I have 1994 nissan pickup.
Will it eventually start after it cools down for an hour or so? Make sure your battery connections are clean and not corroded. This is a common problem when people don't maintain their cars. Battery acid builds up arround the terminals an can limit the amount of current to pass through the battery cables when hot or sometimes cold.Use bakeing soda and water and pour it on the corroded areas. Get a small wire brush and try to clean the terminals. Ideally you want to ddisconnect the terminals from the battery (NEGATIVE CABLE FIRST!) You can buy a battery terminal cleaner real cheap at an auto parts house which will do a good job cleaning the battery terminals and the inside if the cable connection. Nissan typically connects their positive cable to the battery positive battery cable end. They usually use a 12mm or a 10 mm on their connections for their terminals. You can buy after market positive battery terminal ends with the nut to secure the battery cable. ( would suggest replacing it if threre is a lot of corrosion) You can have a heat soak problem with the starter where when the starter gets hot from the engine heat it will not work. Your description "Will not crank after driving 40 miles or so, , when you use the term "crank,suggests to me that when you turn the key, the starter will not spin the motor" There is also a starter relay.which could be bad. This is only available from your Nissan dealer. If you mean When you turn the key, the starter spins the motor but the engine does not start, I need more details on the vehicle, Is it a 4 or V-6?
How long does it have to sit before it will start, assuming there is nothing wrong with the starter? Are there any yellow lights coming on which would would indicate a problem? You can get the truck scanned at Auto Zone for Free. Their scan is just basic and does not go anywhere into the depth that a scanner like the $14,500 scanner I have does. BUT I CHARGE FOR SCANNING. A way you could best have your truck diagnosed for probably a low cost, would be to go to a shop who works on these vehicles every day. Tell them what is going on (this is after you have eliminated the obvious). You can in many cases arrange with the shop on an appointment where you can arrive at the time you have driven about 50-60 miles and have it arranged to where , when you show up, they immediately take your truck in and look at it during the time it is malfincting. Odds are they can spot the problem quickly and your diagnostic charge would be low because there is time to find out if it is electrical, fuel or what ever. If the problem does not show up as you have described and the condition can not be reproduced even after you have driven it, the shop will still have to charge you a minimum for taking it in even if it didn't act up.Think about it I can give you tons of possibilities, but can't do it without input..
Apr 25, 2014 |
1994 Nissan Pickup