I have a 2005 3.5 V6 Altima. 130K miles. Recently did the second time plug change and is about ready for the timing belt to be done.
On ocassion i am expierincing a long cranking sequence to get it started. Five to seven seconds long in some cases. It has no pattern, no matter if engine is cold or hot. Once started it runs great, no missing or nothing. Any ideas?
The starter that is turning the engine perfectly fine without any hesitation? It doesnt seem to skip a beat. It engages and turns the engine right away. it's the engine that seems to have a problem taking off after the first two seconds of key ignition, and again it's not all the time. Just whenever it feels like doing it.
my buddy just had this problem mechanic charged him 250 to find and eliminate the problem witch was his maf sensor wires where screwed up. something about the signal from the MAF. idk for sure. he followed the wires and noticed something wrong and ran all new wires from the maf. he didnt get a check engine. and it only was fed up on start up. hope it helps.
I'm with jimnolimit....sounds like it might be something to do with an initial lack of fuel pressure. I like the key on, wait, then start sequence...I do it all of the time anyway just to ensure a quick start.
My wifes VW Beetle runs the fuel pump when the drivers door is opened....even before you put the key in the ignition.....those German engineers are sly.
'03 Altima 3.5SE MT
Avg MPG calculated over last 42397 miles: 26.423mpg
Best/Worst MPG calculated: 32.294mpg / 22.521mpg
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