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'01 Nissan Xterra won't turn over starter, after trying to start the headlights flash.

'01 Nissan Xterra won't turn over starter, after trying to start the headlights spontaneously flash for a bout 30 seconds. Won't take a jump. Cleaned corroded terminals, still no start. Let sit over night. Went back to pull out battery but started this time. Battery seems strong. Seems like some kind of short. Any ideas??

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  • cbroncodan Dec 04, 2008

    Same Problem

  • ChadR1971 Jan 07, 2009

    I have an 01 with the same problem. I just replaced the battery cs it kept dying after having left the door ajar the week before. But now that the battey is replaced it will not start. It was suggested that I put some Heat in the tank just in case - its been wet here. But that didnt seem to help. Do you have any other suggestions. Thanks Sooooooooo much. Chad

  • raymeril Apr 07, 2009

    started with a fast clicking around the inteerior fuse box, now ignition turns on but the started won't engage, and I get the lights and horn flashing like the anti theft is engaged and the key won't turn it off

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    2001 X won't start. This happens randomly about every 6 months. Usually able to get it to start when I turn alarm on and off a couple times, shift between park and drive a few times, or have it towed. Of course it starts everytime for the repair shop and they cannot duplicate the problem. Diagnostics have been run on it several times. Battery, starter and alternator are fine.This time dealership suggest replacing a "plate" that evidently makes some sort of connection allowing the car to start when in park. They want $750 with no guarantees this will work. So fed up! Help!

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Starter possibly going bad

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