2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L hard to start

jaclyn823
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Asked by Jun 13, 2012 at 11:33 AM about the 2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My sentra has had this problem for several years. I have replaced I don't know how many fuel pumps. It will be fine for awhile then it will crank but won't start. I have to literally pump the gas petal to get it to try to catch and start. Then it will start right up after that. Then if the car sits for a couple hours, it does the same thing. I did some research and my father and I tried to see if the white wire with a blue stripe was loose or corroded but it doesn't seem loose. Haven't traced the whole wire to see if it is corroded. A friend of mine was inquiring about a wiring problem that has to do with the hood/computer? I am not sure and wanted to ask someone that might know some more information. I am spending so much money on this car. It has been great besides this starting problem. I would love to get a couple more years out of it.

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Bryce Dudeck
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Does it start up fine right after you replace the fuel pump? If so, how long before it starts having problems again? Have you been replacing the fuel pump with a factory Nissan fuel pump?

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Tito-Tata Bravo
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same issue w/my pre-owned/dealership 2006 sentra @ 68K kms (45K miles), 2much hussle/inconvenience. ull alwis guess & pray it starts ok. if ok fine. then u drive, park, do ur business, get back, then pray agin, try starting. a very tormenting cycle. u want to go home but it wont start this time after several tries, u stop trying coz it cud drain up d battery, might even damage starter etc. so call the tow or what not? what if u r in the middle of nowhere? OMG! this was my experience after buying for the past 2 weeks & probably more to come - hit or miss. its good these things happen on dry land, if this car can fly i think there'll be lots of SOS/midday calls.& fatalities already. crappie car? Iniwis the guys up are all gurus/divas in their own right wd absolutely very helpful tips & experiences. But is this a single car brand issue or what? Thanx guys.

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