If I leave it overnight it starts up right away with no issues in the morning. While the starter is being removed, I would have both electrical connections removed before loosening the starter's mounting bolts. I know the issue will prolly re-appear in 8 months but for now, I need your help. The desk shows a small yellow key symbol in the top left corner. Removal and replacement of these connectors is the most time consuming and will cause the most frustration. Hyannis Nissan claims its a door latch problem and it had to be replaced.
From the second I took it off the lot the heat did not work. Date given below is repair attempt at dealer. Car was stationary at all times it wouldn't start. It was being replaced anyay. I'd bet 90% battery and 10% battery cables. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the starter, the fuel line, and the steering column were replaced, but failed to repair the vehicle.
Turns out it was the starter that went and that had to be replaced on a vehicle that was only a year old. I tested the battery and it's 11. The vehicle was not repaired. I definitely will return to buying Mazdas. If anyone knows what's the reason for the ding from the starter, I'm all ears. Thanks again for your info.
But if I drive and park for 20 min or so, that's when it gives that laborious start. Mechanic thought maybe it could be a starter beginning to go bad but there was nothing to point to the starter. Finally vehicle refused to engage starter and whirring noise indicating steering lock is functional no longer happens. Sat for an hour or two. Remove the wires that attach the starter to the battery before removing the starter. They were pulling out the part and banging on it. Recently was having some start issues, battery was replaced less than 2 years ago.
As others state, it's internittent. I had them check it and it was bad. Then the latch broke off on the center console inside the vehicle. I also need to know what it's going to take to get out. This should be a recall. Then last year in 2004 my car decided it would not start at all.
I took the car to a Nissan dealership location and it was determined that the brake light switch was faulty and had to be replaced. It will do it for several days but not every single time the car is started and then not happen for weeks or months. Reading through other customer experiences can help you make that final decision. Is this an alternator issue? It never failed to start the car, just had the ping noise with about every start. Nissan should handle all repair expenses. I bought this vehicle in November, do you think I was happy? How is your alternator belt in terms of cracks and tension?. Also, the brakes squeaked intermittently when depressed.
I tested the battery and it's 11. I say it is a safety issue. A couple of times in September. All do-it-yourself projects entail some risk. If so, then definitely the battery.
When I push the button it will click as if the battery is dead new battery and then nothing. We have contacted a mechanic about having the car towed. So I thinking it was right to do, put a coating of synthetic bearing grease on the new stater gear as well and installed the new one. All told this sequence is 3-5 seconds. I arrived home one day and found that the drivers side door would not open from the inside.
The starter is attached to the transmission with two 17 millimeter bolts. The failure mileage was 83,000. Battery less that 6 months old just replaced in attempt to fix problem. I thought the recall repairs would resolve this issue, but those repairs proved to only provide a temporary fix, but not resolve the underlying problem. I don't know what else to do, but I have met other owners who are experiencing the same problem. I took it back into Nissan, they exclaimed that there was nothing to fix. I didn't fill the nose up but the gear and surround were coated.
So my neighbor knows I wrench a little and I owe him big for helping out with my pets during vaca. Vehicle needs to be towed and research indicates the problem is common in 2009 Altimas and other Nissan vehicles. Calling for a jum start doesn't work either. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but the mechanic was unable to duplicate or locate the failure. Had problems about 6 months after getting the car. Your first stop should be Advance Auto Parts with an inventory of 28 Starters parts for your Nissan Altima. I bought this vehicle brand new.