1997 Nissan Quest disconnected negative battery cable

Tiny
MALSON922
  • MEMBER
  • 1997 NISSAN QUEST
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 196,225 MILES
I disconected negative baterry cable and then waited a minute or so and reconnected it. When I tried to start car again(which, before disconecting negative battery cable would turn over, with compresion, but not start)the indicators on the dash lit up as normal and then went dead.I tried turning the ignition (key) again and the same happened again.I then disconected negative battery cable once again and reconnected. When I tried turning on the key again nothing happened at all.I rechecked the battery cable and all looks as it should. How to I go about trouble shooting this problem?
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Friday, September 4th, 2009 AT 4:59 PM

3 Replies

Tiny
RASMATAZ
  • MEMBER
Get the battery load tested if okay and its cranking over and refuses to start do below

Disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, cap and rotor /distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, ECM, Ignitor cam and crank sensors- Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, September 4th, 2009 AT 5:10 PM
Tiny
MALSON922
  • MEMBER
I am unable to check for ignition spark due to the fact that there is no response of any kind, while turning key to start. The baterry is new and connected.I was able to turn over engine before I disconnected negative battery cable, and now there is no response after reconnecting battery
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, September 4th, 2009 AT 5:36 PM
Tiny
RASMATAZ
  • MEMBER
I want you to check fuse H in the fuse/fusible link box on left front of engine compartment. If okay check and test the inhibitor switch on left side of transaxle and the inhibitor relay in the fuse/fusible link box.

Before you do above I want you to short out the red and white wire at the solenoid to the battery terminal on it and tell me what happened. If it cranks the engine over check and test the above itme.

See Start EWD:


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_charge_EWD_1.jpg

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, September 4th, 2009 AT 6:12 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides