Wife's Car Problem - Halp v.notmuchtogoon

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  1. GuiltySparc

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    Hey dudes, wife just called said her car (2006 Altima, 65k-ish miles) stalled out at a stoplight on her way to work. Took a few minutes of trying to start it up again. When she got to work she turned it off and let it sit a few then tried to start it again with no luck.

    Thats all the info i have (sorry, i know its not much), any ideas on what it could be? We havent had any other issues with the car, nothing has been replaced or anything like that.

    Thanks in advance :bowdown:
     
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    water in gas?

    Can of Heet from Vato Zone is a quick, cheap first try.
     
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    Let me tell you about the position of my crank.:mamoru:

    That would prevent it from starting.

    Good luck dude.
     
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    :rofl:

    Ya, the description of the recall sounds pretty similar to what she described to me. Thanks for the help though :bigthumb:
     
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    Post back if the recall works.
    My friend has one of those.:wavey:
     
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    will do.
     
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    dealership said they reflash the ecu (per the recall instructions) but that didnt fix the problem so they "discovered" the sensor itself is bad and is charging $300 to replace it. Wife gave them the go ahead before asking me so its a moot point now, but i cant help but feel like we're getting the good ol' dealershaft.
     
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    Ouch.:o
    pm kackel champion.
    he knows this stuff.
     
  10. Anudist

    Anudist Turnin' Jesus on, one lightswitch at a time.

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    Could be a few different things, hopefully the recall fix corrected the problem.
     
  11. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    This happened to a coworker's Altima, sensor fixed it.
     
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    Those sensors normally run about $100-$150 depending on the car. They're buried deep down by the flywheel and can be a pain to get to. $300 sounds a little high, but it could be reasonable based on the location of the sensor.
     

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