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2014 nissan pathfinder cranks but won't start after battery

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2014 nissan pathfinder cranks but won't start after battery removal then reinstalled
JA: Have you checked the engine's fuel supply? And the spark plugs -- are they all working?
Customer: I checked ignition fuses under the hood and dash, could it be the security system locked out?
JA: Are you fixing your Pathfinder yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes, every thing is back together. I was changing a cooling fans and You have to bring it out from the battery side
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Yes does it make a difference which battery post is connected first positive or negative n the newer cars?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** thank you for your question.

Are the radiator fans on when you turn the key to the ON position?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No fans are running
Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

Ok.. Do you know if you have a factory or after market remote start in the car?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The car has a factory key remote start but is does not start the car either
Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

How do you remote start the car normally?

Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

It ran fine before you did the fans right?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
You lock the door then press the remote button twice then hold it down on the second press. It is now trying to crank with the key but battery is running down now.
Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

Ok.. Just making sure. Cause a after market remote start system can cause the vehicle not to start after the battery is disconnected.

Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

Vehicle ran before you did the fans right?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
What if I spray some starter fluid in the intake Yo see if I have ignition, also I may need to boost the battery. Yes vehicle ran fine before fans were changed. Only thing that was disconnect was the battery and a block grd wire.
Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

Try checking and cleaning the block ground wire and make sure that is tight. Lets charge the battery and when you try to start it, press the accelerator pedal a little and see if it starts..

Don't want to try the starter fluid thing yet..

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok ,how late are planning on helping? It's dark and about 6:30 pm?
Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

I am online 3 more hours

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok, I'll try all those things. I'll get back with You in a little
Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

Ok..

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Boosted batt ,pressed accelerator pedal no start.
Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

You cleaned and checked the grounds and wiring?

Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

When you pressed the accelerator, did it sound any different when you tried to start it?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
grd wire clean and tight
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No change in sound
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Where is the fusible link that dealership was talking about?
Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

If you press the start button two times so the ignition comes on, is the security light on solid?

Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

You have all electrical power right? If you didn't, then I would suspect fusible link. That is located of the positive battery terminal.

Do you have a test light?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
When You press the start button in the car interior lights on dashboard comes on press it again lights go out on dash which says goodbye. There is a little red car symbol that shows on the dash that flashes when you press the key a third time.
Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

1 min

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Cell phone battery is going down
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have a meter
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No solid security light when pressing the start button twice. Got to charge my phone 7%
Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

ok..Do you have a test light? Can we just double check all fuses with it if you have one?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The nissan owners manual says the flashing red car is a operational security system. I'll check the fuses for the fuel system.
Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

Check all fuses with a test light to verify they are all good.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Pin to pin on top of fuse or pin to grd?
Expert:  Jay replied 11 months ago.

Leaving the fuse in and back probing both sides of each fuse with the ignition on to make sure all fuses are good and getting power..