My wife 1997 nissan sentra does not fire up. It acts like it wants to start but does not fire up all the way.
There could be many things that cost this. I will let you know what you can check. Make sure that you check all fuses. Next, make sure the engine is getting gas. You need to listen for the fuel pump to kick on when you turn the key. You can also spray engine cleaner in the carb. Start the car and if it starts for a second, you have a fuel problem. If the gas checks out, move to checking your timing belt. You should only have to remove just one cover to see the belt. Check the belt and make sure that it is not missing any any teeth. Check your spark plugs/coil wires for possible damage. Check the rotor and the distributor cap for damage. It could be the distributor itself, a cam sensor, and a crank sensor. I know it is a lot of stuff, but any one of these can cause your Nissan not to start. You really need a code from the computer. I know there is a lot of things to check but you need to start the elimination process. If gas checks out, move to timing belt, then distributor, cap, and rotor. Then sensors. The distributor on these cars seem to always go out. If you need anything else, just write me back. I am here to help you.
Feb 10, 2011 |
1997 Nissan Sentra