Nissan

Nissan repair questions? Ask a mechanic for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

2011 Nissan Altima randomly starting. Baterry checked good…

2011 Nissan Altima randomly...

2011 Nissan Altima randomly starting. Baterry checked good by AutoZone my fluke indicates 12.22 volts. Changed brake light switch still randomly starts then it was like I had no power the car moved around positive terminal lug got power back. Lug clamp looks questionable no blown fuses on positive terminale.

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?

That is the first time it happened after removing and reinstalling battery.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Altima yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes replaced brake light switch also this car has the second I guess you could say hidden start button or anti theft start button.

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
3/23/2018
Jay
Jay, Nissan Technician
Category: Nissan
Satisfied Customers: 21,404
Experience: 20+yrs experience with Nissan & Infiniti Trained & Certified.Currently still working for Dealer
Verified

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

When the car does not start, what does it do exactly?

Does it loose all electrical power?

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
No it does not lose power it powers up press the brake press start button hear a clicking sound press second button nothing then I get the message press brake and start button. I keep trying then all of a sudden it will start.

Are you getting a Single Click? or Rapid Clicking?

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Rapid clicking 5 or 6 clicks then stops.

That is normally a sign of a bad battery or a weak battery. How old is that battery?

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Bought the car used a couple of months ago do not know how old. I think it might be my positive battery clamp.

If it has a after market battery terminal end. It's possible. But I would have the battery checked and if it fails I would replace it.

Ask Your Own Nissan Question

If you want, take a picture of the positive battery terminal so I can see and I can tell you my thoughts on it. Since you have some thoughts on that.

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Had it checked the other dat they said it was good but everything indicates it is bad will buy a new clamp first it not it will get anew battery.

What ever you do, try to get the Terminal end from the dealer. Do not use after market ones. They tend to cause issues. The one from the dealer is like 20 bucks.

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Okay will let you know what happens.

You got it..

If you have any more questions on this, please feel free to ask.

If not, and you're satisfied with my help, please Rate me by clicking the Stars on the top of the page. That is how I get credit for my work. I hope I have provided you with 5 Star Excellent Service.

Thanks Jay!

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
After market hidden start button was the problem replaced with new button starts.

Jess, no way I would have been able to determine that with out seeing the car. Glad you were able to get it going and thank you for using JustAnswer.com

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I agree obviously added for theft protection. I do have one more question j noticed high beams only work when pulling back on blinker arm when pressed forward for normal operation nothing.

If they come on when the stalk is pulled back, but don't stay on when pushed forward, that is a sign of bad stalk switch

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Where is the stalk switch located

That is the actual switch you pull to put the light on. So it's on the steering column.

Jay
Jay, Nissan Technician
Category: Nissan
Satisfied Customers: 21,404
Experience: 20+yrs experience with Nissan & Infiniti Trained & Certified.Currently still working for Dealer
Verified
Jay and 87 other Nissan Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Jay Your Own Question
Jay
Jay
Jay, Nissan Technician
Category: Nissan
Satisfied Customers: 21,404
21,404 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 20+yrs experience with Nissan & Infiniti Trained & Certified.Currently still working for Dealer

Jay is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I was in trouble with an electrical issue with my brand new Nissan. I frantically went online trying to find help and luckily I found your site. I reached a NISSAN tech named RIP. He was absolutely tremendous and helped me work through the issue. What a pro!

cjazLexington, KY

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Chris(aka-Moose)

Chris(aka-Moose)

Nissan Technician

676 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ASE MASTER TECH

589 satisfied customers

30 YRS EXPERIENCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DEISEL

Marty

Marty

ASE Certified Technician

154 satisfied customers

ASE & Bosch master tech. 30 years experience.

Mike V.

Mike V.

Nissan Technician

9,365 satisfied customers

Nissan factory trained and Certified Subaru Technician.

Ron

Ron

ASE Certified Technician

562 satisfied customers

34 years of automotive Repair

Anthony

Anthony

ASE Certified Technician

332 satisfied customers

ASE Master Automobile Technician with over 18 years exp. in this field.

