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1997 nissan pathfinder will turn over but won't

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Sounds like you have a short in your wiring sucking up your electricity before it goes to the starter. Check for shorts near thye main relay box and in it.

Posted on Jan 09, 2013

  • chad Jan 10, 2013

    It turns over but just won't start and its multiple relays humming its getting fuel because I can smell it after turning it over for a few seconds it also had spark when I checked the other day. It would sputter a lil like it was trying to start now its not sputtering and just turns over

  • Leigh Perlmutter
    Leigh Perlmutter Jan 10, 2013

    That sounds like a timing problem. Please get a Haynes car book for your '97 Pathfinder at your local auto parts store. It will give you some help.

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SOURCE: cranks but no start

check the fuses inside on the right hand front kick panel

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SOURCE: 1995 Nissan Maxima. Clicking sound under the dash when starting.

next time that happens... have him turn the key while someone else smack the starter with a hammer (not hard enough to break the case). it should start... if it does replace the starter as it is failing... the clicking you hear are the relays ... semi normal sound

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: 1994 Nissan Pathfinder won't start, even jumping it.

I had a similar problem w/ my 94 Pathfinder. The problem was a cheap security system that was offered in that year model and the wiring between the ignition and the starter was run through this system. The dealership was able to by pass the security system and this fixed the problem. For years other mechanics told me it was the starter but I knew it was something else.

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If it is a single click, the problem lies in the starter solenoid or relay. If it is several clicks in succession, the battery may be low or there may be a loose cable. ---------- also try this :-- Please make sure the battery is fully charged before doing this test! Also make sure all the connections on the starter, battery and cable ends are tight and clean! this is important!! This won't be fun to test but it will tell you if the starter is good or not. Crawl under the car. (Make sure you use the proper jacks and jack stands!) find the end of the starter (not the end that is attached to the bell housing) and find the solenoid switch. it should have 3 bolts on it. Two large ones and a small one. The top large wire should be the positive battery cable, the bottom large wire should go into the starter and the small wire should be from the ignition switch. Take a wire and hold it to the top large wire on the solenoid. (be careful of the other end of that wire when you have it connected to the top large wire of the solenoid! don't ground this wire. it will turn out badly. take the other end of the wire and touch it to the small bolt on the solenoid end. If the starter is working, the solenoid should engage and the starter will turn. If this happens it is most likely the ignition switch. If the starter doesn't turn, the starter could be bad. ==== Starter Relay Test
Place transmission in Park.
Apply parking brake.
Check for battery voltage between starter relay battery terminal and ground.
Connect jumper wire on starter relay between battery and ignition terminals.
If engine does not crank, connect a second jumper wire to starter relay between ground terminal and good ground and repeat test.
If engine cranks in step 3, transmission linkage is misadjusted or neutral safety switch is defective.
If engine does not crank in step 3, starter relay is defective.
Follow this step by step and you will pinpoint the problem.
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Posted on Oct 24, 2009

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SOURCE: dash lights not working

check the headlight relays use a continuity tester aswell, something is touching and shorting the system out, check the fuses and relays under the dash for the headlights, it may be there. somethings getting to much power and shorting out or bad earth

Posted on Jun 22, 2010

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