nissan altima 2011 battery issues

Asked by Oct 02, 2015 at 09:56 PM about the 2011 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My battery died last night. replaced it. was running fine.
I decided to clean the leftover corrosion on the terminal ends and the bar that
holds the battery in place. Poured Coke on it. Sprayed it off with water. Few
minutes later I tried to start the car. It did a short machine gun sound and then
like an old tv, it made a quick zip sound to nothing. No lights. No sound. No
turning over. What have I done?

6 Answers

75,535

You created a short, no telling what damage its done. Did you dry off the top of the battery before trying to start it? Also you are suppose to use baking soda and water to neutralize the corrosion.

No I did not dry it off. Afraid I have created damage. Sick about it.

75,535

Well hold on and see if any one else has an idea for you to check, but you know that old TV sound when they go out, not good.

Thanks.

42,375

Yeah, the water acted as a conductor between both the posts. I would start pulling fuses one by one and checking them. Especially the big 30 amp ones under the hood. If you blew that big one, it will not allow the engine to turn over.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Will do. Thanks!

Your Answer

Altima

Looking for a Used Altima in your area?

CarGurus has 78,360 nationwide Altima listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Nissan Altima Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,180
  • #2
    Cassie Sapphire
    Reputation
    740
  • #2
    putolile
    Reputation
    740
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Maxima
299 Great Deals out of 22,137 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Accord
1,065 Great Deals out of 65,533 listings starting at $561
Used Toyota Camry
935 Great Deals out of 89,727 listings starting at $300
Used Honda Civic
671 Great Deals out of 63,735 listings starting at $999
Used Nissan Sentra
708 Great Deals out of 51,858 listings starting at $600
Used Hyundai Sonata
770 Great Deals out of 54,534 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Corolla
853 Great Deals out of 59,717 listings starting at $850
Used Chevrolet Malibu
996 Great Deals out of 62,865 listings starting at $880
Used Ford Fusion
921 Great Deals out of 64,526 listings starting at $888
Used Kia Optima
424 Great Deals out of 32,411 listings starting at $2,450
Used Dodge Charger
340 Great Deals out of 30,067 listings starting at $2,000
Used Nissan Altima Coupe
55 Great Deals out of 1,401 listings starting at $3,695
Used Chevrolet Impala
534 Great Deals out of 34,804 listings starting at $990
Used Nissan Rogue
678 Great Deals out of 65,409 listings starting at $2,499
Used Hyundai Elantra
590 Great Deals out of 50,864 listings starting at $1,780

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 S For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 8,292 listings starting at $12,299
2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 S For Sale
93 Great Deals out of 3,997 listings starting at $8,991
2015 Nissan Altima 2.5 S For Sale
189 Great Deals out of 4,959 listings starting at $7,895
2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 S For Sale
74 Great Deals out of 1,996 listings starting at $3,900
2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 S For Sale
34 Great Deals out of 1,139 listings starting at $5,991

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.