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Jay, Certified Infiniti Technician
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Experience:  20+years, Nissan and Infiniti experience and currently now working for a Infiniti Dealer
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Ok Jay I'm new to this but I'm out of time I have QX4 97 out

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Ok Jay I'm new to this but I'm out of time I have QX4 97 out of the blue not start, battery good I Thought, starter works, but position 2 on the key is not showing check lights, pos,3 I can jiggle it to get check lights and turn over engine seems to fire for 1-2 seconds won't run even goosed it as much as I dare with the starter engaged have a mother 3.3 Quest same thing but it had dash lights put new Distributer BAM. But also I can't read computer codes now ether
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Infiniti
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please sms my answer Thank you or call me
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Nope better hit 4***@******.*** it works
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** thank you for your question

These computers may not scan through the OBD2 port. It could be a distributor. What I would like you to do if you can is remove the distributor cap and turn the engine over to see if the rotor turns.

Let me know what you find

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Fairly new timing belt and fan clutch
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.

Ok.. could we still check to be sure?

If you could check for spark also?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay will do give me 15 min
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it rotates and now there is no sign of starting
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
As in was getting combustion w cap on
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Key, Distributer , or hidden relay,..fuse
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Don't mean to be so ... But frustration began at 1300 hours yesterday FYI. glad your here for such things as this thank you..
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.

Sorry no one got to you quicker. Did you say you are getting spark?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was getting combustion w cap on. But would not run
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.
The other thing is to see if it is getting fuel and injector pulse.
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.
Can you see if it will run on starting fluid?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sure give me 20 min
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.
No problem take your time
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok friend and I did as you asked fed it starting fluid and in addition to trying to start it added unburnt fluid to the exhaust but still won't RUN We both think it starts but don't run
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.
It sounds very much like it could be a distributor. Do you recall having a check engine light on the last time it was running?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Plug wires timing belt water pump all done 3.5 years ago. Awnser to the light yes thought it was wrong diff fluid no code thrown
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.
If you had a check engine light on there is a code storedYou can't use a OBD2 scanner though to read it
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.
If you had a check engine light on, there is a code stored. You can't use a OBD2 scanner though. The OBD2 port is for inspection only for this year Qx4
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
your recommendation to jump the on circuit
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Or next
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
let's make it happ'n. Cap'n
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
HELLO JAY. This is not my day swapped Distributers in my 2000 quest with QX4 1997 van started right up so I left that one in there so I NEED more info about my problem por favor
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.

Perfect.. That verifies the distributor.

It's good some times to have another vehicle to help!! :)

If you have any more questions on this, please feel free to ask.

If not, and you're satisfied with my help, please Rate me. That is how I get credit for my work. I hope I have provided you with Excellent Service.

Thanks Jay!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The. VAN. started not. The. QX4 please I. need your personal off the record advice
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.

Oh, I miss understood.. I thought the distributor swap worked.

Hang on a min please. Let me check to see if there is a self diagnostic screw on the ecm. Hang on a min please..

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Where is the ecm located and do you have a diagram of it
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.

If you turn the key to the ON position, does the Check Engine Light illuminate?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No lights in the position where the lights do their test
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.

Oh boy.. That sounds like a Ecm issue. Do you have a Test light?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Well Jay nice of you to be there but I'm running out of time for today will we pick up tommorrow or can you send me a Link to contact our agreement and continue on FEB 3 2016
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.

All you need to return tomorrow is to log back into JustAnswer.com and go to My Questions to return back to this question.

Your user name and password ***** have been emailed to you.

Talk to you tomorrow.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please email my log in and password ********@******.***. Thanks again till tommorrow
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.

Personal contact is against our terms and services unless Additional Service is accepted. Please do not add any private information in the conversation please.

Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.

You will need to log in and return back to this question tomorrow to continue

Thanks Jay!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hey Jay you in there?
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.

I just got online...

Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.

How are we making out with this?