Having problems with your 2001 Nissan Altima ?

I have a 2001 Nissan Altima that starts okay at times, but, sometimes it won't start. The engine turns over fast and sounds like an engine that does not have compression or sounds like a fast turning engine when compression is checked with spark plugs off. Then, it cranks fine and engine starts. Does not do this very often. any ideas?

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 19-02-2018

Answers :

Hi! Any sign of abnormalities on the idle? If it does then it will be a faulty MAF (mass air flow) sensor. If the MAF is faulty the engine runs rough or wont turn at all. You will need to have the MAF replaced if that's the case. You may want to check the distributor too. It may be worn and needs replacement. The distributor contributes on the engine's timing. Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa!
It sounds like the starter sometimes isn't engaging all the way.If it continues to get worse, then I would maybe have someone watch the belts when it is doing it and see if they are turning. If not then I would suggest a new starter solenoid.
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