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I've replaced the fuel pump and battery, but my truck wont start. what is wrong with it?
I suggest you go on you tube an look at a few diagnostic trouble shooting videos , On engine turns over but doesn't start or crank - no start . If you want to fix your own vehicle you need to know the basic's . It has to have three thing's for an engine to start an run . The ignition system needs to supply spark to fire the fuel in the cylinder . An then there is fuel , hook up a fuel pressure gauge to the fuel rail an see if it has pressure . Then the engine has to be sound mechanically . Does it have compression ? Do a compression test with a compression tester . Your just hunting in the dark with out a systematic approach to trouble shooting . Pull a plug wire an hold it close to metal on the engine an have some one crank over the engine ,is there spark ? Yes - No . If no find a wiring diagram ,check for B+ at the coils , ignition control module , Test to see if the PCM is controlling the coils (turn on an off ) . Does your car have a tachometer ? When cranking the engine does it move ? If not may have a bad crank sensor. When you turn the key on does the check engine light come on ? There are a lot of reasons why a vehicle will not start . I have worked as a Tech. starting back in the early 80's at a Chevy dealer . I still learn new stuff daily .
on Nov 14, 2015
When driving my truck does not coast smoothly when my foot is not on the gas pedal2010 nissan
Hi there, I'm Al the owner of Big As Auto Repair
When a vehicle doesn't coast properly it can be several things that can cause it. There could be a possible brake issue, in other words there could be a caliper sticking and causing the brakes to slow the vehicle down. There could be a transmission issue, trans issue's can cause all sorts of problems and reason why the vehicle will not coast properly. If you know someone that's mechanically inclined that can jack each one of your wheels off the ground and move the wheel by hand and se if it is locking up, if you find one locking up then it could possibly be that caliper sticking are could simply be corrosion build-up where the brake pads slide on the bracket. For further assistance please visit my website and click on "Contact Us" have an awesome day! Auto Repair
on Feb 16, 2015
Slow cranking and computer resets like the battery has been pulled
Are you certain that the battery is good? Make sure that there's nothing in the car that's drawing additional power, such as leaving the headlights or radio or other accessories on when the engine is not running.
If everything else seems good, then it's possible that the alternator has gone bad. The alternator is what charges the battery while the engine is running, and if the battery isn't charging that could be why it gets weak. Your car is a 2010 car though, still quite new, so it's unlikely that the alternator goes bad this quickly. If your car is still covered under warranty, you might want to take this in for a mechanic to check.
on Dec 07, 2012
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