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I used the search method but nothing came quite close to my question and none of the other answers quite answered my question.

This all started a few months ago where I would turn the key to just have the car cranking but no start. This would happen maybe twice a month. Then a few seconds later I would try again and it would start.

Now for the past 2 days and twice today the car will not start on its own. I would turn the key, lights and power will come on, I can hear the fuel pump turn on but that's it. I am able to push start the car but it will not turn on normally.

Any suggestions?
 

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odd a search didn't bring anything up as this is the #1 most common problems with Versa's.

It's your fuel pressure regulator that is part of the fuel pump assembly. There was a tsb so if your under warranty they will fix it for free. You can help alleviate the situation by turning the key to the on position and waiting a few extra seconds before you start cranking.

Your's sounds like it's just about done if it's happening this much.
 

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Ohok...ya I was reading on that fpr...I just wanted to ask to make sure. This wouldn't be a recall issue? Cause my car isn't under warrenty anymore. Guess ill be doing these fixes myself then.
 

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I am not sure if the starter engages and turns the engine over but it won't catch or are you saying the starter does not engage. If the starter does not engage then the first place to look is the clutch interlock switch that prevents the starter from engaging unless the clutch pedal is all the way to the floor. You led me to believe if you push the car and pop clutch that it starts. On another car I had a little rubber grommet that popped of the back of the clutch pedal and prevented operation of the switch.

Let us know what you finally find that fixes the problem.

Francesco 2009 Versa S sedan MT-6 with 26250 miles
 

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It does sound like the fuel pressure regulator


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what's the part number for the fuel pressure regulator?
I read on another post its located under the seat and not inside the fuel tank.
 

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The fuel tank and access hole to the fuel pump are under the back seat too.
 

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I am not sure if the starter engages and turns the engine over but it won't catch or are you saying the starter does not engage. If the starter does not engage then the first place to look is the clutch interlock switch that prevents the starter from engaging unless the clutch pedal is all the way to the floor. You led me to believe if you push the car and pop clutch that it starts. On another car I had a little rubber grommet that popped of the back of the clutch pedal and prevented operation of the switch.

Let us know what you finally find that fixes the problem.

Francesco 2009 Versa S sedan MT-6 with 26250 miles
Ya I don't know why but sometimes she feels like starting and sometimes she does not. It seems that if I leave my car running for awhile...like an hour...the car won't crank. Today for example I left a party at 330am...drove over there fine...the car was parked for 4 hours and when I went to leave it would crank but not start...so I had some friends help me push start the car. Got home..car sat for 2 hours then I left for nissan, started up just fine, they wanted an arm and leg so I went to aamco...had to leave the car idle for an hour for them to open cause I didn't want to take the chance...they couldn't do anything for me so I went back to nissan to get the item numbers. I turned off my car, when I came back outside...no crank...only power to the lights and fuel pump...push started it and got home. I make sure where ever I park that I'm on a downhill. Working on getting the parts as I type.
 

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It does sound like the fuel pressure regulator


btw,
what's the part number for the fuel pressure regulator?
I read on another post its located under the seat and not inside the fuel tank.

Part number for the fuel pressure regulator is 22670-ZR70C
Part number for the o-ring is 17342-EM30A

You need both and both these part numbers are from nissan.
 

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You probably already know, but pump the gas pedal while cranking to get it going, before the new parts come in. I parked on a hill too...can't beat a manual:D
 

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If its not cranking at all then it's something besides the pimp and regulator. Sounds like starter. Take it out and have an autoparts store test it.
 

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Discussion Starter · #12 · (Edited)
ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/fixurnissan/2010-08-08_011443_versa_fuel_pressure_regulator_bulletin.pdf

Check this out. Pretty cool. Its definately not my starter cause my starts just fine. I fact my car was doing just fine yesterday...no problems...I healed my car with the power of prayer!!!!!

I have a questerion tho...what is the fuel system pressure suppose to be at? What's normal?

Ok...don't know why it put that space at the end of the link but I'm sure you'll figure it out.
 

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Awesome link! Might have to save that so we never lose it incase they take that down.
 

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Hey someone removed my other post...oh well anyways I took my took my starter off and got it to be tested. Everything was OK. So I don't know what else...going to take it back to the shop and he's going to take a look at it. I've know this guy for many years...he even tested my starter free of charge, don't know if that is common.
 

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Nice he tested it for you for free. Alot of the chain autoparts stores will do that too. I'm stumped now as to what the issue is. When you figure it out make sure you post up what it was.
 

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I'm still saying it's the starter then. Have you ever heard of people whacking the starter when they start to fail. A good whack will usually get you another start. Also taking one out shakes it around a bit as does putting it back in.

I to have had starters tested and pass when they were on their way out.

Next time it doesn't start smack the starter and then crank again.
 

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yeah iv had that to on my truck i used to have when my starter was going bad i would just give it a good wack and it would start up.
 

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also could have been corrosion on the post or just not connected well. Taking off the nut and putting it back on could have cleaned it up a bit.
 

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Just thought of something! there is switch by the clutch pedal. I would look at that too. Make sure it's secure, the wires are connected and set to factory spec. Long shot but quick, easy, and free to check :D
 
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