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The brakes are tight. I'm a half an hour away, and I had no lights of any kind when I was with my car last night. I also couldn't move it from park to neutral either. Power steering was out, so the steering wheel locked up when I turned it. I just wanted to check with you guys for the best course before I get it towed and charged an outrageous amount for something I might potentially be able to address in its sitting location.
same question:Nissan Altima 2002 won't start. Went to the store; came out and unlocked; the light was on the door and power unlock worked. Key in ignition--nothing. No click, no power. Lights dimmed; no horn; no radio. Checked battery; replaced battery; not even a spark on the post. Checked fuses under the dash and all lit up. I'm hoping this is just an issue with the relay, but I wanted to get an expert opinion.Drove fine, no issues, replaced the engine just a year ago due to the typical issues with the rod bearing seizing my engine post 100K mileage. Any prompt response would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!I'll be sure to rate you with the highest marks if I can get this resolved based off of your recommendations.
No remote starter. Changed out the battery with a brand new one--nothing. As I mentioned before, there was not even a spark when I taped the positive. Tried jumping it--no response. No lights, nothing. No click when I try to turn it over, and the brakes are stiff so I can't even put it in neutral. It's as if something just zapped it and disabled the entire car. That's why I was thinking it was the main fuse or relay, but before I pay 30 for a cab fare and stand in 105 degree Arizona heat and then end up towing it, I wanted to know what the most likely issue was just to save time.
Yes. No power. I was able to unlock the car with the power lock switch, but when I put the key into the ignition, there was no crank, and then the lights went dim. I thought it might be corrosion, but I checked it and it was good. I watched a video on Youtube where a guy bypassed the circuit to complete the circuit and start it... but then he just removed the corrosion and it was good, so I didn't think that quick fix would work for me. Any ideas would help!
Because it's Nissan, will I have any issues getting this a Pep Boys or AutoZone? And what tools will I need to do this on my own? I remember the same guy from the video mentioning this as a potential issue too. Thank you so much, you don't know how relieved I feel already. And for extra info, is his common to happen out of the blue like this?
The main fusible link wasn't the issue. I went and bought another one, replaced it, and still... nothing. Strangely, it wouldn't let me remove my key after trying to turn it over. I was thinking I was going to have to leave the key in the ignition, when I was closing the back door and the dinger came on and the light on the door was back on. I got back in and tried to start--nothing. I'm completely confused and discouraged now.
I have wiggled them several times, even used a post cleaner to make sure it wasn't corrosion blocking the connection--still nothing. Also, when you say terminals, I think of the posts at the top of the battery, is this the same thing? If so, then I don't have any caps on them. Could it be a bad connection elsewhere? If so, where should I check?
I took it in and found out it was the terminal on the positive side that was shot. The shop told me that the person who owned it before me, or the dealership, had put a negative terminal on both sides. Replaced, fixed, and is now running without issue. Just wanted to give feedback in case anyone else ever offers up these symptoms. Thanks again for the direction!