To troubleshoot a Nissan Altima engine that will not start, users should first eliminate simple issues, such as a dead battery. If a clicking sound is heard when the key is turned, users should ensure the battery cables are tightly connected to the terminals.Continue Reading
If the cables are tightly connected, car owners can check for corrosion on the terminals. A buildup of corrosion can cause a weak connection and prevent the car from getting enough power to start. If the cables are corroded, they can be cleaned with a wire brush. If corrosion is not the issue or they have been cleaned, the next step is jump starting the battery to see if this fixes the issue. Users can use another vehicle or a trickle charger to charge the battery. If this does not enable the car to start, there are several others things to check.
If the engine tries to turn over, but does so slowly or makes a grinding noise, the starter could be at fault. This can be diagnosed by removing the starter and having it tested at a local auto part stores.
Another common cause of a car not starting is a low fuel level. To check this, users should turn the key and wait a few seconds to see where the needle stabilized on the fuel tank gauge. If the fuel tank is empty, this can be remedied by filling the vehicle up with gas using an approved gas can.Learn more about Engine
Recalls.gov has the list of every Nissan Altima recall, as well as recall lists for all makes and models of vehicles sold in the United States. Owners can also search for any recalls on their specific vehicle by entering the VIN number on the VINrcl.SaferCar.gov website.Full Answer >
The starter of a Nissan Altima is located at the top front of the transmission. The air filter and inlet duct to the throttle body have to be removed in order to access the starter.Full Answer >
Some of the notable standard features of the 2013 Nissan Altima Coupe included cruise control, remote trunk release, air conditioning and a trip computer. Nissan discontinued the Altima Coupe in 2014, but used models are still available from many dealerships.Full Answer >
Nissan Altima transmissions are available online at AutoPartsFair.com or eBay.com. AutoPartsFair.com offers browsing of used Altima transmissions by model year, featuring both manual and automatic transmissions. Altima transmissions on eBay.com are available through auctions or Buy It Now listings.Full Answer >