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MY NAME IS ***** *****, THE ALTERNATOR WIRE WAS GROUNDED ON

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Customer: MY NAME IS ***** *****, THE ALTERNATOR WIRE WAS GROUNDED ON THE BRACKET, 2006 NISSAN MAXIMA WILL NOT TURN OVER TO START, I HAVE REPLACED POSITIVE BATTERY TERMINAL POST FUSE,
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: EVERTHING ELECTRIAL WORKS INSIDE THE CAR, IT WILL NOT TURN OVER TO START
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** thank you for your question.

Which wire was on the bracket? The one that the 12 mm nut goes on?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It goes to the altnator
Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

I know.. You have the plug and the one wire. That one wire is secured by the 12 mm bolt. That is the one that touched ground?

Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

Everything works in the car as it should but when you turn the key to start the car, nothing happens? No noise? Not a single click?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
That's right
Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

Do you know if you have a Remote start on the car? I am also assuming you disconnected the battery when you replaced the Alternator.. Correct?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No remote control. And yes battery was disconnected
Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

Are you the original owner? The most common thing I have run into when the battery is disconnected to do a Alternator or what ever else requires the battery to be disconnected and when reconnected and you turn the key and nothing happens is a after market alarm is installed. If you are not the original owner, and you never have had a the battery disconnected before, this is one way you normally find out.

Did you put the Alternator in yourself? If so, I take it you are handy. Handy enough to look under the drivers side dash area to see if there is a after market alarm installed.

Let me know.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Im not the original owner, and there is a a small box 2x2 box in the fuse box area inside
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Under the dash
Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/105565483/After%20market%20Alarm%20control%20unit%20unplugged.jpg

If it looks like the one in this link I just provided, unplug the one big electrical plug to it. Then try to start the car.

Let me know how you make out.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It don't look anything like that
Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

You have nothing under the dash at all that looks like it?

Did you try shifting the car into neutral to see if it would start?

Do you have a test light to check all fuses?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I tried neutral, and I will test fuses
Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

Do you know how to check them with a test light? You want the key in the ON position to see if all fuses are getting power on both sides of the fuse.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok
Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

Let me know how you make out.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Jay it's getting late can we finish in the morning
Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

Sure, I will be online in the AM and I have no problems keeping this question open so we can continue.

Have a good night and Talk to you tomorrow morning.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thanks
Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

Your welcome

Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

Checking in cause I did not hear from you at all today.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Im away out of town won't be back till 8pm
Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

ok.. I will be online again tomorrow if you want to look at this during the day?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok
Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

Talk to you tomorrow.

Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

Have not heard back from you.. Checking in to see how you are making out.