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Will not crank, the battery is good. - 2006 Nissan Xterra

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    larry blais May 14, 2010

    Did this problem happen out of the blue? Did you perform any repairs at all prior to this problem? Were there any symptoms leading up to this? Was the engine light coming on at all? Are there any other lights on, maybe to do with the "VTD" (Vehicle Theft Deterrent)? Have you tried to jump the starter circuit or bench-test the starter?

  • carolanncain May 14, 2010

    The battery was dead, we thought. So it was recharged. Then nothing happens when I try to start.
    The window washer fluid is out, could that be a problem? In addition, the key was left in when the battery was recharging.

  • carolanncain May 14, 2010

    The battery was dead, we thought. So it was recharged. Then nothing happens when I try to start.
    The window washer fluid is out, could that be a problem? In addition, the key was left in when the battery was recharging.

  • carolanncain May 14, 2010

    The ignition key was in while the battery was recharging. Thanks for your help.

  • carolanncain May 14, 2010

    The ignition key was in while the battery was recharging. Thanks for your help.

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The empty washer fluid res. has nothing to do with the problem. Was the ignition key in the run position while you were charging the battery? If not don't worry about it. So do you know that the battery is at 100%? Do all the lights work or is everything dead? If the battery is good but nothing works, then you will need the dealers help.

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