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2001 manual v6 crewcab

I turned it on idled perfect around 800rpm drove it to my grandmothers turned it off went inside for five minutes came back out hit clutch turn the key and nothing just turning over doesn't start that is crazy! I am so glad I live a block away from my grandmothers this is ridiculous. has this happend to you?
 

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Dead battery. Dirty terminals. Clutch switch. I have had all three give out on various cars. All results in the same no start condition you described.
 

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thanks for posting but the car turns over just no start. i tested the spark plugs with a tester and 2 don't work so i am just assuming it is the distrubuter cap but idk i am pissed
 

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So is there any cranking? Dead battery try to jump it with another car, if it starts it's the battery. If it cranks and doesn't start check the fuel pressure hose and put your ear up to the gas tank see if the fuel pump runs.
 

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the engine turns over with no problem so not battery i checked for spark and i dont have spark on any cylinder so i bought a new ignition distributer i am pretty damn sure it is that fuel pump also turns on so it isn't that. I update when i install the distributer i really hope i dont lose 60 bucks
 

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Is the distributor rotor turning when you crank the engine? If not, broken timing belt.


1 block away - even if you had walked, this would've happened soon anyway !


My daughter's 1998 Pathfinder with V6 engine had a bad distributor, I replaced that to fix.
 

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rotor spins i get all the right voltage to everything just no spark i just ordered new ignition Distributor will update when i install i just hope to god this is it i am 80% it is this
 

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WELP THATS IT THIS TRUCK WON'T START .....................

checked all fuses changed the whole distributor and nothing no spark i am so pissed i bought this piece of **** in march and its already dead ****ing incredible 92k miles ridiculous i am sooooo heated!!!
 

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Cranshaft position sensor? TPS? Could be a lot of things. Probably not getting fuel. Check fuel pump.
 

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Cranshaft position sensor? TPS? Could be a lot of things. Probably not getting fuel. Check fuel pump.
fuel pump is fine crank sensor is a ***** to get to we tried today and failed my neighbor has a mechanic program that tells him the steps so we are waiting on that we hope its the crank sensor what is the TPS?
 

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fuel pump is fine crank sensor is a ***** to get to we tried today and failed my neighbor has a mechanic program that tells him the steps so we are waiting on that we hope its the crank sensor what is the TPS?
TPS is your throttle position sensor. It should be blue with 2 plugs in it, connected to your throttle body. If that failed you're truck aint gonna start. Run a little copper wire out the center of the top plug. Put a voltage meter on it, turn your battery on. Loosen both screws on top and bottom and rotate it until it's about .50.
 

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Cranshaft position sensor? TPS? Could be a lot of things. Probably not getting fuel. Check fuel pump.
TPS is your throttle position sensor. It should be blue with 2 plugs in it, connected to your throttle body. If that failed you're truck aint gonna start. Run a little copper wire out the center of the top plug. Put a voltage meter on it, turn your battery on. Loosen both screws on top and bottom and rotate it until it's about .50.
i will try that thanks a lot for the idea will update when neighbor is ready to help again......
 

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The TPS will not keep the engine from starting. If it's disconnected, the ECM will go into a default mode, which is how you adjust the base idle and ignition timing without a scan tool. If the distributor wasn't a genuine Nissan part, it could be that. A bad crank position sensor, bad ECM or an open/shorted circuit or high resistance in the circuit could also cause a no start. Anyone can replace parts and hope that it will fix a problem, but if one guesses wrong, it can get expensive quickly! To properly diagnose the problem, one needs to refer to the factory service manual and follow the diagnostic steps in it for a "no start/no spark" symptom. It also wouldn't hurt to check for any stored trouble codes. NissanHelp.com has loose service manual sections available for free download in their "knowledge base" section (complete manuals require a subscription). The "EC" engine control section would have the diagnostic info for ignition system issues. Nico Club's website also has service manual downloads at their site.
 

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I just scanned it again finally some home I have the p0340 code now... weird it didn't give it to me as soon as it stopped working.... part ordered will update when I replace........*crosses fingers*
 

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Hope it works out, but, remember, a crank position sensor code often, but not always, means the sensor, itself, is bad. It could be a bad connection or circuit issue or even a bad ECM, albeit rare. Hopefully you order a genuine Nissan or Hitachi sensor; I've run into a lot of issues with aftermarket and/or non-OE cam and crank position sensors on Nissans.
 

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now we cannot reach the position crank sensor....................... Tommrow a mechanic friend is coming to see if he can do it but I doubt it that thing is wayyyy up there behind the firewall I think I am going to have to take it to a shop this is ****ing bullshit
 

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any update on this one, I'm curious.....
SHE LIVES AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
turns out it was the cam shaft position sensor on the distributer and not the crankshaft I got it confused because I am a fool the pins on the new distributer got bent upon install and we straighten them out put it back on carefully and thats it bam life was restored! thanks everyone for the help
 

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SHE LIVES AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
turns out it was the cam shaft position sensor on the distributer and not the crankshaft I got it confused because I am a fool the pins on the new distributer got bent upon install and we straighten them out put it back on carefully and thats it bam life was restored! thanks everyone for the help
GREAT:excellent:
 
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