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#45 of 93 Starter or Ignition Switch?
Sep 17, 2009 (12:05 pm)
I have a 2000 Maxima GLE model and it wont start. It started off with doing this intermittently and now it just wont bulge. The battery is fairly new and when I turn the switch to start the vehicle, it just clicks (like a small knocking sound). I wanted to know if anyone has experienced the same and if they think its the starter or the ignition switch? I dont want to change the starter and still have the issue persist. Also I recently noticed that there is a clicking sound that comes from the lock and window controls on the drivers sound while the vehicle is turned on. I wonder if this has anything to do with the vehicle not starting? Any help would be appreciated. I love nissan models but this maxima has been giving me issues. I miss my 93 240SX...never had any issues with it at all even at its old age.
#46 of 93 Re: Starter or Ignition Switch? [kagzz]
Sep 17, 2009 (4:57 pm)
I would suggest that you double check the connections at the battery post. You may have a loose connection or deposits on the posts or on the inside of the of the cables.
Just because the battery is new doesn't mean it isn't defective. I once had new batteries fail in a row. You may have a "vampire" drain on the door lock actuator or the window motor that is drawing down current on the battery after the car is turned off.
#47 of 93 Windows/Power locks
Sep 21, 2009 (6:49 pm)
The past two days my car has been acting as if the "unlock" button is being held down. It seems to be at random intervals, but today it has gotten terrible! It will randomly make a clicking noise, flash the lights, unlock and the front windows go down! Tonight it started doing it when I'd take the keys out of the ignition! I finally got them to stay up (or so I thought), but I came out from practice and found my windows all the way down.
Is this just a fuse issue?
#48 of 93 Electrical
Jan 27, 2010 (7:44 pm)
2000 Nissan Maxima: Car was running. Pulled into Sears and asked them to check battery. Since my battery was only 1 year old, they replaced the battery with a new one. When the technician tried to crank the car, it would not start. Everytime the switch is turned on, the 40 amp ignition fuse will blow. The switch never gets to the crank position. URGENT!! Please help.. WILL
#49 of 93 1992 Nissan Maxima 3.0 tachometer, engine light, fuel pump, IAC, misfire
Feb 01, 2010 (10:00 pm)
I get a code 51
When warm, right as closed loop, sets code.
Tach will fluctuate, work normal, go dead intermittently.
Data shows fuel pump circuit fault and Air Flow Sensor fault intermittently.
When (rich/lean) Compensation goes lean, engine light illuminates, when it goes rich, light goes off.
When tach is dead, no engine light at all.
Always code 51.
I cleaned Air Flow Sensor, all grounds and batt. terminals, still get open injector fault code.
Could be distributor or cap, plugs, wires, coil, other if just misfire, but
with fuel pump losing voltage it could lose pressure to 6th injector, no?
The tach ...I think is somewhere in intermittent open, yes?
I am going to test conductivity from ECM harness plug to fuel pump et al, and maybe ohm test wires, plugs and whatever component I can if I find schematic.
Could it be something in the loom by right strut mount?
Anyone have this problem? Is it ECM? or harness short? or some combo deal to throw more parts at?
Thanks for any ideas...
#50 of 93 2000 Maxima starting problem
May 05, 2010 (9:05 am)
It appears there are several question about Maxima's having starting problems. Other than checking terminal grounds I cannot find any solutions. My 2000 Maxima problem started 4 weeks ago. It would periodically crank over but not start. It was suggested the fuel pump. I would turn the ignition to on for a few seconds, could hear the pump run, turn to start and no problem, it would start. After about a week it would not crank over at all. At times it will jump start, other times it will not. At times you can jump the starter, other times you can not. Letting it sit several hours would allow it to start again. Possible causes, fuel pump, crank sensor, ignition switch, starter, a safety lock out? Every time the mechanic has it for a few days, it always starts. He has nothing to investigate. Please help?
#51 of 93 Help me with the 1996 maxima from hell
May 22, 2010 (6:13 pm)
My stepson has the 1996 Nissan Maxima from .... Every major artery has been changed in order to get the car crank and turn over. All sensors replaced, fuel pump, alternator, starter, coils, plugs...you name it. We just changed the ECM Computer...The car ran great for four hours then suddenly decided not to start. We spoke to the mechanic and he says that he thinks the plugs are fouled with fuel that is bypass a faulty fuel injector, After $1200 I am out of money and ideas. Please help.
#52 of 93 2004 nissan maxima
May 26, 2010 (8:10 pm)
My nissan maxima act like i am holding the unlock all the time. as soon as I take my key out of the ignition, the front windows roll down by themself. sometime I will have just enough time to get out the car and lock it. But it will take few minutes before the car unlock itself and roll the windows down.
Does anybody experiance this problem before? if so, what is it?
#53 of 93 Re: Windows/Power locks [jwauthie]
May 26, 2010 (9:36 pm)
Have you ever got the solution to your problem?
#54 of 93 Re: Help me with the 1996 maxima from hell [jcioffi852]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 27, 2010 (8:45 am)
Sounds a bit like the diagnostic approach is chaotic and that you are throwing parts at the car. I understand the frustration, certainly, but it seems like it's time to step back and get more methodical.
So if the car cranks but doesn't start, first step is to see what isn't happening---either:
a no spark
b. no fuel
c. no compression
So you get a spark tester and start there. If there is spark, then you get a NOID light to test for injector pulse, and a fuel pressure gauge to check for fuel pressure in the fuel rail. If there is spark, and fuel, then you do a compression test.