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Jake, Nissan Technician
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Sentra 2007 78600 ml suddenly does not start. was running

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hi. sentra 2007 78600 ml suddenly does not start. was running fine before. no codes on computer.
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: cranks strong, battery ok.
JA: What is the make/model of your car?
Customer: sentra 2007
JA: Are you fixing your Sentra yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: seems to be a common problem. Except having computer codes checked have not done anything.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: dont know at this time.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Jake replied 11 months ago.

hey there, thanks for the question.

Will the engine CRANK? just not start?

Expert:  Jake replied 11 months ago.

nevermind! i skimmed over your reply to justanswer mentioning it "cranks strong"

That being the case you can pretty much bet it's likely one of two things. Either a faulty cam sensor or a cold enrichment flood condition. The latter happens when someone starts the car while the engine is cold, moves it like 10 feet and shuts it right back off.

If the cam sensor is at fault here, you will have no spark, if its flooded you can simply hold the gas pedal down 3/4 the way and crank the engine in 15 second intervals and it will start on the second or 3rd try.

Expert:  Jake replied 11 months ago.

If you need further assistance just ask, if not please be sure to leave a kind rating.