How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Chris(aka-Moose) Your Own Question
Chris(aka-Moose)
Chris(aka-Moose), Nissan Technician
Category: Nissan
Satisfied Customers: 613
Experience:  16 years of experience
2499435
Type Your Nissan Question Here...
Chris(aka-Moose) is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I was driving down the interstate yesterday and my car lost

Customer Question

i was driving down the interstate yesterday and my car lost acceleration
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the fuel filters?
Customer: the transmission is as old as the car 5speed manual '05 model. I have not checked the fuel filter
JA: What is the model/year of your Nissan?
Customer: 05 altima
JA: What year is your Nissan?
Customer: 05
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes, and nothing yet
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: the car held rpm's while slowing, all power functions still work. Car just spins motor now. Feels like it could be an ignition issue.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Super mechanic replied 11 months ago.

Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** you for visiting the site.

The engine does run? That doesn't sound like an ignition issue.

Does it go into gear? (1st, reverse, etc) and not move when you let the clutch up?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No, it won't even start now.
Expert:  Super mechanic replied 11 months ago.

I see, thanks.

Do you hear the fuel pump come on for 2 seconds when the key is first turned on?

.

Does the engine turn over?

.

Do you know what the fuel pressure is?

.

Have you checked for spark at the plugs?

.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It goes in gear. When i turn the key it just turns and turns. Maybe a bad fuel pump?
Expert:  Super mechanic replied 11 months ago.

I see, thanks. I hate to guess at it.

Do you hear the fuel pump come on for 2 seconds when the key is first turned on?

.

Do you know what the fuel pressure is?

.

Have you checked for spark at the plugs?

.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I don't know if I even know what that would sound like. The only thing I have done is check the fuses
Expert:  Super mechanic replied 11 months ago.

Normally you should hear the fuel pump make a humming sound from the gas tank when the key is first turned on, (for about 2 seconds) and then shut off. That is to prime the fuel system.

The fuel pressure test, (the next step) requires a fuel test gauge that is attached to the fuel line.

Related Nissan Questions