DESCRIPTION: Last month I was driving in a 35 MPH area and my car started going only 5 MPH and wouldn't go any faster even though I was hitting the gas, then upon pulling into a parking lot and turning it off to check under the hood, it wouldn't start again. Someone came jump me, but it would still only go 5 MPH. I then pulled in a nearby gas station parking lot and my buddy revved it up while in park and I drove it back to my friend's fine in a 55 MPH area. Later the same night I tried to go not even a 1/2 mile down the road to the store and it happened again, only this time, the speedometer went down to 0 and the car moved very slow until it died. I was right across the street from my friend's road and I called someone there. While waiting it was cold, so I got back in, not having turned off the engine this time, and like 7 minutes after it died, I turned the key and it started and drove fine, but only back to my friend's. It kept starting up fine and backing out the driveway, (not driving anywhere, just backing out) when I need to move it, but now it won't start at all. It seems to be behaving like the batteries bad. When I turn the key once, the lights come on, but when I turn it the second time, it makes a clicking noise and nothing happens.
QUESTION: I'm not very car savvy, but my question is: Could all this behavior be caused by a bad battery (ie not going past 5 MPH or 0 MPH (the second time) then dying and starting back up without being jumped AND not starting at all now), or, are these two different problems? I just want an idea of what it could be to try to get it fixed or have to junk it. Also, is it possible the problem could be the crankshaft/camshaft sensor because I saw Nissan had a recall on those parts and my make/model/year was included?
have the same problem?
Friday, January 23rd, 2015 AT 12:01 PM