Nissan

Nissan repair questions? Ask a mechanic for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I accidentially closed the window, I just told you in the…

Customer Question
I accidentially closed the...

I accidentially closed the window

Mechanic's Assistant: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix with a Nissan. The Nissan Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.

I just told you in the other window..

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?

I'm an ase master tech, i should hope so

Mechanic's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Nissan Mechanic should know about your Nissan?

P0301, 0302, 0303, 0305, 0306, 0125, plugs are good.

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Nissan
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Answered in 3 minutes by:
3/7/2016
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 2 years ago
Jay
Jay, Nissan Technician
Category: Nissan
Satisfied Customers: 21,506
Experience: 20+yrs experience with Nissan & Infiniti Trained & Certified.Currently still working for Dealer
Verified

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

what year and model Nissan is this?

You have a bunch of misfire codes? What brand spark plugs do you have installed?

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
99 quest, denso tt platnum, brand new.
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 2 years ago

Thank you. These Vans or actually Nissan's engines only like NGK Platinum Plugs. Any other brand plug can cause misfire issues and running issues.

So the first thing you will need to do is see if you can exchange those plugs for NGK's. Then clear all the codes and see if your issue continues.

Can you do that? I can keep this question open till you can, so you can return back with the results.

Let me know.

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I very seriously doubt ngks will fix it, i'm curious if there is a common problem that would cause misfires like this, 1 tooth off ont he timing belt? clogged injectors? low fuel pressure?
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 2 years ago

Trust me when I say, these engines are very sensitive to the brand spark plugs used. If you still have a issue after installing NGK's, then I would look to the distributor.

http://professional.justanswer.com/chat/index/33690ab3fcba41998618ad656ff47ebb

That link is a Question where I helped a guy with a 99 Maxima. He had Autolite plugs and was chasing a misfire issue as well. Putting NGK's in resolved his issue.

Would you like me to keep this question open till you can change the plugs? That is really your first step.

Let me know..

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Distributor is new, I'm wondering about a compression problem or a vacuum leak. 5 out of 6 misfiring? I'd condemn the plugs if they were bosch, but not denso.
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 2 years ago

Denso's are what they use in the newer engines. These older ones still like NGKs'

If you got the distributor after market, that could also make it act up.

There is no real compression issues on these engines. When was the last time it had a timing belt done?

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Good question, I have only worked on it recently, no crank cam correlation codes, so I assume it's in time. I'm curious about clogged injectors
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 2 years ago

These injectors never clog up, unless diesel fuel was added by mistake or something.

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The factory ngks had the same problem, there has to be something else going on. PCM issue?
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 2 years ago

The cam sensor is built into the distributor. That is the primary signal. The Crank sensor on these vans is only a reference. The Crank Sensor never goes. The Distributors are common to have issues after market, and do tend to go over time when they are OEM.

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The bushings/ bearings are good, no play in the shaft, I'm about stumped on this one
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 2 years ago

knowing these cars the way I do, if this was brought into our dealer, the first thing I would do is change the plugs to NGK's. These engines are that sensitive.

You do have a code for a engine coolant temp sensor. So that would need to be checked and replaced as needed.

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I mistyped, its a p0325, knock sensor. I've never had a prob using densos
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 2 years ago

Oh.. That code you get with misfire codes. Plus they do tend to go.

Denso's may work in other models, but Older Nissan's, the engines were designed to use NGK's

I know we are going back and forth about the plugs. But I have been a Nissan Tech for 23 years. I have worked on these cars almost every day. From my experience, I would start with plugs. I have seen to many times any other brand spark plugs cause misfires. With all the newer models, starting around 2008 on some models, Nissan switched to Denso's.

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Fair enough, but why am i not getting a 304 with the plugs? The knock sensor was fine, i suspect it was getting that code because of the misfires.
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 2 years ago

When you have a misfire issue, it creates a knock sensor code cause the knock sensor is detecting vibration from the misfire.

As for why you are not getting a cylinder number 4 misfire. You are getting a misfire for almost everything else. I can't explain why the computer isn't setting that code.

Before you changed the spark plugs, did you have all of these misfire codes? What brand plugs did you remove?

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Chris(aka-Moose) Your Own Question
Chris(aka-Moose)
Chris(aka-Moose)
Chris(aka-Moose), Nissan Technician
Category: Nissan
Satisfied Customers: 702
702 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 16 years of experience

Chris(aka-Moose) is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I was in trouble with an electrical issue with my brand new Nissan. I frantically went online trying to find help and luckily I found your site. I reached a NISSAN tech named RIP. He was absolutely tremendous and helped me work through the issue. What a pro!

cjazLexington, KY

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Chris(aka-Moose)

Chris(aka-Moose)

Nissan Technician

702 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ASE MASTER TECH

589 satisfied customers

30 YRS EXPERIENCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DEISEL

Marty

Marty

ASE Certified Technician

154 satisfied customers

ASE & Bosch master tech. 30 years experience.

Mike V.

Mike V.

