Drive it around for 45 mins come home get back in a hour later and it wont start

Tiny
GMF13
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  • 2005 NISSAN ALTIMA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 89 MILES
My service engine light came on 2 days ago. I get in this morning drive it around for 45 mins come home get back in a hour later and it wont start. I have full power to everything and the engine turns over but will not crank. Thanks for any sugestions.

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Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 AT 5:49 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

So, when you turn the key does it make any noise?

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

Just so we cover the basics, have you tried to jump start it? It is possible to have a weak battery and not be able to start the engine.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-jump-start-car-battery-using-jumper-cables

If you are able to jump start the vehicle and it runs normal, then it is just a bad battery and need to be replaced.

If it just makes clicking noise, it could be the starter. As the noise comes from the solenoid and it is unable to engage the starter motor.
First check the starter cable, make sure it is secured and free of any corrosions. Also verify the battery terminal is clean.

Also check the starter relay, located under the hood fuse box. Check for corrosions or burnt pins. That relay can also be tested.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-an-electrical-relay-and-wiring-control-circuit

I have attached diagrams for your reference.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you.

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