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#1 Old 12-04-2013, 11:12 PM
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long cranking time before starting-08 Armada

Our '08 Armada SE has to be cranked unusually long before it starts at times.

We purchased it a month ago from a Nissan dealer and it has 70k miles.

Do not know if the spark plugs have ever been replaced.

1. Is it normal for this engine to require 3-4 seconds of cranking when starting cold? (seems to fire up within a second or so when the engine is hot)

2. Our Armada has the remote start (factory I think?) but the engine doesn't start before the remote start program stops cranking it. Could the long cranking time before firing issue be related to the remote start?

3. When should spark plugs be replaced on these?

4. Any other ideas/areas to look at??

Thanks all!
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#2 Old 12-05-2013, 12:01 AM
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Sounds like a problem with the remote start.
Plugs don't need to be replaced until 100K.
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#3 Old 12-05-2013, 12:40 AM
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Maybe you should also get the battery checked as well just in case or check the positive connection is secure.

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