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got in my car and i turned the ignition key to start the car and it did a funky looooooong crank but didn't start
it has lights on the dash everything seems okay but that doesn't mean its getting enough power to start

I hear the fuel pump so she's got fuel.

the only thing I did yesterday was removing the hubcaps lol
I bet you she didn't like that at all.

this sucks!!!!!
 

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slow crank is like you said not enough juice to the starter. Could be the starter itself but I'm betting not. If it's 5spd just push start it. If auto then wait for the cables. Probably stock battery from 07 and the temps getting cold. I don't think you have anything to worry about.
 

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well was the cranking faster? If so then most likely the battery was bad and you also have another issue which is common to trying to start a car that won't start. You might have flooded it. I would try again in a little while. Old nissan's I had you were able to hold the gas pedal all the way to the floor and then start it. Some reason wide open throttle would actually shut the injectors off. So you are cranking but no more fuel is being delivered into the engine.

Any check engine light on?
 

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Could be the battery itself. Doesnt have enough amps to crank the engine. When ours went bad (after 2 years, no prior issues) it wouldnt start even with another car connected with cables. Had to actually replace the battery.
Did your's give a healthy crank though? I've used sub par cables to try and jump a car and it would not work. But the crank was still slow or not at all. Bigger gauge cables and it cranked like a new battery was in it and the car fired right up.
 

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bet it smelt of fuel pretty good when it finally did start.
 

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bet it smelt of fuel pretty good when it finally did start.
yes I did smell a lot of fuel :thumb2:

but it is so weird that I get the camera out and started recording and went inside the car and I just wanted to record the sound of the cranks to see what it is, and this is exactly what she did on video and she started. I guess she didn't want to look bad on Camera hahaha I have no idea, I still need to find out why she did that. I need to have it scan to see why she did it..

ok video is ready

 

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Coincidentally, my V started doing this today also.. I dont think I can contribute it to cold starts, since it was below 0 the past 2 days and it started fine, but today at 30, I had issues..
 

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Coincidentally, my V started doing this today also.. I dont think I can contribute it to cold starts, since it was below 0 the past 2 days and it started fine, but today at 30, I had issues..
His I am betting was cold/battery related which caused him to keep trying to start it which caused the injectors to keep dumping fuel. Your's I'm betting is the fuel pressure regulator. When it's the FPR your car will crank just fine but not start. If I were you I would turn the key to the on position, wait a few seconds, then proceed to crank. You may need to crank it a little longer then usual but it should start unless your FPR is totally shot.
 

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stupid cold weather, glad you got your car to start again BluV318!
 

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thank you guys for all the help!!

I called in sick and everything and after the car started I just had enough time to make it to work on time so off to work I went.
and I was glad I was able to make it or I was not going to get paid for Martin Luther King and I was going to have to use 2 sick days to cover those hours but everything turned out good.
On the way there, she did OK, didn't notice any powerloss, or anything. it was rainning and the wiperblades worked normal, lights on the dash, radio, speedometer, tach, everything was OK.
After the car was sitting outside for 4 hours, went to my car for lunch to check on her, I turned the ignition and she started right up, no problem. I did let her run for a couple minutes just to check nothing was wrong.
4 Hours later was time to go home, got in the car, turned the ignition and she started rightup again with no problem. Thank goodness!
Drove her home and she did OK, had the wipers on, turned on the AC for the windshield on a few occasions, acceleration was OK, from 55MPH to 70MPH was OK

didn't get a chance to test the battery, but tomorrow morning if she starts, I will take it to advance auto and ask them to test the voltage on the battery and alternator and see what numbers she's showing.

the battery will be replaced sooner than later. probably income tax, she needs new tires and check the wheel alignment; front and back

it very well could be weather related, we'll see how she does tomorrow.
Last time I drove her before she started acting up was Sunday morning to go to church
went to eat pizza and a movie. then she was parked on my drive way from 3PM Sunday, all day Monday, and then tried to start it on Tuesday Morning

Thanks again!!
 

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So this morning I went to start the car, and did as said, I put the key in, turned it but didn't start it, and then waited. After about 5 seconds I turned the key to start it amd although it took longer than a normal start, it was quicker than what I was dealing with yesterday. I had this problem before, last spring, and it went away on its own, although I bought a new battery which might have done something.
 

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So this morning I went to start the car, and did as said, I put the key in, turned it but didn't start it, and then waited. After about 5 seconds I turned the key to start it amd although it took longer than a normal start, it was quicker than what I was dealing with yesterday. I had this problem before, last spring, and it went away on its own, although I bought a new battery which might have done something.
really does sound like a fuel pressure regulator problem. You can buy a gauge and install it to keep an eye on the pressure if you want.
 

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@ BluV3R18...glad its running good. As far as tires, I'd keep an eye on Craigslist, you might find some factory wheels with good tires. That's what I did...the guy was asking $250 for Versa SLs(15in.) so I offered $200 and he agreed but when we met to see them I realized I knew him so I got them for $150! :D
 
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