Nissan Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hey there, thanks for the question.
The issue that causes these cars to get stuck in 5th gear is the cam sensor, not the crank sensor. When this happens you have to replace BOTH cam sensors with factory sensors.
I would put the factory crank sensor back in unless you happened to have a code for it in the first place.
did you use aftermarket cam sensors? are the sensors fully seated?
Unfortunately i see this almost everyday.
Put the original sensors back in and return the aftermarket sensors. The car will likely start right up.
Then go buy 2 NISSAN - OEM cam sensors and install them.
You may need a crank sensor as well if your ACTUALLY getting a crank sensor code, a bad crank sensor can cause safe mode, but the 5th gear issue is almost always a cam sensor causing it and you ususally don't get teh same sensor code so we have to replace BOTH sensors to be sure unless the lab scope picks up the problem.
Where did you order them from?
what does the back of the sensor say on the tab that has the bolt hole?
better yet, so you don't even have to run to the car.
Did the part come in a Nissan part sleeve? with the part # ***** barcode? says nissan north america and made in japan?
if so, give me the part# ***** the sleeve please
The car was running before you replaced the sensors. The problem is obviously related to the sensors you installed or they ere installed incorrectly so we need to figure out which.
well the first part# ***** gave me is right. It's the passengers side cam sensor.
Not sure what that second part# ***** *****? are you sure that's correct?
23731-AL61A is what the drivers side cam sensor should be. which is just 2 numbers off from what you typed, but make sure you have the right part.
and of course make sure they are in the right location.
since you don't have a lab scope to watch the wave signal when cranking, you need to double check your parts and their installation. all it takes is the sensor o-ring to hang up or something and the sensor be barely lifted on one side for it to cause the square wave voltage to be off and stop spark.
Nissan warranties OEM parts for 1 year / 12k miles.
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