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1999 Nissan Altima won't start. Started once this morning. Stopped at a store, then wouldn't start again. It gives one solid effort when the key turned, but doesn't turn over again or start. For th

1999 Nissan Altima won't start. Started once this morning. Stopped at a store, then wouldn't start again. It gives one solid effort when the key turned, but doesn't turn over again or start. For the past week or two, it has been intermittent with starting. Sometimes it would turn right over. Other times it seemed strained. I would back the key off and try again and it would start. Temps have been in the 60's & 70's. Todays' temp is low 30's. Any idea?

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Clean the battery terminals and cable ends with a wire brush mad for this purpose that you can get from an auto parts distributor.

Posted on Nov 11, 2014

Testimonial: "Terminals and post clamps are clean. Used a wire brush designed for this purpose. Didn't change anything."

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    chris dunn Nov 19, 2014

    Have since replaced the battery. Still doing the same thing. (Battery tested out as bad.)

  • Rigger Nov 20, 2014

    Ok friend, aparently a LOT of Toyotas do this. What I did with my pickup was connected another wire from a toggle switch on the dash to the small wire connected to the starter solenoid from the small wire on the solenoid. Other side of the switch goes to the battery and when the starter don't work, I just flip the new switch and it cranks over and starts when the key is on. Remember, from the black small wire on the sstarter solenoid to a toggle on dash and from the battery hot post to the other side of the toggle switch. I used a spring loaded toggle switch from the auto parts store. If you do this it will work for you also.

  • Rigger Nov 20, 2014

    Thats why the call me Rigger. Because I can make it work.

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I think that your crank angle sensor failed. Is the check engine light on?? if so, scan it and get code. If the code is P0335, than you need new crank angle sensor. Nissan has been having some problems with those even on other Nissan products. (Altima, Pathfinder and so on) Good luck.

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this is a battry problem you can charge the battery long a nuff to start after motor is running but you have a dead seal i would recommend wall mart best price and warrenty if you replace the battery with there 2 yr warrenty with-in the 2 yrs you will never hafe to but a nother battery for the life of the vehicle////// if this is not your problem i would say your coil pack is cracked

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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.

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you call it the serpentine belt, we call it the fanbelt.it,needs tightening,slightly loosen the alternator, then pull away from engine and tighten belt, tight enough when you can move longest part of the belt, between pulleys, 1/2 inch in/out.
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