My car will not start unless I press the gas pedal while turning the key on 2003 Nissan Maxima

If I just turn the key, the car cranks but does not turn over. If I press the gas pedal while turning the key it seems to work, but is still not as smooth of a start as it used to be. It also seems like the problem is worse if the car has been sitting over night or all day. If I have just driven it, it will typically start normally.

by in Arlington, VA on December 01, 2013
1 answer
ANSWER by on December 01, 2013
sounds like your fuel pump might be leaking down overnight ,check fuel pressure when you first try to start it and I would change the fuel filter