Nissan

Nissan Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Nissan

2003 Nissan maxima gle 3.5 litre cranks and starts butjust

Customer Question
long enough to immediately die...
2003 Nissan maxima gle 3.5 litre cranks and starts butjust long enough to immediately die. i had one ofyyalltry tohelp with no luck once in the past and i eventually just changed the ecu and that worked. well timing chain went out so i replaced it. droveit for maybe a month with slight oil leak. didn't think about the oil type once or twice and go ti think sae30 instead of the 10w30 or reversed. sorry I'm tired now and its one way or the other. also ran regular unleaded through it so yes the converters clogged. i pulled the two o2 sensors directly off the headers and the car would run so i cleaned them and replaced the o2 sensors and replaced rear converter. the cr would start and run but would die with a load or in gear. so the codes would sayeverything as it was doing the first time when i replaced ecu. you name it its been replaced or completely gone thru and is testing ok.i have spark, fuel and all cylinder have good pressure. after installinganew engine harness and now another ecu the car starts immediately dies and it burps or i guess a small backfire after it dies.i hear a whistle sound also. so yes it sounds like a vac leak. i thought i found the sound and changed the pcv valve but no luck ther. change rear valve cover and gasket. replaced hoses that looked at possible suspect. changed oil three times since this started and still with no driving, each time oil was dirty from just running at idle while trying to figure out the problem and that's when it would stay idling. wont idle now at all. change transmission fluid when i got a solenoid failure code that's now gone. the other day after going through the wiring again i got a 1001 code which is a short or communication failure from the tcm to the ecu. Nissan says to check grounds so i did and looked fine. i replaced the fitting for the heater coil coming thru the fire wall . i had broke it a while back and did a temporary fix and though maybe it as the vac leak. that was a pain in the ass to do. so with a the dash open by the glove box i checked the wiring and tested every relay and they all were fine. so now that code is gone i only get code 0000 but it wont stay running and dies then burps with a whistle. any ideas? maybe reprogram TCM? oh yeah, also already check all
fuses pulled injector rails and tested all injectors , new fuel filter and check fuel pump
Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Nissan
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
sorry changed pcv valve thinking it was the whistle
Answered in 6 hours by:
1/7/2017
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 10 months ago
Jay
Jay, Nissan Technician
Category: Nissan
Satisfied Customers: 20,656
Experience: 20+yrs experience with Nissan & Infiniti Trained & Certified.Currently still working for Dealer
Verified

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

Do you have a scanner that could monitor fuel trim if we can get the car to start and idle?

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
No I do not
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
No call get for more money I dont have one but getting the car to idle wiz be great.
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 10 months ago

Try unplugging the MAF sensor and see if the car will start and idle for me..

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Okay give me a minute Jay it's 20 degrees here in Georgia and I need to get in some warm clothes
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 10 months ago

No problem.. Take your time..

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Nope won't crank
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 10 months ago

won't crank.. or it turns over and won't start? Does the engine turn over? or it does not?

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Well won't crank means that the starter turns over but the engine doesn't fire and run it does turn over and I could hear it run only for maybe one second before it goes right back into cranking but not starting
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 10 months ago

Do you know if you have any codes now? When you turn the key to the ON position, is the security light on solid?

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I don't know if you read my mind entire description in my question but yes I checked the immobilizer and the ecurity and when the keys turned as it is right now there is no security light blinkingm that's why I had a new ECU installed and have it reprogrammed to make certain it wasn't madYes 0113 when counting the blinks I'd search that says the mass airflow sensor circuit malfunction
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 10 months ago

You only have that code cause I had you try to start the car with the MAF sensor unplugged.

Are you using a scanner on this car or the manual way?

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
A standard don't have a blinking light doesn't I'm doing it the manual way where is the Press decelerator pedal 5 times within the first 5 Seconds
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 10 months ago

You are going to need to use a more advanced level scanner to monitor engine signals. The manual way will never help you in this situation.

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Go get one of the handheld ones that is OBD2 compatible and that'll help. When I did that it gave me the same codes as this manual method. The car won't run to do any other type of diagnosis
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 10 months ago

What I am looking for is intake timing readings and cam signals..

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
My phone battery is dying so I'm trying to find a charger if we lose each other for a little bit I apologize but as of now we just going over everything that I have done already it's sort of explained in my original description so I'm not feeling
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 10 months ago

This is fresh to me, so I may ask to double check certain thing.

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
that's cool should I go buy a scanner hook it up a man get back with you so we can get this question answered. I'm talking Harbor Freight hundred scanner obd2
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 10 months ago

You need to buy more than a code reader. There are bluetooth OBD ones that allow you to use your phone that can produce some of the signals I am looking for.

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I read about Thursday but I have to be running for any signal to be let out
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Sorry yes I've read about those but I understood the car would need to be running now realize this thing is been overhauled some wood salvage parts but only with child support that works after I took off the bad part it's just something I'm missing and I think it's backfiring one side of the rear catalytic converter is when it stoped idlling and I don't get it
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
What signals are some of the handheld ones do the OBD2 airbag and read cam I'm out trying to find one right now but I would need to know exactly what you needed to read
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 10 months ago

Did you happen to disable the fuel system and do a compression test?

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I didn't I have not ever done one of those I did a cylinder compression on al cylinders and they're all fine if that's what you're talking about I did not do a fuel pressure what I did do it on her the main line and turned the key and it does put gas detectors
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 10 months ago

What is the compression readings you were getting when you did the compression test?

