Why won't my 1993 Nissan V6 Pickup start?

Asked by Sep 20, 2013 at 11:44 AM about the 1993 Nissan Pickup 2 Dr STD 4WD Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Last night I drove the truck through what seemed like a relatively harmless 6 inch deep
puddle of water on a quad trail. The truck simply shut off about 20 feet after exiting the
puddle. I tried starting it and it cranked over normally but wouldn't fire. After waiting
several hours I tried again, it cranked over normally, but wouldn't fire. It seems like a
bizarre situation because the water was only 6 inches deep (I didn't go through fast
either) and you'd think that the undercarriage of a truck, or any vehicle for that matter,
would be able to tolerate water. What happened?

3 Answers

114,245

Was exhaust under the water line? If so check to see that its not full of water. Could water have splashed up into air filter area? If so check that air filter not full of water.

The air filter/intake is high up in the engine bay and was totally dry. The exhaust pipe wouldn't have been submerged either. It seems to me like it's not getting fuel or spark, but it's tough to tell

114,245

I would start by checking plug wires for spark. If they do have spark then I would check fuel pressure at fuel rail.

Your Answer

Pickup

Looking for a Used Pickup in your area?

CarGurus has 8 nationwide Pickup listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Nissan Pickup Experts

  • #1
    beater
    Reputation
    190
  • #2
    T_S_T
    Reputation
    180
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    170
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Truck
108 listings starting at $3,800
Used Toyota Pickup
104 listings starting at $5,499
Used Ford F-150
2,324 Great Deals out of 184,534 listings starting at $699
Used Ford Ranger
168 Great Deals out of 5,554 listings starting at $1,499
Used Dodge Ram 1500
362 Great Deals out of 10,960 listings starting at $1,500
Used Mazda B-Series Pickup
179 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet S-10
6 Great Deals out of 1,205 listings starting at $2,500
Used Honda Civic
813 Great Deals out of 73,914 listings starting at $1,400

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.