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NOTE NOT PATHFINDER: TERRANO II 2.7TDI diesel. Intermittent starting seems ignition switch related. starter engaging but not enough to start. Battery is OK. also coupled with no throttle control intermitent no response on pedal.

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  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    Hi there,

    I have a nissan terrno 2.7L diesel engine and have the same problem. Normal days my terrano will start easily but on during heavy rainy days my terrano wont start. It just died on me when i tried starting it after 2 days of not using it. i had this problem 5 times now in 15 months. Changed new battery once. Did full service once since i bought it 15 months now. My terrano is using Rhino car system alarm which is connected to all the doors and ignition + windscreen.

    I need tips to go about with my problem.

  • trees100 Jan 25, 2009

    my nissan terrano 2 starts and ticks over but i have no throttle when i depress the throttle pedal.

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009


    Just reading all the above as my nissan (1999 TDI) terrano had same prob over past couple of months. Just been having lots of rain, being the wet weason here in north queensland (aust). Just tapped the starter and rocked her back and forth a few times and turned her over. Cool.

    Thanks guys, Now all I have to do is get it to the mechanics and give her a bit of attention witht he brushes etc, as well as she needs a service, unfortunately, she is due for the 200K service $$$$$$$.

    Thanks again fellow sufferers in car ownership

    Best Regards

  • simons65 Jan 09, 2010

    where can i buy parts for my terrano? we dont have a deller here in Belize

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  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    The starter turns over but the solenoid does not engage the ring gear. The battery has plenty of power. Is the solenoid control powered through the ignition switch or via a computerized system?

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    not starting, at first the ignition wouldn't work at all and not its turning over but not starting still



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I have been through the same problem with mine. trust me if this is happening to you it is eitha the battery or the alternator. do not service!!!!!!!!!!!1 its awaste of money if this is your problem.

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A maybe answer to first problem
I had a similar problem of my terano intemittantly not starting. There would be a click from the solenoid then nothing. Initially if I rocked the vehicle in gear I would hear a click and then it would start. This went on for about a year. I decided to shorten the electrical path to the starter, which appeared to solve the problem for a while. Then it started happening again, same way to fix, by rocking the vehicle. Starter moter was looked at, (thought brushes might be worn out) nothing really found, problem went away for another 12 months. This time auto electrician and I decided that the problem was that the brushes were getting stuck. After good clean problem has gone (now at least 2 years later)

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