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#1 Old 02-09-2012, 03:26 PM
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[b] need help please!!! 04 altima will not start

Hey everybody,
so i have been dealing with this issue for about the last 3 -4 years. i drive a 2004 altima 3.5 and the problem i am having is when it gets really cold outside the car will not start. and it only happens when it gets cold. during the spring/summer/fall the car will always start with no problems. but once dec or jan come along, one day i will go to start the car and it will crank and crank and sounds like it wants to start but it just wont and the car has sometimes been out of commision for 2-3 weeks. i have now replaced both cam sensors and the crank sensor and the MAF sensor and its still the same thing and i just dont know what else to do. i have also hooked it up to a computer and the only error i get is the MAF sensor has low voltage and i have since replaced that also and now no codes will appear but the Gosh darn car wont start. any help would be GREATLY apperciated!!!!!!!

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The only thing that comes to mind, especially since it's occurring during the cold, is fuel lines/pumps/injectors.

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see thats what i was thinking also that i may have water in my tank or gas lines and it is freezing up.
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Exactly the same idea. And if you're dead in the water at the moment, I'm not sure how you would clear this up. Hopefully someone smart can chime in.

But the next time it does run, throw a water absorber into the tank, I do it once every winter and it costs a few dollars and I've not had issues ever.

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Thatís EXCATLY what is going on....when I put the key in, everything turn on fine and once I turn the key, the car sounds like it really wants to start but wont, then sometimes the car will jerk a little kinda like its not getting enough fuel I think. Then the yesterday I tried it again and the car started right but I looked at the rpms and it kept getting lower and lower till the car shut off. I will def give that a look when I get home...i clean them up and see what happens. Thanks for the help, I really appreciate it!!! Ill let you know what happens after.
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have you tried pressing the gas pedal? If it's not getting enough gas that will get you started, if pressing the gas doesn't work then you're probably not getting any gas.
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how are your spark plugs? my car didnt start this winter because of the spark plugs
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i am going to check the fuel pump and the fuel filter this weekend and see how that looks. i have this feeling that it may be the fuel pump. hopefully it is and i can replace asap.
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my sprak plugs are pretty much brand new. i replaced them about 2 months ago with the NGK's that came in the car.
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OK so after changing all the sensors on the car it was the fuel pump. there was a piece broken on the inside. after changing the fuel pump and all the sensors the car starts perfect with no hesitation at all...finally after all the time i am good to go! man it feels good to write that. haha....thanks everyone for all the help!!!!!
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