1995 Quest won’t start

Discussion in 'Nissan Quest' started by brokenshadows, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. I’m looking at buying a 1995 Nissan Quest that’s been sitting in a
    parking lot at work for about a year. The van had nothing wrong with
    it when it was last driven, but now it won’t start. I checked all the
    fluid levels before trying to start it and swapped out the battery as
    I’m pretty sure it’s dead after sitting that long. The van tries to
    start, but won’t crank over. The starter turns the engine, none of
    the fuses look blown, and all the electronics inside are working (dash
    lights, power windows/locks, radio, etc). It’s acting like there’s no
    gas, but I put a couple gallons in after swapping the battery out.

    I was thinking that because it has been sitting for so long that it
    may need manually primed, but I have no idea how to go about doing
    that...

    Any suggestions?
     
    brokenshadows, Dec 8, 2006
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  2. brokenshadows

    Willshak Guest

    1. Turn the ignition key to ON, not START. Wait a few minutes while the
    fuel pump pushes the gas through the gas line (you may hear the fuel
    pump running) and then try to start. If no start, then,
    2. Remove the air cleaner cover. Look for creature habitats. Also look
    in the air supply ducting. I've found pieces of Chipmunk nesting
    material, cracked nut shells, and a chewed up filter in the cover after
    only a couple of weeks of sitting idle.
    3. Take the air filter off and spray some starter fluid (or
    carburetor/throttle body cleaner) in the throttle body.
     
    Willshak, Dec 8, 2006
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  3. brokenshadows

    Granado Guest

    just verify inertia fuel pump beside driver wallside or fuel pump damaged
    for water and rust.
     
    Granado, Dec 9, 2006
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  4. brokenshadows

    QX Guest

    Be sure no one is close to the engine in case it
    backfires.
     
    QX, Dec 9, 2006
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