Nissan Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
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I spoke you last time about this.
Did you check the oil level and that solenoid?
yes i tried changing the cam sensors and the car wont start with the new bank two sensor in it
solenoid is brand new and oil is clean and good
Why the cam sensor?
thats what the code according to the nissan forum could be the prob
For the P0021?
or one of the probs
That is a code for the Intake Valve timing control solenoid.
crankshaft,camshaft,valve control solenoid were all possible causes
thats brand new
Yeah, they are possible, but I have never seen them cause this
Is that sensor after market?
or did you get it from the dealer
dealer is crazy with their prices
You sure the oil level is correct right?
and clean just changed it 2 hours ago
You know checking the oil is tricky on these engines
and oil is oem spec for the car
You have to flip the dipstick to read it after you pull it out
yeah i know
i know i did that after you said that last time
Ok, just making sure. Most people make that mistake.
Now this solenoid you replaced
Where did you install it?
Towards the front of the engine, or the back?
front passenger side
Ok, yeah that is bank two.
Do you have access to a scanner to monitor timing and solenoid operation?
i have a diag comp not sure if it will show me that though
Can you monitor fuel trim and stuff like that?>
are there always this many problems with theses cars
I have this car also
I have no problems like this.
I have a 03 3.5 Altima
i mean i love the car just not the problems
Oh yeah, I hear ya
ive had it in the shop like three times and noone can tel me what the prob is
Where are you located in the country?
Where in NJ
Do you mind a 1 1/2 ride?
I can recommend my shop to take a look at it for you.
It depends. I am sure I can get you the diagnoses to resolve your issue.
Just it would have to be after hours so parts may not be available
where are you guys located?
even my instructors at school couldnt tell me what the prob was
I have been with Nissan for 20 years..
There isn't much I can't figure out
these guys at school are supposed to be master techs
Notice the word you said.
well i figured with all their crdiantials they were
they have a nissan program and the guy couldnt tell me
They are Paper work Masters.
I am not a Master, I will tell you that. Cause I don't take the tests. But I know more than most Master Techs I have worked with.
Hows next Wednesday at 6pm?
yeah since diag is the new thing
gives me time to get home from school
Go to Ramsey Infiniti and ask for James.. He will take care of this for you.
will he know the situation
do i tell him i talked to you already
He will know all about this
go in the service door right
You could, or ask one of the lot guys who check you in that you would like to speak to James. He will take care of this for you after hours.
Yet use the proper equipment to diagnose it for you.
You can talk about price with him.
is this the address 535 Rt. 17 South, Ramsey, NJ Visit Official Infiniti Site
It's a little crazy the entrance
i didnt know they would let people in after hours
Soon as you pull in, go right, and around the building and down the hit. The shop is like under the building.
He runs the show there.
if you had to guees what do think it would cost
Going to have to meet him and talk to him. I know he will want at least 50 bucks up front
aslong as he can tell me whats wrong
Let him take a look at it.
You will be in good hands with him
He is the Foreman of the shop
ok but why wouldnt the car start with new cam sensors regardless if thats the prob but start with the old one ?
sensor bank 1 works fine
did you put a after market sensor in , or one from the dealer?
After market sensors never work right
looks exactly like what was in there
Don't go by looks
Is that where you got the solenoid also?
that was put on at the shop
Three 10 mm bolts and one plug right?
Did you change the gasket also?
i didnt change it it was done at the shop wether they did or not im not sure
next wed right
Ask for James the shop Foreman
If you can't make it, just let me know and I will tell him or you can call the dealer and ask to speak to the shop foreman and tell him
no i will be there lol for sure i want this problem resolved
any other problems these cars are prone too
How many miles on it?
had 139,000 when i got it
Some engine mounts can break through time.
but i have maintained it since i have had it
Other than that, he can look the car over for you also if you like
do these engines last along time
Oh yeah. They can out last the car if maintained
I have about 130k on mine
whats better for it syntec or reg oil
I use Synthetic on mine
I noticed it improved my MPG from 18 mpg to 22 mpg
im getting 25 hwy and 23 city right now
You may get better.
I drive all back roads really, So my 22 is more like city
yeah hopefully that will help on theses pa trips to school
Is there anything else I can help you with?
what would cause a knock when it starts that goes away
after it's been sitting? when first started?
Hard to tell with out hearing it.
or is that just cause theres no oil in the cyl yet
I know the engine leaks down and all the oil from up top drains down
So yeah, it could be that first shot of oil needing to pump up
Your welcome and thank you for using JustAnswer.com
i appreciate it hopefully this trip to see james will fix this
I am sure he will find your problem
He was offered a job at Nissan Corp for Tech line specialist. He turned it down.
he must love being in the shop
A Nissan Tech Line specialist deals with all problems through out the country
Well, good luck and I am sure James will take care of this for you.
Just tell him Jay sent you
He will know all about it