Question about 1998 Nissan Altima

1 Answer

Hello I have 1998 nissan altima and my question is, what would cause me to lose all electrical power? No dash lights and wont crank.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

    Cheetah:

    An expert who has answered 20 or more questions within one hour.

  • Contributor
  • 49 Answers

Sounds like a failed alternator to me. The alt powers everything when running. If failed the battery takes over, then dies leaving no power source and no start. Charge the battery start the car and put a volt meter across the battery. When running it should read 13.5 to 14.5 volts. If it is reading around 12, your alternator has failed.

Posted on Sep 05, 2015

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE:

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 41 Answers

SOURCE: How do I remove a starter off a 1998 nissan Altima?

need an engine size

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

  • 383 Answers

SOURCE: CRANK SHAFT POSITION SENSOR 20002 NISSAN ALTIMA

1st, Nissan had a recall on Crank position sensors for 2002-2006 Altima's. Check with you dealer before you go doing any repairs. You may discover you can get your car repaired at no charge.
NHTSA Campaign ID number :O7V527000
Symptom: Erratic behavior. Stalling and no starts and very difficult to diagnose due to the time frame in which the component actually malfunctions. The warranty should not be limited to the original owner.
I would also need more specifics as to which engine you have so I might assist you in where the location of the sensor is. The Altima had a 4 and a 6 cyl engine offered that year.

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

c17hydro
  • 2989 Answers

SOURCE: high idle stalls at lights code for crank sensor

Crankshaft and Camshaft Position Sensors Camshaft Position Sensor Engine timing is determined from the relationship between the crankshaft and camshaft. This relationship is maintained by a timing chain or timing belt. The Engine Management System does not control engine timing but it does monitor the relative position and speed of these shafts by monitoring signals generated by sensors. The Engine Management System (EMS) uses signals generated by the camshaft position sensor to synchronize fuel injection to the valve sequence and for the on-board diagnostic procedure for misfire detection. The EMS energizes the injector at or near the time the intake valve opens. For misfire diagnosis, the EMS compares the number of camshaft sensor reference pulses and the number of crankshaft position sensor reference pulses received. If the EMS receives an incorrect number of pulses Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC’s) should be stored in the EMS.
If the camshaft position sensor or circuit is faulty most engines will start. Some engine management systems will then default to a pre-programmed injector firing sequence. All injectors may be energized simultaneously or all of the injectors on one bank may be energized at the same time. If the CMP data is required for misfire detection and reliable CMP data is not present misfire detection would probably be suspended.
Related Symptoms The following symptoms can be caused by an intermittent wiring connection or faulty signal to the EMS:

  • Extended crank time with a cold engine
  • Intermittent rough running
  • Unstable idle
  • Bucking
  • Hesitation
  • Stumble
  • Chuggle
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Stalling on acceleration
Crankshaft Position Sensor Engine speed is a very important input to the Engine Management System (EMS). Crankshaft speed and position are the basis for many calculations made by the computer. Crankshaft position values are transmitted to the computer by pickup coils also known as Permanent Magnet (P/M) generators, hall-effect sensors or optical sensors. The Crankshaft Position Sensor (CKP) also known as engine speed sensor is located in close proximity to the crankshaft.
In addition the EMS uses minute variations in the CKP sensor data to determine engine misfire. The EMS uses this information in conjunction with the camshaft position sensor to perform misfire diagnostics.
Related Symptoms: No Start/Intermittent Start Condition – Can be caused by a faulty crankshaft position sensor due to loose connections, bad grounds, high resistance in the circuit, or opens in the circuit

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

  • 54 Answers

SOURCE: 2002 Nissan Sentra Loses Power

SERVICE IT .....OIL PLUGS, AIR ,FUEL AND OIL FILTERS GET TROTTLE SENCOR AND THE MASS AIR FLOW SENCOR CHECKED

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

  • 31 Answers

SOURCE: MY NISSAN ALTIMA 2006 2.5

did you check the sensors and if you are getting fuel and spark

Posted on Sep 01, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Nissan Altima wont start


Check simplest things first. Make sure battery cables are tight and free of corrosion. You could be getting enough power to light up your dash but not enough to crank the engine.

Oct 09, 2016 | 2010 Nissan Altima

1 Answer

Sitting at a light and car shut off and crank back up but slower crank than usual, I have a 2005 nissan altima


Check the charging system you might have a bad or weak altenator you should have 14 volts of the battery with the engine running good luck anytime a battery run below 12 volts the fuel pump loses pressure causing it to stall remember you alway have to have 14 volts r the engine will stall

Oct 03, 2015 | Nissan Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Why isnt my tail lights or dash light not working but headlights and break lights are working on my 1998 Nissan altima?


Hi, the basic elec. Design. Of auto lighting circuits is based on this concept. Dash lights and tail lights use the same feed, For example, if a dash light. Was shorted, you will lose dash and tail lights, Assuming. your stereo has the factory system, this is where. I would start. First chk your fuses, if they are ok, your. issue. may be your dash dimmer,, or worse cas, your muttifunction switch may be def.

Sep 08, 2015 | Nissan Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How do I roll my windows down on my 2014 nissan altima without cranking my car up


Turn the switch to the right,no dash lights will come on,but your stereo and power windows will work.

Aug 13, 2014 | 2014 Nissan Altima

1 Answer

1998 Altima dies wile driving then wont start back up


Have you checked your "knock sensor" or cam sensor? It tracks cam and or crank movement for timing.

Jul 26, 2012 | 1998 Nissan Altima

2 Answers

Ihave a 1998 Nissan Altima GXE...the alarm keeps going off for no reason...pulled fuses and battery cables but still having the same problem....now car won't turn over to crank! Everything is back the way...


I have a 2000 Altima GXE. My alarm goes off intermittently and sometimes will not stop until battery lead is pulled. Have removed fuse and relay. Please help :)

Oct 24, 2010 | 1998 Nissan Altima

1 Answer

My 2005 nissan altima wont start, no power, no lights come on. had the battery tested and it is fine.


Most often the battery cables as they connect to the battery get dirty and they can look clean and not make it so clean them anyway. If the car was jumped started wrong the main fuse can be blown and no power gets to the dash. Test light at the big power wire on the back of the altenator if its dead it's not going to start or light any of the dash lights either.

Mar 21, 2010 | 2005 Nissan Altima

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Nissan Altima Logo

243 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nissan Experts

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

85160 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22484 Answers

Jonah Oneal

Level 3 Expert

14092 Answers

Are you a Nissan Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...