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My 08 Altima won't start

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My 08 Altima won't start
Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Nissan
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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago
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What is the car doing when you try to start it?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Everything turns on except the car.
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

If you step on the Brake pedal, does the brake lights come on? Try putting the vehicle into neutral and see if it starts and let me know...

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Brake light comes on and doesn't start in neutral.
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

Do you hear a single click?

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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

Do you hear rapid clicking?

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