Nissan Altima Problem Report

Nissan Altima Engine Cranks and Doesn't Start or Runs Rough

(44 reports)

The camshaft driven distributor can leak oil and cause a malfunction of the crankshaft position sensor. The engine may crank but not start or run very poorly.

There are 2 sensors that fix this problem, about 50.00 per at the part store... Husband fixed problem in about 20 minutes (most of the time was spent looking for the sensor) -
After driving the car and turning off, it will not turn back on without resting for 20 or 30 minutes. -
my nissan altima 2.5l cranck ,but doesnt start I'm told it's the sensors so I'm going to buy them tomorrow,and hit the road. -
Engine crank but wont start -
Sometimes starts. Sometimes doesn't. Sometimes starts and runs really rough and then cuts off. Heard it's the oil that drips in the distributor and shorts the optical sensor. -
Service engine light is on. When I drive for a while and then turn off the car, it will not start back up unless it has been sitting for 20-30 minutes. After sitting it will start and run just fine. I took the vehicle to the dealer and they said that the engine code was a crankshaft sensor, but could not tell me if that is the reason why the car won't start unless it has been sitting for a while. -
Distributor leaked oil into the body of the distributor causing engine tobarely run. Replaced with a rebuilt distributor and problem was solved. -
Car ran for a few minutes then died would not re-start, it just turns over. Next morning it started and ran again but only a few feet and died. wont re-start, just turns over. Its getting fuel, I suspect the distributor or a relay (but which one) may be bad. -
pain in the u know what -
Turning over but want crank -
Engine refuses to start. Makes a light noise trying to turn on. Brake is tight. Sometimes turns on. Most the time it doesn't -
car cranks but it will not run, it has spark on every cylinder, there is gas coming through the filter and injectors, checked the igniter and it gets 12V, bought a new crank position sensor replaced it and on the first try it looked like it was going to start chocked but it went back to not working and just chranks, placed the old crank position sensor and left a little lose, when I wiggle the sensor in place the car chocks like it going to start but it does not run, ? is it the ECM -
Its not fixed -
replaced cracked head started car ran fine for about hour quit replaced crank sensor no spark or injection pulse no codes -
Cranks and cranks starting -
same problem -
car will take forever to start or will start right away, turn off to go into store and then will not start back up. Repairman said it was cam sensor $90 for parts and labor to replace. -
changed spark plugs wires won't start -
Car shuts off as I am driving!!! Now it wont start at all!! Codes say camshaft position sensor and o2 sensor -
It crankle and vibrate... -
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