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I have a 2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8l. Yesterday when I would start it up, it would crank for about 5-10 seconds before it would start. This morning it just kept cranking and wouldn't start. After a while I smelled fuel and knew it was flooded so I stopped trying. I pulled the spark plugs, one was black with carbon and the other three were wet with fuel. What could be the problem? Is it a common problem with Nissans?

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I have the same problem with my 2003 nissan sentra gxe. I don't know about under the hood, but I was told that the gas filter needed to be changed. Something's wrong with the gas intake to the engine. I had it "fixed" but it still does it a little bit everytime.

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Sprak plug gap could be off. The coils might not be producing spark, the timing could be off. could be one of a million things but if your kinda handy and have some tools and a repair manual some time will lead you to the correct diagnoses

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