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Probaly Warped Alluminum Head and Head Gaskett Is Blown alowing water into oil . When the grey smoke come out the exaust that was it's last call.The Car cannot get enough compression to start is why you hear the whinning noise. I would check oil for water or water for oil. Now sometimes checking oil with dip stick wont do it cause the oil will set on top of the water. Best way to check is drain oil and watch what comes out? If head gaskett and head is warped both will have to be replaced with new., an expensive job. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but this is my oppinion.
Posted on Oct 22, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check to see if the floor on the passanger side is wet. If so, than your A/C drain clogged up and your ECM/computer got flodded by water causing all sorts of funky stuff happening. Right next to the gas pedal is a small cover attached to the computer. It has a clip in it. Remove the clip and tug on the cover. Look at the top of the computer to see if its rusted up. Remove the other side cover also, which is on passanger side floor next to your left foot(if you sitting in passenger seat). and check other side of ECM/computer. Check the ECM for rust on top.
If ALL of that looks OK, than I would replace the switch,(since you are telling me that the key got VERY hot) that is mounted on the back of the ignition cylinder. Its a white round switch that failes after a while especially car beeing 1996, just think about how many times that ignition has been turned ON/OFF since 1996. The mechanism in the switch failes, causing starting issues and funky electrical issues.
Does the car have a remote starter installed?? Or didi it have one in the past?? I have seen companies that install them cause some damage to the harnesses on the switch that is mounted to the back of the igniton cylinder. They use "scotch locks" to connect the remote starter and after a while the connection corrode and cause problems too.
Anyways, check the computer for rust first. Than I would install that switch on back of the igniton. You can buy the switch seperately. You dont need the whole ignition assembly/switch only. Switch is pretty cheap (approx $50 ?). Try that and post results. I would feel pretty good about the switch beeing faulty. I have ssen them fail in the past and that's where your power comes into for the starter circuit.(key getting HOT, switch shorting out, making the key hot and starting the car without the key)
Posted on Jul 27, 2008
Hi,must of the time when fans stop working is because a fuse or a fan relay is burned ,it is also posible that the fan motor also burn out,there is a temperature switch at the cilinder head that can go bad and the fan will not go on. this should do it .....
Posted on Sep 01, 2008
SOURCE: 1995 nissan maxima overheating
you possibly need a thermostat or even a water pump you can fill up the coolant at the radiator cap..its a silver cap near the front ov the car you need to push down on it and turn counter clockwise
Posted on Oct 28, 2008
SOURCE: 96 nissan maxima overheating
Check or have the electric cooling fan or fans checked, to see if they are coming on, and the radiator cap checked. You've done everything else.
Posted on Jan 30, 2009
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