The battery was checked and is fully charged. But when I turn the ignition key the car will not start. I hear a clicking sound which sounds like it is coming from the alternator or maybe the starter not sure, 2007 nissa maxima se 22,353 miles. Thanks
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Re: engine will not start
That Clicking Sound is Coming from the Starter. First check the Starter Relay. It should be in a Fuse Relay Box under the Hood. If this is good, The Problem will be the Starter and will need to be Replaced. Also Check the Tension on the Belt. If the Belt is even a little loose it will not allow the Alternator to Charge the Battery and will cause a Not Start. Let me know what you find out. Please Rate my Response, I need all the Help I can get! Thanks!
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Sounds like you may have a bad starter or solenoid on the starter. But before you pull the starter do this check, turn the headlights on and then turn the key to start while someone is looking at the headlights, if they go out then check the new battery and make sure it is fully charged. If the headlights don't dim down or go out and you are still hearing a click then you will want to check the starter and solenoid because it must be getting power or else the solenoid would not be kicking in. Hope this helps.
Check battery condition and state of charge. If voltage and load test below specification, charge or replace battery.
Check battery terminal and cable condition and tightness. Clean terminals and replace damaged, worn or corroded cables.
Check fuel delivery system.
If fuel is not reaching the fuel injectors, check for a loose
electrical connector or defective fuse, relay or fuel pump and replace
Engine may have excessive wear or mechanical damage such as low cylinder cranking pressure, a broken camshaft drive system, insufficient valve clearance or bent valves.
Check for fuel contamination such as water in
the fuel. During winter months, the water may freeze and cause a fuel
restriction. Adding a fuel additive may help, however the fuel system
may require draining and purging with fresh fuel.
Check for ignition system failure. Check for loose or shorted wires or damaged ignition system components. Check the spark plugs
for excessive wear or incorrect electrode gap. If the problem is
worse in wet weather, check for shorts between the spark plugs and the
Check the engine management system for a failed sensor or control module.
sounds like a dead battery. take your old battery out of the car and to an autozone or advance and have them check it. if it will hold a charge, then you have a bad charging circuit in your car or something is draining the battery when the ignition switch is off. first however check the battery, you could luck out and it alone is bad.
Did you have the battery checked by a doing a load test? Do you hear a "clicking" sound when you turn the key to start? If you hear a clicking sound, and you're positive the battery is good (fully charged) it could indicate a bad starter solenoid.
By the way....what kind of vehicle is it....a 00 Camry or an 04 Impala?
You will have to check, at the starter, for power to the SMALL wire on the starter solenoid (which is on the starter) when turning the ignition switch to start. If there is power to this wire ( usually purple ) and power at the LARGE cable ( from the battery ) at the starter end.....you need a starter.
If you do not have power at the small wire at the solenoid with the key in start position and battery power is OK.....check the safety neutral switch.Moving the shifter around a little can sometimes allow the car to start if the neutral switch is worn.
A new battery does not always mean a fully charged battery. Try a boost from another car before testing the starter for power.
The battery cables need to be clean and tight....and check the ground to the engine as well.
Everything else may work OK with bad connections,they don't use the power the starter needs to turn the engine over.
It could either be a BAD starter or a BAD ignition they both would have the same symptoms of a "CLICK" alone. I would most likely lean toward the ignition because the key is difficult to turn but its not all ways true that key is tight because the ignition is bad, although possible. It could just mean a bad ignition cylinder(just the key part why its tight) I want you to do a test for me. With clutch engaged turn key to start position and listen for click on starter in the hood, when trying to start. If you hear starter click then the ignition switch is good. (Before you do this make sure that battery is FULLY CHARGED).STARTER IS AT FAULT. IF no clicking is heard coming from starter check starter fuse and if its good YOU have a BAD ignition switch. Contact if you need more hep and Thanks for using FIX YA