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2003 Nissan Altima Base 4dr Sedan Manual

2003 Nissan Altima
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
23 mpg city / 29 mpg hwy
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March 25, 2013, 1:12 pm

David H
 

Question: Car won't start

So my altima is cranking very slow and not starting, I went and tested the battery and starter and they both pass, I know very little about cars so I'm stuck and don't have the money right now to pay a mechanic to check, also I saw that the oil was low but no leak as far as I can see, please help!


March 25, 2013, 1:24 pm

Tyler O
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If the starter and battery are good, you may have an issue with the wiring to the starter or a mechanical issue with the engine.

Try jumping it or replacing the battery. Just because it passes a test doesn't mean it will actually put out enough amps to start the car. Most testers can't put a real load on the battery.

Same goes for the starter... it may work okay on the bench but really not be strong enough for starting the engine.


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March 25, 2013, 1:41 pm

David H
 

I had the battery hooked up to a charger all morning and still nothing but the guy at autozone said it had full charge, ill try and look into the wiring next thanks a lot


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