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Replaced battery and starter, car still wont start

Replaced battery and starter, car still won't start any suggestions on what else it could be?

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Hi there:
You will have to pinpoint what the engine is missing... spark / fuel / compression

All three of these are tested when the engine is being cranked over. There are two way of checking for fuel. Fuel pressure and fuel trigger. Both are very important and must be present for the engine to start. Fuel pressure is self explanatory. You just hook up the gage and see what the reading is. Fuel trigger is check with a noid light. The injector gets unplugged and the noid light gets plugged in to the injector clip. With the engine cranking over, this light must blink. This is the signal to the injectors from the computer. You can have all the fuel pressure in the world, but it wont matter if the injector is not pulsing gas into the cylinder like it should.

Compression tester, spark tester, fuel pressure gage and noid light are all accessible at your local auto store. All three tests play a very important part in diagnosing a no start condition. Be extremely careful when doing these tests.

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Posted on Jun 27, 2012

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SOURCE: '95 nissan starting issues

On top of the starter unplug the solenoid wire. Then make a jumper wire with a spade connector on one end about four feet. plug this into the solenoid and use the other end of the wire to tap the positive side of the batt. this should engage the starter if all is well. if it dosen't, then the problen is the starter.

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

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SOURCE: CAR WONT START 1995 NISSAN MAXIMA GXE V6 REPLACED

it might be in your ignition still try turning it from the first click acc to stat and dont stop on the on position thats how mine is

Posted on Feb 23, 2010

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SOURCE: I over heated my car know it wont start. Just

Don't try starting anymore until you find out why starter is overheating. What was the cause of the car overheating? Was it a severe overheat? If so, it may be possible that the engine is seized now and the starter can't turn it over.

Posted on Oct 20, 2010

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SOURCE: checked battery and was told

I really need more information, does it turn over fine? If you turn the key and get nothing but a click, in some models there is a security system that cuts the power to the starter, in which case you would have to bypass the security system or take the car to a dealership to have it reset. If it turns over fine, check to see if you are getting fire to the plugs. If there is no fire going to the plugs, then you might have a bad ignition module or bad crankshaft sensor. Check to see if you are getting enough fuel pressure. Your timing could have jumped, if you are getting spark, gas, and have good compression, then the only thing left could be the timing. If you could give me more information I can tell you more. I hope this helps

Posted on Jun 08, 2011

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SOURCE: My 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5

it is a fuel pump mostly
but first check the fuel pump relay .
then make that test for the pump to make sure it is bad
unplug the fuel line (hose) from the throttle body tell a friend to make the key on position(not to turn it ) if the hose fail to squirt a dose of fuel then sure the fuel pump is dead

Posted on Jun 24, 2011

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