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

 

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Jkleist, Arlington, VA, December 01, 2013, 11:07
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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.

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    goodguy December 01, 2013, 14:25
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    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

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