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1997 Nissan Sentra Question: key turns nothing happens, battery is good whats wrong?

 

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Visitor, Maineville, OH, June 22, 2010, 15:47

When I try to turn the car on the lights on the dash come on, but nothing happens no click or anything. Jumping the car does nothing. Battery is good, alternator is good, is it the starter or ignition switch or what? im at a loss.

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    Valleyautotech June 22, 2010, 16:45
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    Are you sure the battery is good and charged as a weak battery will still power the lights and dash, But won't have the amps to engage the starter. Have the battery load tested at any auto parts store. Then check the ignition switch etc.

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    Visitor, June 22, 2010, 23:17

    The starter

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    mhgraves July 05, 2010, 06:25
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    you do need to push the cluch pedal in for the car to turn over.if a switch is involved, this may something to keep in mind. i have to do this to my 97

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    Visitor, October 05, 2010, 17:37

    CHECK YOUR BATTERY TERMINALS. IT HAPPENED TO ME WITH MY 1997 NISSAN SENTRA. THE BATTERY TERMINAL WAS SLIGHTLY LOOSE AND IT COULD NOT GET THE AMPERAGE TO START. ALSO CHECK FOR BATTERY TERMINAL CORROSION.THE TERMINALS ARE A SIMPLE REPAIR.

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