My 96 Maxima will not start without a jump if it is left in park (not started) for a couple of days; the problem comes and goes. I have had the electrical system checked by certified auto-electrical shop. They said it was a drain from the security system which they disconnected, the problem did not get fixed. I have had the battery replaced 3 times in a matter of 6 months, the problem did not get fixed. I had the car at the mechanics for 3 days and he could not figure out what the problem is, he said the alternator/battery and all connections seem to work fine. Today I was driving the car and I heard a clicking noise (like a switch turning on/off) from the passenger's side. The clicking noise was there when I was stopped at the traffic light, when on the highway at 60 mph +, so no real pattern. The car runs great, but I can't figure out what is going on with this. The passenger's side CV joint needs to be replaced, but I don't think that is related to the start issue. Any guidance you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 AT 9:53 AM