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My break pad is lock and the car will not start, No I have

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My break pad is lock and the car will not start
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: No I have not checked the battery to see if there is any corrison.
JA: What is the model/year of your Nissan?
Customer: 2008 Altima
JA: Are you fixing your Altima yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I just got off from work and went out to go home and could not get the brake to push down or the car to start. I also cannot get my doors to lock now either. Right now I am waiting for my husband to come and see if we can get it started. Just trying to figure out what could possibly be wrong with it.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No that is about it.

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Sounds like you have a dead battery. Have you checked that yet?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No I have not. Will my radio work if the battery is dead?

yes it take very little power for that

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I checked the battery and it does have corrosion on it.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Does the battery being dead prevents me from locking the doors as well?

you will need to do a load test on it, I would remove it clean the terminals and have it checked at the local auto parts store they will check it for free

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
How am I suppose to jump the car if the break pad is lock?

everything will free up when you apply power to the system

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I got it started

Good! glad everything worked out, let me know if you have any other questions!

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