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Old 06-14-2018, 01:38 AM   #1  
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01 extended crank but, hesitant start

looks like culprits are, cam sensor, both crank sensors, possible need of additional ground traps, fuel pump and regulator.


I'm wondering if it wouldn't hurt to replace all 3 sensors and add/check grounds? any quick access easily seen spot to put a fuel pressure gauge or do i need to sit down with the FSM for awhile?


BTW alternator,starter and battery are all freshly rebuilt and upgraded.
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Most likely it will be the crank sensor from what I've read on here. Not experienced that myself but apparently Hitachi is the only brand to use for them. When you find where to get a good price on Hitachi or even where available please post the info.

I've looked before and had a hard time finding Hitachi. Rockauto used to ha e them but not any more as far as I know.
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i bought OEM and all 3, never looked back, been 3 years
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any quick access easily seen spot to put a fuel pressure gauge or do i need to sit down with the FSM for awhile?


BTW alternator,starter and battery are all freshly rebuilt and upgraded.
Good question I was considering this I need one. Why doesnt AZ have one to rent?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/S-G-Tool-Aid-58625-11mm-Fuel-Rail-Pressure-Test-Adapter
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i bought OEM and all 3, never looked back, been 3 years
both crank sensors and the MAF or fuel pump regulator and both crank sensors or just the one?
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I just went through that problem and it was the front camshaft sensor connector. I replaced the connector and sensor. Start real fast now. I have not replaced the one crank sensor yet and probably won't unless it gives me some trouble
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both crank sensors and the MAF or fuel pump regulator and both crank sensors or just the one?
just was referring to Crank Postion senors and 2 Camshaft poistion sensors
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anybody know what OEM brand these sensors are? shouldn't they be about $60 - $70 each?

i usually don't buy the cheaper parts but, OEM
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anybody know what OEM brand these sensors are? shouldn't they be about $60 - $70 each?

i usually don't buy the cheaper parts but, OEM
https://maxima.org/forums/5th-generation-maxima-2000-2003/701715-who-oem-manufacturer-cam-sensors.html
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well that covers the cam sensors, still can't find the crank sensor OEM brands.

EDIT: i see mitsubishi and nissan logos!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NISSAN-OEM-Engine-Crankshaft-Crank-Position-Sensor-CPS-2373131U11/262722886809?fits=Year%3A2001%7CModel%3AMaxima&epi d=1329941434&hash=item3d2b811c99%3Ag%3APnkAAOSwvYh a0J5m&_sacat=0&_nkw=2001+maxima+crank+sensor&_from =R40&rt=nc&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1312.R1.TR0.TRC0 .A0.H0.X2001+maxima+crank+sens.TRS1.TSS0

anyone tried aftermarket or dorman? Also what does one do for worn out pigtails on the harness, how does one replace that? extract the pins and to uncrimp and recrimp on to new wires using the old plastic casing of the connector (that sounds janky as hell)? you can buy cam pigtails but, not crank.

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well that covers the cam sensors, still can't find the crank sensor OEM brands.

EDIT: i see mitsubishi and nissan logos!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NISSAN-OEM-...sens.TRS1.TSS0

anyone tried aftermarket or dorman? Also what does one do for worn out pigtails on the harness, how does one replace that? extract the pins and to uncrimp and recrimp on to new wires using the old plastic casing of the connector (that sounds janky as hell)? you can buy cam pigtails but, not crank.
I replaced both connectors for $20. They were not OEM but they work just fine. I used OEM camshaft sensors


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