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Old 02-10-2013, 05:15 PM
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2002 Altima
2002 Altima
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hawaii
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When you said engine cranks and then just give up, I interpret that as battery just run out of juice. Your car is fairly new, so with exception battery discharge from over cranking I rule out the Starter, and fuel delivery. fuses and relays (ecm relay, fuel pump fuse & relay, ignition relay) are a possibility. jump starting did not work so its not battery.

A little over a week ago there was a very similar scenario like yours. the only diffference is you haven't removed your battery for testing or install a new battery. i am convinced the anti-theft immobilizer was triggered because of so much cranking. i believe you can only cranks a number of times after which the ECM will put vehicle in lockdown mode. their mechanic told them to do the anti-theft reset procedure and "VOILA" car started. i am not aware the reset is available on 3rd gen Altima but this Nissan is a Maxima. so here's the link on this forum. try this and let us know if that work.
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