Your car won’t start and you must attend a very important meeting! Don’t panic, you don’t need to be an exceptional mechanic to act effectively. By following the tips in this article bit by bit you will quickly solve the problem and restart your Nissan Titan.
First, we will try to determine the reasons that might prevent your car from starting.
It is also possible that your car crancks but won’t start.
Reasons that prevent your Nissan Titan from starting
The battery may not have supported leaving your headlights on all night, or the vehicle key may have been forgotten on the ignition.
To make certain that it comes from the battery, and not from other causes, first check the lighting of your headlights. Indeed, a low intensity or no lighting would be a bad sign for your battery.
Let’s see the different causes of failure
Battery pack of your Nissan Titan
In most cases, for a Nissan Titan that does not start, the battery is implicated because it gives the starter the energy required to start the engine.
Check if there are any lights on your dashboard. Refer to the light on to point the failure.
If when turning the key you can feel jolts, this is an indication of a low battery, and consequently it needs to be recharged.
A little tip that could help you a lot is to keep jumper cables in your Nissan Titan, you will save yourself a towing.
If someone you know has the cables themselves, they can recharge your battery enough for you to restart the engine and the battery to recharge itself. Wait for a moment before departing even if your car is on, you don’t wish to stall at the first traffic light and have to repeat the operation.
Let’s go forward. Let’s imagine that your battery is recharged, but unfortunately your Nissan Titan still doesn’t start. First, it is important to know that humidity and temperature changes generate oxidation that can deposit on the battery terminals, clogging it and preventing it from working.
When in good working order, the terminals are a metallic grey. If they have changed colour, it is important to clean them. It is possible to do this with a wire brush or sandpaper. Apply a small amount of thick grease before rubbing.
Starter of your Nissan Titan
Now you have followed our advice so far but your Nissan Titan still doesn’t react. It is now time to focus your attention on the starter, the small electric motor that starts the car’s engine.
You should know that to keep it in perfect working order, a few simple and quick steps are required. You can give a few small jolts on the sharp part of the starter, which will release the coals and facilitate their passage.
It should also be noted that this part does not have a specific lifetime, everything will be based upon its use and consequently on the maintenance of your Nissan Titan. When it no longer functions well, it is often caused by a bad electrical contact, itself often brought about by high summer heat. This lowers the conductivity of metals. If the weather is not hot, it is not responsible
Another technique to try to launch your car is to put your Nissan Titan on a slope and by using the clutch pedal, the engine will sooner or later start. This will function if your battery is dead and it has not been used to start the starter. In this solution, this trick avoids solliciting it.
Alternator of your Nissan Titan
If, however, after driving, your battery has not recharged, (so you still cannot restart your engine with the contact even after driving) two options, either your battery is dead, or it’s the alternator. Its role is to recharge it while driving. This means that your battery may be in good condition, but it has simply not been recharged by the faulty alternator.
If despite all this you are incapable determine the failure, it is still recommended to see a professional who can make a diagnosis to be more reliable. Keep in mind everything that has been mentioned in order for you to supply him with information that could help him/her to repair your Nissan Titan.
If you need more guides on the Nissan Titan, go to our Nissan Titan category.