2000 Nissan Maxima - Quit, No Spark

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2000 Nissan Maxima - Quit, No Spark

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Customer states that vehicle quit while driving, checked all fuses, no codes
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Re: 2000 Nissan Maxima - Quit, No Spark

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are you getting a tach reading while cranking? if not suspect a crank sensor. crank sensor controls spark, cam sensor deals with injector timing. i've also replaced more than a few pcm's on these. i've also had a few issues with the plug at the end of the lead from the ignition switch.
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Re: 2000 Nissan Maxima - Quit, No Spark

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Just my thought here, I'm not a tech, don't play one on TV, and even if I had the knowledge the hands just couldn't do it. Anyway, we had a 99 about five years ago, same thing and the guys couldn't figure it out, ended up thinking it was the computer, had it towed to the dealer - key needed to be reprogrammed. :shock:
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Re: 2000 Nissan Maxima - Quit, No Spark

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While cranking with scanner attached to check for rpm signal from crank sensor, scanner loses communication.
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Re: 2000 Nissan Maxima - Quit, No Spark

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Scanner loseing comm when cranking sounds like the ign switch, had to replace one on a 97 max last week for the same problem.
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Re: 2000 Nissan Maxima - Quit, No Spark

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Or low battery voltage.
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Re: 2000 Nissan Maxima - Quit, No Spark

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do you have a rpm reading before you loose communication? a communication failure during crank may be from a low battery or a faulty ground at or within the pcm. i've had enough pcm failures on these to feel comfortable replacing them. no more second and third guessing............
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Re: 2000 Nissan Maxima - Quit, No Spark

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No RPM indicated on scanner before losing communication
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Re: 2000 Nissan Maxima - Quit, No Spark

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shorted crank sensor is a possibility..............
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Re: 2000 Nissan Maxima - Quit, No Spark

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I don't mean to appear a complete moron, but it has two crank sensors. Are we talking about the one in front or on the side towards the rear?
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Re: 2000 Nissan Maxima - Quit, No Spark

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Both have issues in fact I think there is a tsb or recall on this issue were they are sold in a set from nissan.
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