2008 Nissan Xterra no start condition?


Asked by Jeff May 27, 2020 at 03:05 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I had a 2008  Xterra towed in to the shop today. Was told another shop replace the clutch and then it never started again. I have no codes. It will not crank with the key but, I can use a remote starter switch on the starter and it cranks. I have an RPM signal on the scanner but am getting no spark from the coils. Is there a good starting point to check if the other shop did something wrong. In my experience crank sensor gives RPM and spark signal, and cam sensor controls injector pulse.

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The clutch switch was bad. I put a jumper wire on the connector, now it cranks but I still have no spark.


I have found the solution. The tone wheel for the crank sensor is on the flywheel, the shop removed the flywheel and did not index it properly. there are 8 bolt and 6 gaps on the flywheel for crank sensor. Cam and crank are not in sync causing a no start condition.

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