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Car wont start 93 nissan terano, automatic gearbox. Has battery, starter motor intact makes click noise but wont start

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  • tom12345 Dec 22, 2008

    Yeh, the starter motor and solenoid are only bout year old

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    when you push on remote key car will not start

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I had the same problem with my cadillac its all the same general principal have you changed your solenoid thats what fixed my problem

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