Q: I have a 2006 nissan altima and it crank but it will not start. What is the problem?

asked by on December 29, 2017

I have a 2006 nissan altima and it crank but it will not start. What is the problem? I just got a new Cadillac converter put in. About a month ago I was having trouble with my battery connection. So I got a new battery and new battery post. That still wasnt the problem. I still had to get a jump or wiggle the wiring connected to the battery. What is my issues?

My car has 163000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi Drico. Thanks for contacting us today. There could be a few different issues causing your hard starting issues. First, if you turn the key and the engine cranks over, then power is not your issue. This would likely be damage to a fuel or ignition system component. If you can’t crank the engine over, then it could be a starter relay, ignition relay or damaged electrical connections. It’s probably a good idea to have a professional mechanic complete an on-site inspection, so they can determine the root issue.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Cranks but won't start

There are several possible causes for a vehicle to crank and not start. There could be a bad fuel pump, faulty plugs, bad timing belt/chain, faulty ignition, failed camshaft/crankshaft sensor, or any number of other possible causes. It would first...

Gear linkage

This will have to be inspected and diagnosed first hand to resolve as it is not clear exactly why the problem exists and the relevant sections of the Factory Service Manual are several pages long, too long to reproduce here....

When should I replace the timing belt on my 2006 Lexus ES330

Hi there. Lexus recommends replacing the timing belt at 90,000 to 100,000 miles. It appears as if you're vehicle is due to have this service completed, so if you'd like an estimate to have a professional mobile mechanic complete the...

Related articles

The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Live in a Windy Area
If If you live in a windy area, one of the most important things you’re going to be looking for in a used vehicle is the ability to remain stable on the road on even the most blustery days. That...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Vet
The The best car for a vet to own largely depends on the type of practice he or she has. Large animal vets are probably going to want something that delivers a fair bit of power, and possibly even towing...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Teacher
If If you are a teacher, probably foremost on your mind is getting to school on time. You would also probably like a used car that is easy on gas and not terribly expensive, and will hold your gym gear...