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Curtis, Australia Car Mechanic
Category: Australia Car
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Experience:  Qualified Automotive Mechanic, LPG & Airconditioning Diagnostic Technician.
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I have a Micra 1996, the car starts then after 5 minutes it

Customer Question

JA: Hello. What seems to be the problem?
Customer: I have a Micra 1996, the car starts then after 5 minutes it shuts down the fuel. Then I can start again
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: It starts normal. every time.
JA: What is the model of your '96 Nissan?
Customer: Micra
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I am a motorcycle mechanic.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Yes, I want to fix it myself I checked the fuel line, fuel pump, filter.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Car
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry, I d like to correct my Question:
The car starts every time good, but IT SHUTS DOWN AFTER 5 SECONDS.
When I removed the fuel line from the common rail and put it in a bottle, it showed obviously that the fuel cuts out after 5 seconds. (Not 5 minutes, but 5 seconds!)
The car has an immobilizer, a one black button remote, separated from the key.
Thank you, Andrew
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi, I never had any answer and its been nearly 2 days.
This is the first time i use this site. I feel like I paid for nothing!!!Please answer me immediately, thanks, Andrew
Expert:  indy-tech replied 1 year ago.

Hi Andrew sorry no one has gotten to you sooner .

Is there a red light flashing on the dash when the ignition is ON .

As this does sound like a Immobilizer issue .

Do you have a spare key that you could try .

Rgds Greg