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My 2012 front or will not start after a mildly cold night,

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My 2012 front or will not start after a mildly cold night
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: It cranks fine
JA: What is the model of your '12 Nissan?
Customer: Frontier
JA: Are you fixing your Frontier yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Only trying to did this last winter also...
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
We have no issues the rest of the year and we have had this truck since 2012 with no problems until last winter. When weather drops below freezing overnight it will not start. It is parked outside. We put de-icer in gas last year and it didn't help.
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 11 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner past midnight.

  • Sorry no one has helped yet for the question fees you have already paid.
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  • Reply and let me know when your able to work on this concern.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Can you give us a suggestion on how to fix it?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No just tell us what it is my husband can go from there.
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 11 months ago.

One possible cause is the engine tried to start but failed and is now flooded.

Do you know how to check the fuel pressure, verify ignition spark and injector pulse are occurring?

Any codes stored?

What liter engine?

What now

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Thanks for using Just Answer, and rating me so I am compensated, Chris

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The engine did not try to start and flood. It only cranked. It only does it after it sits all night with below freezing temperatures therefore we cannot simulate the conditions to "force" it to do it so we are wondering if this is a "Nissan" issue... My husband is very mechanically inclined and knows the usual stuff to check.
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 11 months ago.

What must you do to get it to start after a freezing night?

Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 10 months ago.

Hello again Chris here,

  1. I have to assume you were not pleased with my help, because you have not replied or rated the post.
  2. What would you like to do regarding your question now?
  3. Do you still need help? Please reply I want you to get equal to or more than what you paid for.
  4. This post is coming up on the 7 day mark where it times out. That can prevent me from being able to post answers to your replies.

Thanks Chris

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
We ended up trading the truck so the answer is not important anymore
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 10 months ago.

Sorry you were not pleased with my help and spent money for something you no longer need.