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
120 to 130 reading on all 6
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 10 months ago

Those compression readings are to low. The minimum compression is 142 psi and you should not have any more than 10 psi difference per cylinder

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Let me check them again and I'll be right back
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 10 months ago

k

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
My bad day everyday is 1:20 to 1:50 and they're closer than 150 Mark I am over halfwaywhere tneyre supposed to be something a little odd happens that's one two three four when I did it the first time I hit 92 122nd and then go on its way so maybe that was it
Ask Jay Your Own Question
Jay
Jay
Jay, Nissan Technician
Category: Nissan
Satisfied Customers: 20,656
20,656 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 20+yrs experience with Nissan & Infiniti Trained & Certified.Currently still working for Dealer

Jay 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

638 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ASE MASTER TECH

577 satisfied customers

30 YRS EXPERIENCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DEISEL

Marty

Marty

ASE Certified Technician

146 satisfied customers

ASE & Bosch master tech. 30 years experience.

Mike V.

Mike V.

Nissan Technician

9,283 satisfied customers

Nissan factory trained and Certified Subaru Technician.

Ron

Ron

ASE Certified Technician

543 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
2005 Nissan Armada - when I open door after remotely
2005 Nissan Armada - when I open door after remotely unlocking via key fob, alarm starts going off and won't start. … read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
1,160 satisfied customers
There is a small fan on the radiator I've never seen it
There is a small fan on the radiator I've never seen it spinning even if it ac is on so I want to know what time does it cuts in … read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
3,938 satisfied customers
While I drove my Infinity I30 yesterday it suddenly broke
while I drove my Infinity I30 yesterday it suddenly broke could not start again and had to be towed to garage for repair now they have no answer… read more
Jay
Jay
Nissan Technician
20,656 satisfied customers
I have a 2008 infiniti g35 s that i just fixd (salvage) im
i have a 2008 infiniti g35 s that i just fixd (salvage) im haveing a problem when the vehicle warms up everytime i start the vehicle it turns off i got to do it about 4 or five times to finally get it… read more
Jay
Jay
Nissan Technician
20,656 satisfied customers
2013 NV200 with 56k miles. Symptom----- Extreme vibration
2013 NV200 with 56k miles. Symptom----- Extreme vibration throughout the van at higher speeds. At 65mph it becomes almost undrivable. Noticable at lower speeds but nowhere near as bad. Tires seem ok a… read more
Jay
Jay
Nissan Technician
20,656 satisfied customers
What size is the bolt that holds a tailgate hinge bracket on
What size is the bolt that holds a tailgate hinge bracket on a 2006 Nissan frontier? … read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
1,160 satisfied customers
Getting "key ID incorrect" message. Neither of the 2 key
Getting "key ID incorrect" message. Neither of the 2 key fobs will work. … read more
3pac2222
3pac2222
nissan master auto tech
Associate Degree
2 satisfied customers
Car won't start. Just bought a new battery 5 days ago from
Just bought a new battery 5 days ago from autozone … read more
indy-tech
indy-tech
Shop owner, technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
11 satisfied customers
Oh we are trying to find out the injector bolt tensions on a
Oh hi, we are trying to find out the injector bolt tensions on a d40 nissan naravara diesel 2.5ltr … read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
5 satisfied customers
Misfires and eventually stops after warm up,idles ok after
misfires and eventually stops after warm up,idles ok after staf up but starts mis … read more
3pac2222
3pac2222
nissan master auto tech
Associate Degree
2 satisfied customers
Air condition compressor. Over 90000 under 100000 mile. 2008
I have purchased a compressor and condenser. I changed out the condenser but the compressor, I doubt I'm able to do … read more
3pac2222
3pac2222
nissan master auto tech
Associate Degree
2 satisfied customers
Nissan 2010 maxima security light flashes and car will not
Nissan 2010 maxima security light flashes and car will not turn over … read more
3pac2222
3pac2222
nissan master auto tech
Associate Degree
2 satisfied customers
I have a2001 nissan sentra i dles fine butwhen iopen the
i have a2001 nissan sentra i dles fine butwhen iopen the throttle alittle bit it revsup down a lotkeep pushingon throttle levelsout at about 4000rpm … read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
1,160 satisfied customers
No power to interior or fuel pump. None, starter turns but
none, starter turns but no fuel and it does have sperk and fires with ether … read more
Shawn Few
Shawn Few
AS
64 satisfied customers
I am showing a light on the dash that says VDC OFF and DIFF
I am showing a light on the dash that says VDC OFF and DIFF LOCK … read more
3pac2222
3pac2222
nissan master auto tech
Associate Degree
2 satisfied customers
2009 Altima. After replacing oxygen sensor car is. It
2009 Altima JA: Are you fixing your Altima yourself? What have you tried so far? Customer: after replacing oxygen sensor car is. It starting JA: Have you located all of the vehicle's oxygen sensors? A… read more
3pac2222
3pac2222
nissan master auto tech
Associate Degree
2 satisfied customers
Same topic of the Nissan Amp from last time. You had
Same topic of the Nissan Amp from last time. You had mentioned this can be repaired. I can remove it but I have no idea where to send it. Do you have a recommended repair center? My amp is a model num… read more
Jay
Jay
Nissan Technician
20,656 satisfied customers
I have a check engine code 0903 and don,t know exactly what
I have a check engine code 0903 and don,t know exactly what to check.I puued out te vent control valve and tested it and it seems to work fine... … read more
Jay
Jay
Nissan Technician
20,656 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