Engine will not start

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Asked by Citation Aug 15, 2011 at 09:51 PM about the 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I go to start the car, with my foot on the brake, I press the start switch, I hear the starter running but the engine will not start.  The engine does not fire at all. What could the problem be?

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mikelawrence
85

The teeth on the starter flywheel could be broken, and therefore not able to engage the engine. The starter solenoid brings those gears together to start the engine, so it could be the solenoid. Good luck!

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baba0013
115

Check the sensors - these cars are notorius for the sensor problems!!! I must've changed 5 of them since I got the car (2005 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL). Had the same problem, the car wont start, accelarate, engine won't start etc... all sensor related! I hope it helps!

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mrwrench
40

My 2011 Nissan Altima is killing my battery, therefore car won't start. Third time with same problem. Please reply.

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imamy21
40

It's your break pedal switch I had the exact same problem. There's a little black piece that's connected to your break pedal that will cause the car to not start when it goes bad I had to get my vehicle towed and before the tow truck could get out the dealer parking lot the car was fixed. They just switched out the piece it's covered under warranty

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Robert Lavallee
1,785

If it was the brake pedal switch it would not turn over. It could be lots of things ( fuel, spark, sensors, ect.)

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