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Your 1996 Nissan Maxima won't start up at all Not certain if it's battery or alternator drained the battery soon as you try to start nothing ABS light was on before?

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05/27/2009

The ABS light is likely coming on because the voltage being put out by your battery isn't enough to satisfy the requirements of the ABS system. It could be either the battery or the alternator. Put a load test on the battery and make sure that's operating within the requirements, and put a volt meter on the battery after starting the car to see the alternator recharging the battery. I've seen it both ways, alternator is bad and need a new one, or the battery is bad and need a new one.