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1989 nissan stanza intermittent start

rlc5rlc5 Posts: 1
edited March 2014 in Nissan
My daughter owns a 1989 nissan stanza. It is her first car, and is used to get to school and her part time job. The car has 150,000 miles on it, but is in very good condition for it age. During the last three weeks, we have had a problem on two occasions with it starting. The engine turns over fine, but it will not start. On both occasions, the car had been driven about 5 miles, cut off for a short period of time, and would not restart. Also, maybe just coincidence, but on both occasions it has just been filled up with gas. When it happened today, I raised the hood and proceeded to look for loose connections, etc. I removed both coil wires from the distributor cap, and it is getting voltage up to the cap, with the ignition key on, according to the meter I checked it with. I removed a plug wire from one of the intake plugs and had her to crank the engine, but didn't show any voltage coming out of the wire. We tried about 15 times to get it to start with no results. I had her to cut the key off, and while I was looking around the engine for something else to check, I heard a metallic click, like a relay closing. I had her to try it again, and the car started up. We cut it off, and restarted it about 15 times with no problems. Auto electrical systems is not one of my strong points. I thought about carrying it to the shop, but I am afraid with an intermittent problem such as this, they would not be able to track it down, and would charge an arm and leg trying to find it. I really need to get this fixed before it leaves her stranded. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!

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  • I am having the exact problem with my 1995 Nissan Maxima.Look under 1995 Nissan Max hard start and Nissan Maxima problems for details of what I am going through. Maybe we will find a solution soon...
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