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I have a 2010 armada my wife was driving home from work when…

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I have a 2010...

I have a 2010 armada my wife was driving home from work when it started sputtering as you tried to accelerate ..... if would drive fine as long as you didn’t push on the gas to hard and just slowly accelerate

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?

Well that’s the problem now it will not start

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

Going to fix it myself ..... just don’t know it t is the pump or some relay

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

Bo

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Nissan
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Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 7 months ago
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hey thanks for the question.

There are a few possibilities here, was the service engine soon light flashing?

Any codes?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
She said it had some traction control light come on and some other light along with service engin soon
Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 7 months ago

Generally when you can accelerate mildly, but it bogs or sputters when trying to build RPM's its related to either the MAF or the fuel pump.

The MAF is checked watching live data fuel corrections on a scan tool, fuel pressure can be tested at the rail with a t-fitting while someone attempts to rev the engine.

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Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 7 months ago

I gotcha, so teh ABS and traction lights came on?

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Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 7 months ago

If the ABS and traction lights came on then it's probably a wheel speed sensor causing the issue.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Well it will not start now
Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 7 months ago

The way to find out which one, is to use a scan tool and graph the sensors while driving. The one that starts dipping in the graph sequence when accelerating is the one at fault here.

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Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 7 months ago

well a wheel speed sensor WILL NOT cause a no start.

do you have a code reader?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
no
Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 7 months ago

If you turn the key to ON position and leave it. Do you notice anything odd like the condensor fan running?

No code reader is going to make this considerably more difficult for you with the myriad of symptoms your describing.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Nothing out of the norm
Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 7 months ago

is the engine cranking?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It will turn over but will not start
Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 7 months ago

Then your next step is checking fuel and spark, let me know which is missing.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
How do I check them?
Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 7 months ago
You need to either pull a coil and plug and set it on engine metal while cranking.Or get starting fluid and spray in the intake.
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
K
Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 7 months ago
Let me know I’ll leave the question open.
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It’s getting fire
Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 7 months ago
Then it should start up with starting fluid. Which means you have a fuel issue.Does the security light come on solid while cranking?
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Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 7 months ago
If not then it’s likely a bad fuel pump assembly.
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
What security light?
Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 7 months ago
The red car with key symbol that flashes when your sitting in the seat with door open and ignition off.
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
K let me check
Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 7 months ago

ok

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No red car symbol but I am hearin a slight humming sound out of my pump
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Should the pump be louder?
Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 7 months ago

if you confirmed spark its going to be a fuel issue.

the security system cuts injector pulse so i wanted to rule that out first.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I just got a file pressure gauge where do I hook it up at
Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 7 months ago

Do you have the T fitting?

it hooks up at the fuel rail.

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