Home Tips & Tricks 2002-2004 Nissan Altima W/QR25 ENGINE; NO-START AFTER ‘COLD SOAK’

2002-2004 Nissan Altima W/QR25 ENGINE; NO-START AFTER ‘COLD SOAK’

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Download IF YOU CONFIRM • After a ‘cold soak’,* the engine cranks (turns with starter), but does not start. *Cold soak: Engine has cooled down to ambient (outside) temperature, regardless of summer or winter seasonal variations. • The engine may start if it is cranked for an extended period (more than 5 seconds) or if the throttle is opened during cranking. • After starting and operating for a few minutes the engine runs normally. ACTIONS • Replace the starter motor. • Add 1 can of Nissan Fuel System Cleaner into the fuel tank. • Perform ECM Part Number Check to see if the vehicle you are working on needs ECM Reprogramming. • Perform ECM Reprogramming, if needed. SERVICE PROCEDURE Replace Starter, Add Cleaner 1. Replace the starter motor. • Use the part number from the Parts Information section of this bulletin. • Refer to section SC, “STARTING SYSTEM, Removal and Installation” in the applicable Nissan Electronic Service Manual (ESM). 2. Add one full can of Nissan In-Tank Fuel System Cleaner to the fuel. NOTE: If the fuel tank is less than ¾ full,