Question about 1998 Nissan Maxima
The starter will not engage when clutch is depressed,just a clicking noise. I have to push start it ,fortunatley I can park on a hill.
The bendix on your starter is bad, you need to replace the starter. That's a fuel injected car so if you had a voltage problem, you wouldn't be able to push start it. Replacing the starter should keep you from having to Flinstone the car.
Posted on May 23, 2009
The solenoid is bad with an open to the internal windings. It should be replaced. Remove the starter and bech test it first. A vise big enough to hold the starter will be needed. Mount the starters motor housing to the vise firmly but not so tight. SNUG will do that part very well or damage will become to the internal magnets for the fields to the drive motor. Also not the lug inwhich the batterty wire came off of. With the battery from your car or another 12 volt battery grond the vise to you battery with a jumper cable. Next attach the positive cable to your battery. Next lightly touch the very end of the battery positive lug to your starter. DO NOT touch the threads for they will get damaged. Have the nut threaed on there first and touch the nut only when doing this test. If the starter is good you will hear it run. a few seconds up to 15 seconds is long enough to hear it running. If the sound stays constant when running the starter is fine. If it smokes and sticks like nothing you smelled before its junk
Posted on May 23, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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