Tech Tip: Nissan Engine Will Not Crank with Outside Temperature Below 10

Tech Tip: Nissan Engine Will Not Crank with Outside Temperature Below 10

A no crank condition may call for replacement of the Intelligent Power Distribution Module-IPDM.

Confirm a “no crank” (starter doesn’t work) incident under all of the ­following conditions:

1. The vehicle sat for several hours (cold soak) with outside temperatures below 10° F (-12° C).

2. The vehicle was then driven for a short period of time (5-10 minutes).

3. The engine was then turned off for a short time (5-10 minutes).

4. The engine would then not crank when a restart was attempted (starter doesn’t work).

Note: This TSB applies only if all of the above ­conditions occurred.

Applied Vehicles:
• 2002-’06 Altima (L31);
• 2004-’06 Maxima (A34);
• 2004-’06 Quest (V42);
• 2003-’06 Murano (Z50);
• 2003-’06 350Z (Z33);
• 2004-’06 Titan (A60);
• 2004-’06 Armada (TA60);
• 2005-’06 Pathfinder (R51);
• 2005-’06 Xterra (N50); and
• 2005-’06 Frontier (D40).

  Chart 1

Action
Replace the Intelligent Power Distribution Module-IPDM (see chart below). For IPDM replacement information, go to the service manual, section PG, ­Removal and Installation of IPDM E/R.

Courtesy of Mitchell 1.

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