Engine Mechanical problem
2002 Nissan Altima 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 134000 miles
Car battery died over a couple of days – wouldn’t even crank a couple times then started hours later. I got battery replaced. 3days later my battery completely died and I had to have someone jump start my car. I drove 1 ½ miles to auto store. They tested battery & said it was perfect.
About 1 week later my car now will turn over but not completely start. No funny noises or anything – it just won’t start. I had it towed to a shop; mechanic checked it out for 3 hours but can’t find anything wrong with it. He said that the car is getting fuel however it is not getting spark. He recommended I take it somewhere they have a diagnostics machine to pinpoint it.
Another friend of a mechanic mentioned they just had an Altima same as mine in there few weeks ago with the same problem & turned out to be the electronic chip in the key was causing it not to start. Any thoughts on this?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated! I can’t afford to get a new car or I would have after all the other ridiculous problems this car & everyone else’s has had.
Thursday, January 21st, 2010 AT 1:15 PM