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05 Frontier Nismo cranks but won't start intermittently

12241 Views 27 Replies 9 Participants Last post by  smj999smj
Hi all,

It started few months ago with my 05 Frontier. Sometimes when I go to start the truck it will turn over but not fire but once it starts, it runs perfect. It happened again this morning, the car started up no problem the first thing in the morning and I drove it for about 10 miles then turn off the engine. Five minute later I tried to start the truck, it cranked but wouldn't start and I even tried the trick that turn the key to On position and wait for few seconds. I tried a couple times to no avail then I decided to let it sit for couple minutes and tried again and this time it just fired up like nothing happened. The battery is good and I replaced the fuel pump, both camshaft position sensors and crankshaft position sensor last year. I did quite a bit of research on this problem and it looks to me that it happens to different across all Nissan models and not limited to Frontier alone. But so far no concrete answer to the cause of the problem and how to fix it. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

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have dealer pull codes so you can at least see whats electronically going on that you cannot already.
otherwise its just guesswork.
No code at all.

have the dealer pull codes so you can at least see whats going on electronically. that way you arent guessing.
their version of pulling codes and your version of looking at a tiny light, that is not lit. are massively different.
yep. tons of them.

thats if you are at the end of your rope and have tried everything you can think of without spending a bunch of money.
all battery cables perfect, everything tested, and checked and re checked. it would suck paying 100$ to find out your starter wire was frayed or something.
So if I bring it to the dealer that what should I tell them so they don't look at me and think 'What the heck is this guy talking about?'
same thing you explained to us and try to re create the issue so they can see it.
you could have a semi blown fuse, with a weak connection or something? im just guessing.
from seeing titan stuff over the years i have seen that type of issue and it was the key. not sure if i have seen any on the frontier.
anything can happen.

what sucks is you really just need a fresh set of eyes there isnt too much that will stop these things from running.
you need fuel air and spark/ along with your basic timing and compression.
test for fuel air and spark. confirm those and move to testing compression in the cylinders.

but it all depends on what the symptoms actually are, and what the trucks condition is. everything is the same but a little different.

Following since my father-in-law's '14 is doing the same thing. And 2 dealers and 1 independent shop can't find anything wrong with the truck.

Dumb question, but has anyone tried their second key to see if it is the proximity transmitter in the key?

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