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2003 Altima 2.5 S 4 cyl, There was a fuel smell inside the

Customer Question

2003 Altima 2.5 S 4 cyl
JA: Are you fixing your Altima yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: There was a fuel smell inside the car that lasted for a couple of weeks and it began to take longer to start. Finally, one day, it just wouldn't start at all. Based on the fuel smell and advice from others, I replaced the fuel pump - it actually was pretty easy. The car then started perfectly and was running smoothly. I let it run for a minute or two just to make sure it was operating ok before I shut it off. When I came back about an hour later, it started ok again. When I put it in reverse to back out of my driveway, it shut down and wouldn't start again. It would turn over but would not start. I've tried changeing the fuel pump relay but that has not helped either. Any ideas?
JA: How many miles are on the car? Has the car been starting normally?
Customer: Over 250,000 miles. Yes, before the onset of trouble, it was starting normally.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Jake replied 1 month ago.

hey there, thanks for the question.

have you checked for spark yet?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Expert:  Jake replied 1 month ago.

so you verified it has spark while cranking then?

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