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Intermittent spark.... cam sensor good, relay good, 150000+,

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Intermittent spark.... cam sensor...

Intermittent spark.... cam sensor good, relay good,

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Has the car been starting normally?

150000+

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Nissan?

2000 maxima gxe 3.0

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Maxima yourself? What have you tried so far?

Car ran fine, tried to start one day and just spins

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Nissan
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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 6 months ago
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Do you know if you have any codes stored?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
no codes
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 6 months ago

So when you say intermittent spark? What are you referring to? At times it won't start and there is no spark?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
won't start, but while checking for spark... I didn't have any then checked again and had a spark. but it was orange and weak not blue
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 6 months ago

Has this car ever had a engine or transmission replaced?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
no
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
not that I am aware of
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 6 months ago

The reason I am asking cause if the vehicle has ever had a Engine or Transmission replaced, there was a old service bulletin for intermittent no start issues after replacement of engine or transmission where if the Mating surfaces between the engine and transmission is not cleaned can cause that issue.

How long have you owned the car?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
a year and a half
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 6 months ago

How long would you say you have been having this problem?

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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 6 months ago

Is this a stick or automatic?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
3days
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
auto
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 6 months ago

Any running issues once you get it running? Stalling? Shaking?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
it didn't before, but it hasn't started in 3 days
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
ran perfect
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 6 months ago

If you turn the key to the ON position is the security light on solid?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
its off... tried resetting security already
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
twice
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 6 months ago

Has the battery been replaced or died recently?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
replaced it a month ago
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 6 months ago

So the car does not start now correct? Have you been able to scan it to see if there is any codes?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
correct does not start, no codes
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 6 months ago

Have you pulled spark plugs to see if they are wet?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
they are not
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 6 months ago

The only thing I have seen cause no start issues on these older Maxima's which can also cause no codes is a bad MAF sensor. If it's not metering air properly the computer may not provide signal to start. I would have the MAF sensor checked for your issue cause it probably still metering air, but not properly.

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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 6 months ago

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Thanks Jay!

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I'm walking?
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 6 months ago

It would need to properly be checked to verify. With out being at the car, I can't 100% say. But based on all the information I acquired from this, That would be what I would be checking

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
ok
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 6 months ago

Any more questions on this?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I guess not
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 6 months ago

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