I have a 06’ Nissan Altima with 81,000 miles. I have never had a problem with it. This morning on the way to work I started it and noticed it took a little longer than normal to start but started with one turn of the key. After work this evening I try to start the car and it makes this “clicking” sound. I didn’t think there was anything wrong with the battery because the radio and all the dashboard lights worked. I tried several times to start the car but only got the “clicking.” Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
If the battery is the original, that would be my first suspect. batteries only last about 3or 4 years.
Second suspect would be the starter. My son has a '98 Infinity and the starter died about that milage.
Have the battery checked first, it may turn the radio and all dash lights work but it may not have enough to turn over the engine.
Will try that. Thanks for the help!
Your battery could be toast … the result of age, heat and vibration. Try disconnecting the clamps at the battery posts and scraping the connecting surfaces before reconnecting. You may just have a layer of lead oxide causing a bad electrical connection.