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Nissan Crank Sensor Questions

Are you having trouble with the Nissan crank sensor? Do you have error codes related to the crank sensor that need deciphered? If your Nissan engine starts to stutter and then dies or if you experience no start issues like a faulty fuel pump and a secondary ignition problem then your Nissan crank sensor has probably failed and needs to be replaced.

Listed below are questions on different Nissan crank sensor issues answered by Experts.

Is the error code P0335 causing the SLIP to turn on and the VDC to turn off?

The SLIP turning on and the VDC turning off is a safety setup in the ECM so if there is any issue with the electronic throttle, it will not take off on its own. As soon as the code is cleared, the SLIP and VDC will return to normal. If they don’t then you need to find the code that is stored in the ABS system computer. Often code readers are unable to pick up these codes.

A bad crank sensor will cause a crank sensor code and will cause problems in starting the car, as the ECM is unable to tell if the car is timed. This will also affect some of the transmission operations as the TCM uses the speed sensor for the engine speed.

Will a P0335 crankshaft position sensor code cause a 2006 Nissan Altima to not start properly?

The sensor is located on the backside of the engine at the transmission bell housing so transmission fluid may have leaked into the crank sensor connector. If this happens it can cause the sensor to short out. If the issue does not get resolved then it could lead to a no start condition as the crank sensor sends a signal to the computer that times the firing of the spark plugs and the fuel injectors. Sometimes without any warning, the car won’t start.

What is causing a crankshaft position sensor A circuit malfunction code in my Nissan?

A crankshaft position sensor A circuit malfunction code occurs when the crank sensor has failed. Not using a Nissan replacement can cause this issue. With a voltmeter, check for ground and power on the harness connector and continuity on the signal wire. There are two types of failure that usually occur: if the crank sensor has failed then the car won’t start and if it is an A circuit malfunction then the car will start but it will start very slowly.

What will prevent a 2001 Nissan Xterra from starting in spite of replacing the crank sensor and the distributor?

In most cases this happens if there is some problem with the ECM or ECM relay. Try changing the ECM relay to solve the issue. Also, check to see if the rotor is turning in the distributor while cranking the engine. If it is not turning, the timing belt may need replaced. If it is turning then check the cam sensor as it controls the spark.

When your vehicle’s OBD is not able to determine where the crank sensor is, it indicates a bad crank sensor. A failed crank sensor causes hard start and other technical issues while driving. To learn more about Nissan crank senor replacement and repair contact an Expert.
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