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Nissan Maxima, Engine, Sedan
Dec 04, 2002 (7:21 pm)
the car starts great, but I don't.
on a 1995, I think you're about due for a tune-up and scoping if necessary. eroding the spark plug gaps for six years, plus a few breaks in the plug wires to reduce the spark voltage, means wimpy spark and yet another reason for an engine to not want to start.
has all the other maintenance been kept up? if not, start catching up... air filter, oil changes, that sort of thing. makes a difference, and unless you drive 200 miles in a stretch once you turn the key, you are probably a "severe service" driver, and need to do things twice as often as the salesman said when you bought the car.
Dec 09, 2002 (9:08 am)
how's the battery doing?
Maybe due to age, the Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) isn't enough anymore.
#7 of 8 always worth checking
Dec 09, 2002 (11:20 am)
but if it's cranking at the same speed as in the golden warmth of summer, it's probably got plenty of voltage at the terminals to run the engine computer.
Dec 09, 2002 (2:27 pm)
YOu should be concerned about the CCA, which is the amps, or current.
Many shops can test the battery to see its condition.