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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-20-2018, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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Starting issue

I have done many mods to my 05 Armada due to the overwhelming knowledge base here. I thank everyone for the info they share.

Recently I replaced alot on my armada:

CSF Radiator ( bypass of radiator/transmission lines too)
Front end
PCV valves
Fuel pump (autobest)
Blend door actuator (whole lot of suck)

I took my nissan into a dealership to have the alignment checked, it actually checked good even though I replaced the front end. While it was in there they mentioned the ECM relay recall. I told them to go ahead even though I had already done it myself but wanted it to be resolved on pulling my vin number.

Anyways since then I have a hard time starting and when it does and the a/c is on I get a fresh oil smell come through the vent. I changed my PCV valves first but didn't help. I have tried both my keys and its the same.

The fuel pump engages and it drives fine just the initial start. I do get a 0455 large leak code (after fuel pump r/r) that comes and go but unsure if that could cause this. I have blew out the lines but not replaced the Canister Vent Solenoid. I did remove it and knock it around and try cleaning it.

Not sure where else to go.

The oil smell kinda worries me.

If I turn key on try to crank then stop then try again it starts up pretty quick. The problem is the same cold or warm engine.

Any suggestions?
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Check for DTC’s at the obd. First place to start.

Camshaft sensor? Angle position sensor (thats not the proper terminology)
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Yes as stated above, the only code I get thats come and go is p0455. This code came after I replace my fuel pump assembly (auto best). I am not sure of the reliability of this brand but what concerns me the most is the fresh oil smell when it starts. It always starts on the second cranking cycle. ( turn key once just cranks, turn key second time cranks right up.
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