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Car takes longer to start, Headlight turns on but dimmer…

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Car takes longer to...

Car takes longer to start ,

Mechanic's Assistant: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?

Headlight turns on but dimmer than usual

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Nissan?

2013

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

I'm thinking of replacing battery/alternator

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Sometimes I hear a creaking sound when I'm driving

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UK Auto Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago
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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

There are several things that could be causing the issue depending on what you're actually experiencing. If it cranks at a normal speed but cranks for longer than normal before starting then the most common cause would be fuel pressure bleedoff but it could also be a sensor issue such as a bad cam or crank sensor. If it cranks slowly then the battery is most likely low.

Can you explain exactly what happens when trying to start it?

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