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Tries to start but won't turn over, brand new battery is now dead

95 nissan maxima, 2 problems First started as a dead battery, replaced with a new battery, would not start immediatly but we jumped it and it worked for a while, now my new battery is dead also, 2nd problem, I have had a bad oil leak for some time now but i got 3 kids so you get the picture, anyway the bad oil leak got worse when I would get on the high way and get up to 60 mph and when i stopped smoke was rolling out of the right side tire well, so i tried to drive it home it made it, the next day I statred the car and no smoke untill after engine got hot- I drove it for a while and it was okay aslong as i didnt drive it for long, then about a week later I noticed it making a new sound(yay:( when i pressed on the gas kind of a clicked noise as i accelerated but nothing when i took my foot off the gas, please help, i have 3 little girls and their getting ready to start school, and on top of that last night accidentally flushed my wifes van keys at a public restroom, ******* lazer flushers! please help!

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  • jtcusic Jul 25, 2009

    thanks to both of you with both of you guys advice I'll go check it out if it doesnt fix it I'll post back

  • jtcusic Jul 25, 2009

    OKAY i JUMPED IT AND EVRYTIME I PUT MY FOOT ON THE GASS IT DIED, BUT AFTER A WHILE IT WOULD STAY "STARTED" FOR ABOUT 1 MINUTE SOMETIMES LESS SO i STARED IT AGAIN AND FLOORED IT ALITTLE AND IT STAYED ON LONG ENOUGH TO CHECK THAT LIGHT DIMMING WHEN GAS IS PRESSED AND IT DIMS WHEN PRESSED, cAN THE ALTERNATOR KEEP IT FROM STAYING RUNNING?, AND i CHECKED THE OIL ITS GOOD, i TRIED TO KEEP THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF OIL INIT WHEN THE 2ND PROBLEM STARTED. SINCERELY- CAR IDIOT

  • jtcusic Jul 26, 2009

    thanks benstable, I'll try to get it out, Ive removed one before but it was in a jeep, and easy to find, thanks for the tip, and the encouragement! People like you shoud get paid for this!

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First off you have something draining your battery,something is staying on when you turn off your key,this is called a draw,Good Luck check for the dome light staying on after you turn off the car etc.#2 you might have a blown head gasket,check your water level,and check for water in your oil it might look like brown or white foam.stick you finger in the end of your exhaust pipe feel for wet nasty stuff.you could also just have a thermostat not working!

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  • Leonard Williams Jul 25, 2009

    First your intellegent because your asking for help before you let the garage eat you alive.can you remove your alternator and have it tested at your local parts store? this would be a good next step.

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You need to know why the battery went dead. It is usually a bad charging situation. It could be loose alternator belt, bad alternator, or a short draining everything. A quick way to check is to turn on the headlights after you have it started.
At idle the lights should be a little dimmer than when you rev the engine. If always dim, then the alternator is probably shot.

You should have fixed the oil leak. It could have started a fire, and is cheap to fix. If there is noise now, you may have ruined the engine by running out of oil. Check the oil.

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I have a 2001 holden commodore with car alarm to press when turning on the car, I have recently purchased a new battery for this particular model. I have had this battery for over  3weeks and during this time maybe once or twice the car won't start? i have to give a few attempts before it will actually start again. Not sure if this is a battery problem or just a tuning problem/
when attempting for the next time i want to use the car it clicks like the battery is dead then i have to take key out and try it again maybe 3-4 times before i can get it started is this a battery problem or a alternator i don't know can someone help here.

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The reason your battery is dying is because your alternator is dead. When alternators go out they sometimes stay in a position that will drain the battery even when the car is off. The alternator is also responsible for charging the battery when the car is running.

The reason your car is smoking is because where ever the oil leak is, it's pooling somewhere under hood. When the engine gets hot enough, the pool of oil starts to boil and smoke as it evaporates.

Oil is VERY important to your engine. If you have a bad leak, it's going to cause other engine problems very quickly. Find the source of the leak and fix it. Your car will also stop smoking.

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