Nissan Technician

9,365 satisfied customers

Nissan factory trained and Certified Subaru Technician.

Ron

Ron

ASE Certified Technician

562 satisfied customers

34 years of automotive Repair

Anthony

Anthony

ASE Certified Technician

332 satisfied customers

ASE Master Automobile Technician with over 18 years exp. in this field.

Richard

Richard

ASE Certified Technician

92 satisfied customers

Nissan Tech ASE certified technician

< Previous | Next >

Related Nissan Questions
Replaced cam and crank sensors, but still won't turn over.
Replaced cam and crank sensors, but still won't turn over. … read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
After replacing the spark plugs, idle air control valve and
Hi! After replacing the spark plugs, idle air control valve and mass air flow sensor my car hesitates and is having difficult to change gears. In addition fuel consumption has increased but no check e… read more
Jay
Jay
Nissan Technician
21,506 satisfied customers
P0300. 06 Murano. Ive changed the first three spark plugs on
Yes. Ive changed the first three spark plugs on the front of the engine … read more
Ron
Ron
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
562 satisfied customers
After replacing the spark plugs, idle air control valve and
Second opinion] Hi! After replacing the spark plugs, idle air control valve and mass air flow sensor my car hesitates and is having difficult to change gears. In addition fuel consumption has increase… read more
Chris(aka-Moose)
Chris(aka-Moose)
Nissan Technician
702 satisfied customers
Car not starting no spark on spark plug. Checked and changed
crank sensor, cam sensor, battery, fuel pump, spark plugs … read more
3pac2222
3pac2222
nissan master auto tech
Associate Degree
2 satisfied customers
It is throwing a knock sensor code and when the fuel tank is
it is throwing a knock sensor code and when the fuel tank is lower than 1/4 tank it starts misfiring. Fuel filter has just been changed. It was doing it at 1/2 tank … read more
Mike V.
Mike V.
Nissan Technician
High School or GED
9,365 satisfied customers
Trunk will not open. 1999 i30. How to replace a knock sensor
How to replace a knock sensor and why the window washer work and the sensor light remain on… read more
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat
Owner
Associate Degree
5,147 satisfied customers
There ids no spark, i replaced crank sensor and cam sensor i
there ids no spark, i replaced crank sensor and cam sensor i sprayed staeting fluid in the intake ,nothing groubde plug , no spark , … read more
jim
jim
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
702 satisfied customers
2007 nissan maxima 3.5 I changed the spark plugs and now the
2007 nissan maxima 3.5 I changed the spark plugs and now the car sounds as if it is out of timing sputtering and staling and not drive able. I changed the coils and plugs fuel injectors and hollowed t… read more
Jake
Jake
308 satisfied customers
Cranking but not starting.Removed three of the spark plugs
cranking but not starting.Removed three of the spark plugs and they are wet with fuel.check for spark at the plug and it has a bright spark,but still wont start.after replacing the plugs it fired a fe… read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
I have a 81 280ZX it has a miss, I changed spark plugs, and
i have a 81 280ZX it has a miss, I changed spark plugs, and wires, vaccum hoses are ok. Could it be a compression problem or fuel injectors. The car drives good and runs good but it misses. What else … read more
Peter Bagley
Peter Bagley
master technition
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
1,194 satisfied customers
2009 nissan altima p0335 replace cam and crank sensors still
2009 nissan altima p0335 replace cam and crank sensors still have p0335 … read more
Jay
Jay
Nissan Technician
21,506 satisfied customers
Jay: I am changing the spark plugs on my 2006 nissan
HI jay: I am changing the spark plugs on my 2006 nissan frontier 2.5l 4 cylinder. I am stuck trying to figure out how the intake manifold comes off. I have removed the three long bolts and 2 flange nu… read more
3pac2222
3pac2222
nissan master auto tech
Associate Degree
2 satisfied customers
Is the knock sensor for a 2000 Nissan Altima SE under
Hello Mike Is the knock sensor for a 2000 Nissan Altima SE under manifold? I am having a problem getting thru emission test . I've replaced the EGR , what is suggested next to complete the project? Th… read more
Jay
Jay
Nissan Technician
21,506 satisfied customers
I replaced the fuel pump, spark plugs, and crank sensor, now
I replaced the fuel pump, spark plugs, and crank sensor, now it will start but shuts off when foot is on the gas pedal … read more
3pac2222
3pac2222
nissan master auto tech
Associate Degree
2 satisfied customers
Where is the knock sensor located on a Nissan Frontier with
Where is the knock sensor located on a Nissan Frontier with 3.3 engine and it a 2004 model… read more
Ron Z.
Ron Z.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2 satisfied customers
Knock sensor switch activated by something .Engine not
knock sensor switch activated by something .Engine not knocking. There is a n untrceable … read more
Jay
Jay
Nissan Technician
21,506 satisfied customers
1996 maxima keeps shutting off, spark plugs Knock sensor and
spark plugs Knock sensor and coal packs I replaced … read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
2,572 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x