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My daughters first car will not start. The engine turns over when the key is turned, but will not start. Battery good and fuel tank half full. Can anyone provide me guidance on what to check? I cant afford to take her car to the shop.
 

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It sounds like bad voltage from the battery, have you tried a jump? If its not that then the alternator might be going bad.
 

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If it's turning over (cranking) and it's not being sluggish about it then the battery and starter are good. With a Versa my first guess would be fuel pressure regulator as it was the most common issue with Versa's back in the day. There is even a TSB on it I think.

You can get in turn the key to on position but don't start it. I actually did this a couple times when my car wouldn't start. Basically listen for the fuel pump to prime the lines. Then hold the key to start cranking and you can press on the gas lightly. On my old Nissan's I was able to hold it to the floor and it would get the car going. On my V I had to press it lightly while cranking.

Now it may be something other then the fuel pressure regulator. But you will have to investigate it a little more.
 

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Before you going into anything, you really want to check the three main problems for a car not starting, battery, alternator, starter. You said the battery was good, did you check it with a volt meter? If so what did it read? If the voltage is off by a slight amount it won't start. If you can get the car to an autozone they can tell you whats wrong for free.
 

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TSB is technical service bulletin. There is info on this site about it.
 

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When my fpr was dying, i was able to start it easier by madly pumping the gas pedal while cranking the starter. Hopefully this can informally narrow it down to the fpr.
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