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1991 nissan stanza starter problems

I have 1991 nissan stanza and when I turn the key all lights turn on and when I turn it to start nothing happens. The lights dont dim at all so I think its the starter, could it be anything else

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    this truck had to be towed. the starter has been replaced and relay and battery. and I think the timing chain may have broke on it because I cant turn the engine by turning the crankshaft.

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    Alarm and dash and lights flashing 1990 Nissan stanza

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Hi Jim.

When you turn the key, you should at least hear the starter solenoid click. When you turn the key the ignition switch sends 12 volts to the Starter solenoid ( really just a relay). The Solenoid closes and applies 12 volts (at a high current) to the starter motor to crank the engine. If you have a way to measure voltage, you should get 12 volts at the small terminal on the starter solenoid. The solenoid is mounted on the top of the starter motor.If you get 12 volts but no cranking, the solenoid is not working. If you get 12 volts and the starter doesn't crank the starter is defective. At this [point take a small hammer and tap the starter motor, not hard, just medium. Sometimes this will cause the starter motor to catch next time you turn the key. Best bet is to remove the starter motor (with solenoid attached) and take it to an Auto Zone type store where they can check it out for you. Be dure you disconnect the ground terminal of the battery before you attempt to remove the starter motor.

Hope this helps Good luck loringh PS Please leave a rating for me if appropriate Thks

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    if i jack up car can i see starter,what side is it on

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