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2005 altima my 2005 altima is hesitating to start as of yesterday. My service engine soon light just came on yesterday so I went to get an oil change thinking it may be that. Could you tell me what it could be

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  • 1fastdude Jul 14, 2008

    I bought a crankshaft sensor and replaced it, but it still is hard to start!

  • Anonymous Jul 16, 2008

    yes same problem engine stalls and will restart

  • mattbakes03 Jul 25, 2008

    Hesitates to start at times. Stalls at stops,(usually when turning) surges forward, sputters on freeway at times.

  • bebogogo Aug 07, 2008

    I am having the same problem. My 2005 Nissan Altima has been cutting off at stop signs or when ever I begin to slow down. If I leave the car idle it will cut off, on the highway it jerks periodically. Now my check engine soon light is on. So far Ive had my air filter replaced, throttle body clean, and new spark plugs. After doing that, the next day my Check engine soon light came on.

  • Keith Clements
    Keith Clements Sep 01, 2008

    car will not start battery charges fine but seems to be some kind of electrical problem maybe. When i turn the ignition it does not turn over at all

  • Anonymous Sep 04, 2008


    1. WHEN DRIVING AT ANY SPEED CAR SEEM TO TURN OFF AND COME BACK ON

  • jlmaaske Nov 04, 2008

    About a month ago, one morning my car wouldn't start. Checked the battery and it wouldn't even take a charge, so I replaced it. Started up just find. Just yesterday, it wouldn't start again. Something is draining the life out of the battery in a matter of a month or two. Took my mom's car to work while my dad was able to charge the battery up. Worked fine this morning, but now currently is in the shop to find out what's going on. Heard about the sensor recall and mentioned it to the mechanics. Hoping that's the cause and nothing more.

  • lakerzdiva04 Jan 26, 2009

    I have a 2005 nissan altima and one day all the lights on the dashboard went out and now i cant tell how fast im going, how much gas i have in my car or anything, can anyone tell me if they know whats wrong

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I had the same problem, my car turning off while driving, and I had to replace the Crank shaft sensor..worked fine for two weeks, then it wouldnt start. Just kept cranking but not turning over, now need to change the Cam shaft sensor!!! Apparently, there was a recall for the crank position sensor, and you can take to the dealer and they will reprogram the ECM for free, but thats it!! The crank sensor is $45 and change, and the cam sensor is 35 and change.. But that is just for the parts, not the service.. If you google cam shart sensor for altima 05, you will come across a TON of complaint sights with people having the same problem!! Nissan is ignoring the situation as of now.

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I just read this post I have had the same problem here with the start up issue replaced the crank/cam sensor the fault code was cleared out by the MM next morning after having them replace the fault light came on again with the same code PCO348. It turned out to be the ide speed unit that was the problem in my case.

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

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Nissan has a crank and cam sensor kit. Install kit. Make sure that sensor with white dot at bolt hole goes to the crank. Clean crank sensor connector w/ brake clean. It will be full of oil. See it all the time. Nissan also has a new software for your ECM/computer. They can reprogram it to help the starting condition. Reprogram is covered by Nissan 8years, 80000 miles.

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

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I had this problem it was a censor, please don't let them tell you differently, i had the throttle clean, tune up,fuel injection almost everything done. i finally took my car to nissan and it was a censorl. actually its a recall . look into this immediately. finally your car will shut off and not start at all.

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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A common problem on this vehicle is failure of the Crankshaft Position (CKP) Sensor. Failure of the CKP Sensor will result in the vehicle not starting. The cost to repair the CKP Sensor is estimated at $29.13 for parts and $26.00 for labor.

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  • Mel Pol Oct 20, 2011

    I got ripped off! I just had mine done today at the dealership on my 2005 altima and i paid $51.61 for the (CKP) and $162.00 for Laybor!!!! Grrr

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