Question about 2002 Nissan Sentra
Plenty of battery but when turn the key it sounds like the starter is spinning but not engaging the engine to turn over.
You may need to take the starter off and have it bench tested.
The problem could be the starter drive, or you could have some missing teeth on the flywheel. The drive is supposed to extend when the starter spins to make contact with the teeth on the flywheel. You could also try turning the crank a few inches and try the starter again.
Posted on May 09, 2013
Try this procedure:
Check the battery like this:
Turn on the headlights, then try to start the car.
If the headlights do not dim or go out, then the battery is likely ok.
Check that the battery cable plus post, goes to the starter, Minus post to a good ground, like the engine.
If wiring is ok, then look at the starter solenoid for a good connection, and proper voltage at the starter.
Problem is most likely the Solenoid's bendix gear or starting relay, Have someone bang on the starter while you try to start the car. This usually works by dislodging the bendix gear..
Hope this helps.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
check battery voltage at solenoid on starter... yu say you have plenty of voltage, I assume you menat at least 12 volts... needs to be at least 12 volts... again tap on starter with key ign switch activated, have some one help... please rate help. thanks
Posted on Aug 05, 2009
My guess would be a switch (park interlock, brake interlock, etc.), a main fuse (located under the hood), or a starter solenoid. One easy check is to turn the key to start and simultaneously wiggle the shifter or pull it in to the Neutral position.
Posted on Apr 23, 2011
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