Ok, so I thought I was being helpful…my friend just bought (one week ago) a 1995 Infiniti G20T with 130,000 miles. The car is in great condition, except for the flecking/peeling gold paint (common problem with gold or silver paints?). When he bought it the car had a couple minor issues and had the “check engine” light on. After researching a bit, we figured that the possible issues causing the check engine light couldn’t be too severe, given the car’s asking price. So, he buys the car and I look up how to check the “check engine” light codes. I manage to get at the ECU and record (with the blinking red light) two codes: #34 and #105 - knock sensor and EGR + canister and control soleloid. Good news, I told him. Both of those are relatively cheap to fix. So, I close up the ECU access and ask to borrow the car to run a couple errands. Let me mention at this point that the car has been running GREAT for a week - no issues at all. So, I go to one store, shop, get back in the car, make another stop at a store, get back in the car, make a third stop at a store and as I’m parking the car appears to start to loose power - engine seems about to stall and lights fade a bit. I rev the engine and it’s fine. I (stupidly) go into the store and return to the car which now won’t start. Turning the key to the crank position produces “click click click” and nothing else. Radio and lights work, but I turn off all these in case it’s a low battery. Again - click click click.
Any ideas of what might be going on? Going to head to the store at noon and try to jump the car. Any help would be SO much appreciated. -Joe in Seattle (yes, I walked from his house to the store in the pouring Seattle rain yesterday)