Richard

Richard

ASE Certified Technician

92 satisfied customers

Nissan Tech ASE certified technician

< Previous | Next >

Related Nissan Questions
2010 frontier. brake lights very dim....and no tail lights.
2010 frontier. brake lights very dim....and no tail lights . i have not replace bulb yet...cab top tail light works. also interior dash brake, abs, slip and vdc lights on. Ground issue? and possibly a… read more
Jay
Jay
Nissan Technician
21,404 satisfied customers
The boot behind my brake pedal is leaking air when I step on
The boot behind my brake pedal is leaking air when I step on the brakes … read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
5 satisfied customers
2008 Nissan Frontier. Brake lights don't work. Changed brake
2008 Nissan Frontier . Brake lights don't work. Changed brake light switch checked all fuses. All the other lights work fine. Help! … read more
Mike V.
Mike V.
Nissan Technician
High School or GED
9,365 satisfied customers
I dropped a set of keys into the crack of the parking brake
I dropped a set of keys into the crack of the parking brake consule odf a 2008 Nissan sentra. How to a get the key out? … read more
Chris(aka-Moose)
Chris(aka-Moose)
Nissan Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
676 satisfied customers
The brakes are not sensitive. I believe so and about
I haven got done anything yet but my father had someone replace brake pads I believe … read more
vwtech0405
vwtech0405
VW Technician
Associate Degree
8,868 satisfied customers
Transmission stuck in drive, shifter stuck in park. Brake
transmission stuck in drive, shifter stuck in park … read more
Mike V.
Mike V.
Nissan Technician
High School or GED
9,365 satisfied customers
My brakes lock when I step on the brake 2012 juke. 40k. I
My brakes lock when I step on the brake 2012 juke JA: How many miles are on the car? Are these the orignial brakes? Customer: 40k JA: Are you fixing your JUKE yourself? What have you tried so far? Cus… read more
3pac2222
3pac2222
nissan master auto tech
Associate Degree
2 satisfied customers
Slow accelerationfeels like brakes are dragging and RPM
Slow accelerationfeels like brakes are dragging and RPM guage will only go to 2000 and no higher also slow down h=at high speeds won't go higher than 65 mph … read more
3pac2222
3pac2222
nissan master auto tech
Associate Degree
2 satisfied customers
Emergency brake warning light and battery light are on.
emergency brake warning light and battery light are on. B … read more
3pac2222
3pac2222
nissan master auto tech
Associate Degree
2 satisfied customers
2001 Nissan Quest -- Someone adjusted the brakes, and then
2001 Nissan Quest -- Someone adjusted the brakes, and then also realized the e-brake was on and drive it five miles with the e-brake on, and stopped at gas station, and rear drums are locked up. E-bra… read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
2,377 satisfied customers
Need to know the colors for the brake light wires, left and
Need to know the colors for the brake light wires, left and right turn signal wires and ground for my 1995 pathfinder. … read more
Jay
Jay
Nissan Technician
21,404 satisfied customers
Battery light and brake light come on and then go off
Battery light and brake light come on and then go off alternatir and battery check out ik … read more
Jay
Jay
Nissan Technician
21,404 satisfied customers
Emergency brake won't disengage and steering wheel will not
emergency brake won't disengage and steering wheel will not turn. It starts though. … read more
3pac2222
3pac2222
nissan master auto tech
Associate Degree
2 satisfied customers
Brake lights always on. No i have not. 2000 max. Brake light
yes brake light switch seems ok cant find brake relay … read more
Mike V.
Mike V.
Nissan Technician
High School or GED
9,365 satisfied customers
On acceleration only both brake lights come on and battery
Second opinion] on acceleration only both brake lights come on and battery light comes on dim I let go of gass battery light goes off and in a cupple seconds so does the brake lights I just put a new … read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
2,377 satisfied customers
On acceleration only both brake lights come on and battery
on acceleration only both brake lights come on and battery light comes on dim I let go of gass battery light goes off and in a cupple seconds so does the brake lights I just put a new battery in and a… read more
Jay
Jay
Nissan Technician
21,404 satisfied customers
Brake light, emergency brake light on the dash, not the ones
brake light, emergency brake light on the dash, not the ones on the rear end, stays on all the time. Probably the switch, but trying to verify. … read more
Jake
Jake
305 satisfied customers
My brake lights are not working. replaced brake light sensor
My brake lights are not working. replaced brake light sensor and even brake pads including rotors! … read more
Dan
Dan
Automotive Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
25 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x