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2006 nissan armada LE, just put a brand new battery in it

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and now it will not...
2006 nissan armada LE, just put a brand new battery in it and now it will not start. everything else works. but when you turn the key to start it clicks just one time and that is it. Please help!!!!!
JA: Is the car in "Park" or "Neutral?" Do you know if your car has a "wheel lock" feature?
Customer: car is in park. yes it has a wheel lock feature
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: yes, everything is closed for the night.
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: nothing, scrambling all over the internet trying to find some answers
JA: Is there anything else the Nissan Mechanic should be aware of about your Nissan?
Customer: nothing, just a bad battery, replaced with a new one.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Nissan Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.
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Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
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Hello Im Chris and I will assist you. Did tis problem occur before the battery was put in too? is it the reason for battery change?

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Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

It sounds to me like you have a bad starter. I can help you diagnose that if you have a test light and someone to crank the car for you.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
everything was working just fine before the battery swap. This is just confusing to me. Have changed a few batteries before, not a very complex process! i just don't know where to go from here.
Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

Are the battery terminals on good?

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Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

do you have a test light?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
short of hammering them down to be extra sure, yes they are on tight. I did apply this corrosion resistant stuff that oriely's gave me, please don't tell me that could be the problem.
Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

remove it and see what happens.

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Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

scrape your battery posts and terminals so they make good contact.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
okay i will give that a shot.
Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

are you going to do it now?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
give me a few minutes, don't want to switch to the phone just yet!
Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

thats not me i dont request that its the site

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Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
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If it was me my name would be under it.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Oh okay. Thanks for letting me know.
Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

No problem.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
that didn't work
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Cleaning the terminals
Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

Ok you will need a test light and someone to crank the car

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Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

If you dont have a test light you can grab something to hit the starter with while its being cranked

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
What do you mean by hitting the starter??
Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

Exactly what im saying. Hit it while some one cranks on the side not in back see if it turns over.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
What about the possibility of an ignition lockout bc of the keys? I am scrambling all over the Internet while I am texting you.
Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

the starter clicks once. Thats why im not even thinking that.

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Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

Like I said if you have a test light its an easy diagnosis if we have power and signal to starter.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Okay Chris. If I'm looking for the starter where should I be looking. Sorry for the dumb question.
Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

No question is ever dumb. Engine size?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
5.6
Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

Ok that one is a bad one its actually under your intake

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Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

so much for hitting it.

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Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

but we can check for power in other ways

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I'm all ears!! Lol.
Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

Did you try to start it in neutral?

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Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

Im pulling up the diagram

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Just tried the neutral start. Nothing. Still clicking.
Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

1 click right?

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Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

not constant clicking?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
one click
Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

ok. it has to be a bad connection or a bad starter. The click showes us your key is sending signal to the starter.

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Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

its the starter that is clicking

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Should I take a gamble and replace the starter? My wife just took off to the auto store.
Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

I dont think you would be gambling.

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Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

I think its the problem are you up to the task?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Okay. Is this something I would be able to
Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

Let me look for something for you

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Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
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Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

For me its not a biggie takes about 1.5 hours.

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Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

but that is using mostly air tools.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Gonna have the wife grab a starter at orielys.
Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

Im sure you will be good. Ive actually pulled in cars to change oil and have had things like this happen. Good luck telling the customer.lol

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
okay i don't have air tools, but i have plenty of sockets and wrenches
Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

The guy in the video is a drama queen.

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Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

Just be careful tightening intake back up its only plastic.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
my wife just called me and said the soonest i can get one is tomorrow.
Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

Ok

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Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
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so you wil do it tomorrow?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
i will probably pull it tonight so i can see what i might need tomorrow if there is something else that i might need.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
what are the chances that i can talk with you tomorrow??
Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

very good. give me a time and ill be on for you

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Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

make it after 12 though because i will be at the airport

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
okay, after 12 will be just fine for me. I will probably have a load of questions if things are not going well! LOL!
how do i get a hold of you? does this conversation just stay open. or can i give you my cell?
Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

oh one more thing if you try to bench test your starer it may work because it has no resistance. Dont take that as it being good.

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Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

I will leave this open until your car is starting. I dont care how long lol.

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Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

when you write me here i get it on email and i can come on.

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Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

ide like to give you my number but that would be against policy here.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
okay. sounds good then. i will give you a holler around 1300 if that works!
Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

All you have to do is log on and go to your questions.

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Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
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Gnite.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
i understand! rules are rules, believe me i know. 14 years in the Navy! LOL
Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

I hear ya!

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
i just watched the video, and this is above my skill level and i don't feel comfortable doing this repair!!
Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

Ok. What can i say?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Don't cry to hard from laughing. I went back through and checked all wires that hook to the battery. Found a lose ground and I also missed a single wire that also hooked up to the battery. Fired right up! Lol.
Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

LOL that was one of the first questions I asked!

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Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

actually im glad you dont have to pay to get it done im laughing with you not at you!!!!!!

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Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

you see the fear of the starter replacement technique worked lol

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Yeah so there is a huge bundle and a single wire for the positive terminal. I had the big bundle and forgot the little guy!
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thanks for all your help though.
Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
 replied 1 year ago

No problem. Either way I like to help people keep away from mechanics. You saved a bundle.

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Nissan Mechanic: CHRIS ZAPANTIS,
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good luck!

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