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Starts when it feels like it? sometimes just cranks,

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Starts when it feels like it? sometimes just cranks, replaced fuel pump and ECM relay but does same thing? any ideas?

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

200,000 miles run every day

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

05 Frontier 4.0 L

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

Fuel pump and ECM relay

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Have 12 volts at Map sensor

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Nissan
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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 9 months ago
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Hello my name is ***** ***** thank you for your question.

Do you know if you have any codes store? Did you replace any Cam or Crank sensors on the truck?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
no codes no didn't replace either
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
don't have a cell phone
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
might help you- when it just cranks it doesn't seem to flood with fuel-like it's not getting any-injectors not firing?
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 9 months ago

Do you know if you are getting spark when the vehicle cranks and does not start?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
didn't check that-needed to pull coil and plug-guess I should have done that first
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 9 months ago

Yeah.. That could help determine direction of repair.

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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 9 months ago

If you like, I can keep this question open so you can do that. Then just return back to this question and let me know your findings.. This way I can continue to help you..

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
no there's no spark
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
sure injectors aren't firing either or I would smell fuel
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 9 months ago

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

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
no light ever-did scan computer and and looked at some reading- did have a air temp code but seemed to be reading right temp
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 9 months ago

Intake air temp? What code number was it?

Did you check to see if the security light was ON solid when the key was turned to the ON position?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
no security light on- code p0113
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 9 months ago

That is part of the MAF sensor. How long have you owned the vehicle?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
still there?
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 9 months ago

I am .. But I am working.. How long have you owned the car for?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
not sure, it's a friend of mine but at least 3-4 years
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 9 months ago

Oh.. So since it's not really your car, you don't really know if any work was done.. I am mainly interested if any cam sensors have been replaced .. The reason I am so interested is cause after market senors are known to cause no start issue with no codes.. So just trying to cover all bases..

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
no they were not changed, I do most of his work for him
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 9 months ago

If he has owned it for only 3 to 4 years. It could be that they may have been done by a previous owner.

Did you try swapping the Ecm relay? Also try to unplug the MAF sensor and see if it will start?

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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 9 months ago

bear with me, I am currently working. I will be online off work at around 6 or 7 pm EST. If we can continue at that time, it would be better for me.

Let me know...

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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 8 months ago

Do you have a scanner to monitor signals?

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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 8 months ago

Do you know if the security light is ON Solid when the key is turned to the ON position?

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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 8 months ago

Did you still need help with this?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
no don't have vehicle here anymore
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 8 months ago

OK...

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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 8 months ago

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