VEHICLE WILL NOT START @ ALL..!!

  • Tiny
  • KeeC.
  • 2001 Infiniti QX
  • 17,700 miles

Hello my name is Ke.I have a 2001 infinity qx4. It will not do anything when I try to start it. Not even sound like it wants to crank. Only the lights come on and it just make a click when I turn the key. It has never done this before. I went to the store yesterday just fine. When I came out it started but I noticed the
Dash lights were all on& I shut it off& started it again& it did the same thing but drove me home perfectly fine. I went outside again once I made it home& tried to crank it& it only made the clicking sound. Could you guys please please help me out that's my only source of transportation! Your help would be greatly appreciated! Have a blessed day. Also me email is kecarter@rocketmail. Com if you would like to email me.I am in desperate need of help with the vehicle!

Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 9:04 PM

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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The battery is drained. Try a jump start and get the alternator and battery checked.

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Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 9:13 PM
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Thanks very much.I did get a boost& the same thing happened! I don't know if maybe I didn't let it charge enough or what. Do you sugest that I let the battery charge a little longer it will start? I'm really stressing about this vehicle.

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Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 9:29 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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If you have DVOM, check the battery voltage. If the battery is bad, charging is not going to work.

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Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 9:33 PM
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  • KeeC.
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Ok. Thanks. Even if the inside lights come on could the battery still be dead? I'm about to check for the voltage. The battery is reading 12.60. That should be ample enough voltage to start up I believe

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Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 9:46 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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Not dead but drained and you have enough current to work the ligths etc but not enough to crank the starter, which requires a high rate of discharge.

12.60 is enough to start but what does it show when you turn the key?

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Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 10:15 PM
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  • KeeC.
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Hi.I truly appreciate your assistance! I did check the voltage again after I turned the switch on! Voltage went down to 12.29! I tried to crank it again as well all the vehicle did was give off a click! I'm puzzled!

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Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 11:45 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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Battery is not the problem. Give the starter motor some light knocking with a mallet or someting to make it judder and retest.

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Monday, September 17th, 2012 AT 4:43 AM
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  • KeeC.
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Hi. I Couldn't locate the starter for some reason.I'm about to head to a shop& let someone check it out for me.I will be certain to let you know the reason it won't start. It's becoming a headache to me. I do appreciate every input that you gave.

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Monday, September 17th, 2012 AT 2:49 PM
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If you follow the battery positive cable, you would come to the starter at the end of it.

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Monday, September 17th, 2012 AT 3:48 PM
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  • KeeC.
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Ok. Thanks. I just left a mechanic. He said it's a possibility I have blown heads! He said that I could take all the spark plugs out& let it dry out, try starting the engine for a minute or& put the spark plugs back in& the vehicle should start. What do you think about that?

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Monday, September 17th, 2012 AT 4:48 PM

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