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Nissan Maxima 1996 wont start

Car turns over but does not start. Has spark, and new fuel pump and filter. All the plugs have been replaced too. Tried 2 ENU's and still no luck. Has good compression on all six cylinders. Nobody can figure this out for me please help.

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  • natdamainten Sep 25, 2008

    engine turns over but will not crank!....catalytic converter has been cut off because of fear of blockage,new plugs,fire at the coils but i see no spark at the plug and starter checked out fine,also pulled cam and crank sensorss out of my 95 maxima along with tps sensor...same problem installed my brand new battery out of my 95 maxima just in case this battery was to weak!....after i crank it and pull the ket back to acc fans come on and i smell gas!....also pulled hose off of fuel filter to and had wife crank engine fuel flies out og the hose so i figure its getting fuel my only hypothesis is the computer!....

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Tried it no dice!...but good guess!

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Try testing the crank position sensor

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There was a common issue on these vehicles involving the ground from the transmission. The negative battery cable bolts to the transmission. Over time the mating surface of the trans to the engine will corrode causing a voltage drop between the engine and trans. This throws off the 180 signal from the crank sensor and the car will do exaclty what you are describing. The absolute best fix for this is to remove the trans, clean the mating surface on the engine block and the trans, chase the trans mounting bolt threads in the engine block and bolts, apply some dielectric grease to the mounting surfaces and reinstall transmission. I know this is a big job, but many have tried to short cut it with no better results.

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