fuel situation.

Posted on Apr 30, 2010

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Spark plugs maybe getting to hot

Posted on Apr 30, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

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

Hi,
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.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Cool mornings it doesn't want to start ,i have to turn the key to start and let it off several times and it will eventually start after that it starts fine all day and starts fine on warm days


How to Start a Car in Freezing Cold Winter Weather

www.wikihow.com > ... > Cars > Car Maintenance and Repair

wikiHowFreezing cold weather can take a toll on car batteries. ... It's much more difficult to start a cold car with a mostly-empty tank, so do yourself a favor and gas up ...

Why is it so hard to start a car in the winter? - HowStuffWorks

auto.howstuffworks.com/car-driving-safety/.../start-car-in-winter.htm
To start a car in winter, your engine has to work extra hard. Learn the top 3 reasons your car is hard to start in cold winter weather.

Debunking 5 Cold-Weather Car Myths - Popular Mechanics


Nov 21, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Runs ruff while cold at start up


There is a door in your air intake that is thermoststicly controlled
that is to remain partially closed until tge engine warms up.Thereby letting in cold air on a cold engine, causing it to run rough.

Nov 08, 2013 | 1994 Dodge Spirit

1 Answer

Ram idles rough at start then fine after warms up


1. Injector cleaner.2. Does it have enough miles (75K-plus) to consider changing plugs?3. What's the air cleaner look like?4. Any codes showing?Here I am trying to give answers when I probably know less than you....Good luck.

Dec 16, 2011 | Dodge Ram 1500 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

98 astro awd doesnt like to start in real cold weather (-18C) otherwise runs fine


I have a 98 and we just had a cold snap where it was super cold and I didn't start it for about a week. I had just got a new battery because mine tested out bad. Everything was good but now it doesn't want to get fuel. Cleaned all battery and relay connections and it's turning over great and fires with starting fluid but won't start. Guy at Napa said the fuel pump on these are known to not work well in the cold and suggested to warm the tank. I'm parked outside and can't move it to get it inside somewhere. Anyone know of good solution to this fuel pump not working in cold temps issue?

Nov 20, 2011 | 1998 Chevrolet Astro

1 Answer

It cranks, but it does not run


Have you check the plugs, cables, cap/rotor ?

One thing you can try since it starts good in warm weather, is to ,on a cold morning, take a hair dryer and warm up the suspect part to warm weather condition. Then try and start the car. If it start ok you have probably found the weak part.

May 31, 2009 | 1991 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

1 Answer

The 2000 mountianeer starts and runs fine but shuts off


CHECK THE COLD START ENRICHMENT VALVE AND OR THE IDLE CONTROL VALVE. I AM ASSUMING THAT YOUR VEHICLE IS FUEL INJECTED. ONE OF THOSE HAVE GONE BAD.

Jan 24, 2009 | 2000 Mercury Mountaineer

1 Answer

Starting in damp weather 1993 240 wagon, auto/od, 235k miles


perhaps you need a new cap and roter a new spark plug wire set. they don;t like moisture. also check to see if you have any broken or leaking vacuum hoses. the worse case senerio would be that your head gasket is leaking--at cold temps a little antifreeze will enter until everything warms up and it seals shut due to metal expanding. but since you say it's cold weather only--this probably wou;dn't be the case. good luck.

Dec 27, 2008 | 1993 Volvo 240

1 Answer

1998 toyota corolla will not start in cold weather.


check ur starter motor,n if it a carburator operating engine,when the engine is cold choke it,n turn the start it should work,

Dec 02, 2008 | 1998 Toyota Avalon

3 Answers

Engine will not idle and run when starting in cold weather


Have a mechanic take a look at your throttle position sensor and engine idle sensor. Make him manually adjust them as opposed to just putting in new ones. It may require that you have to have a higher idle than normal. Your underlying cause is going to be that I am sure you have a lot of miles on your engine.

Nov 21, 2008 | 2000 Mercury Mountaineer

Not finding what you are looking for?
1996 Nissan Pathfinder Logo

154 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nissan Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75822 Answers

Phil Lovisek
Phil Lovisek

Level 3 Expert

726 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...