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Nissan Sentra Starting and Stalling Problems



  • I have a 2005 Nissan Sentra SER. My current issue is that the car starts, will go into gear, but will not accelerate. When not in gear, the engine will rev, in gear, it barely exceeds 1000RPM. This is true for reverse or drive. The red battery light is on, but no codes are being thrown.
  • cb616cb616 Posts: 1
    I have a 95 Nissian Sentra GXE with the 1.6 the car runs just fine when sitting still but will die after 10 minutes of driving. Any ideas as to what would cause this problem
  • breeze7breeze7 flaPosts: 12
    I'm shopping around for a 2015 Nissan but not to sure if I want to buy a Nissan after reading these comments.
    I have found someone who has a pathfinder with a whole lot of miles on it & he loves it. I just never heard a lot about Nissan's can anyone tell me something good about these cars?
  • iogbrideauiogbrideau Posts: 1
    edited February 2016
    I have a 2015 Sentra SV with manual transmission. Not even 250km on it and stalled and couldn't start at a stop... Thankfully was able to start it after a few minutes of people honking.Is it just that they made the same mistake as they did with the 2013 where they recalled them for the computer, for the same problem? RPM goes under 500 when idle and it wasn't the first time the car was close to stalling. Just got rid of a lemon 2013 Sentra and it seems I got another one... Only stayed with Sentra because they gave me an insane deal for it, otherwise I would've went for Honda or Toyota. Beauport Nissan is telling me that this issue was fixed and that I don't have it. They are of no help.
  • I have a 2001 nissan sentra. It was running fine then started jumping. I eased up on the gas and it stopped jumping. I continued for about a half a mile and then it stalled. When trying to start it back it will start for about 5 seconds then die again. The more we continue the less time it stays on each time until it won't start. We let it sit for a while then try again, and it'll start again for a few seconds and die. Everyone I've talked to says it's the fuel pump and/or filter. Any ideas?
  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Posts: 4,358
    edited January 2017
    None that really matter without testing and proving what is going on. You need to measure fuel pressure and see if it is in spec. You also need to test and prove if you are getting (and keeping) spark and injector pulse as it runs and dies. Armed with that information as well as any trouble codes the system is setting, then you still wouldn't be ready to just say that the problem is "X" or "Y" but you would be ready to use some focused pinpoint testing to prove exactly what is wrong.
  • I have a 2006 Sentra. Yesterday for about 5 seconds, while going a steady 50 mph it felt like it stalled but nothing turned off. Then it continued to run fine for another 15-20 min before I got home and parked. 5 minutes later I had to go back out but the car would not start. It would crank but not turn over. After about 3 attempts it turned over and ran fine although the check engine light came on.  The next two times I had to start it I had the same issue: it would crank but not turn over, and took about 3 tries to get it to start. I had auto zone scan it, it had a throttle position sensor code. I unhooked the battery and replaced the sensor. The first start it started fine. However the second time I had to start it the car cranked but would not turn over again. Again it took about 3 times of cranking on it to start. Any ideas?
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 58,496
    edited July 2017
    If you post the # of the code, we might be able to come up with additional suggestions. The best thing of course would be to test for spark and fuel pressure while the no-start is happening. If you don't have that capability, one "cheat-test" would be to spray some starting fluid in the air cleaner--if the engine kicks right off, then you probably have fuel-delivery problem. If nothing happens, then probably...maybe...some spark or ignition issue. Of course, you can have good fuel pressure and good spark and still not start if the fuel injectors aren't getting a pulse, to open.

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