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Car starting up on the first try

When i start my car it doesn't seem to want to turn over. When i start it the second time it starts right up. It doesn't do this all the time. Sometimes when it does start up on the first time i have to give it gas to keep it from cutting off

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  • lasvegaslvr Aug 10, 2008

    I have a 2006 Nissan Sentra Special Edition and have the same problem. It never turns over the first time. It is always on the 2nd or 3rd try. I took it to the dealership while it was still under warranty and of course they say they this is normal????? Now the warranty is up.... and still no solution.


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Everyone it seems like we need to get everyone together and get a lawyer to create a class action law suite against Nissan. This obviously is a major problem Nissan does not want to admit to. I also have a 2006 Nissna Sentra 1.8L. I have have mine in three times for the exact same problem with hard starts. The first time they put on a modification kit which did not work. The second time they replaced the fuel pump. That worked for a while until it failed again. The last time they put on a fuel regulator which cost me $700 dollars as my car was out of warranty. I told them this was a problem that is all over the internet. They told me that unless customers tell them they do not know. They will admit no wrong doing on this. I called 1-800-647-7261 Nissan. Who set up a case number: 6871201 with a case manager called Kevin Baesso Phone number: 1-866-799-1690 ex: 1417 who pretended to help me but in the end called me back and stated sorry we have chosen not to cover any of the expenses. Lets all fight Nissan with a law suite Brett

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Check the stepper motor located beside the throttle body.if possible replace it.check also the vacuum lines for kinks and leaks near the throttle body.

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    john austria Aug 15, 2008

    your welcome. i hope i helped you wtih your problem. in case the things i mentioned are not the one responsible for the problem of your car let me know doing some research and diagnostics about your car's problem.can you give me the engine code of your car? so i can download an engine diagram of your car.

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    john austria Sep 13, 2008

    hi.regarding the gas consumption i have the same problem too.before i consume 12 km per its 7 or 8 km per liter.ive been diagnosing my car for the past 5 days.i found out that a thermostat in the cooling system needs to be replaced.mine is stuck open.most probably your thermostat is also stuck open.whats the cause?the engine cannot maintain the operating temperature.try to replace it.anyway the thermostst is in the philippines it costs around 900 pesos or equivalent to 20 dollars or less.regarding your stereo i believe it the fault of the mechanic who fixed your car.there is no reason for your stereo to get wet unless its the faultof the mechanic.your nissan is new so i think there is no reason for your stereo to get wet.


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Solobaric.....thanks for your suggestions. My car is at the dealership right now so I will wait until I speak with them. It has been there for 2 days. If they still tell me they did not find the problem....I will ask them about the things you mentioned. My warranty was up 11,000 miles ago but they are trying to fix it anyway. Well....thanks again. lasvegaslvr

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  • lasvegaslvr Aug 14, 2008

    think I posted in the wrong spot. OOPS !!! Sorry....this was my comment to the person with the solution......... lasvegaslvr

  • lasvegaslvr Aug 23, 2008

    solobaric.....I'm sorry I have not responded to you sooner but I had surgery. I got Nissan to try and fix this problem by reminding them that I was going to take it somewhere else and that if the mechanic told me that any of my problems could have been fixed a long time ago ....well you can imagine what I said.

    So let me tell you what they did. They put in a new fuel pump. Now is starts right away on the first try. I was told that my problem was an intermittent one and that's why they could never duplicate it. Well.....of course magically the gage they used to measure pressure amazingly showed the pressure go right down? Don't know what exactly that means, but I always thought that newer cars should not need a new fuel pump. Mine is a 2006.

    I also kept complaining about my automatic transmission being extremely hard to shift into any gear, and then when it did I thought the transmission was going to fall out on the ground. Of course again I was told this is normal, especially if parked on any type of incline.

    So I took it in for the starting problem, they had it over a week and they were also replacing this trim that I believe was called a condenser tray cover. All I know is it cost $170. for labor and a piece of plastic. That was supposedly because a clip broke off which caused the condensation from the air conditioner to leak on the floor which ultimately made my speakers on the right side crackle and then die on me. They claim they checked it and there is no way any water ruined my speakers unless it could leap about 1 foot. when I picked my car up this Friday, magically my shifter just goes into gear with such ease and I asked them what they did. The manager says they did nothing to my transmission....they only removed all the trim around the shifter to replace the piece I mentioned earlier. So I said how do you explain this? He said I don't know. We did nothing and that shifter does not come out to replace what we did to your car.

    What I am so mad about is that they are the ones to break off the clip which held that piece that I ended up paying for and I am insisting that it ruined my $900 stereo system because of the water leakage. Problem is how do I prove it? I have many questions but few answers. This is why I am taking it somewhere else to see if this manager is pulling my leg. I am a female so they tend to think we are stupid. Sorry offense but they think they can con me into thinking things I know are not true. I told them my son had a lawsuit against GM for his lemon and just because they can't duplicate a problem doesn't mean there isn't one. So....this is why I told them that if any of these things could have been fixed while still under be looking for my attorney on their doorstep.

    The fuel pump was covered under the powertrain warranty, so that is fine. I still wonder why it took me carrying on to finally find the problem. So now the expensive part is the stereo and they aren't taking the fall for this one. Well.....we will see about that. One thing I wondered is that I have always got terrible gas mileage and they said that replacing a fuel pump would not help my gas mileage in any way. Just thought I'd ask if that's true.

    Sorry for the book but this stuff is really ticking me off and this car has been nothing but trouble for me. I had a 2005 Sentra SE-R which was fine except for really bad gas mileage. Then I got a 2006 Corolla which got 40 miles to the gal which I traded for this piece of ****. Anyway......anyone who could answer any of these questions....please feel free. Thanks a lot !!!


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