Jeff Kleb· 2002 Sentra GXE Owner
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Well, I have a 2002 GXE (1.8L, 5-spd) with almost 129,000 miles on it. I have owned the car since it was new and have had very little trouble with it. I also recently had the car repainted, had the front CV joint boots replaced and purchased all four new struts. Additionally, I purchased four new Michelin Pilot tires in January. Obviously, my intent is to keep this car and hand it down to my son in two years (when he begins driving); but perhaps I should consider selling it and moving on.
It has been looking, running and driving just fine and I parked it Saturday night. When I went to drive it yesterday, it would not start. The battery is fine, the gas tank is nearly full and the starter cranked the engine as it is supposed to do. However, it would not "catch" and it seems as though the engine just isn't firing. After about thirty seconds of trying to start the car, I can smell an odor of gasoline - not immensely strong, but definitely detectable.
Anyone at the B15 Brain Trust have a clue what this could be? I hate to have the car towed (though I do have AAA, so it will not cost anything) to a local shop and end up at their mercy. All replies are appreciated.
THANKS VERY MUCH!!
P.S. Fortunately, I have another vehicle - my '04 Silverado truck - that I am able to drive.....but it eats a lot of gas.