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I have a 2010 Nissan altima that won't start. It will either

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I have a 2010 Nissan...
I have a 2010 Nissan altima that won't start. It will either click once or do a short burst of clicks then nothing. I have changed the cam sensor, the crankshaft sensor, the brake switch and put in a new battery. I have no idea where to go from here. Any ideas?
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Nissan Mechanic: Mike V., Nissan Technician replied 1 year ago
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Hi there,

To be clear, is the engine cranking at all or just no cranking?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No. I get one click and then nothing or a fast click click click click then nothing.
Nissan Mechanic: Mike V., Nissan Technician replied 1 year ago

Ok

When there is nothing, is there still power to the car and it just stops making the clicking noise?
Or are you losing all electrical power?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Additionally I noticed a plug of some sort hanging down in front on the drivers side. Not sure if that has any effect on the situation.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I still have electrical. I have the push button start thing and I can cycle through so everything comes on just fine...just no engine.
Nissan Mechanic: Mike V., Nissan Technician replied 1 year ago

Is the wire on this plug very thick wire or a thin wire?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
It's got some plastic cover on it. Underneath the cover there looks to be 2 thin-ish wires. One blue and one black.
Nissan Mechanic: Mike V., Nissan Technician replied 1 year ago

Ok

I can't be sure what they go to, best guess would be the ambient air temp sensor, but what I was looking for was that it's not the ground cable off the battery. It isn't.

I would make sure you can rotate the engine by hand. Put a socket on the crank pulley bolt and make sure the engine will rotate. If it will, then I would first check the whole positive cable from the battery to the starter and mke sure it's not swollen with corrosion. If it isn't, then I would replace the starter itself. Since you know the battery is good, and the starter is acting like this, there is a good possibility it's the problem. I just like to eliminate the battery cables as a possible cause.

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