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Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
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2005 nissan pathfinder cranks but wont start, no, how do I

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2005 nissan pathfinder cranks but wont start
JA: Have you checked the engine's fuel supply? And the spark plugs -- are they all working?
Customer: no, how do I do that?
JA: Are you fixing your Pathfinder yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: well back story a little bit.... has ben parked for a couple months, but it started right up yesterday drove it less than 10 miles died on my wife on the highway, I couldnt get it to start, had it towed home. about an hour later tried starting it and it did start. today it started right up and drove it for about 45 minutes no problem. 20 minutes later it started up and had a knocking noise. let it set for 30 minutes now it cranks but wont start
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: checked oil, it was low, added some, checked coolant it was low added some also
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 3 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
thank you
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 3 months ago.

you welcome

you need to change fuel filter to start with & refill the gas tank with high octane gas.

you need to run some fuel injector cleaner in the tank

if that don solve it , the fuel pump needs replacement if it lost its pressure

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
the fuel filter and pump is why its getting and stalls?
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 3 months ago.

yes we have to start here , usually when they sit for a while , that what happens .fuel filter & pump & clean tank

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
it only sat for 1-2 months, why would that be causing it to get hot and stall when driving?
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 3 months ago.

it could be several reasons not just the fuel, the fuel pressure will be first to look at when they sit

the correct way is to have it scanned retrieve fault codes

check vacuum leaks & idle air control valve

check the fuel pressure is up to specs ? is it 51PSI

now you saying now it is getting hot like temperature wise, the temp on engine get into the red on the gauge ?

is this what you saying about getting hot ?

2005 Nissan-Datsun Truck Pathfinder 2WD V6-4.0L (VQ40)

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Fuel Pressure Fuel pressure at idling.............Approximately 350 kPa (3.57 kg/sq.cm, 51 psi)

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 3 months ago.

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