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Old 12-28-2011, 05:37 PM
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You can add me to the list of people that got their car fixed thanks to this thread. Two 12 gauge wires from the starter -> battery -> Transmission.



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Old 01-18-2012, 01:08 PM
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Im trying this tonight, Car is starting just like Tavarish's car before he fixed it. Ill let everyone know how it turns out. Its a fifth gen that we did a clutch job on about a month and a half ago. CPS didn't fix it so im going to try to run some grounds. Car starts like garbage but runs perfect when it starts. Crossing fingers
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:19 PM
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Just wanted to thank everyone that contributed to this thread because you can add me to the list of people who had this issue and the ground solved it. (5th Gen) I only ran 1 8 gauge wire from the negative terminal to the starter bolt and it fired up like a charm. I was going to take the trans out this Saturday and sand the mating surfaces. Thanks again guys.
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:47 AM
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i wanna thank everyone who added to this thread cuz it help me to find the issue with my starting. my max was down for almost 6 months. was very new to nissans. stopped running while driving. brought it home, no spark, did all the above diagnostics thought the timing was off. broke the timing cover because i didnt know about the bolts inside the oil pan. bought a used one from junkyard, re-did the timing (so i thought lol) and nothing came from doing all this. added the ground actually added 2 grounds and still nothing. i was inspecting the CPS on the tranny side and i noticed it had 4 wires and the i remember there only being 3 coming out of the sensor. this is what brought me to inspect it closer. it does infact have 3 wires from one end of the connector but 4 out of the other. 2 are grounds. well one of the grounds looked like it was connected but it really had broken from being in a bent position. which explains why it died on me and then turned back on for a little bit because it hadnt completely broken yet. so i fixed that issue, (keep in mind i "re-did" the timing) cranked it over a lil bit to test for spark. (removed fuel pump relay) had spark!!!!! i was so pissed off at my self. but no more than i was yet to be. re install relay for fuel, car starts right up like nothing but failure. motor makes some loud noises and stops running. drop oil pan and alot of peices of the rod, piston rings a valve and other metalic object fall out.... epic fail!!!!!!!! but its all good i found another motor out of a 99 I30. and will be back up and running soon. so make sure to check the ends of the connectors very closely. probobly the first step i should have done
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:04 AM
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hey guys just a question, I've been having a ton of battery/alternator issues I'm guessing. Had the battery charged at auto zone and testing perfect, as well as alt. The other day the car went into "limp" mode, and my battery and brake light came on and everything went dim. pulled over and got a jump and got home just fine. This morning when going to start the car, there was a "buzzing", maybe humming, but more of a buzzing sounds right under my steering wheel around the fuses. When turning the key, no dash lights came on, or my radio as well, car was not even cranking, just clicking. Do you guys think this is just a replace the battery/alt and call it a day? Also on my way home from work yesterday my red security light was on the whole way, never been like that before. Any input?

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Old 02-13-2012, 09:29 PM
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id try looking for a ground and go to the fuse box and see if you have any blown fuses...and take ur alt off and try testing it
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:07 PM
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OMG!!!

I feel like some is Pulling my leg right now. for over a year that i've been having this problem, just to think that something so simple could fix it.
I wanna go do this right now but it's too late and everthing is closed out there. I will def do this tomorrow and update the thread with my results (hopefully positive).
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by unstetois View Post
OMG!!!

I feel like some is Pulling my leg right now. for over a year that i've been having this problem, just to think that something so simple could fix it.
I wanna go do this right now but it's too late and everthing is closed out there. I will def do this tomorrow and update the thread with my results (hopefully positive).
Any luck?
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:32 AM
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I had the tranny on my 00 repaired and it started up immediately after it was put back

However it refused to start up subsequently, until I added grounds. Add me to the list.

All the way in Nigeria, I love my MAX!!!
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:17 AM
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I wanted to clarify something so i don't stay confused if anyone has an answer....

I pulled a starter off a car at the yard, but when I did I saw there was a grounding wire connected from the starter itself to the ground beneath the battery.

It was connected to one of these terminals... sorry, i cant remember which. (most likely the one on the left, don't remember noticing the clip)

http://boredmder.com/pics/maxima.org...-terminals.png

Does this even make any sense? Trying to rationalize now i could be mistaken and the ground was connected to the smaller trans bolt, but I really remember taking it off the starter itself. Would connecting it to the starter make a difference or is that just impossible and the reason the car was at the yard in the first place?

Thanks for any input.
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:58 AM
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Well I wanna say, thanks to everyone in This thread!! I ran 2 ground wires an SUCCESS!! She needs 1 more for flawless starts. I'm just glad I didn't have to drop trans again
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All the way in Nigeria, I love my MAX!!!
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:27 PM
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Just fixed my 98 I just bought thanks to this thread!!
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by renots View Post
Well I wanna say, thanks to everyone in This thread!! I ran 2 ground wires an SUCCESS!! She needs 1 more for flawless starts. I'm just glad I didn't have to drop trans again
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Old 04-25-2015, 06:41 PM
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same problem, fixed by grounds

I just wrote a very long post, explaining how I had the same problem, changed lots of parts, wasted lots of time, spent lots and lots of time reading threads of similar problems before finding this one and finally fixing the car.

But when I clicked post, the forums thought it would be funny to give me an error screen and make me re-type it. It's a shame too, because it was filled with passion and pain and intrigue. Oh well.

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Old 04-27-2017, 02:41 PM
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The thread that just keeps on giving....I also wanted to reach out and say thank you!!
I had the same problems with my '97 max..added the ground to the starter and transmission, and presto, car starts up very nicely now...I went with the biggest wire...I removed the air flow to get to the starter.
THANK YOU!
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Old 01-24-2019, 10:19 AM
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I have the same problem..
Did you find a solution? let me know please
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Old 01-25-2019, 12:55 AM
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Originally Posted by emilianonp View Post
I have the same problem..
Did you find a solution? let me know please
Thank you
Did you not read this thread?
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