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1996 Nissan Maxima Ignition - Wont Start

The key ignition on our 1996 Nissan has always been difficult to start. The key has to be turned hard and pushed up and in to start the car. I changed the ignition harness and tried starting the car with a screwdriver in the harness...no start. The pre-start panel lights etc all come on normal. The engine runs great once it starts. There is a part mounted above the manifold that makes a "grinding" noise when the key is turned for just a few seconds.
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Spark plugs air filter and fuel filter.

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SOURCE: Check Engine Light 1996 Nissan Maxima

There is a silver box underneath the center console, just to the right of the gas pedal.

Pull off the plastic cover (it has two plastic fasteners. It will go back on).

Peel back the plastic film covering the screw.

Put the key in and turn the ignition switch on, but do not strt the car (all the warning indicator lights should go on).

Turn the screw all the way clockwise for two or three seconds and turn turn it back. Repeat just to be sure.

Turn the key off. When you turn the key back on the Check Engine light should be off.

Replace the plastic film over the screw and replace the plastic panel.

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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sounds funny but disconnecr the battery and then hook it back up-I did this and power was restored to my radio-I have no idea why this worked.

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SOURCE: 1996 Nissan Maxima oxygen sensor

hye there ,,there are 3   o2 sensors on your car,,one for each bank,,,and the 3rd sensor is located after the cat this one usually goes first,,,,just make sure you no if your cars an import or not as they can be different,,,then you should be safe when ordering ,,hope that helps,,,

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SOURCE: 2002 Altima engine won't start, but key does turn in the ignition

Is there a clicking sound? The first thing that I would check is to make sure that the starter motor is getting voltage. If it is getting voltage then I would say that the motor is bad and needs to be replaced. If it is not getting voltage then it could be a bad fuse, relay, or a bad ground. All of these are probabilities. The last thing that I would check for is a bad ignition switch especially since the accessories come on.

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

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