Car Sometimes Doesnt Start!!

Car Sometimes Doesnt Start!!

Posted in the Nissan Sentra Forum


Bergenfield, NJ

#1 Mar 25, 2010
I exprenced some problem with my 2001 nissan sentra gxe 1.8 liter engine. The car started stalling as driving around to start with.It seems jus while driving the rpms dropped down will accelortaing and felt car was going to stall.Week Later car now sitts in the driveway because it will only randomly start.I took the car to be looked at the first thought mny compter was no good. They took too long then normally to find the problem i spent 300 towing car to different shopw with no idea whats up. When they run my car on the scanner no codees come back or no communication or error. i found a computer used and had it setup. still no codes or communcation or error. When i turn the key to the on postion not started postion the service engine light aappears the car will start but when it doesnt show up it it wont start any ideas that can help me :(
Dead Nissan QR25DE car

Calgary, Canada

#2 Jun 24, 2010
Mine had a bad fuel pump... which caused hard starting issues... no error codes...

my pump was replaced under warranty though... they may use the same pump but I can't say for sure

my other issues are:
crank pos sensor goes bad and screws with the car.. stalls happen or general freaky occurrences, sometimes the car still runs other times not...

You are SOL if you are in Canada and the warranty expired.. this is a recall and they will replace the sensor if you are still under warranty.

I had my car die because of the CPS, luckily I was still under warranty.

The Pre-Catalytic converter on the exhaust manifold fails and particles get sucked into the engine... this eventually will toast your engine too... again if under warranty... you're ok.. otherwise SOL.

Nissan Canada is only required to notify of recalls, they don't actually have to fix them if you are past warranty even if you have next to no miles.

Butterfly valve screws on the intake come loose and fall into the engine... sometimes both screws come out and the valve plate falls into the top of the engine...

My 2002 SE-R Spec-V with only 80,000 or so kilometers on the 2.5 engine had the pre-cat problem.. so it began burning a little more oil...
but not excessively yet at that point...

Then the butterfly valve screw fell in to the engine and took it out..

I don't race my car nor do I red-line it and I change the oil every 5000km (sometimes sooner) with nissan oil filters and mobil-1 synth oil.

The engine should not die this soon even if someone beat the living crap out of the car....

I now have to come up with $6,000 or more dollars to get the engine replaced on a car that is only worth about 7 or 8 thousand...

Nissan Canada refuses to even help a little with this... their attitude is... "too bad.. you bought a Nissan... who cares if no miles are on the car it is just past the emissions control warranty... so... suck on that!"

Needless to say with all the recalls and engine issues and worst of all... Nissan Canada's hatred of their customers, I will never be buying nissan again.

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