Car won't start

Asked by Jimstar May 16, 2016 at 06:27 AM about the 2000 Nissan Maxima GLE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2000 Nissan Maxima GLE for some reason
when I turn the key all I hear is the clicking sound
but the car won't start that just started happening
what can be the problem

7 Answers


If it is a rapid series of clicks it is a voltage problem, possible bad battery or dirty cables, if it is just one loud click then the starter has failed or your engine has seized.

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Check the battery 60 months old time to replace it. Have it checked for 12.6 volts and a load test preformed on it. Terminals need to be clean and tight not corroded, grounds are a common issue, Cables / wires get oxidized after 16yrs IF everything appears OK Have a voltage drop test done on the starter circuit. Very BASIC

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I brought a new battery for my 2000 Nissan Maxima and it still won't crank

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I have a 2001 nissam maxium my car wouldnt start I crank it make a clicking sound my battery lights works a mech took off the oul change filter off some he got it to start since saturday my bought a starter just in case it driving again it make a sqeeking sound when I started it driving good can yu give me a answer

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I'm not sure if it's the problem. But I have a 95 maxima and it does the same thing. It just makes a single clicking noise.. I'm not sure if there's a deeper issue with my car or not but for me, I put my car in acc/start and shift the car in reverse then back into park, turn off the car, and start the car normally and it works.

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I have a 2013 Nissan Maxima my car was running fine all morning. Later that night I left for lunch at my job and that’s when the problem started. I went to go start my car and it wouldn’t start. The car has power but will not turn over also theres multiple clicks every time I try to start it up....are you able to identify this problem?

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My car has been running all day but for some reason or another when I got back in it it doesn't want to start and everything works on their everything turns over but when I click over it just clicks and then it doesn't turn on

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