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Engine will not start

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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    i have the same problem but its not the starter its the alternator. or a relay some say connector problems .roll your starter by ground. and then jump it off and it will work awhile then starts draging . nissan service said battery -replaced it, alternator , and battery again. now battery light and brake light stays on and new alternator not charging. i have a 2007 maxima se

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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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This sounds like your starter and it should be under warrenty.

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