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My 2002 Nissan Maxima will not start. When I turn the ignition,

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My 2002 Nissan Maxima will not start. When I turn the ignition, nothing happens but when I turn it off, I then hear a fluttering sound. I had just driven the car to church and it has been working fine.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Anthony replied 4 years ago.

HelloCustomer Welcome to justanswer!

 

Try jump starting the car. Any luck?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I just got a ride home and was trying to decide if I should call a tow truck to take it to my mechanic or not -- so I haven't tried a jump start yet.
Expert:  Anthony replied 4 years ago.
YOu really should tow it. It sounds like you have a bad starter.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Is it the fluttering sound after turning it off that makes you think it is the starter?
Expert:  Anthony replied 4 years ago.

Does the sound go away?

Where is it exactly coming from?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
It sounds like it is coming from something in the car, not the engine. My husband is familiar with the rapid clicking that is associated with a bad starter and this is not that sound. It is a soft fluttering sound coming from vicinity of the steering wheel, not the engine.
Expert:  Anthony replied 4 years ago.
The fluttering makes me suspect a low battery. Try a jump start. If a jump works then have the battery and Alternator checked soon. If it does not work you need to have the starter and security system checked.
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