» » »

Nissan Q&A

Ask Your Question

2003 Nissan Altima Question: car cranks and cranks tries to fire then dies, could it be the fuel pump?

 

Question

Irishwhiskey, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Farmington, NM, February 04, 2013, 17:03
 Rookie

i parked the car in the garage last night. It ran fine all day but when I went to start it this morning it wont start. It just cranks and tries to fire even with the accelerator pressed to the floor. Any ideas??

3 Answers
Flag This
  • Answer #1

    February 05, 2013, 00:43
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    It could be the fuel pump. You need to check and see if you getting fuel to the cylinders. If not its the fuel pump, if you are getting fuel, need to check for spark at the plugs. Get fuel pressure tested first.

    Flag This
  • Reply

    Irishwhiskey, February 09, 2013, 08:34
     Rookie

    Thanks for the help as it turns out it was the fuel pump. I put a new one in and it worked after the air was removed.At first it did the same thing but I think i flooded it. i let it set for awhile then tried it again and it started and so far is running fine.

    Reply
    Flag This
  • Answer #2

    Greg's Orange Auto (13991 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper February 05, 2013, 06:33
     Master

    SCAN CODES THESE HAVE ISSUES WITH CRANK SENSORS.I THINK THERE IS A POSS DEALER ASST PROGRAM ON THAT ISSUE

    Flag This
  • Reply

    Irishwhiskey, February 09, 2013, 08:35
     Rookie

    Now that it is running I will take it to the dealer and have them run the diagnostics on it to see if there is anything else. thanks

    Reply
    Flag This
  • Answer #3

    February 05, 2013, 12:06
     Rookie

    Another possibility is a plugged fuel filter. Has it ever been changed?

    Reply
    Flag This