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2002 Nissan Maxima starting problem

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Cotter Pin
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Sep 20, 2017, 6:54 AM

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2002 Nissan Maxima SE
3.5 L, 6 speed standard transmission
190,000 km
recently replaced clutch myself
running well except

Occasionally when I attempt to start it everything is dead. Rocking it or rolling it and popping the clutch brings it back to life and it starts normally. Clock resets to 1:00 and odometer trips A and B reset to 0.

Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 20, 2017, 7:16 AM

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Replacing clutch is "invasive" surgery so 1st thing is recheck everything you touched to do it.
With "everything" going dead as you said you probably have a very weak or missed the main ground to engine block or any near it. They are placed all over vehicles.

Other could be just a goof - of course you would have disconnected battery so make sure those right there are intact, clean and tight,

Hammer Time
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Sep 20, 2017, 7:37 AM

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It's pretty apparent that you are temporarily losing power so you have a bad connection somewhere in power supply.

As Tom advised, check and clean all you battery connections and feeds to the fuse box.


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