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1995 nissan altima: the motor wont catch im getting fire and fuel what

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my 1995 nisson altima turns over great but the motor wont catch im getting fire and fuel what is the problem
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 6 years ago.

transman :

was there a spark present., sorry i could not make up what you were trying to say

JACUSTOMER-8sjnobbo- :

yes i have spark

JACUSTOMER-8sjnobbo- :

and i smell gas

transman :

ok, does it try to start or it just crancks over?

JACUSTOMER-8sjnobbo- :

just spins

transman :

ok, do you have some choke cleaner?

JACUSTOMER-8sjnobbo- :

no but ill get some

JACUSTOMER-8sjnobbo- :

you think the injectors arent working prperly

transman :

ok, what i need you to do is to remove a major vacuum hose like the brake vacuum booster hose and spray some choke cleaner in to it then try starting you can also try some starting fluid, i need to know if the problem is fuel or not enough spark. if it starts then let me know.

transman :

if it starts then we know the injectors have a problem

JACUSTOMER-8sjnobbo- :

ok but i left the car at work and ill have to try it tommorrow

transman :

ok, lest do that and if no results then let me know i will leave the window open just come in and leave the massage i will get back to you withing minutes.

JACUSTOMER-8sjnobbo- :

thanks i just bought the car friday and it ran great till tonight

transman :

dont worry we can get it to go aggain just let me know tomorrow.

JACUSTOMER-8sjnobbo- :

got in the car this morning and it crank right up dont know what the problem was

transman :

ok, this can be a cam sensor problem, let me know if the problem continues.