It was having trouble turning over for a few weeks, getting progressively worse, but we just didn’t have time to look it over. Well, it finally died–now if I turn the key a couple times we got a grinding noise but mostly just nothing at all. The lights, radio, etc all turn on though so we were sure it wasn’t the battery. Thinking it was the starter, we pulled that out and took it down to Advanced Auto Parts, but they ran a test on it and said it was still good. So we put that back in the car and brought them the battery instead–they tested it and said it was charging and holding voltage but not amperage, and that, that would mean the lights and things could come on but it wouldn’t have enough kick to actually start the car. So, we bought a new battery, went home, and popped it in. Still, nothing. My friend says it’s not the alternator because with a fully charged battery the car would start even if the alternator wasn’t right (and would just die in a couple days, at which point you’d know you needed to replace the alternator) and my car’s still not starting. The last thing we tried before we gave up for the moment last night was checking fuses in the driver’s side of the car and also under the hood, the handful we thought could be related to the starter, alternator, and/or battery, but they all looked good. Does anyone have any ideas of what else it could possibly be? I don’t want to give up and take it to a shop yet, but even if I did, I have no good way to get it to one at this point.
The only other thing I read about online with Infinitis was that if the security system was activated it wouldn’t start, however, while I noticed the light for it is flashing which I’m not sure if that was normal before or not, I THINK if it is activated it would be solid red, and at any rate, I tried what I read online to unlock it (put key forward for 5 seconds, then off, repeat 2 more times, then try to start) and that didn’t do anything either.