At the end of last week, it came back and over the weekend the car decided not to start. Or do I have to get a tow truck? I will do my very best to encourage car shoppers to stay far away from Nissan because of the simple fact that after the initial purchase you are on your own. First thing I did was open the door to the storage compartment below the Air controls. What can be done to correct this? Walker Products supplies the automotive aftermarket with premium engine sensors and fuel system components. By sensing the position of the pistons in relation to the valves of an engine, the crankshaft sensor helps the car computer maintain the valve timing.
After doing some reading I find that this has been a problem Nissan has been avoiding since 2002 and I was not the only owner whose vehicle shut down on them without warning. Sensors for O2 and crank shaft were replaced. We took it to auto zone for a diagnostic and two issues were discovered: the speed signal circuit as well as the crankshaft position sensor has been malfunctioning and needed to be replaced. The epoxy used on the old sensors fails and allows engine oil to pass through the sensor into the electrical plug causing a short circuit in the sensor. As a preventive strategy, it is smart to routinely check-up your car or truck in regular basis before and after trips. The first one was well over 250,000 miles before I retired it.
Noticed car was under re-call. Depending on brand, some sensors may not include the o-ring. The passenger side bulb, and fog light went at the same time. Unlike the camshaft position sensor connector that is removed by squeezing in on a tab located at the top of the connector, the crank position sensor was secured to the harness via some green colored push button assembly. Have to wait for the engine to cool down, though. Nissan needs to make this right before someone gets hurt. This is a known issue by Nissan, as there has been a recall for 2000 - 2003 models of their cars in the past.
I took it to the a Nissan dealership in Stockton, Ca because I've known about the recalls on crankshaft failure. After driving 106 miles my engine failed. I'm afraid that this could happen at the wrong place and time my wife and family can be hurt or killed. I was sure that was the problem! For the best electrical connection, I recommend using. I pulled to the side of the road, and put the car into park. But they refused to do anything about it. Other times it cut out were, again, when I was sitting idle at a stoplight.
You will need to view the sensor from this position as you are following the steps below to remove and install the crank sensor. The sensor is held in by a bolt so remove the bolt with a ratchet wrench. The car does alright on a cold startup, but drive it 15 miles and it goes to missing again, sometimes it loggs a specific cylinder, sometimes it's random. I have a very honest and reliable mechanic who charges a base minimum. The changing gap causes the magnetic field near the sensor to change.
While driving, the vehicle stalled without warning. The camshaft sensor was also replaced at 90,000 miles. So, here's where I stand. Unscrew the outer covering, remove the wire from the bulb, and unscrew the bulb. The darn thing wont start.
Undo the hose clamp from the smaller hose to the valve cover and remove complete assemble 3: Grab a flash light, put urself over the engine and look down the number 3 and 4 intake runners. Thanks again for your help. Its a life threatening situation and should not be up to the consumer to fix the issue as its a flaw in their electrical system. I quickly got some quotes from various auto dealers and sold the car before the catalytic converter goes bad. This may assist in diagnosing the condition. This is going to cost me 300!!! My car is out of warranty so it wasn't worth my while to even check with Nissan to have this fixed. The darn thin is located at the rear of the engine in an extremely confined space, It took 3 hours to locate and change it! After the green tab was depressed and locked, still viewing from above I repositioned my hand holding a smaller flat blade screw driver to gently pry the connector off the sensor inserting the blade of the screw driver between the bottom of the connector and the crank sensor a slight twist should do it.
It has to get pushed in towards the engine, while the connector has to be pulled away from the engine. Now place a drop light under the two rubber heater hoses at the firewall on the drivers hand side , shining the light forward towards the back side of the block below the intake runners. I think i spent as much time locating the sensor as i did replacing it. It takes a few extra cranks, but starting without a crank sensor does not seem to be an issue. I noticed that the service engine soon light had come on.