My 2004 Nissan Sentra won't start

jerbojones
0

Asked by jerbojones Jul 27, 2009 at 10:47 AM about the 2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It just clicks when I turn the key.  It did this once before, but after a couple of tries it started right up.  Never had a problem with it since.  This time I've tried several times and it still won't start.  The lights and all come on, but the car just makes a clicking noise and won't start at all, it doesn't even act like it's going to start.

2 Answers

tazdevil858
10

Did you ever receive a response to this post? I have a 2005 Sentra 1.8 S that is doing the same thing.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Doran Harney
1,215

Sounds to me like your problem may be as simple as loose/corroded battery terminals, or a bad ground connection. If the battery terminals look ok, try following the ground (negative) cable from the battery to where it bolts to the frame, and then from there to where it bolts to the motor. If either of those connections is loose or corroded, tighten and/or clean as necessary, then try starting the car again. Do bear in mind that if it is a corroded or loose ground wire that your alternator may not have been able to properly charge the battery for as long as the condition has been present, so you may need a jumpstart even after fixing the problem.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2004 Nissan sentra won't go more than 20 mph 12 answers

    I have a 2004 Nissan sentra, at first it wouldn't start, it would turn over, but not start, changed the fuel pump, crank shaft sensor and cam position sensor, it starts now, but won't go faster than ...

    2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L hard to start 1 answer

    My sentra has had this problem for several years. I have replaced I don't know how many fuel pumps. It will be fine for awhile then it will crank but won't start. I have to literally pump the gas peta...

    2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Nissan 2004 sentra 1.8S doesn't start 3 answers

    I have Nissan 1,33,000 mileage on it. It was always hard to start for last 6 months. Yesterday, I drove it around 60 miles and parked. However, today morning it won't start at all. It just makes click...

    2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2007 Nissan Sentra won't start 2 answers

    The battery is strong and is turning the motor over fine, but it will not start. My guess is that it is either the distributor or fuel pump. How can I check it out? Sentra 2.5

    2007 Nissan Sentra Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Sentra won't start 1 answer

    When starting my sentra, it would pulse then smooth out. It quit running. The codes on my 2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8 said the cam position sensor was bad then the crank position sensor. Replaced both and...

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Nissan Sentra Questions

Nissan Sentra Experts

#1 Doran Harney
Doran Harney
Reputation 640
#2 L_R
L_R
Reputation 510
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 450
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Altima"
1,367 Great Deals out of 87,595 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,092 Great Deals out of 61,582 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic"
1,020 Great Deals out of 63,514 listings starting at $1,199
Used Toyota Camry"
1,401 Great Deals out of 77,989 listings starting at $1,395
Used Honda Accord"
1,234 Great Deals out of 68,706 listings starting at $950
Used Nissan Maxima"
581 Great Deals out of 20,972 listings starting at $1,295
Used Ford Focus"
1,384 Great Deals out of 63,785 listings starting at $1,295
Used Mazda MAZDA3"
593 Great Deals out of 31,867 listings starting at $1,900
Used Volkswagen Jetta"
1,009 Great Deals out of 37,140 listings starting at $1,200
Used Hyundai Elantra"
749 Great Deals out of 52,147 listings starting at $1,500
Used Hyundai Sonata"
1,047 Great Deals out of 64,176 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Yaris"
168 Great Deals out of 5,905 listings starting at $2,700

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Nissan Sentra For Sale
50 Great Deals out of 27,907 listings starting at $12,195
2013 Nissan Sentra For Sale
137 Great Deals out of 3,040 listings starting at $10,877
2012 Nissan Sentra For Sale
212 Great Deals out of 3,683 listings starting at $6,998
2011 Nissan Sentra For Sale
101 Great Deals out of 1,837 listings starting at $5,999
2010 Nissan Sentra For Sale
49 Great Deals out of 821 listings starting at $5,995