I have already spoken to you about this Nissan X trail T 30 Diesel 2.2 2004 Bought this car 8 weeks ago I knew it had faults mainly Bodywork and a rear wheel bearing It seemed to run well and started ok.Bearing and bodywork done I changed the oil & filters inc' fuel. The car will not start without a lot of winding and help from jump leads and a running vehicle. when warm it starts fairly readily. cold start system seemed the obvious but checks, out glow plugs and relay. So I sent it to Nissan in Manchester to ckeck on the computer, They also checked the abs & 4x4 system because the lights are on. !!!! no faults reported on the abs. The engine test was also inconclusive but the crank & cam position sensors were giving intermitent readings (what ever that means) I replaced both sensors to no avail. The only other pearl of wisdom My £100 got was that the timing chain may be stretched (not noisy) got any ideas.
perhaps I should clarify, I need to jump start because the battery, when fully charged goes flat before the engine starts, there are no issues with the battery.
no codes from my gear or the Nissan dealer
when it eventualy starts there is some smoke but very little
yes runs well not lumpy & ticks over ok
when it does start it happens suddenly you think its never going to start then bang its off . yes the fuel is definatly up because it has a hand primer ant you can feel the pressure when you go to start after priming no change.
I have not checked for wet glow plugs after trying to start
should the glow plugs be wet after all that cranking ?
I will go and check should I log off?
taken no 4 glow plug out and its dry
don't know but battery flat. now, I have taken the other 3 plugs out and there is signs of diesel towards the top of the element nothing like a wet spark plug .
can not find a security light, where should it be?
is it on the left of the dash by the r/h demister vent if so it does not light even when cent locking is operated
My owners manual says the light is on the drivers side vent it is not lighting at all
have removed the bulb and holder from the dash and tested the led with a meter & it seems ok but does not light when in the car
I am going to let the battery charge up over nite and check out the security system, will come back to you
fixed the security light it was the led after all checked with the user manual and it is working as it should
excellent, that's good to know
since NATS will prevent injector pulse
have you any further thoughts on the non starting?
at this point I would just solidy the whether or not its a fuel or glow plug operation issue
by using a little starting fluid on initial start to see if it fires up
if it doesn't
then we can safely assume the glow plug circuit is getting cut
from the cam/crank reference signal interuption
I will have to go and get some, I assume you mean good old easy start.
yes, that will be fine for the test
of course it will be lean and hot, but were not running it on it
just seeing if it will start
will be fine
Hi Jake got the fluid squirted it up the air intake after the heat cycle had finished, think I overdid it the engine started and rev'ed quite high for a few seconds then came down to tick over.I then then turned it off before it warmed up , when I turned the ignition on again the management light was on I restarted the engine & it seemed to be in some kind of limp mode would only rev to just over 3 turned it off and went for my computer pluged it in light on but still no codes just for the hell I pressed wipe codes turned the ign on & then off, tried to start but it wasn't having it, another smaller squirt off she went light still on, turned it off, So I scratched my head & put away the computer, went back turned on the ign light is off car starts and runs normally While I was under the bonnet looking for some cause of the limp mode the ign was on and the engine not running I noticed a small rattle that seemed to be coming from injector pipes / fuel rail, not doing it now the lights off.Did I mention that the ABS & 4wd lights are on I assume this is not related to the engine fault. well that's it for now hope this gives you some ideas. thanks Dave
Sorry you lost me now where do I look some kind of voltage drop?
thanks I will do that.
Sorry Its been a couple of days but I have Been waiting for an auto electrician friend of mine to find his noid when he found it it was the wrong one so I borrowed his led test kit instead & checked no 1 injector plug. On cranking there was one flash then nothing I did this 3 times so I think it is safe to say there is little or no pulse on cranking. When the engine is running there is a regular pulse.
Hi Jake tried to get you a few times what is the best time to try. Dave
sorry Jake got Man flu & did not care about Nissans.. Had a thought is this a relay or perhaps an ignition switch fault?