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#1944 of 2765 Started, Pressed Gas, Died, Now Wont Start?
Apr 03, 2006 (5:33 pm)
1998 Nissan Pathfinder. Drives like charm, no problems until now.
Basically, drove in morning, stopped in afternoon, 2 hours later, started car, put in reverse, drove 3 feet, engine sputtered as I pressed gas pedal, engined died. Went to restart, unable to do. Full tank of gas, one hundred tries 3 hours later, finally starts and let it run for a good long while (to recharge battery from all those start tries). As soon as I press gas, engine dies. Dead again, won't start.
My neighbor (the mechanic took a look) said that when it was reruning, all sounded very good (i.e. timing belt, etc.),he tested fuses, all good, spark plugs, all good, fuel pump seems to be working (can hear it as I turn key). However, as soon as I press gas, throttle cable moves, engine dies.
Also, checked air filter, clean, new and dry.
Is it a sensor, fuel filter or fuel line problem?
#1945 of 2765 Re: Started, Pressed Gas, Died, Now Wont Start? [anthonypg]
Apr 04, 2006 (4:29 pm)
Sounds like same problem I have now finding this fuel temperture sensor seems to be no info on it. I have done some research could be linked to ecu also the fuel pressure regulator or fuel pressure gauge. There is no fixing the fuel pump only replacing it which I think is aboit $110 I have been trying to price & figure out this sensor thing I have read it act as an input to the ECU to correct fuel delivery. Let me know how it works will keep posting. It's bad enough one of the spark plugs was behind the cam shaft oh what fun that was changing. Good luck
#1946 of 2765 Re: power steering leak [jfbclu]
Apr 06, 2006 (7:14 pm)
I have a 2001 Pathfinder with 94K miles on it and it has started leaking powersteering fluid about a month ago too. Have you had any ignition coil problems?
#1947 of 2765 Re: Pathfinder Check Engine Light [finn07]
Apr 06, 2006 (7:21 pm)
I have a 2001 pathfinder with 94K miles on it...and for months now i have been having "misfiring" problems. Took it to the dealer and they said my ignition coils had to be replaced and wasnt covered under any warrantee. Ive heard other people with the same ignition coil problem and really think Nissan is trying to ignor this problem which should probably be a recall!
#1948 of 2765 Re: 1996 Pathfinder sudden sway motion [teamster]
Apr 06, 2006 (7:24 pm)
Definately sounds like your control arm bushings are gone and need to be replaced - that was happening to an older pathfinder i owned.
Apr 08, 2006 (11:13 pm)
I recently had to replace my water pump, (it cracked in half), regardless of this, it still ran fine. I replaced the water pump. Afterwards, I tried to start it and it wouldn't turn over. I have no idea why it won't start, I have tried everything I can think of, e.g. Made sure I have a spark, gas, etc. I checked my fuses, and I left off my negative battery cable overnight to reset the computer. I have tried to jump it, and still nothing. I also checked all the electrical connection in the area where I was working and everything looks fine. In changing the waterpump, all I needed to do was remove the belts, pulleys, and covers for the DOHC. I didn't mess with anything electrical, the distributer, or anything like that, so I am at a loss. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. I hate not having trasportation, makes me feel like a bum.
#1950 of 2765 Re: 01 Path Rear 02 Sensor(s) - are they DIY? [smokey75]
Apr 10, 2006 (1:43 pm)
Does Anyone know the configuration? Which sensor is bank 2, sensor 2?
#1951 of 2765 Re: 01 Path Rear 02 Sensor(s) - are they DIY? [manacho]
Apr 10, 2006 (8:48 pm)
There are a total of 4 sensors. Two in the front upstream of the cat & two in the rear downstream of the cat. Bank 2 means it is on the left side of the vehicle (driver's side). Sensor 2 means it is the rear. So, this one is on the left side after the cat. I had this one go out about a year ago & it is easy to get to. Now the right side rear sensor is throwing a trouble code. Interestingly, the rear sensors aren't even used. They are merely a backup in case one of the front sensors goes bad. On vehicles that only have the front sensors if one goes bad the ECM goes to a full rich mix burning a ton of fuel & you'll see your MPG go down the tubes. So having a bad rear sensor on your PF doesn't make a difference until the front sensor on that side goes bad.
#1952 of 2765 Re: Brakes????? [meca2]
Apr 10, 2006 (10:54 pm)
Meca2, Pls provide detail of your brake bleeding procedure.
and your rear brake (handbrake) adjustment ?
My 01 pf le has the same problem. the brake does not have enough bite. I thought its normal for an SUV. until I read your and others forums.! thank you . mark
#1953 of 2765 Re: 01 Path Rear 02 Sensor(s) - are they DIY? [smokey75]
Apr 11, 2006 (7:33 am)
I believe the rear sensors are used to prolong the life of the cat. converters (2). They are "three stage" cats. which means it takes care of CO, hydrocarbons, and NOx, and these types of cat. require monitoring to ensure they are not overheated. The ECM uses the readings to control the air/fuel so the cats. work best in "three stage" mode.
I -think- they are being taken out by too much sulphur in the fuel. I switched to premium fuel with up to 10% ethenol in it - it burns much cleaner. So far (4 years) I haven't lost another O2 sensor (two went early in the life of the vehicle).