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My 2004 qx56 has an intermittent problem starting. Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't (just one click sound when it doesn't start). I have shifted to Nuetral for the start, and sometimes this helps (lately not so much). When it does start the starter "sounds" healthy (not like a drained battery or anything). I was told it could be the starter or the BCM. The dealer says he's only sold 2 starters in 5 years! That makes me hesitant to order the new starter (for $400). If I do buy a new starter should I buy the factory one or is the one by Mistibishi Electronics OK?

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You need a battery. That gauge on the dash is for the alternator not the battery. If you take it to a Nissan/Infinity dealer or for that matter any shop with a good battery/starter/charging tester you will know for sure but most likely its just a bad battery.

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Car wont start, makes a clicking sound under the hood

When you turn the ignition key to the start position you apply 12 volts to the solenoid. The solenoid is a relay switch that closes when you turn the key to the start position. When it closes It applies 12 volts to the starter motor.The starter motor draws a lot of electrical current, (so much so that they could not run that current thru the ignition switch, so they use the solenoid) What you hear clicking is the solenoid closing, or trying to close.I assume that "*****clicking" as you define it is a chatter rather then one click.

Possible causes: A low battery voltage. Has the battery been replaced in the last few
years few years. Try charging over night and see what happens
Bad connections on the battery terminals. Check for any white powder on and around the battery terminal. Use baking soda and water to clean the terminals (it'll fizz) then clean theem with a terminal brush. You can get one at any auto store
Bad connection on the starter solenoid
If it a manual shift, there is usually a kill switch somewhere on the shift mechanism
that prevents the starter from working if the car is in gear and the clutch is out
In automatic shifter the kill switch is in the shift selector mechanism so you can't start the car unless you are in park.

Hope this helps Lood luck Loringh

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

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SOURCE: 1995 j30t won't start

Sounds like it could be a fuel pump problem if you can get access to the fuel pump try tapping on it a few times. Sounds crazy but it works if it keeps doing it then you definently need to replace it. I would try that also if your lights are dim your battery isn't keeping a charge have the altenator checked. Hope that helps

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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SOURCE: i replaced starter and still wont turn over

I'll bet their is a starter relay that is bad and not letting current get to your starter. You should take a multimeter or test light and check the positive cable on the starter while someone is trying to start your car. I'll bet their is no juice getting to your starter.

You might be able to follow the positive cable and locate the relay yourself.

Darn I wish I could be of more assistance.

You might try going to a parts store and try to purchase a starter relay for your vehicle and if one comes up in the system a lot of times it will show the parts store guy(on his computer) where exactly this part is located on your car.

Thats what I would do. You can go to the parts store get the part you need and have him tell you where its at so you can change it.

A lot of times the parts store guys are pretty knowledgable and can give you some ideas as well.

Well good luck,
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Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 g35 coupe wont start.

Hi there.

Firstly, have you checked that the battery is connected and has a charge in it? (This can be determined by looking to see if the dash lights illuminate when you turn the ignition on).

It could also be your spark plugs/glo plugs need cleaned or changed.

Another thing it may be is if the immobiliser is switched on.

Check all of your fuses.

Failing all of this, then yes, it could be your starter.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 18, 2009

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