Question about 2001 Nissan Maxima
Thanks for the ideas. It turns out the new starter was bad. The store replaced the bad starter, and it starts fine now. I should have tested, but I was short on time. That's what I get for being in a hurry.
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
Double check your sensors to make sure they are seated properly. (there is one in the front and one on the left side) If they are not seated properly the magnet in it can not sense the cam/crank position and will cause hard/no starts. It should be flush against the motor (no washer etc..)
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
Not sure if you still need help with this or not but I will share my info anyways.
I had the engine replaced in my 2001 maxima with a used one and after driving it for about 1000 miles it started getting harder and harder to start until eventually I couldn't get it to start at all. It also would sputter really bad around 20-25 miles an hour whenever I accellerated. I took it to the dealer and after many tries they were able to get it fired and when they did they hooked it up to the consult II machine and it gave many trouble codes. They even suggested I try buying a new computer for $3000 with no promise that it would even fix it. I told them no and had it towed to another shop and gave them the Consult II print out and explained in detail what was going on. It took them about a week of research and troubleshooting but they finally pinpointed the problem!! The crank sensor was sending a signal to the computer that was out of spec and when it did it would not fire. Every once in a while it would be within spec and it would fire causing the very speratic starts. Come to find out the shop that installed the used engine did not grind down the mating surfaces of the engine and transmission with a wirewheel or brush to get rid of any oxidation or other imperfections. This caused the engine and trans to not line up and as a result the crank sensor was also out of position with what it is suppose to be reading and was sending a bad signal which resulted in it not firing. Once the problem was pinpointed it was as simple as unbolting the engine and trans far enough to get a grinder or whatever they used in between them and smooth the surfaces and then properly torque the bolts. Started fine ever since and the sputtering at lower speeds also disappeared.
Posted on Dec 24, 2008
How is the security light next to the clock?? is it on steady??instead of flashing?? the light should be flashing when you take the key out. it takes about 30sec. for it to start flashing. Check it and let me know what you find.
Posted on Sep 01, 2008
Motor turns over but won't start
Posted on Aug 21, 2008
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