Engine Turns Over But Doesn't Start on Nissan Altima

Failure of the ignition power transistor can cause a "crank-no start" condition.

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Average mileage: 126,076 (10,000–290,000)
15 model years affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, more1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2015
50 people reported this problem
27 people shared problem details
engine cranks but it doesn't want to start. Any one has any idea what is going on with my car?
1995 Nissan Altima134,123
engine turns over but no start
1995 Nissan Altima180,000
car turns over and wants to start so badly but just doesnt it feels like it so close to starting but no . . .AAAHH
2006 Nissan Altima50,000
I have to turn my engine two times before it starts. When I crank it the first time it turns over and almost starts but then it stalls. I turn over it again the second time and it starts right away. I got the sensor replaced and now at 115k it does it again took it to Nissan and couple of places and they can replicate the problem.
2009 Nissan Altima215,000
engine will turn over good but will not crank. Cranked fine when i got up this morning and left for church. Got out of church and the engine will turn over really strong but will not crank. Can you help? I have taken really good care of my car always take to dealer for oil changes and such. i have 215000 mile on my car. never had any trouble until now.
1995 Nissan Altima118,900
Engine cranks but won't start
I just got my car out f shop and it runs great once it starts. But when you go to start it it turns over and over and over then it starts and is a little rough sounding till it starts it usually take 7 or more time to turn it to start what is the issue
1997 Nissan Altima19,000
Failure of the ignition power transistor can cause a "crank-no start" condition.
Engine starts, but does not turn over. Distributor cap and rotor was replaced.
Since I bought the car it takes to turns to start engine when warm when cold useally starts right up. I have no idea what creating the problem or how to solve it. I brought it to 3 nissan dealership for repair and they can't figure it out.
My car won't start
2003 Nissan Altima20,000
It will crank but not go. It acts like it has no power what so ever.
TOOK MOTOR AND TRANS OUT OF A 1999 NISSAN ALTIMA AND PUT IN IT TO A 2000 NISSAN ALTIMA AND NOW IT TURN OVER BUT WANT START
2005 Nissan Altima53,000
After driving for about an hour and letter the car cool for 15 mins lol this why nissan can't find the problem because nobody does this. Anyway's I can't start the car the first time it needs a second crank.I had a lot of parts tested and changed still nothing but I think I got it down to fuel pump or MAF Sensor because of some of the hesitation I get when I drive it. And the jerks between 1 and 2nd gear like it's a stick shift which is fun lol but not funny. I took my car to 4 nissan dealership include Kopelly in queens and the manager started a fight with me thanks nissan.
1995 Nissan Altima200,518
The engine only has a half crank and won't st art
2005 Nissan Altima205,000
The engine will turn over but it will not start, like it is getting either no gas or no spark or fire. If you work with it enough you can get it to start and it runs great once it starts but the next day when you try to start it it does the same thing.
1997 Nissan Altima150,000
the car was driving fine an i hit a pothole an lost all power,battery is fine relays are fine fuses are fine.pls help
2003 Nissan Altima148,000
My car want start it turns over but want catch
2004 Nissan Altima180,087
Car turns over but will not crank. Could this be the air flow sensor? Or the crank sensor?
2001 Nissan Altima101,767
Just brought this 2000 Nissan Altima for my daughter it turns over but won't start I've change the plugs, wires and fuel filter but it still won't start anyone have a idea of what's wrong.
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