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  1. I repaired one once. It depends on what's wrong with it. The two red wires are for the steering lock switch. You want to test between the pins on the end of the switch, using the chart with B, S, IG, and A. The circles with a line between them indicate when there should be continuity. You can also plug it back in turn the electrical part alone. I had a switch that would not turn the electrical part far enough. I had to twist the rod between the mechanical and electrical parts. Take the two screws out and use a screwdriver to turn the electrical switch. You'll see the little flat rod that turns it when you take it apart. You might have to destroy one of the screws, Nissan made them one time use as an anti-theft measure.
  2. We're in the very common troubleshooting loop of "I already did that". You're about at the point where you just have to understand how the system works. The first few pages of the engine fuel chapter tell you what is supposed to happen. The injectors open when the power is grounded, they stay open for a length of time that is determined by things like temperature and how far open the AFM vane is, etc. Once you start thinking that way you'll have new ideas. Seems like you've done a bunch already that you haven't described, and haven't done some of the things that have been suggested, like confirming power to the injectors during starting. Good luck.
  3. You didn't elucidate the fact that the engine stopped turning in your first post. Sounds like a dirty battery terminal. Very common. Or a bad ignition switch. Not uncommon.
  4. It's supposed to be attached to the firewall near the battery. It looks like the one that goes to the positive terminal. They sit close to each other and sometimes get switched by accident. You don't show the ground test in your list. Testing grounds is probably the most commonly overlooked test for automotive electrical problems.
  5. One more possibility - bad or disconnected ground on EFI circuit. It's been known to happen. It's the wire at the negative terminal of the battery with the plastic connector. Confirm power to the injectors. While starting.
  6. The Unilites have been known to fail. When did it last start? Dies it pop or try to start or is it just complete silence? "no start" is very vague. Try starting fluid.
  7. Grit, I'm not really suggesting things that you should do on a whim, I'm suggesting things that I would do if I had your problem. I'd use a mirror to see the AFM.
  8. Another guess and one that happened to me except that it happened when things got hot. The EFI relay coil would get an open circuit and not actuate the relay during starting. Just crank, crank, no start. You could jump the EFI relay pins as a test. One more - you say that you're not getting the injector test lights flashing during starting. This could also be caused by loss of injector power. Put a meter on an injector plug and see if you lose power during starting. The best way to solve these EFI problems is with a detailed list of tests and knocking them off one by one.
  9. I still think that this is worth doing. If the vane is stuck you'll get less fuel. It's not uncommon, I think that confirming the vane isn't stuck is one of the checks in the FSM. As far as the starting fluid non-start is concerned, where are you squirting the fluid? You should squirt it in to the manifold after the throttle blade for best effect.
  10. I've not heard of them clogging. I think it's just a diaphragm that flexes with pressure pulses. The easy check is to remove it and see if it flows. You'll probably want to replace the hoses anyway, they're old and on the high pressure side.
  11. I referred to a bunch of them. Not sure which you're talking about, but most will require some finessing to get in. Even Nissan built a custom bent line to mount their stuff. Study those fuel lines and you won't feel bad about adding a few more bends. They're just well-done backyard mechanic bends.
  12. Another guess. I went back to the first post but can't be sure. How old is the fuel in the tank? Old fuel will often lost volatility. Sometimes it will last for years, sometimes it goes bad in months.
  13. Take the black cover off of the side of the AFM. It is just a press fit with some light sealant to hold it in place. There is a damper weight that moves with the AFM vane. If you move the weight the vane will move, and vice-versa. It should start moving as soon as the engine turns over.
  14. I have a new thought. Maybe the AFM blade is sticking shut during the low air flow of starting. That would lower the injector open time, delivering less fuel. Maybe pop the cover off the AFM and watch it, or prop it open. Also possible that you have a vacuum leak that also allows air to bypass the AFM.
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