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Hi, This is a weird problem with our part time babysitters's car, 1994 Nissan Maxima, and my first attempt at fixing. From her description I thought it was battery, dead cell, sometimes it starts, sometimes it doesn't and locks don't work. I tried to start and it does about 1/2 a crank and that's it, kind of ends with a thunk like not enough juice to keep starter engaged or enough to keep cranking. I had battery load tested, tested fine, with good charge. I got home, cleaned battery and wire terminals, tried to start, 1/2 crank stuck. Jumped it and eventually it started but had to play with gas pedal as it sound like it was about to stall if I took my foot off, and sounded funky revving, after a few minutes it idled/rev'ed fine. No idiot lights and don't know where or if it has an odbc jack. Shut off after a few minutes and wouldn't start again unless jumped. Now leaning toward fuel pump but definitely something else. Any help would be greatly appreciated as she and we are on low budgets. Thanks, Bob

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Could be a sensor, or the car could be out of time, watch running it like that, you will burn the valves.

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