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Battery issue..... 2004 Altima. Disconnected positive terminal to clean off some corrosion. After reconnecting, car will not start. Tried jumping it and that did not work. Car wants to start just does not turn over. It started no problem before I disconnected the terminal. Any suggestions?

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Look closely if there are wires hanging near the positive terminal of the battery.

you could have miss reconnecting one wire that is connected to your starter or the main cable itself is corroded and is not making a contact. that main cable is the one hooked to the starter.

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