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A Pathfinder that cuts out after starting up in the morning,

Customer Question

A Pathfinder that cuts out after starting up in the morning
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: Battery is fine, lights, radio all that works great
JA: What year is your Pathfinder?
Customer: 2008
JA: Are you fixing your Pathfinder yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I couldn't re create it for our Mechanic as it happens first thing the morning, then it runs fine
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: its Desiel
Submitted: 9 days ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Mike V. replied 9 days ago.

Hello and thank you for your question!
My name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you with your question today.

Expert:  Mike V. replied 9 days ago.

Is the check engine light on?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Expert:  Mike V. replied 9 days ago.

Does it do it consistently enough that I can have you try a test and you will know if it works?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Hmm I dunno, sometimes it starts perfectly with no problems
Expert:  Mike V. replied 9 days ago.

I am going to have to open this up for the other experts. We don't have diesel Pathfinders in the US so I simply don't have any experience on them.

Please do not reply or it will lock it to me.

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Its been more than 24 hours, please help!
Expert:  Jay replied 8 days ago.

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

I will be online later this evening around 7:30 pm EST. Can I work with you then?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Sure thing
Expert:  Jay replied 7 days ago.

Has the glow plugs been checked?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Expert:  Jay replied 7 days ago.

That would be the first thing I would check cause if the glow plugs is not warming up the cylinder enough, it may have issues igniting the fuel when first trying to start.

Do you have any more questions on this?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
We replaced the filters and added some injector cleaner that's all so far
Expert:  Jay replied 6 days ago.

Has that helped?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Not yet. I can buy and install glow plugs cheaply though. I'll try that today/tomorrow.
Expert:  Jay replied 5 days ago.


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