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1996 nissan maxima starts and runs great, a couple days later it wont' start, finally it will start, jumping battery does not help, but car runs great if and when it starts

Car will start and runs great, then running errands come out of store it won't start, have tried jumping battery, that doesn't work, have tried tapping on battery and gently on other things, nothing, then when I'm ready to give up , it sometimes starts, have had it to mechanic several times doesn't seem to do it there, It is a great running older car otherwise

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I suggest that you take the starter motor to an accredited auto electrician as it indicates a dry joint problem in the armature bars
the fix is
the bars can be re-soldered
or My preference -- a new armature

Posted on Jun 21, 2015

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SOURCE: My car is barely starting

Check all your connections, make sure they are all clean & tight. Do you have a multimeter available for a voltage check at battery, before & after starting?

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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SOURCE: suddenly my 1998 nissan maxima is not starting

I have the same car, and when that happened to me it was the starter. It wasn't too hard to replace.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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Check out this article it might help car wont start no clicking sound.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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SOURCE: I HAVE A 91 NISSAN MAXIMA. THE CAR WONT START

there might be a problem in your fuel line. try buying a can of sea foam [Red and white bottle.Available at any auto place. Around $9]. pouring about half in the tank and the other half thru a line in your brake booster or another vacuum line. the line will be under the hood to the very top right. it should be black, round, and two lines coming out of it. do this with the car running so maybe have someone else hold the gas to about 1500 RPM. Slowly drip the sea foam in until it almost dies then put your thumb on the line to keep it running. keep doing that until the can is almost or fully empty. Let the car sit for about 5 mionutes then start the car and keep the RPMs to about 2 grand. There will be smoke fromt the exhaust SO DONT WORRY! Just keep on the gas until the smokes clears. If that doesnt help let me know!

Posted on Oct 18, 2009

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Check tightness of the clamps on battery & make sure the earth cable is tight from battery to engine, also check tightness of nut holding the cable 2 starter motor if all ok there its most probably the solenoid on top of starter motor replace this with new all will b ok.

Posted on Sep 03, 2012

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