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When I turn the key over the lights on the dash work. WhenI try to start the car, i get nothing. No sounds. Not anything..I've checked the battery and it's fine. Cleaned the posts and all.

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  • ddaff Dec 09, 2008

    I tested the battery with a amp meter to see if it was showing 12 volts. I don't know where the soleniod is. I'm no mechanic even tho I get sucked in to fixing cars sometimes. 27 years doing body work and now everyone thinks I'm a mechanic. LOL If I find and check the solenoid and it's ok, what else do you think it could be?

  • ddaff Dec 09, 2008

    Ok..I have the basic skills but only basic. I know very little about car wiring. I can replace parts. I really don't know how to troubleshoot this kind of problem other than trial and error..That's why I was hoping someone here could give a direction to look in..



    Thank you for your time. I appreciate it..

  • ddaff Dec 10, 2008

    I got someone to hold the ignition on while I tapped on the starter. The car started. The starter will be replaced tomorrow..

  • ddaff Feb 11, 2009

    Replaced the starter and all is good in Nissan land.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    How did you test the battery, u have a load tester? Have u point a test light on the starter solenoid terminal to see if the solenoid is getting 12 volts when the key is held in the crank position?

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    My friend you need to have a person with basic car skills take a look at this, an amp meter reads amps not volts, 11-12 volts is a pretty flat battery.

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It may not be the starter it might be just the wiring if so it could save you a few dollars.

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