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2005 nissan altima, no crank no start

All lights come, and seems like it will start, but no crank, i can pop the wire out of the starter and stick a wire in starter and she starts. relays????

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Try starting it in neutral instead or park...It may be your neutral start switch is bad in the park position. Otherwise, it sounds like a starter relay is not working.

Posted on Jan 18, 2019


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SOURCE: 2005 nissan altima won't start, clicking noise is heard

It sounds like your battery is dead. You may be able to fix this with a jump start if you left your lights on over night. If a good jump does not work it may be your starter. but you should start with the simple and cheap solution first. Try having someone jump start your car.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009


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SOURCE: nissan altima 2005 noise from engine

i had the same issue had the alternator replaced and their is no longer a noise.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009


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SOURCE: 2005 Nissan Exterra won't start

Run a jumper cable from your positive side of battery. to your starter incomming large careful....It will spark big time.  If the started ingages your selenoid is cooked and needs to be replaced.  Be real careful or you can cause harm to yourself as well as your car 

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 nissan altima will not start

OK...Some cars use a "prime" relay and a "run" relay on the fuel pump. since manually priming it seems to work, I'd check and see if you have a similar system. If so, the prime relay may be bad.

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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SOURCE: My 1999 nissan altima won't start, no crank,not

If you look under the hood, there is a starter relay that might be the problem - but more common than that, - Do you have an alarm system of anykind? If so, It sounds alot like that is the problem, and they are notorious for causing "no start" problems as such - Unfortunatey, the wiring for these (even to just remove one) can be rather involved (as they often cut the starter wire to install an interrupt) so you may have to take it to an auto electric shop, or one that specializes in alarm systems - Also, dealers sometimes install special "electronic lot key systems" in all of their new cars, requiring that the "electronic key" must be present in the vehicle (along with the correct physical key) in order for it to start - I'd check for one of those systems as well - Hope that helps...

Posted on Aug 29, 2009

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