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#1772 of 2710 TROUBLE STARTING AT RANDOM TIMES
Sep 27, 2006 (2:30 pm)
Ok, so my 2005 Altima is having issues when starting. When I turn the key on the engine would sound like it's out of gas and won't start, but after 5 secs of holding on to the key the engine will finally start, sometimes shaking a little. I've checked the spark plugs, air filters, and taken my Altima to two Nissan dealers. One told me that the engine's dirty because I didn't use a Nissan brand air filter, (Fram instead) and another dealer said they didn't find any problems with it. It's hard to duplicate the problem. I know it usually happens after I've parked the car for 30mins or so and started it up again. It turns on fine every morning though. Could it be the fuel injection?
#1773 of 2710 Re: TROUBLE STARTING AT RANDOM TIMES [souldier]
Sep 28, 2006 (2:53 am)
It sounds like the fuel pump check valve isnt holding its fuel pressure. Try this. Every time before you start the car. Turn the key to the ON position and wait for two seconds. Then turn the key off and take it out. Then put it in and turn the key to On for another two seconds, then start the engine. What this will do is run the fuel pump to pressurize the fuel system before starting.
#1774 of 2710 Re: TROUBLE STARTING AT RANDOM TIMES [penizzle]
Sep 28, 2006 (8:00 am)
Yah, my friend told me to do the same thing, pretty much turn it to ON for 3-5secs then start the engine. That works fine all the time, but how do I fix the problem and how much will it run?
#1775 of 2710 Re: TROUBLE STARTING AT RANDOM TIMES [souldier]
Sep 28, 2006 (1:22 pm)
Demonstrate what you've learned to the service manager. (Service writers are essentially brain-dead salespeople churning commissions on extra, often completely unnecessary, makework service.) Since your car is nominally under three years old, if it has less than 36,000 miles on it, the fix should be a warranty claim under the bumper-to-bumper coverage.
#1776 of 2710 2005 Altima Maintenance Schedule
Sep 28, 2006 (2:13 pm)
My car's an 05 Altima base model, it's at 50,000 some miles now. I have not taken it in for any services other than the usual oil changes and I changed my brakes once. What am I due for?
#1777 of 2710 Re: TROUBLE STARTING AT RANDOM TIMES [souldier]
Oct 01, 2006 (10:22 am)
There is a check valve. One in the fuel pump assembly in the fuel tank and one inside the fuel filter. Replace both to fix the problem.
#1778 of 2710 Unreadable trouble code
Oct 02, 2006 (5:05 pm)
I have a 99 Altima 5 speed with 135k miles. Lately I have had a intermittent problem. When you start the car, it runs very rich, the electric cooling fans come on, and there is very little gas peddle response (almost impossible to drive in this condition ).When it does this the engine light comes on. I have taken it to 3 different places while it is acting up and they can't get a trouble code reading. I took it to the nissan dealer which is about 30 miles away and it wouldnt act up for them, but it still costs $85.00. If you unhook the battery cable for about 1 hour it will run fine with no enging light. The problem happens about once a week. If the car starts, it will run fine all day, but you can shut it off to go into a store, and it will act up when you go to leave, or it may sit all night and act up in the morning. Can any one tell me what it could be? I have been told it could be the engine control computer, but I don't want to buy one unless I am sure thats what it is. Help!
#1779 of 2710 Re: Altima died twice in 3 months (distributor?) [altimajuice]
Oct 09, 2006 (10:32 am)
hi, i own a 2003 altima- about 2 mos ago my car would just stop- first it turned out to be i needed a new battery (replaced that). 2. the car starting stalling at a stop light and the ck. engine light was on then the car starting jerking while i was driving and then it would shut off- my friend ref. me to her mechanic who in turned said that this was due to me needing a tune up because of dirty oil, clogged air filter etc. he did the tune up and i got my car back on 10/6 and today it started jerking and cutting off again- i called the mechanic and now it's back his shop - HELP- can any one think of what can be the problem/solution
#1780 of 2710 Concern for 06 Altima
Oct 14, 2006 (5:55 pm)
I think Nissan, unlike several other manufacturers stepped up to the plate and said we have a problem. With the extended warranties and concern for their name I think Nissan will take care of you if you have problems. A friend of mine had a 2004 Chevy PU and is was using a quart of oil every 1000 miles and Chevy said this is normal.
Go for the purchase.
#1781 of 2710 Altima "total electrical failure"
Oct 15, 2006 (3:48 pm)
I have a ‘95 Altima that has suffered “total electrical failure”. I have had the battery checked as well as tried a second battery. I have checked all the fuses in the engine compartment as well as the ones inside the car. I have tested all of the wiring that is easily reachable for both volts and ohms. I have moved the shift lever to neutral, and still have a completely dead automobile. No noises, no lights, no dashboard, nothing. I have heard that there is a relay in one of the little black boxes under the hood that would cause this if it failed. Any ideas before I go ripping out the ignition switch?