How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask peterpete190 Your Own Question
peterpete190, Auto Technician
Category: Nissan
Satisfied Customers: 28250
Experience:  Over 17 years diagnosing and repairing vehicles.
Type Your Nissan Question Here...
peterpete190 is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I just tried to start my car and the lights and radio come

Customer Question

Hi, I just tried to start my car and the lights and radio come on nut when i push the start button the starter makes a clicking noise and will not turn over to start the car. 2012 nissan altima 2.5 sl
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: This is thw first time, i just bought it feb. 2 and the starter never made sounds before When i try to rurn the car on it wont crank up and all the lights flicker off.
JA: OK got it. Last thing — Nissan Mechanics generally expect a deposit of about $20 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  peterpete190 replied 1 year ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

This sounds like the common fault of a weak or dead battery issue here.I have seen the battery act up/fail like this before in the past needing recharged or replaced to correct this fault here.I would have the battery and alternator tested to see if either is at fault here as well as the battery cables checked to make sure they are clean and tight at the battery as well as to where they run and connect to.

If more help is needed, use the reply tab to continue our conversation. If no further assistance is needed, kindly rate my service.You can rate at any time and we can continue to work on your question as this will not close out your question.Keep in mind in some cases it can be difficult to fully diagnose or help repair your vehicle without seeing it and I work on delivering the best possible answer from what I see to work with.

Thanks Pete

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks I took it to auto zone and got both the battery and alternator tested. The alternator was good, but the battery had a bad cell so I bought a new battery and replaced it.
Expert:  peterpete190 replied 1 year ago.

Has the problem been resolved now with the battery replacement?

Let me know,thanks Pete.