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Bunker Hill, WV
FOR SAFETY SAKE bring it to a dealer, explain what you've needed to do and ask if there are any service bulletins relating to this issue ---not necessarily recall or warranty --just a known issue and repair.Nissan had an issue with their early Maximas that match your description of symptoms.
It's necessary ,for them to be more profitable.(MY OPINION).THAT SAID,? how well have you really maintained your car? Factory filters ,proper mileage intervals for service ,or do you wait for problems ? Know what I mean?..............in a nice respectful way.
As good preventive maintainence replace the water pump when you do your timing belt (rec. at 105K I believe), as it is driven by the timing belt. depending on your oil change habits , it might be worth changing the cam seals also.
Has it been dealership mechanics doing the work? what kind of oil change schedule do you keep with the truck ?
YEP , YEP ,pretty annoying right after the struts (which I hope went well)!How many days do you have for me to get you some reliable tips ?My parts guy at the dealership I work at loves to dig for me at the 'other' brands dealers and he's in pretty good with some Ford guys.What sensor specifically did it code for? Are you positive it's losing spark?let me know I'd be happy to help however I can.ZIP ZIP ZIPSTER. out..............never mind ,my '95 caravan just blew a head gsket 'cause I ignored a bad radiator fan switch and got stuck in traffic .now my only choice at the moment is to fix it. Messy but easy fix for me, just don't want to do it.The upside (if there really is one , is that the traffic jam involved a multi-car wreck with a fatality, thank god I wasn't the fatality.Unfortunatly It was a woman from Florida from a utility company,up here helping with clean-up & power restorations from a storm we had last friday. pray for her family ,my caravan is much less important in the scheme of things ...right? Again good luck and let me know if I can be of any help with your situation , camster. ziptie out. BTW...Huntington isn't that far from Hempstead is it?
did you check on the sides , or if it's a replacement radiator it may not have one.the other possibility is what looks like a philips head plug flush in the bottom , not sticking out.
Before you do damage , bring it to a shop that can properly evacuate ,vacuum , and re-charge the system properly.you say 'the compressor loads the engine' is the low side line getting cold?
How many miles on it? do you have a way to check the fuel pressure both while running and observe any pressure drop after shut off.Also check the plugs for signs of fouling.Next time you try to start it when it's hot , and it doesn't start on first try , before you crank it the second time put the throttle ALL the way to the floor and hold it there ,without letting off the throttle try cranking it . If it's flooded this should clear it and allow it to start , (then obviously let off the throttle) .Assuming your spark plugs are the correctOEM type ,if this method worked , have the flooding issue diagnosed (NOTE: back to fuel pressure; low pressure can cause injector duration to increase and agravate the situation).
Check compression on #1&2 RE-check cam timing.