My 97 Altima cranks but won't start. Help?

Asked by Jan 26, 2017 at 03:02 PM about the 1997 Nissan Altima GLE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 97 Altima manual just died as I was pulling up to a light. It cranks but sounds like it is not getting fuel. I turn the key over and I can not hear the fuel pump kick in. I replaced the fuel pump but it still will not start. I checked the relay and it is in working condition. I opened the distributor cap, and it was not dirty, but I cleaned the inside with carb cleaner to make sure. I also checked the 15 amp fuse to make sure it was good and it is. Any other suggestions? I do get spark to the plugs.

2 Answers


Make sure you have a good fully charged battery, check battery voltage, it should be minimum 12.4. If battery is ok, spray some quick start in the throttle body to see if it'll start for a bit, if it does, it means it's not getting fuel past the injectors. Check fuel filter,check fuel pressure. If fuel is ok, check spark on spark plugs. if spark is ok, check crankshaft sensor

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Ok I will try those. Thank you.

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