My Nissan Max 2005.this is the first problem i ever had

nissan
maxima

#1

This the first problem I am having with my car since I bought it…I had my niece driving my car for a about 4 months, she call me last week saying that it wonted start… I went down to check it, and the engine is turning over like it want to start but nothing, I put a new battery in it still nothing. A guy came up and said it maybe wiring are something behind…( penny box???) the dash… any suggestion.


#2

I don’t mean to insult you, but it doesn’t sound like this will be something you can handle on your own. There are many possibilities; have it towed to a pro you trust.


#3

It sounds like your Nissan has performed admirably for you for 11 years. I think you must give it a little leeway on this, given its good reliably up 'til now. From what you say, I expect the problem will be fairly simple to fix.

If the car cranks ok – that rrr rrr rrr sound – there’s usually nothing wrong w/the battery. I think you may have replaced your battery prematurely. But that’s water under the bridge, at least you have a new battery … hmmmm … so it cranks and cranks but never catches and runs?

Well, it is almost certainly among a problematic spark system, or problematic fuel system. A shop could decide which is was without much trouble. Most of the time it seems like here it turns out to be the spark system. Suggest first to check all the fuses. I presume that’s what is meant by “penny box”. Next read out the diagnostic codes from the computer memory. From there a good shop should be able to figure it out. If you’d like a wild guess, mine would be a failed crank sensor.

Edit: One other thing, make sure there’s enough gasoline in the gas tank. The fuel gauge could have failed, so it appears from that there’s plenty of gas, but really the tank is empty. That would cause this exact symptom.


#4

I like the ‘‘gas in the tank ?’’ question .
Plus, when anyone else has had it for a while like that . . did she HIT something or get bumped ?
A tripped inertia switch would do that too.

My daughter did that ; backed into a wall, then . . .


#5
I like the ''gas in the tank ?'' question

lol … yeah. Hey, that could happen to anyone. Even car experts. In the current issue of Hot Rod a car expert complains to the magazine asking for help, saying that his car isn’t running correctly. It bogs down, won’t accelerate like it should when he punches the gas pedal. The magazine sends in a specialist, who quickly figures out the car is out of gas! … lol … turn sout the gas gauge wasn’t working.

BTW, I’m not poking fun at the Hot Rod guy either. I just enjoy reading those “how to fix it” articles in that magazine. I’m not overly interested in 500 HP restorations of old cars, but when they do a diagnostic and repair article they do a very good job of showing exactly how they made the diagnosis, and how they fixed it, including a complete parts list and cost. I must commend them for going to great lengths to make the article helpful to us diy’ers.


#6

IMHO NYBo came up with the answer. No disrespect intended, but the only way this is going to get resolved is to simply have it towed to a trusted shop. Clearly automotive repair is not your forte.

Let us know how you make out.


#7

A cheap check on the gas is to take your lawnmower gas can over and pour it into the tank. If it still doesn’t start, then you have eliminated running out of gas. If it works,you saved the cost of a tow.


#8

In addition to the good points that were already made, I want to add that the OP has failed to provide much of the information that would be needed for a long-distance, cyber diagnosis that would have much value.

The OP should clarify the following points:

“since I bought it” Did you buy it in 2005, and–if not–how long have you owned it?
How many miles/kilometers are on the odometer?
What can you tell us specifically, regarding the maintenance of the car? For example, when was the last time that the spark plugs and fuel filter were replaced?


#9

Overheard: Typical car owner saying, "Quick, where’s my ‘reliability’ survey…"
CSA
:wink:


#10
Overheard: Typical car owner saying, "Quick, where's my 'reliability' survey..." CSA :wink:

You mean survey’s…as in many.

http://www.truedelta.com/car-reliability

http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/rankings/

Too Funny…And the list goes on and on and on…


#11

@MikeInNH
Overheard: Typical car owner saying, "Quick, where’s my ‘reliability’ survey…"
CSA :wink:

“You mean survey’s…as in many.”

No, sorry…that’s not what I meant. I meant the owner’s survey to mail back into the magazine! :wink:
CSA


#12
No, sorry...that's not what I meant. I meant the owner's survey to mail back into the magazine!

I too do not put much stock in ONE survey. But when you have a plethora of other surveys and reviews all saying the same thing it validates the first survey. Kinda foolish to ignore it.


#13

All of the extraneous chatter aside, unless the OP can respond to my earlier questions, this thread is unlikely to yield much information of value for him/her.

OP: Can you please respond to the points in my earlier post, namely…
>“since I bought it” Did you buy it in 2005, and–if not–how long have you owned it?

How many miles/kilometers are on the odometer?
What can you tell us specifically, regarding the maintenance of the car? For example, when was the last time that the spark plugs and fuel filter were replaced?


#14

@VDCDRiver Yes, many posters think we have a very large Crystal Ball that can divine both cause and solution.


#15

OP.: yes I bought My Max New in 2005 its has about 125000 miles. never had a problem until now… last tone up was a year ago. When I try to start the car its seems like its going to start the engine is turning over, and everything but will not start