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If you turn the key to the ON position is the security light on solid?
Are lights going off or the horn?
If you turn the key to the ON position the dash warning light all come on as they should correct?
Does the engine turn over and not start?
does the engine engage at all?
That indeed sounds like a starter.
are you alone do you have someone who can help you?
I was going to suggest you tap the starter with your lug wrench to see if you can bump the internal contacts of the starter so we can see if it would engage, but you need someone in the car to hold the key in the crank position, and getting at the starter isn't that easy
no it is not the security system for sure!
If the security light is not on solid when the key is in the ON position, and the light are not flashing or the horn going off, then the security system is not active
If you are getting a signal click, you either have a weak battery or a bad starter causing your problem
that is normall
You can give that a try,
But if that doesn't work, then see if you can get a friend to come down and turn the key to the crank position while you tap the starter
a hammer would be best to tap the starter and it's in a tough place to hit it. It's located right under that black intake duct to the engine
Let me see if I can give you a location of the starter and see if you can get someone to locate it and tap it for you.
This is a image from a Maxima, same location
The arrow is pointing to where it's located
yes it actually could.
The starter draws amperage, not voltage
The starter is the biggest load on the electrical cirucit
It doesn't require much amperage to run a radio or a seat.
But if your getting a single click, I am thinking it is a starter.
Weak battery you could normally get a bunch of clicks
That is why I am leaning towards the starter
It only takes about a hour or so to replace by a repair shop. Do you have AAA
You can't predict things to fail
Some repair shops maybe open.
Like a good year, pep boys or auto zone.
Sorry there is no place around to assist you.
If you have any more questions on this, please feel free to ask. Thanks Jay!
I would try looking around or asking anyone if they know of any small repair shops that maybe open. Most repair shops are closed, but there are always some open that could help you.
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